Deal Alert: East Coast to French Caribbean From $168 Round-Trip Nonstop
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The deals on low-cost carriers keep coming. After an earlier deal for round-trip nonstop flights to Paris for $200 on Primeria Air and Norwegian's European flight sale in full effect, we're now seeing great prices to the French Caribbean.
You can fly from New York (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Fort-de-France (FDF) on the island of Martinique or to Point-à-Pitre (PTP) on Guadeloupe for as little as $168 round-trip nonstop. Flights are operated by Norwegian, which includes a free carry-on bag, but you'll have to pay extra for checked luggage or seat-assignment. Low fares are available in the winter months making this a great opportunity to escape the cold.
Last year I flew aboard Norwegian's 737-800 from JFK to Fort-de-France and throughly enjoyed the experience and destination. Although Norwegian may be somewhat bare bones, you'll enjoy good service, a nonstop itinerary and ridiculously low fares.
If you're looking for a hotel on the island, Le Cap Est Resort Lagoon and Spa is a great choice that's located right on the beach.
Routes: JFK/FLL to FDF/PDP
Cost: $168+ round-trip nonstop in economy
Travel Dates: October 28, 2018 through March 23, 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with Norwegian
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Fort-de-France (FDF) for $168 round-trip nonstop:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Fort-de-France (FDF) for $168 round-trip nonstop:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Point-à-Pitre (PTP) for $178 round-trip nonstop:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Point-à-Pitre (PTP) for $178 round-trip nonstop:
Maximize Your Purchase
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