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Deal alert: Jamaica winter fares for as low as $215 nonstop

Nov. 30, 2021
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Deal alert: Jamaica winter fares for as low as $215 nonstop
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Jamaica is a destination we're always interested in, but especially so when fares are too good to pass up. If you've been trying to lock in your winter getaway itinerary then you'll want to check out the great fares to Montego Bay you can find at the moment.

Fares are drastically discounted for travel to Jamaica from a number of U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia. American and Delta fares are for Basic Economy, but JetBlue and United have Main Cabin seats in this sale, which include a free carry-on and a seat assignment. The majority of prices are in the $300s, with a few as low as $215.

This fare sale is for travel between December 2021 and May 2022. This deal is even more tempting if you live in Minneapolis because the sale fares include Christmas and New Year's Eve from that city. Doesn't New Year's Eve in Jamaica sound nice?

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A gazebo on the shoreline at Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Photo by mgcatfish/Getty Images)

Our friends at Thrifty Traveler Premium tipped us off to these great fare deals, which they sent out first to their subscribers.

Even if you're not a member, you can still score a discounted ticket. Just use Google Flights and search for your desired routes and dates. As always, flexibility in your travel plans will help you nab the best prices.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue, United.
Routes: ATL/BOS//EWR/FLL/JFK/MCO/MIA/MSP/ORD/PHL to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ).
Cost: Starting at $215 round-trip.
Dates: December-May 2022; availability varies.

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x 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 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (3x on air travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel — which you could redeem for as little as 13,000 points.

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.

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We mentioned that Minneapolis travelers can enjoy discounted travel during the holidays, so let's start there. We found a nonstop flight on Delta that gets you to the beach for New Year's Eve and will cost you less than $400. That's a significant savings from normal prices.

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A nonstop flight from Miami to Jamaica in early January on American can be had for just $215. It's a Basic Economy fare, but at that price, who cares?

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

A Chicago-to-Montego Bay itinerary in January is less than $400 on American.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

We had the best success finding the most available routes at these low prices in January. For example, flights out of Philadelphia were just $344 nonstop for a Basic Economy seat.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Bottom Line

If you're looking to soak up the sun during the winter, few places are as ideal as Jamaica. At these prices, why not treat yourself?

Featured image by Getty Images/EyeEm
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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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

There’s a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It’s been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you’re hitting the skies soon, you’ll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there’s no reason that the foodie shouldn’t add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

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  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months.

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  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits.
  • Few travel perks and protections.