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Deal alert: Winter round-trip flights to the Bahamas for less than $400

Nov. 12, 2021
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Stop what you are doing and head to Google Flights right now because we have a deal to the Bahamas with availability starting next month for under $300 round-trip. Now is the time to plan your Caribbean vacation for travel through March next year.

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Deal basics

Airlines: American and United.
Routes: ATW/BNA/CAK/CVG/DTW/EVV/FNT/GRB/IND/MKE/MSP and others to NAS
Cost: Starting at $329 round-trip for select routes.
Dates: December 2021 — March 2022, excluding holidays.

This deal was originally sent out by Thrifty Traveler to its Premium members, which notifies members about cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals via email for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.

Sample flights

The Atlantis Resort. (Photo by Glowimages via Getty Images)

The deal includes round-trip flights from various U.S. cities that are historically very cold during the winter months, so this is great news for our Midwestern friends, including those departing from the below to Nassau:

  • Cincinnati (CVG), starting at $293
  • Milwaukee (MKE), starting at $329
  • Evansville (EVV) and Indianapolis (IND), starting at $359
  • Appleton (ATW) and Green Bay (GRB), starting at $362
  • Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis (MSP), starting at $372
  • Nashville (BNA), starting at $387
  • Akron (CAK) and Flint (FNT), starting at $399

To look for fares within this deal, head to Google Flights and enter your departure city and Nassau as your destination, based on your desired dates of travel. If nothing comes up in this search, see if there are any flights departing from cities nearby.

Because it's not every day that you see a deal originating from Appleton (ATW) or Green Bay (GRB) Wisconsin, I did want to point out that although you can find direct flights from both airports, the ones I found in conducting a test search included two stops and a long, sometimes overnight layover. In this case, it would make more sense to check flight options from Milwaukee (MKE).

Speaking of, since I am sure Milwaukee is absolutely brutal in the winter, how does an early December flight sound for $330 round-trip on American?

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

The above flight is for American's main cabin which includes a carry-on and assigned seating.

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Travelers in Cincinnati can score a post-NYE deal to Nassau for less than $300 on United.

Related: A new waterpark with 24 slides is opening in the Bahamas next month — here’s what we know

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Because this particular flight is for United's basic economy, their lowest class, it does not include carry-on luggage, which is a real bummer. To rectify this, you can pay $80 more to upgrade to economy for one included carry-on in addition to free seat selection.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Bottom line

The Bahamas is open to travelers but note that a negative COVID-19 test result taken within five days prior to travel to the Bahamas is required for all travelers over the age of 2, in addition to a pre-departure test taken within 72 hours of flying back to the U.S. You can likely arrange the pre-departure test through your hotel. More entry details are available here.

Now is the time to plan your Caribbean vacation and act quickly because this deal is hot.

Related: The Bahamas is reopening its two highest-profile resorts: Here’s what to expect

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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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  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
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  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023