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I don’t always post about fare deals, but sometimes there are good ones that catch my eye for whatever reason. I’m a sucker for a warm getaway in the middle of a Midwest winter.
Roundtrip flights to St. Thomas and St. Croix (US Virgin Islands)
From Scott’s Cheap Flights, there is a deal from several US cities to the US Virgin Islands that has pretty good availability, even throughout winter. The cheapest flights are out of Miami – here’s one example for $220 r/t MIA-STX
But I also saw pretty good deals out of Chicago – $348 roundtrip to St. Thomas over MLK weekend with one stop in Atlanta on Delta
So check your city to see what you can find, or position. I couldn’t find anything cheaper than ~$500 out of CVG or any cities near my house, which I’d imagine is fairly close to “regular” price. According to Scott’s Cheap Flights, he lists BUF, ORD, DEN, FLL, MIA, MCO, RDU, RIC, TPA, BWI, DCA, JFK, EWR, LGA as having decent deals
Finding the cheap flights
Remember too that just like you don’t need a passport to go to Puerto Rico (if you’re a US citizen), you won’t need one to go to St. Thomas or St. Croix either.
But there’s no cheap deal from where *I* live!
If you don’t live in one of the cities with then of course things get a little trickier, but it’s still doable. Miami is an AA hub, and it should be 7500 Avios from most of the eastern US. Southwest has several direct flights from Fort Lauderdale, though if you’re taking one of the morning flights out of Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, I’d recommend flying from your home city the night before, to avoid any kind of misconnection.
This is not a mistake fare as far as I know, but it’s still a great deal, so as always, book now, ask questions later. Most airlines give you 24 hours to cancel free, and it’s likely these fares will dry up shortly.