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Flights to island destinations such as Puerto Rico and Cuba are currently available from $125 round-trip.
One of the most shocking flight deals is the round-trip, nonstop fare from Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) for just $125 round-trip.
Yes, its in Uniteds basic economy but all you need to pack is a suit and some flip flops, so who needs a carry-on anyway?
If youre interested in taking advantage of one of the low-cost Cuba fares, make sure you read this first as theres a bit of a caveat for American tourists.
To search, head toGoogle Flightsand 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 through an OTA likePricelineorExpedia.
Airlines: United, Delta, American, JetBlue
Routes:EWR/MCO/BOS/MIA/CLE/ORD/DTW/LAX to SJU/HAV
Cost: $125+ round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates:February May 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 Card(3x on airfare),Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express Gold Card(3x on airfare booked directly with the airline oramextravel.com) orChase Sapphire Preferred Card(2x on travel)
Heres an example of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to San Juan (SJU) for $125 round-trip on United:
Orlando (MCO) to San Juan (SJU) for $178 round-trip on JetBlue:
Boston (BOS) to San Juan (SJU) for $198 round-trip on JetBlue:
Miami (MIA) to Havana (HAV) for $205 round-trip on Delta:
Cleveland(CLE) to San Juan (SJU) for $236 round-trip on American:
Chicago (ORD) to San Juan (SJU) for $244 round-trip on JetBlue:
Detroit (DTW) to San Juan (SJU) for $270 round-trip on Delta:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Havana (HAV) for $283 round-trip on American:
Maximize your purchase
Dont forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such asThe Platinum Card from American Express(5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel),Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve,American Express Gold Card,Citi Premier Card(3x on airfare) or theChase Sapphire Preferred Card(2x on all travel purchases). Check outthis post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
Featured photo by Liz Hund/The Points Guy.