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

Apr 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.

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(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.

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Bottom line

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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

Featured photo by Roberto Moiola/Sysaworld/Getty Images.

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