Deal Alert: Flights to San Juan From $177 Round-Trip

Oct 7, 2018

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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 Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Despite taking a hit last hurricane season, Puerto Rico is back and ready for tourism. The TPG team saw for ourselves way back in January — my first visit since my honeymoon — and the situation on the ground has gotten better since then. That’s not to say there’s not work to be done in parts of the island, but the tourism areas are completely up and running.

There are some great flight deals to the US territory (for dates after this hurricane season ends) saving you money that you can use on great activities in San Juan. Even better, none of these options are in basic economy, which makes some of these deals pretty good mileage run options for those looking for United Premier Qualifying Miles.

To search, 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 through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: American, JetBlue, United, Delta
Routes: MIA/FLL/CLT/PHX/DFW/PHL/EWR/JFK/TPA to SJU
Cost: $176+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: November 2018 – May 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: KayakPricelineOrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Miami (MIA) to San Juan (SJU) for $177 round-trip nonstop on American Airlines (NOT Basic Economy):

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Juan (SJU) for $177 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:

Charlotte (CLT) to San Juan (SJU) for $194 round-trip on United (NOT Basic Economy):

Phoenix (PHX) to San Juan (SJU) for $196 round-trip on United (NOT Basic Economy):

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to San Juan (SJU) for $196 round-trip on United (NOT Basic Economy):

Philadelphia (PHL) to San Juan (SJU) for $196 round-trip on United (NOT Basic Economy):

Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) for $209 round-trip on American Airlines (NOT Basic Economy):

New York Kennedy (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) for $242 round-trip nonstop on Delta (NOT Basic Economy):

Tampa (TPA) to San Juan (SJU) for $242 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Gold Card, Citi Premier, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler Premium

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