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Escape to Florida this winter with flights starting at less than $100

Nov. 29, 2022
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Winter is here, which means you may be dreaming of your next warm-weather getaway. With round-trip flights for less than $100 to eight cities across Florida — including Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers — now's the time for your Florida escape.

This is a timely deal expected to expire within 24 hours, so be sure to book ASAP or get stuck out in the cold.

Deal basics

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Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue and United.
Routes: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and others to Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, Pensacola, Panama City, Sarasota and West Palm Beach.
How to book: Directly with the airline.
Travel dates: December 2022-March 2023, excluding holidays.
Book by: ASAP.

Shoutout to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting us to this deal. Sign up for a Premium membership and receive deals up to 90% off, which you can try for free for 14 days and then $49 per year. You can also pay $199 annually to upgrade to the Elite tier to get all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

This deal includes flights from various U.S. cities to Florida, including the below routes:

  • Charleston International Airport (CHS) to Tampa International Airport (TPA), starting at $50.
  • CHS to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), starting at $90.
  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Orlando International Airport (MCO), starting at $96.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)/LaGuardia Airport (LGA)/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), starting at $108.
  • JFK/LGA/EWR to TPA, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), starting at $118.
  • JFK/LGA to PBI, starting at $138.
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Pensacola International Airport (PNS), starting at $147.
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)/Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), starting at $172.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to MCO, starting at $199.

As you can see from the highlighted routes, there's wide availability from the New York City area to many of the included cities. For example, you could escape the cold of the Northeast and book a round-trip flight from JFK to PBI in early February for $138 on Delta.

Related: Skip crowded Florida beaches and head to this Gulf Coast paradise instead

DELTA

As is usually the case with flight deals, you'll likely find the cheapest price for a carrier's most restrictive fare type, which in this case is Delta's basic economy. For this specific fare type, passengers are entitled to one free full-size carry-on bag, but they will have to pay $60 for a checked bag. They'll also be in the final boarding class and subject to a random seat.

DELTA

If you book this deal on JetBlue or United, note that their basic economy does not include a full-size carry-on while basic economy on American Airlines and Delta does. Expect to pay between $25 and $45 round-trip to upgrade to a higher fare class and between $30 and $35 each way to check a bag on all airlines.

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Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5 points on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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.

Bottom line

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Some routes to Palm Beach and Tampa include flight availability over popular spring break times, while the other cities include flights through February. This deal is not expected to last more than 24 hours, so book as soon as you can.

Read more: Forget farm to table, your Florida summer adventure should be catch-and-cook. Here’s how and where to do it

Featured image by LAURA JENNINGS PHOTOGRAPHY/GETTY IMAGES
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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