Hot! Direct Round-Trip: DC to Miami $113, New York to San Juan $250, to Oslo $267

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Looking for a getaway?  There are a few great fare deals right now!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly United Airlines between Washington, DC, and Miami for ~$113 round-trip in coach through October, 2015.

And via Airfare Watchdog, Delta has New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on sale for ~$250 for dates in September.

Hot Direct Round Trip DC To Miami 113 New York To San Juan 250 To Oslo 267

These Deals Are Beachin’! Visit Miami or San Juan for Cheap!

And, via Secret FlyingNorwegian Airlines has tickets from New York to Oslo, Norway, for ~$267 round-trip in February, 2016.  Bundle up, because it’s bound to be cold then!

You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the airline websites.

These deals definitely will NOT last, so book soon if you’re interested!

How To Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Here’s how to use Google Flights or ITA Matrix to find sale dates.

I found these fares using ITA Matrix and was able to book them on the airline websites.

Washington, DC, to Miami

You can fly United Airlines between Washington, DC, and Miamifor ~$113 round-trip.

Hot Direct Round Trip DC To Miami 113 New York To San Juan 250 To Oslo 267

Escape to Miami for Just ~$113 Round-Trip From Washington, DC (or Vice Versa!)

Travel through October, 2015.  Availability is very limited, so book soon if you want a ticket.  There’s a 14-day advance purchase requirement.

Keep in mind this deal works both ways, so you can fly from Miami to Washington, DC.

Note:  You can cancel a United Airlines reservation within 24 hours of booking and get a full refund.

Remember, folks who have the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card get a free checked bag.  But you have to use the card to pay for your ticket!

New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Delta Airlines has non-stop flights from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting at ~$250 round-trip.

Travel until the end of September, 2015.  I was still able to find lots of open seats!

Hot Direct Round Trip DC To Miami 113 New York To San Juan 250 To Oslo 267

A Super Cheap Getaway! Fly Between New York and San Juan for ~$250 Round-Trip

These flights are direct, so you get on the plane in New York, and get out in Puerto Rico!  Perfect for a spur-of-the-moment beach vacation!

Note:  You can cancel a Delta reservation within 24 hours of booking and get a full refund.

And if you pay with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, you’ll earn 2X Delta miles per $1 spent on Delta flights!

New York to Oslo, Norway

If you want to visit Norway this winter, perhaps to watch the beautiful Northern Lights, Norwegian Airlines has cheap tickets from New York to Oslo.

Fly round-trip for only ~$267!

Be aware Norwegian Airlines charges baggage fees based on where you’re flying, as well as other fees typical of a budget airline.  So run the numbers before you book to make sure it’s a good deal for you!

Travel for limited dates in February, 2016.  Be sure to book on the Norwegian version of the website to get the deal.  See the Secret Flying deal page for more details!

What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?

Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest.  Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!

British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from 1 of the sale cities, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines or US Airways.   Chase Ultimate Rewards points , American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Use the Right Credit Card!

Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards

If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.

Hot Direct Round Trip DC To Miami 113 New York To San Juan 250 To Oslo 267

Remember You Can Transfer Points From Bank and Airline Programs to Hotels

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).

And Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.  Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price!

Bottom Line

Fly between Washington, DC, and Miami for ~$113 round-trip on United Airlines.  Dates are limited for travel through October, 2015.  Be sure to purchase your ticket 14 days before you depart!

Folks in New York can fly non-stop to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Delta for ~$250 round-trip.  If you’re looking for a quick getaway, travel through the end of September, 2015.  Great for a last-minute beach vacation!

And if you’re willing to bundle up, fly from New York to Oslo, Norway, in February, 2016 for just ~$267 round-trip on Norwegian Airlines.

These deals have a lot of variety!  Let me know if you book a ticket!

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