Deal alert: Flights to the Caribbean from $144 round-trip

Feb 2, 2020

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If you’re tired of huge winter jackets, salt-filled streets and sudden spates of storms, why not get away from it all? We’re seeing deals across the US to the Caribbean, from Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas and even the Virgin Islands. Sip a colada and let the sun soak in with these cheap flights. While you’re there, don’t forget to stay at some of the hottest hotels on the islands, like the Shore Club Turks and Caicos or the Atlantis Paradise Island.

Grace Bay, Turks and Cacios (Photo by minimum/Getty Images)
Grace Bay, Turks and Cacios (Photo by minimum/Getty Images)

Note that many deals begin in basic economy, but the right credit card may help. For instance, you could use a United co-branded card to buy the tickets, which can defeat basic economy and help ease some pain: You’ll jump from the last boarding group to a much earlier one and also be able to bring on a carry-on bag and check another bag for free — possibly even two, depending on the card you hold. If you hold American AA elite status or have an eligible card, you will receive a regular boarding group designation, be able to bring on a carry-on bag and check a bag or two, depending on the credit card you hold.

Related: The best airline credit cards of 2020

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. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia. With Southwest, you’ll have to search and book directly through the airline website or app.

Airline: United, American, Spirit
Routes: BOS/EWR/DCA/CLE — PLS/NAS/SJU/STT
Cost: $144+ round-trip
Dates: February – April 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® CardChase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Turks and Caicos (PLS) for $285 round-trip nonstop on United:

Washington D.C. (DCA) to Nassau (NAS) for $266 round-trip on American:

New York (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) for $144 round-trip on United:

Cleveland (CLE) to St. Thomas (STT) for $277 round-trip via Priceline:

Boston (BOS) to Turks and Caicos (PLS) for $285 round-trip nonstop via Priceline:

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 ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® CardCiti 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.

Featured photo by Pola Damonte/Getty Images.

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