Deal Alert: Flights to US Virgin Islands From $201 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 American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through 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.
We’ve seen some great fares to Hawaii over the last few months, but if you’ve “been there, done that” in Hawaii, you might be looking for another incredible beach destination. Enter the US Virgin Islands, where we’re seeing fares to St. Thomas (STT) and St. Croix (STX) starting as low as $201 round-trip.
Just like Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands were slammed by hurricanes last fall. And just like Puerto Rico, the islands are bouncing back and need tourism support to fully recover.
To book, head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure city. Then after finding the dates that work best for you, book with the airline directly or with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline. If you want to make sure that your ticket includes a carry-on bag, you’ll want to use Google Flights’ newest feature that allows you to filter out no-carry-on fares.
Airline: American, JetBlue, Delta
Routes: MIA/FLL/TPA/BUF/RIC/JFK/SYR to STT/STX
Cost: $201+ round-trip in economy
Dates: June, August-March
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Miami (MIA) to St. Thomas (STT) nonstop on American Airlines for $201 round-trip:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to St. Croix (STX) on JetBlue for $205 round-trip:
Tampa (TPA) to St. Croix (STX) on Delta for $207 round-trip:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to St. Thomas (STT) on JetBlue for $210 round-trip:
Miami (MIA) to St. Croix (STX) nonstop on American Airlines for $220 round-trip:
Buffalo (BUF) to St. Thomas (STT) on Delta for $248 round-trip:
Richmond (RIC) to St. Thomas (STT) on Delta for $248 round-trip:
New York’s Kennedy (JFK) to St. Croix (STX) on Delta for $252 round-trip:
Syracuse (SYR) to St. Thomas (STT) on Delta for $252 round-trip:
New York’s Kennedy (JFK) to St. Thomas (STT) nonstop on Delta for $275 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (5x 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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