Let’s be honest, airfare prices have been absolutely outrageous lately. I was looking to take a trip up north, and a one-way ticket to the northeast was over $1,000! And that was for a yucky middle seat in the back of the plane. No thanks! Well, fortunately The Points Guy has found some pretty incredible deals, but you have to act super fast. And by super fast, I mean you will need to book those tickets either today or tomorrow. Time is of the essence for these deals.
As you can see in the image above, these deals are being offered by American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and United. The routes that are currently offering heavily discounted fares originate from Los Angelos, Newark, New York City, Orlando, Tampa, and Washington, DC among other spots.
Now you are probably wondering how to find these fares. The best way that I have found to locate great deals is to use Google Flights, specifically their Explore feature. (Click this link to check out Google Flights.) Once you’re on the website, type your home airport in the first box, and then put STT, which is the airport code for St. Thomas in the second box. Underneath, click the “1 week trip in the next 6 months” option. (You can also choose a weekend trip, a two-week trip, and you can even search by month.) As soon as you type in your destination airport code, it will pull up the best fares. Check out this sample I took a screenshot of this morning:
I did a few quick searches, and I found the following deals:
- Chicago via Spirit – January 26th to February 2nd – $329 roundtrip
- Boston via Spirit – December 10th to December 19th – $330 roundtrip
- Tampa via JetBlue – January 19th to January 25th – $223 roundtrip
- Los Angelos via United – January 28th to February 3rd – $310 roundtrip
Here are a few more sample flights from The Points Guy:
The Points Guy did point out that some of these fares can be restrictive – Delta’s deals are for Basic tickets, which do not come with a preassigned seat, for example – but they are still roughly 50% lower than the fares we have been seeing. These are pretty good deals out there folks, so take advantage of them!
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I hear it’s stating to get chilly up there, so start planing those winter escapes! 🙂
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