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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family
Escape the winter cold for some endless shorelines with these deals to Puerto Rico. You can fly from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Pittsburgh (PIT), Philadelphia (PHL), Miami (MIA), Tampa (TPA), New York (JFK/LGA), Orlando (MCO) and Washington D.C. (DCA) to San Juan (SJU) from $177 round-trip on full-service carriers.
Once you’re booked, check out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in Puerto Rico to maximize your time while on vacation. While you’re on the island considering staying at points hotels such as the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, InterContinental San Juan and the AC Hotel San Juan Condado.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Then, click through to the airline or online travel agency (OTA) to book the deal.
Airlines: JetBlue, American Airlines, Delta
Routes: FLL/ATL/MIA/TPA/JFK/LGA/MCO/DCA/BOS/ORD/PHL/PIT to SJU
Cost: $177+ round-trip
Travel Dates: December 2018 – May 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Juan (SJU) for $177 round-trip on JetBlue:
Miami (MIA) to San Juan (SJU) for $183 round-trip on American Airlines:
Tampa (TPA) to San Juan (SJU) for $227 round-trip on JetBlue:
New York (JFK) to San Juan (SJU) for $245 round-trip on Delta:
Orlando (MCO) to San Juan (SJU) for $247 round-trip on JetBlue:
Boston (BOS) to San Juan (SJU) for $254 round-trip on Delta:
Washington D.C. (DCA) to San Juan (SJU) for $257 round-trip on JetBlue:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
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