Deal alert: Flights to Puerto Rico for under $200 round-trip

Dec 12, 2021

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The history, beauty and rich traditions of Puerto Rico are legendary. They’re best experienced in person, though. Here’s a deal that will motivate you to plan that trip to the island for the new year. For much of 2022, you can fly to San Juan on American Airlines for under $200 from major U.S. cities.

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We learned about this offer from our friends at Secret Flying. The deal is available via American Airlines from January to October 2022, with the exception of the summer months of June, July and August.

Deal basics

Airlines: American Airlines.
How to book: Directly through the American Airlines site or Google Flights.
Travel dates: January-October 2022 (excluding summer months).

Related: San Juan for the day: What to do while your cruise is in port

San Juan, Puerto Rico
(Photo by Medioimages/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Sample flights

The deals below are in American’s Basic Economy tier, which includes a free carry-on. A checked bag, seat selection and priority boarding will cost extra.

One of the cheapest deals we found was from Miami (MIA) to San Juan (SJU) for a nonstop flight at $127 round-trip at the beginning of February.

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Travelers can flee the harsh East Coast winter weather for $164 round-trip from Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU). There are a wide variety of options under $200 at the end of January and throughout February on this route.

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Texans can head to the Caribbean for $198 round-trip from Houston (IAH) to San Juan (SJU) at the end of March 2022.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

If you’re on the West Coast, you can also fly for $198 round-trip from San Francisco (SFO) to San Juan (SJU) at the end of January.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize you purchase

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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.

Related: How to get to Puerto Rico this summer for just 20,000 miles round-trip

Bottom line

From rainforests to beaches to Spanish colonial fortresses, Puerto Rico is an island of enchantment. With this deal, a visit in 2022 looks more appealing than ever.

Featured image by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy.

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