Escape to Turks and Caicos for less than $300
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Turks and Caicos is a particularly popular Caribbean getaway among New York City-based travelers. Thanks to this deal, New Yorkers can now take advantage of half-price flights starting at $270 to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Travelers from other cities need not feel left out: This deal offers even lower-priced flights from select U.S. cities, including Nashville, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.
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Airlines: American, JetBlue and United.
Routes: Newark; New York; Austin; Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Ohio; Nashville; New Orleans; Philadelphia; St. Louis; and others to Providenciales.
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: May-June 2022 and August 2022-March 2023; exact availability depends on the route.
Book by: One to two days.
This deal was originally sent out from Scott’s Cheap Flights, which sends deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year to receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.
As mentioned, nonstop flights are available from LGA, EWR and JFK with just a $5 price difference. To search this deal, head to Google Flights and enter your airport of choice, along with Providenciales as the destination.
For example, you can find a flight in June from EWR to PLS in United’s basic economy for $270.
Unfortunately, the cheapest flights in this deal will be for a basic economy fare type on both United and American, as well as JetBlue‘s Blue Basic, which is its basic economy equivalent. This fare type on United and JetBlue doesn’t include full-size carry-on luggage, meaning travelers who book this fare type on either airline are only allotted one personal item that can fit under the seat in front of them.
If this is an issue for you, I would highly recommend upgrading to United’s economy or JetBlue’s Blue — just know that you’ll still have to shell out $70 for checked luggage.
Alternatively, you could avoid paying by booking a flight for American’s basic economy class, which, unlike the others, includes one free carry-on bag.
For example, St. Louis-based flyers could escape the cold in February with this round-trip flight for just over $260 on American.
If you are able to travel with just a carry-on, no additional costs will be necessary, but allot $60 for your first checked bag if needed.
In addition to the aforementioned flights, be sure to look out for flights from Nashville International Airport (BNA) starting at $261, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) from $270, and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) starting at $298.
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As of last month, fully vaccinated visitors are able to visit Turks and Caicos without submitting anything beyond proof of vaccination, as no other COVID-19-related restrictions are still in place at this time.
Therefore, these flights are likely to go quickly, so be sure to scoop yours up before they sell out.
Featured photo by Anne-Kathrin Ludwig/EyeEm/Getty Images.
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