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Deal alert: Spring travel just got cheaper with NYC flights as low as $78

Jan. 13, 2022
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Fly nonstop to New York City in 2022 from multiple cities across the country starting at just $78 round-trip, with the best availability through the Spring.

No route in this deal exceeds $200 and all are nonstop.

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Deal basics

(Photo by Bo Zaunders via Getty Images).

Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American, JetBlue, Delta and United.
Routes: ATL/BTV/CHS/CHO/DFW/FLL/RSW/JAX/MIA/RDU/SRQ/SAV/TPA and others to EWR/JFK/LGA.
How to book: Search availability on Google Flights, and then book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: February–December 2022. There does not appear to be a date by which travel must be completed, nor does the fine print list any blackout dates.
Book by: N/A.

This deal was originally sent out by Thrifty Traveler Premium, which emails members cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals for a $7.99 monthly fee or $49.99 annually.

Read more: Book this, not that: New York City hotels edition

Sample flights

As mentioned above, round-trip flights in this deal range from as low as $78 to $199. Examples of what you can find in this deal to NYC include:

  • Flights starting at $78 from Dallas (DFW).
  • Flights starting at $79 from Miami (MIA).
  • Flights starting at $97 from Atlanta (ATL), Burlington (BVT), Charleston (CHS), Charlottesville (CHO), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Jacksonville (JAX), Raleigh (RDU), Sarasota (SRQ), Savannah (SAV) and Tampa (TPA).
  • Flights starting at $117 from Houston (IAH), Nashville (BNA) and West Palm Beach (PBI).
  • Flights starting at $127 from Buffalo (BUF) and Portland (PWM).
  • Flights starting at $137 from Austin (AUS), Bangor (BGR), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP), New Orleans (MSY), Orlando (MCO) and Pittsburgh (PIT).
  • Flights starting at $139 from San Francisco (SFO).

This deal is also good if you are flying round-trip from New York to one of these cities.

To search this deal, head to Google Flights and enter your origin city and destination as New York, be sure to search for all three NYC-area airports.

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Flights are available on several major carriers in economy, including this $77 flight from DFW to JFK on Delta.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

A similar flight for $98 is available on American from MIA to JFK.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Those based in San Francisco can make the five-plus hour journey to NYC by flying into EWR on Alaska Airlines.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

With the exception of JetBlue's economy class known as Blue Basic, you'll be able to bring one carry-on bag if flying economy on American Airlines, Delta, Alaska or United. Checked luggage will cost between $35–$60 for each airline.

Related: Find your best New York City view: Comparing 5 iconic observation decks

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (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, Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Proof of vaccination is currently required for all those age 5 and older to access most indoor establishments, including restaurants, bars, theaters and gyms, throughout New York City.

Let's be honest — NYC is special year-round, but Spring in the city is hard to beat.

Featured image by Getty Images
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points on Restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.

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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
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Why We Chose It

There’s a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It’s been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you’re hitting the skies soon, you’ll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there’s no reason that the foodie shouldn’t add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x).
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel.
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months.

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories.
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits.
  • Few travel perks and protections.