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Deal alert: Fly nonstop to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa from the low $100s

June 06, 2022
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It's a great time to book a fall trip to Florida. With the price of airplane tickets getting more expensive every day, the sooner you make your travel plans, the better it will be for your wallet.

There's a nice sale going on right now for flights to Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale around the time the mercury begins to drop in other parts of the country. If you're interested in enjoying some of Florida's legendary fishing for your own catch-and-cook, it's time to look for flights.

We saw the best availability for travel between September and March. There are several nonstops available in this sale from cities such as Louisville, Kentucky; Minneapolis; and Newark.

This fare sale involves basic economy tickets, so you'll often have to pay for luggage. It's helpful to know airlines' baggage policies before booking. Sun Country, for example, only allows a free personal item that fits under the seat. An overhead bag or checked luggage costs extra. So check those baggage policies, people!

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Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for first noticing this deal. Its Premium membership is available for $49 per year. The Elite tier option is available for $199 per year, and it offers access to deals on premium economy, business- and first-class tickets. The more flexible you can be with your travel plans, the better price you'll find.

Deal basics

Airlines: Allegiant, American, Delta, Silver, Sun Country and United.
Routes: Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Louisville; Minneapolis; Newark; New York City; and more to Tampa and Miami.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: Best availability from September through March.

Sample flights

There are some solid discount fares from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) in November and December. Sun Country Airlines has nonstop itineraries as low as $156 round-trip.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Sun Country also has nonstop fares from Minneapolis to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in December for only $146 round-trip.

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(Screenshot from Google Flights)

A flight from Charleston International Airport (CHS) to Fort Lauderdale in the fall is available on Silver Airways for only $141 nonstop.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

There are a few discount fares in this deal from Charleston to Tampa, but they're being scooped up quickly. The best availability we saw is in November — you can book a round-trip ticket on Delta for $144. This fare comes with a layover in Atlanta each way, however.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Here's a great price on a ticket from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) to Fort Lauderdale in December. Allegiant has nonstop fares for only $122 round-trip.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

For many, Florida is the sixth borough of New York. That's why there are often so many flight options to the Sunshine State.

This deal doesn't have quite the range of discount tickets you often see with Florida fare sales, but there are bargains to be had. For example, you can fly from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Tampa on United for only $168 for a nonstop flight.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

If you want to travel in November, you can fly from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Tampa for only $163 nonstop on Delta.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

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The revamped Wander Card from Credit One Bank earns cardmembers up to 10 points per dollar spent on eligible travel purchases. With no foreign transaction fees, the card is also great for international travel. However, points earned from this card can only be used at a fixed value, so it may not be the best option for those striving to get maximum value from their rewards.

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  • Earn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel site
  • Earn 5x points on eligible travel, dining, and gas
  • Earn 1x points on all other purchases
  • Redeem your reward points for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, flights, hotels, and more
  • With $0 Fraud Liability, you won’t be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Free Online Credit Score and Credit Report summary, terms apply
  • If you are a Covered Borrower under the Military Lending Act, you may get a different offer
  • See Rates & Fees