Deal alert: Flights to the Dominican Republic from under $250 round-trip

Jan 9, 2022

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Need a break from shoveling snow? How do the palm trees and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean sound? We’ve found some great deals to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from major cities for less than $250 round-trip on American, Delta, JetBlue, United and WestJet. Travel from February to November, with the best deals in the dead of winter, which is when you want to go, right?

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Thrifty Traveler initially sent out this deal to its Premium members, who are notified about cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals by email for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue, United and WestJet
Routes: BOS/EWR/JFK/FLL/PHL/MIA/SJU to PUJ.
How to book: Directly through airline sites or Google Flights.
Travel dates: February-November.

Related: Bring Your Bathing Suit to This Amazing Priority Pass Lounge in Punta Cana

Sample flights

The deal includes Basic Economy round-trip flights from various cities in North America including:

  • Austin (AUS) – $335
  • Boston (BOS) – $369
  • Chicago (ORD) – $234
  • Cleveland (CLE) – $389
  • Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) – $294
  • Miami (MIA) – $210
  • Montreal (YUL) – $366
  • New York (JFK) – $238
  • Newark (EWR) – $238
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – $238
  • Raleigh (RDU) – $383
  • San Juan (SJU) – $208
  • Savannah (SAV) – $389
  • Toronto (YYZ) – $361

Some of the cheapest flight options to the Dominican Republic that we found were from Florida. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Punta Cana (PUJ) starting at $210 round-trip on American Airlines. This ticket includes a standard seat and carry-on, but expect to pay extra fees for a checked item and seat selection.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Fly from San Juan (SJU) to the Dominican Republic (PUJ) for $208 round-trip. We found the fastest and cheapest flight in February on JetBlue. The ticket is for a Blue Basic seat, which means you will pay an additional fee for a carry-on, checked item and seat selection. 

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers from the Big Apple can fly round-trip on JetBlue for $238 round-to Punta Cana (PUJ). The Blue Basic seat is available from New York (JFK) throughout February and March at this price.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Flights are also available from Newark (EWR) to Punta Cana (PUJ) at the same price of $238 round-trip for United Basic Economy. The fare does not include a carry-on, checked bag or seat selection. 

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Leave the wintry weather of Chicago (ORD) for sunshine in Punta Cana (PUJ) on a United flight for $234 round-trip. The Basic Economy fare is available from the end of February to the beginning of March, with a stop in Washington D.C. (IAD).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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The information for the JetBlue Card, the JetBlue Plus Card, the JetBlue Business Card and 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.

Related: The best ways to get to the Caribbean using points and miles

Bottom line

Whether you want to pamper yourself with a stay at a  luxury beach resort, bring out your adventurous side with a ziplining excursion or simply enjoy the beauty of Punta Cana, this deal may be just what you need to beat the winter doldrums.

Featured photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy.

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