Deal alert: Fly round-trip to Aruba for $190
Aruba is a Caribbean retreat, where you have stunning beaches and plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from to relax in luxury. American Airlines is offering deals to the capital of Oranjestad from U.S. cities starting under $200 round-trip.
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SecretFlying alerted us about these discounted basic economy class fares to Aruba, which are available for travel dates from March to July, depending on the route.
Airline: American Airlines
Routes: ATL/DTW/JFK/MIA to AUA
How to book: Directly through the airline or through Google Flights
Travel dates: March — July
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The offers below are for basic economy fares on American Airlines, which include a standard seat and carry-on. Seat selection, priority boarding and a checked bag will cost extra.
One of the cheapest deals we came across was a 3-hour nonstop flight from Miami (MIA) to Aruba (AUA) for $190 round-trip.
Flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Aruba (AUA) cost $233 round-trip. The flight below is for travel in June and includes a stop in Charlotte (CLT) on the departure and a stop in Miami (MIA) on the return.
There are flights from Detroit (DTW) to Aruba (AUA) for $280 round-trip. The offer below includes a layover in Charlotte (CLT) on the departure flight, and there are stops in Miami (MIA) and Charlotte (CLT) on the return flight. According to Google Flights, this deal is over $250 cheaper than usual for the travel dates in May.
For a buck more, travelers can go from New York (JFK) to Aruba (AUA) for $281 round-trip. There are stops in Charlotte (CLT) and Miami (MIA) under two hours each way.
Maximize your purchase
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.
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