Deal Alert: US Cities to Miami From $49 Round-Trip ($88 Main Cabin)

Oct 10, 2017

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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.

American Airlines and United Airlines are offering cheap fares on flights from many US cities to Miami — many for less than $50. The cheapest fares are in basic economy, with regular Main Cabin or economy fares not much higher at just $88. These fares are generally available from October through December 2017, though you won’t find these rock-bottom prices around the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays.

If you do end up booking basic economy, make sure to sign-up for one of these credit cards to defeat Basic Economy and get a free checked bag, free carry-on bag and priority boarding:

  • Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
  • Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard
  • CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard
  • United Explorer Card
  • United Explorer Business Card
  • United Club Card (up to two free checked bags)
  • United Club Business Card (up to two free checked bags)

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Airline: American, United
Route: BWI, CLE, CMH, DTW, LGA, ORD, STL to MIA
Cost: $49+ round-trip in Basic Economy; $88 in Main Cabin
Dates: October – December
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Chicago (ORD) to Miami (MIA) for $48 round-trip in Basic Economy / $88 round-trip in economy:

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Chicago (ORD) to Miami (MIA) for $49 round-trip in Basic Economy / $89 round-trip in Main Cabin:

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Cleveland (CLE) to Miami (MIA) for $49 round-trip in Basic Economy / $113 round-trip in Main Cabin:

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Detroit (DTW) to Miami (MIA) for $49 round-trip in Basic Economy / $113 round-trip in Main Cabin:

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Columbus (CMH) to Miami (MIA) for $67 round-trip in Basic Economy / $107 round-trip in Main Cabin:

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Baltimore (BWI) to Miami (MIA) for $79 round-trip in Basic Economy / $118 round-trip in Main Cabin:

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New York (LGA) to Miami (MIA) for $79 round-trip in Basic Economy / $119 round-trip in Main Cabin:

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St. Louis (STL) to Miami (MIA) for $79 round-trip in Basic Economy / $119 in Main Cabin:

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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 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, let us know in the comments below.

H/T: Airfarewatchdog

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