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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 11:00pm 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.

Now’s the time to book your trip to happiest place on earth — Walt Disney World in Florida that is. Flights from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR) and Washington DC (DCA) to Orlando (MCO) are currently on sale from $88 round-trip. Plus, you’ll get to fly JetBlue which means free carry-on bags, tasty snacks and free inflight Wi-Fi. And if it’s not rides you’re after, there’s plenty else to do and see in Orlando

There aren’t any tricks needed to find these bargains — simply search for dates that work for you with Google Flights and then complete the booking with with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline or directly with JetBlue.

If you have a stash of JetBlue points you’ll only have to redeem a handful of them for the discounted flights, since its loyalty program is revenue based. Redemptions start at 4,600 points + $11.20 round-trip.

Airline: JetBlue
Routes: ATL/BOS/DCA/EWR/LAX to MCO
Cost: $88+ round-trip in economy or 4,600 points+ (plus $11.20 in taxes) round-trip in economy
Dates: July 2018 – February 2019
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Atlanta (ATL) to Orlando (MCO) for $88 round-trip in July on JetBlue:

Atlanta (ATL) to Orlando (MCO) for 4,600 points + $11.20 round-trip in July on JetBlue:

Newark (EWR) to Orlando (MCO) for $112 round-trip in September on JetBlue:

Newark (EWR) to Orlando (MCO) for 6,400 points + $11.20 round-trip in September on JetBlue:

Washington, DC (DCA) to Orlando (MCO) for $116 round-trip in August on JetBlue:

Boston (BOS) to Orlando (MCO) for $166 round-trip in September on JetBlue:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) for $186 round-trip in October on JetBlue:

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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x 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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