Deal Alert: Flights to the Cayman Islands From $212 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 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 (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). 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.
Get ready to pack your bags! After spotting cheap JetBlue Mint fares to the Caribbean earlier today, we’re now seeing coach flights to the Cayman Islands on sale for as low as $212 round-trip. You can find these deals out of cities like Boston (BOS), New York (LGA/JFK), Miami (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and can travel from September 2019 through June 2020.
The low fares are being offered by American Airlines, Cayman Airways and JetBlue, but if you have a choice of carriers, you might want to avoid American as most of its lowest fares are for basic economy, which doesn’t let you select your seat, get an upgrade or earn elite qualifying credits as usual. If you do get stuck with a basic economy ticket, you can combat some of the negative aspects of basic economy with a cobranded credit card.
To search for these fares, 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, through an OTA like Priceline or plug those dates into the Ultimate Rewards travel portal.
Airline: American, Cayman Airways, JetBlue
Routes: BOS/FLL/MIA/LGA/JFK to GCM
Cost: $212+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2019 – June 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Grand Cayman (GCM) for $212 round-trip in economy on JetBlue:
Miami (MIA) to Grand Cayman (GCM) for $214 round-trip in economy on Cayman Airways:
New York (JFK) to Grand Cayman (GCM) for $302 round-trip in economy on JetBlue:
Boston (BOS) to Grand Cayman (GCM) for $326 round-trip in economy 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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (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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