Deal alert: Fly to San Juan from $257

Apr 4, 2022

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Puerto Rico is home to many historical landmarks from forts to cathedrals and museums. There are many ways travelers can experience this destination’s past. American Airlines is offering deals to San Juan for much of the year, except during the summer, for under $300 round trip. Don’t forget to visit historic Old San Juan and other UNESCO World Heritage sites while there.

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Santa Mara Magdalena de Pazzis, Puerto Rico
San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Westend61/Getty Images)

SecretFlying first published these discounted fares to San Juan, available from April to December, not including the summer months.

Deal basics

Airline: American
Routes: AUS/BNA/DCA/LGA/MSY to SJU
How to book: Directly through the airline or through Google Flights
Travel dates: April – December (excluding summer)

Related: Puerto Rico follows the lead of most US destinations and drops all COVID-19 restrictions for domestic visitors

Sample flights

The deals below are for basic economy tickets on American Airlines, which include a carry-on. A checked bag will cost $30 each way.

The cheapest deal we found was from New Orleans (MSY) to San Juan (SJU) for $257 round-trip. This offer has a stop in Miami (MIA) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can travel from Nashville (BNA) to San Juan (SJU) for $267 round trip. There is a short stop in Dallas (DFW) on the departure flight and a layover in Miami (MIA) when returning.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are flights available from Austin (AUS) to San Juan (SJU) at the price of $285 round trip. The departure flight includes a stop in Miami (MIA) and the return flight is direct.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Flights from Washington, D.C., (DCA) to San Juan (SJU) are as low as $293 round trip. This deal includes a stop in Philadelphia (PHL) on the departure and a layover in Miami (MIA) on the way back.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

If you’re flying from New York (LGA) to San Juan (SJU), you can book a flight for as low as $294 round trip. There is a stop in Miami (MIA) on the departure and a short layover in Charlotte (CLT) when returning.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

MAXIMIZE YOUR PURCHASE

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Bottom line

From trying the Bacalaito seafood dish to indulging in the plantain dish that is mofongo, Puerto Rico has cuisine to wake up your taste buds. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit San Juan.

Featured photo by Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.

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