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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.

Don’t miss out on your Puerto Rican vacation this year with great flight deals throughout 2019. You can fly from Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Chicago (ORD), Seattle (SEA), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Tampa (TPA) and Boston (BOS) to San Juan (SJU) Puerto Rico from $177 round-trip.

Flights are on full-service carriers, but some fares book into basic economy, so you won’t get a free checked bag on your journey. However, you can use an airline’s co-branded credit card to defeat many of basic economy’s negative aspects.

Thanks to relief efforts, Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is recovering after last year’s Hurricane Maria. If you happen to be taking your spring break down to San Juan, make sure to check out these essential Puerto Rican spots.

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: Delta, American, Aeromexico, JetBlue
Routes: MIA/FLL/ORD/JFK/EWR/SEA/BOS/TPA to SJU
Cost: $177+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October 2018 – March 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi ThankYou Premier CardChase Sapphire ReservePremier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressPrestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Booking Link: PricelineOrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

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

Miami (MIA) to San Juan (SJU) for $177 round-trip on American Airlines:

Boston (BOS) to San Juan (SJU) for $222 round-trip on Delta:

Tampa (TPA) to San Juan (SJU) for $231 round-trip on JetBlue: 

New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) for $239 round-trip on Delta:

Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) for $239 round-trip on United Airlines:

Chicago (ORD) to San Juan (SJU) for $253 round-trip on American Airlines:

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 ReserveAmerican Express Premier Rewards GoldCiti ThankYou PremierCiti 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.

H/T: Secret Flying

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