Deal Alert: Flights to the 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 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
Here’s a great opportunity to escape the winter cold. You can fly from Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Tampa (TPA), New York (LGA/JFK), Boston (BOS), Orlando (MCO), Washington D.C. (BW/DCAI), Los Angeles (LAX), Buffalo (BUF) and Richmond (RIC) to St. Thomas (STT) from $201 round-trip. Some of these fares are in basic economy, so beware of fees for baggage and seat selection when booking your trip. Although, an airline’s co-branded credit card can defeat some of basic economy’s negative aspects.
Use your points as while you’re in St. Thomas, as they can get you a stay on Scrub Island — a remote island destination that is only reachable by ferry.
Airlines: American Airlines, Delta
Routes: MIA/FLL/TPA/LGA/BOS/MCO/BWI/RIC/DCA/LAX/BUF to STT
Cost: $201+ round-trip
Travel Dates: November 2018 – September 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Miami (MIA) to St. Thomas (STT) for $201 round-trip on American Airlines:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to St. Thomas (STT) for $210 round-trip on Delta:
Tampa (TPA) to St. Thomas (STT) for $226 round-trip on American Airlines:
New York (LGA) to St. Thomas (STT) for $268 round-trip on American Airlines:
Boston (BOS) to St. Thomas (STT) for $268 round-trip on Delta:
Orlando (MCO) to St. Thomas (STT) for $274 round-trip on American Airlines:
Washington D.C. (BWI) to St. Thomas (STT) for $295 round-trip on American Airlines:
Richmond (RIC) to St. Thomas (STT) for $296 round-trip on Delta:
Los Angeles (LAX) to St. Thomas (STT) for $311 round-trip on Delta:
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 Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, Citi 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: Thrifty Traveler
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