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Deal alert: Flights to Caribbean destinations from $198 round-trip

Jan. 22, 2020
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If you're ready for a tropical diversion from winter, there are fares to the Caribbean starting at $198 round-trip.

The flights leave from various East Coast and Midwest cities to island destinations such as San Juan, St. Thomas and Nassau. These low fares are available on JetBlue, American and Delta. Although a majority of these tickets to paradise are in basic economy, there are also a few main- cabin economy options to choose from.

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To find a deal, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an online travel agency (OTA) like Orbitz or Expedia.

Here's a summary of what's available:

Airline: JetBlue, American, Delta
Routes: BOS/MIA/DAL/EWR/DTW/DCA to SJU/STT/NAS
Cost: $198+ round-trip in basic economy and main-cabin economy
Dates: February - May 2020
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Here are some examples of specific flights that are available:

Boston (BOS) to San Juan (SJU) for $198 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:

Miami (MIA) to St. Thomas (STT) for $224 round-trip nonstop on American:

Dallas (DAL) to San Juan (SJU) for $237 round-trip on Delta:

Newark (EWR) to St. Thomas (STT) for $261 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:

Detroit (DTW) to San Juan (SJU) for $270 round-trip nonstop on Delta:

Washington DC (DCA) to Nassau (NAS) for $281 round-trip on American:

Boston (BOS) to St. Thomas (STT) for $294round-trip on American:

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