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Calling all New York City-based travelers: Fly to Antigua and Barbuda for $300 round-trip

April 12 2022
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Calling all New York City-based travelers: This deal is for you and you only.

Act fast to book round-trip flights to the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, departing from both John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) for $280 and $305, respectively. Flights out of JFK are nonstop.

This deal is expected to last less than 24 hours.

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Deal basics

Airline: American.
Routes: LGA/JFK to V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU).
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: April-June and August-February, excluding holidays.
Book by: Less than 24 hours.

Major shoutout to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting TPG to this deal. You can sign up for a Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days or $49 per year, and get deals up to 90% off. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

(Screenshot from Scott's Cheap Flights)

Sample flights

It's the dealer's choice when it comes to this deal since flights are available from both JFK and LaGuardia, so search this deal by entering your preferred airport on Google Flights and V. C. Bird International Airport as your final destination.

Do note that if you want to fly nonstop, you must fly from JFK.

Because this deal is limited in scope, most of the flights should resemble the following JFK-ANU flights for May 10-17, for an American Airlines basic economy fare.

(Screenshot from American Airlines)

To make this deal even sweeter, AA's basic economy fare includes one free full-size carry-on, unlike the majority of comparable classes on other carriers, which is one thing AA has going for it.

(Screenshot from American Airlines)

For travelers who prefer the new and improved LGA, flights will, unfortunately, have one stop at Miami International Airport (MIA), ranging from 45 to 90 minutes depending on the day.

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Regardless of which airport you choose to depart from, factor in paying $30 each way to check a bag if needed.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar 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 per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar 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

(Photo by Victoria Pearson/Getty Images)

A quick 4-4 1/2-hour flight is all it takes for New Yorkers to get to Antigua from JFK, or save gas money by departing from LGA in exchange for a quick layover.

This deal is so hot that it's not expected to last, so book ASAP if interested.

Read more: COVID-19 updates: Thailand and Antigua/Barbuda loosen restrictions and CDC relaxes cruise guidelines

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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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