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Deal Alert: New York to Cuba From $204 Round-Trip on United

Oct. 24, 2016
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Deal Alert: New York to Cuba From $204 Round-Trip on United
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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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Update November 3, 2016: Delta and JetBlue have matched United's fares from New York to Havana.

Although it's now possible for just about anyone to travel to Cuba nonstop from the United States, it seems as though the airlines were a little too overzealous when it comes to estimating demand. As more carriers launch their routes, it appears that they're having trouble filling seats. As a result, we're seeing remarkable deals to Cuba everyday, and today is no exception. United is currently offering nonstop round-trip fares from Newark (EWR) to Havana (HAV) for about $200. Availability is open from December - February 2017, including holiday weeks.

Airline: Delta, JetBlue and United
Route: EWR and JFK to HAV
Cost: $204 round-trip in economy
Dates: November — February 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: American Express Platinum Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Newark (EWR) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip in January:

Newark (EWR) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip.

Newark (EWR) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip over Christmas:

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Newark (EWR) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip over Christmas.

New York (JFK) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip in February on Delta:

New York (JFK) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip on Delta.

New York (JFK) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip in November on JetBlue:

New York (JFK) to Havana (HAV) for $204 round-trip on JetBlue.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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!

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