Deal Alert: East Coast to Caribbean From $178 Round-Trip
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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 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.
Norwegian’s offering some fantastic fares on its flights from the East Coast of the US to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the high season for Caribbean travel. We’re seeing round-trip fares as low as $178 between Baltimore (BWI) and Guadeloupe (PTP), available for departures from January through February 2017. Availability is somewhat limited, given that Norwegian doesn’t fly these routes daily, but if you’re flexible in your travel dates, take advantage of this opportunity to escape the cold Northeastern winter.
Keep in mind that Norwegian is a low-cost carrier and will charge you for certain things that are not typically an additional cost on other airlines. However, even with these extra fees, the total cost is still significantly lower than what other carriers are charging for similar flights.
Route: BOS, BWI and JFK — FDF and PTP
Cost: $178+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January – February 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Baltimore (BWI) to Guadeloupe (PTP) for $178 round-trip in February:
Boston (BOS) to Guadeloupe (PTP) for $198 round-trip in January:
New York (JFK) to Guadeloupe (PTP) for $208 round-trip in January:
Baltimore (BWI) to Martinique (FDF) for $218 round-trip in February:
New York (JFK) to Martinique (FDF) for $228 round-trip in January:
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.
Featured image of Martinique courtesy of Getty Images.
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