Deal Alert: Northeast to Puerto Rico from $218 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
Flight deals to Puerto Rico are still available this week for Northeast-based travelers looking for a warm-weather vacation. Last week we wrote about the $218 fares to San Juan from New York — those fares are still available, but this time there are a few more cities in the Northeast with similarly priced flights this winter. Even if you're not looking for a beach trip, there's plenty to do in the city of San Juan itself.
Travel dates range from late October until April 2016, depending on the origin city. Most of the options have quite a few travel dates available, with multiple flights per day on some dates. The bulk of the flights are operated by American and Delta, however there seem to be a few JetBlue flights as well. There are also plenty of points hotels on the island if you're looking for more ways to maximize this deal.
Airlines: American, Delta and JetBlue
Routes: BOS, JFK, PHL to SJU
Cost: $218-$263+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October 2015 through April 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 3,152 elite-qualifying miles or 4,194 medallion-qualifying miles
Fare Class: O or X
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $218 on American in December (earns 3,195 EQMs):
Philadelphia (PHL) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $257 on American in January (earns 3,152 EQMs):
Boston (BOS) to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) for $263 on Delta in November (earns 4,194 MQMs):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!