Deal alert: Escape to Fort Myers, Florida, for under $100

Jan 3, 2022

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If you want to let your inner beach bum out this winter, then this deal to Florida could be for you. American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United are offering flights below $100 round-trip to Fort Myers. Travel from January to November to this low-key Gulf Coast destination known as the City of Palms.

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Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by lightkey/Getty Images)

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Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United.
Routes: ATL/BOS/CVG/DCA/LGA/JFK/EWR/ORD/MSP and others to RSW.
How to book: Directly on airline sites or through Google Flights.
Travel dates: January-November 2022.

Related: Planning a family trip to Fort Myers and Sanibel Island

Sample flights

Departing round-trip flights to Fort Myers (RSW) are available from U.S. cities including:

  • Atlanta (ATL) — $157.
  • Baltimore (BWI) — $137.
  • Cincinnati (CVG) — $147.
  • Chicago (ORD) — $128.
  • Detroit (DTW) — $157.
  • Indianapolis (IND) — $147.
  • Louisville (SDF) — $137.
  • Milwaukee (MKE) — $142.
  • Minneapolis (MSP) — $118.
  • New York (JFK/LGA) — $98.
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) — $137.

There are a variety of flight options from New York (LGA) and Newark (EWR) to Fort Myers from $98 round-trip throughout February on Delta and United. The economy fare on Delta includes a carry-on, but not on United. Both carriers charge an additional fee for seat selection and a checked bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Those in Minnesota can plan a warm Florida getaway for $118 from Minneapolis (MSP) to Fort Myers nonstop round-trip. The deal is for a basic economy ticket on Delta, which includes one carry-on. A seat selection is not an option and a checked bag will cost extra.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Speaking of cold winter temperatures, Chicagoans can also use this deal to plan for an affordable, warm-weather retreat. We found a direct flight from Chicago (ORD) to Fort Myers at $128 round-trip in February on American Airlines. The economy ticket includes one carry-on but there is a fee for a checked bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We found a Main Cabin option from Washington (DCA) to Fort Myers for $138 round-trip on American Airlines at the beginning of March. This ticket includes free seat selection, one carry-on and no fee for changes (though a different fare may apply). A checked bag, extra legroom and priority boarding are available for additional fees.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Bottom line

Sandy white beaches, more than 100 golf courses and the dining and shopping of the restored River District are but a few reasons to visit Fort Myers. If your winter schedule is flexible, these deals will have you in the Sunshine State in no time.

Featured photo by Philippe Turpin/Getty Images.

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