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Deal Alert: Charleston flights from $98

Jan. 08, 2022
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St. Michaels Church and Broad St. in Charleston, SC
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Southern charm, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages are on sale right now.

American, Delta and United are all offering round-trip flights to Charleston from a variety of U.S. cities starting at $98 for travel from February all the way to November.

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Our friends at Thrifty Traveler first reported this deal, which they gave out first to their premium subscribers. That service is available for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.

Giant oak trees draped with Spanish moss line a scenic road in the South Carolina Lowcountry on Edisto Island near Charleston. (Photo by Denis Tangney, Jr./ Getty Images)

Deal basics

Airline: American, Delta and United
Routes: BNA/DCA/DTW/MIA/JFK/MSY and many more cities to CHS
How to book: Directly through the airline or at Google flights.
Travel Dates: February to November

Related: 10 Things No One Tells You About Charleston, SC

Sample flights

The deal includes basic economy round-trip flights to Charleston (CHS) from a great range of cities across the U.S. including:

  • Cincinnati (CVG) - $162
  • Detroit (DTW) - $159
  • Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) - $162
  • Indianapolis (IND) - $174
  • Kansas City (MCI) - $194
  • Louisville (SDF) - $135
  • Miami (MIA) - $148
  • Minneapolis (MSP) - $197
  • Mobile (MOB) - $196
  • Nashville (BNA) - $153
  • New Orleans (MSY) - $132
  • New York (JFK/LGA) - $98
  • Philadelphia (PHL) - $197
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) - $131
  • Portland (PWM) - $195
  • St. Louis (STL) - $194
  • Tampa (TPA) - $132
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) - $175

Deals on United and American are for main cabin seats, including a standard seat, a carry-on, and seat selection, but a checked bag or better seats will be an additional fee.

Most Delta deals below are their version of basic economy which includes a standard seat and carry-on but seat selection and a checked bag will cost extra.

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One of the best deals we found was a nonstop Delta flight from New York (JFK) to Charleston (CHS) for $98 round-trip in the middle of February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers flying from the “Big Easy” will have many options to travel to South Carolina in March after Mardi Gras. Basic economy flights on Delta from New Orleans (MSY) to Charleston (CHS) are available at $132 round-trip with one stop in Atlanta. There is also an option for standard economy for $134 round-trip with a stop in Miami.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can fly from Miami (MIA) to Charleston (CHS) nonstop on American Airlines at $148 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are several flight options from Detroit (DTW) to Charleston (CHS) for $159 round-trip on Delta.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are Main Cabin round-trip flights at $153 from Nashville (BNA) to Charleston (CHS) on American Airlines with a stop in Charlotte. At the same price, travelers can fly on United with one stop in Washington D.C. Basic economy flights on Delta are available at $156 round-trip with one stop in Atlanta.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: BBQ legend Rodney Scott on what to see, do and eat in Charleston, South Carolina

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Bottom line

Charleston, South Carolina, USA in the French Quarter. (Photo by SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images)

Related: 10 things no one tells you about Charleston

From its charming public parks to its antebellum mansions, Charleston has something for everyone. At these prices for flights, maybe you can splurge on one of the city's famous hotels.

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