Deal Alert: East Coast – Puerto Rico Flights From $155 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 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 Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
As the TPG team experienced first-hand earlier this year, Puerto Rico is not only open for tourism, but there are many reasons to visit right now. There are tons of hotels you could stay at using points, and since PR is a US territory, Americans don’t even need a passport to enter.
But if you need another reason to visit, flights to San Juan (SJU) from several East Coast cities are on sale from $155 round-trip, including many non-stop options. The discounted fares are being offered by Delta, JetBlue and United and are available from August to December, depending on the route. Do note that while the discounted fares offered by the three US legacy carriers were for regular economy (opposed to basic economy) in the examples we found, that is not always the case.
There aren’t any tricks to finding these deals. Just head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure city. After finding the dates that work best for you, book with the airline directly or with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline.
Airline: Delta, JetBlue, United
Routes: BOS/BWI/EWR/FLL/JFK to SJU
Cost: $155+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August 2018 – December 2018
Booking Link: Expedia, Priceline 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:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Juan (SJU) for $155 round-trip nonstop in November on JetBlue:
New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) for $217 round-trip nonstop in August on JetBlue:
Baltimore (BWI) to San Juan (SJU) for $236 round-trip in December on Delta:
Boston (BOS) to San Juan (SJU) for $250 round-trip in October on Delta:
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.
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