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Big Apple deal alert: $100 fares to New York City

Dec. 13, 2021
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There's nothing quite like New York City in the winter — or any time of year for that matter, but I digress. The point is you can fly to New York for nearly all of 2022 (yes, you read that correctly) from a variety of U.S. cities for less than $200 round-trip, and from some cities for less than $100.

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Deal basics

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Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American, Delta and United.
Routes: ATL/CHS/DFW/DTW/RSW/FLL/JAX/MIA/SAV/TPA and others to LGA/JFK/EWR.
How to book: Head to Google Flights to search your desired dates of travel and route, before booking through the airline.
Travel dates: January-November 2022.

Sample flights

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All of the flights under $100 to New York depart from the South, including:

  • Atlanta (ATL), starting at $77, nonstop.
  • Miami (MIA), starting at $79, nonstop.
  • Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)/Dallas (DFW)/Fort Lauderdale (FLL)/Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)/Sarasota, Florida (SRQ)/Tampa (TPA)/Savannah, Georgia (SAV), starting at $96, nonstop.

Let's start with this nonstop flight in January from Atlanta to EWR for $77 on Delta.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

This is in Delta's basic economy class, so although you won't get to choose your seat, you will be able to carry on a bag, so expect to pay just $77. Otherwise, consider upgrading to their main cabin for seat selection and the flexibility to change your flight if need be.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Since Miami-New York is a popular route for travelers based in both cities, let's try this nonstop round-trip fare for $79 from MIA to EWR for $79 on American.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

This flight is in AA's main cabin, which includes seat selection and one carry-on.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

It's important to note that these fares work in reverse, so New York City-area travelers can also take advantage of this deal by swapping your origin and destination cities, as shown below with this JFK-CHS nonstop fare for $97 on Delta.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or via Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

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This deal includes other cheap round-trip flights to New York from various cities, including West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI), for $116, San Francisco (SFO) for $136 and Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU), for $126. Many of them are nonstop as well.

As of Dec. 14, proof of vaccination is required for all those age 5 and older to access most indoor establishments, including restaurants, bars, theaters and gyms, throughout New York City. A statewide mask mandate is in effect throughout New York until at least mid-January for places not requiring vaccination proof.

Related: New indoor mask mandate takes effect in New York as Philly adds indoor dining restrictions

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  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
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10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Intro Offer
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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023