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Jamaica deal alert: Montego Bay fares available from under $300

Jan. 15, 2022
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If you haven't decided where to go for spring break, it's time to bump Jamaica up a few spots on your list. Three airlines have a sale on fares to Montego Bay that are much cheaper than usual. The flights also include several nonstops making this deal even more appealing.

JetBlue tickets are in the main cabin, which gives you a free carry-on bag and seat assignment. American and Delta fares are for basic economy. We found the best prices and availability for travel in February and March.

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A tip of the hat to our pals at Thrifty Traveler for telling us about this great deal, which they told their premium subscribers about. Subscriptions to their premium service are $7.99 a month or $49.99 a year. The membership fee can easily pay for itself since you’ll get notified about cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals.

Nonmembers can find sale prices by using Google Flights to search for routes and dates.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue
Routes: ATL/BWI/DEN/DFW/EWR/FLL/JFK/MIA/MSP/PHL/SFO to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
Cost: Starting at $254
Dates: February – December

Grab one of these deals and you can enjoy views like this one on Sunset Beach at Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica (Photo by Manfred Muenzl/EyeEm for Getty Images)

Atlanta (ATL) to Montego Bay is just $340 nonstop on Delta for travel in February and March. That's an excellent price just in time for a spring trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

I always enjoy spotlighting deals to tropical destinations from cities that go through some especially frigid winters, and Minneapolis (MSP) fits that description perfectly. Delta has nonstop basic economy fares to Jamaica marked down to $366 in February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Philadelphia (PHL) is another cold-weather city with some killer prices available. American has basic economy fares in February and March marked down drastically. You can fly nonstop to Montego Bay in February for $304, a big discount from typical prices.

We also found fares under $300 for flights with a layover. So if you don't mind a slightly longer trip, that's another option.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

New York City (JFK) to Jamaica nonstop on Delta is available for less than $300 in March. We also saw this price in February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

One of the best deals we found was Denver (DEN) to Jamaica in March for just $319. That's a huge savings from normal ticket prices. We found a lot of availability at this price in March, but don't wait too long. This is a great price for this route.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

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Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
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  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases