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Deal alert: Flights to sunny St. Thomas starting at $194

Jan. 28, 2022
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St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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If a trip to the Caribbean is on your radar during the frigid winter months, you’re not alone and you're in luck. American Airlines is offering some great deals to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands from major U.S. cities starting at $194 round-trip.

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We found out about these low fares, which are available from February to April, through Secret Flying. The most affordable rates are in March.

Deal basics

Airline: American Airlines.
Routes: JFK/AUS/MIA/ORD/DCA to STT.
How to book: Directly through American Airlines or via Google Flights.
Travel dates: February through April.

Related: A first look at the reopened Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Sample flights

The following deals are for basic economy and Main Cabin fares on American Airlines. You are allowed a carry-on and standard seat with a basic economy ticket; a Main Cabin ticket also includes seat selection. A checked bag and priority boarding will cost extra.

One of the most inexpensive round-trip flights we found was from New York (JFK) to St. Thomas (STT) nonstop at the beginning of March for $194.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers can flee the Windy City and head to the sunny shores of St. Thomas from Chicago (ORD) for $203 round-trip. The departure flight includes a short stop in Miami (MIA) and on the return trip there is a layover in New York (JFK).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There is limited availability for direct flights from Miami (MIA) to St. Thomas for $211 round-trip, the cheapest rate we found, from the end of March to the beginning of April.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers have a variety of Main Cabin flights from Austin, Texas (AUS), to St. Thomas throughout March for $266 round-trip. There is a stop in Miami each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Flights from Washington, D.C (DCA), to St. Thomas are $268 round-trip throughout March with layovers in Miami each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: These are the best times to visit the Caribbean

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar spent on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar spent on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar spent on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar spent on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar spent on travel.

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: Best ways to use miles in the Caribbean

Bottom line

Whether you want to go scuba diving, snorkeling or sailing in the scenic bays of St. Thomas, or just relax on a warm sandy beach, these deals to the Caribbean are hard to pass up.

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023