Deal Alert: East Coast to Barbados From $189 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 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.
The weather isn't bad in Miami or New York City right now, but it's even better in the island nation of Barbados. And now travelers from either of these US cities can head to the beach in Barbados for cheap. Depending on where you're flying from, there are three different airlines offering flights for less than 6 cents per mile.
If you're interested in redeeming miles for these flights, the JetBlue flights start at just 15,600 TrueBlue points plus $54 in taxes and fees. Or if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, flights from Miami to Barbados start at just 12,584 Ultimate Rewards points.
Airline: American Airlines/Delta/JetBlue
Routes: MIA/JFK/EWR/LGA to BGI
Cost: $189+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February-June and August 2017-January 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (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:
Miami (MIA) to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) for $189 round-trip in March via Orbitz:
Newark (EWR) to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) for $239 round-trip in March via Orbitz:
New York's JFK to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) for $305 round-trip in May on JetBlue:
New York's JFK to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) for 15,600 points + $54 round-trip in May on JetBlue:
New York's LGA to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) for $319 round-trip in April/May via Orbitz:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: The Flight Deal