Winter is here, which means you may be dreaming of your next warm-weather getaway. With round-trip flights for less than $100 to eight cities across Florida — including Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers — now’s the time for your Florida escape.
This is a timely deal expected to expire within 24 hours, so be sure to book ASAP or get stuck out in the cold.
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Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue and United.
Routes: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and others to Jacksonville, Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, Pensacola, Panama City, Sarasota and West Palm Beach.
How to book: Directly with the airline.
Travel dates: December 2022-March 2023, excluding holidays.
Book by: ASAP.
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This deal includes flights from various U.S. cities to Florida, including the below routes:
Charleston International Airport (CHS) to Tampa International Airport (TPA), starting at $50.
CHS to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), starting at $90.
Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Orlando International Airport (MCO), starting at $96.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)/LaGuardia Airport (LGA)/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), starting at $108.
JFK/LGA/EWR to TPA, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), starting at $118.
JFK/LGA to PBI, starting at $138.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Pensacola International Airport (PNS), starting at $147.
Dulles International Airport (IAD)/Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), starting at $172.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to MCO, starting at $199.
As you can see from the highlighted routes, there’s wide availability from the New York City area to many of the included cities. For example, you could escape the cold of the Northeast and book a round-trip flight from JFK to PBI in early February for $138 on Delta.
As is usually the case with flight deals, you’ll likely find the cheapest price for a carrier’s most restrictive fare type, which in this case is Delta’s basic economy. For this specific fare type, passengers are entitled to one free full-size carry-on bag, but they will have to pay $60 for a checked bag. They’ll also be in the final boarding class and subject to a random seat.
If you book this deal on JetBlue or United, note that their basic economy does not include a full-size carry-on while basic economy on American Airlines and Delta does. Expect to pay between $25 and $45 round-trip to upgrade to a higher fare class and between $30 and $35 each way to check a bag on all airlines.
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Some routes to Palm Beach and Tampa include flight availability over popular spring break times, while the other cities include flights through February. This deal is not expected to last more than 24 hours, so book as soon as you can.