Beach Boys-approved Caribbean destinations from $219 round trip
Aruba, Jamaica, ooh, I wanna take ya! At these prices, we couldn’t resist either the song or the ticket. If you’re suffering from the post-holiday blues, or it’s just too damn cold, it’s time to head on down to sunny Bermuda or Bahama with yo’ pretty mama — or anyone, really. Flights begin at just $219 round trip nonstop between Baltimore and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The best fares are available between January and February, and take up to $770 off of the usual ticket prices, according to Google.
As always, many of these budget fares book into basic economy. Basic economy means different things to different airlines, but you may not have free use of the overhead bins for a carry-on bag, and you probably won’t be able to select your seat, get an upgrade, check a bag for free or earn PQM/PQS/PQDs. However, it’s possible to defeat many of basic economy’s negative aspects by holding elite airline status or a cobranded credit card.
To find a deal, 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. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.
Airline: JetBlue, Spirit, United, Delta, American
Routes: JFK/EWR/LAX/BWI and more to EYW/MBJ/AUA/BDA and other destinations approved by the Beach Boys
Cost: from $138 round trip
Dates: January — March 2020
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Here are some examples of what you can book:
Baltimore (BWI) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) for $219 round trip nonstop on Spirit via Google:
Newark/New York (EWR) to Key West (EYW) for $237 round trip nonstop on United:
Atlanta (ATL) to Aruba (AUA) for $234 round trip on Spirit via Google:
Chicago (ORD) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) for $270 round trip on Spirit via Google:
New York (JFK) to Bermuda (BDA) for $300 round trip on Delta:
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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® Card, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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