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Deal alert: Round-trip flights to the Bahamas for as low as $195

Oct. 24, 2021
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Deal alert: Round-trip flights to the Bahamas for as low as $195
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If you know you're eventually going to seek an escape from the cold weather this winter, you can trade your sweaters for bathing suits and visit the pristine white sand beaches of the Bahamas with a last-minute getaway through the holidays and well into next year.

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Thanks to our friends at Scott's Cheap Flights , you can find nonstop roundtrip flights to Nassau (NAS) in the Bahamas starting at just $195 from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), $199 from Miami (MIA), $259 from New York (EWR, JFK), and $251 from Washington D.C. (DCA), to name a few.

Airline: American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and United
Routes: ATL/AUS/BOS/FLL/MIA/EWR/JFK/MCO/DCA/PHL and others to NAS.
Cost: Starting at $195 round-trip for select routes.
Dates: November 2021-August 2022. Most of the deals I found were during the winter months from November to March, but some do include routes over the holidays.
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel.

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Related: Bahamas making it easier to visit; Everything US citizens need to know

Round-trip nonstop flights in this deal are departing from more than 10 cities to NAS, including:

  • Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) starting at $195
  • Miami (MIA) starting at $199
  • Orlando (MCO) starting at $201
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) starting at $251
  • Newark (EWR) starting at $259
  • New York (JFK) starting at $259
  • Philadelphia (PHL) starting at $309
  • Boston (BOS) starting at $321
  • Austin (AUS) starting at $333
  • Atlanta (ATL) starting at $341

Search for these flights by heading to Google Flights and start by entering your departure city of choice and Nassau (NAS) as your destination, along with your preferred dates.

For example, you can score a nice flight deal for an early December getaway from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Nassau (NAS) for $195 round-trip.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

A flight you might come across is the below nonstop American flight from MIA to NAS in mid-January for less than $200 round-trip. The fare is for American Airlines' Basic Economy, which includes one free carry-on. If you wanted to choose your seat, you'd have to upgrade to their Main Cabin for $80 more.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Upgrading to the next highest class would also allow you to change your flight for free or receive a voucher for future travel in the case of a cancellation.

A flight over MLK Weekend for United Basic Economy would cost you $263 on United if you flew from EWR on Friday, Jan. 14. Just know that unlike the above flight in the same class on American, United does not allow travelers in this class to carry on a full-sized bag but limits you to one smaller personal item.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You could also consider paying $54 to get that free carry-on and a seat in Economy for $317 total.

Related: The best ways to fly to the Bahamas with points and miles

The coldest month of the year in Boston is January, with an average overnight temperature of a chilly 22.1 degrees Fahrenheit. Booking a flight to the Bahamas at any point during the year is an enticing proposition but more so when the winter blues are upon us. For $321, Bostonians can book a Delta Basic Economy ticket with a free carry-on and thaw out in paradise over a long weekend in January.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

The Bahamas is requiring fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five days prior to the date of arrival to the Bahamas and apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs.

Featured image by Baja Mar Hotel in the Bahamas. (Photo by Nick Ellis/The Points Guy)
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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  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
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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
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  • 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
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4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Intro Offer
    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

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  • Recommended Credit
    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 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our 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