Deal Alert: US to French Caribbean From $208 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 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.
Flights to islands in the French Caribbean are on sale right now from several East Coast cities. Norwegian Air, the discount carrier that brought low fares to the transatlantic market launched flights to Fort-de-France and Pointe-à-Pitre in 2015.
Nonstop round-trip fares from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS) and Baltimore-Washington (BWI) to Fort-de-France (FDF) and Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP) start at $208 round-trip. These low fares are valid for departures from February through April 2017. 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 usually significantly lower than what other carriers are charging for similar flights.
Airline: Norwegian Airlines
Route: BOS, BWI, and JFK to FDF and PTP
Cost: $208 round-trip in economy
Dates: February – April 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: American Express Platinum Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Fort-de-France (FDF) for $208 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Guadeloupe (PTP) for $218 round-trip:
Baltimore (BWI) to Guadeloupe (PTP) for $248 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Martinique (FDF) for $278 round-trip:
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, 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 Fort-de-France courtesy of Getty Images.
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