Deal Alert: Florida Flights From $137 Round-Trip
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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 Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the The Platinum Card® from American Express, 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 Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Several carriers are offering a great chance to escape the frigid temperatures of the Midwest and Northeast by offering fares to sunny Florida starting at just $137 round-trip. Flights are available from major Northeastern and Midwestern cities from January through March 2018 — prime season in Florida. You can have your pick of city, too, as cheap tickets are available to destinations all over the state including Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO) and Fort Myers (RSW). Search for your trip on Google Flights and then book directly with the airline. Note that some of these tickets will be basic economy, so be aware of the extra charges you’ll incur if you decide to check bags, select seats and more.
Airline: American, Delta, JetBlue
Routes: JFK/LGA/BWI/PHL/BOS/DTW/ORD/CLE to MIA/FLL/PBI/RSW/MCO
Cost: $137+ round-trip in economy (some basic economy tickets)
Dates: January to March 2018
Booking Link: Expedia or with the airline directly
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for $137 round-trip on Delta (basic economy):
Detroit (DTW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for $162 round-trip on JetBlue:
Boston (BOS) to Orlando (MCO) for $176 round-trip on JetBlue:
Cleveland (CLE) to Miami (MIA) for $185 round-trip on American (basic economy):
Chicago (ORD) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for $185 round-trip on JetBlue:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for $186 round-trip on JetBlue:
Baltimore (BWI) to Fort Myers (RSW) for $188 round-trip on Delta (basic economy):
New York (LGA) to West Palm Beach (PBI) for $188 round-trip on Delta (basic economy)
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 (5x 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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