With temperatures soaring across most of the country, it’s hard for some of us to think about baking in the Caribbean sun. However, cold weather will be here before you know it, and with it a slew of new flights from the East Coast and Midwest to take advantage of tropical destinations.
Booking now for new JetBlue service from D.C. to San Juan (daily) and JFK to Samana, Dominican Republic (twice weekly) will score you big savings. Launching August 23, one-way fares on the San Juan route will be as low as $129 for travel through November 14 if you book by July 13; this will be the only non-stop flight between the U.S. capital and the Puerto Rican capital. Similarly, book by this Friday to secure one-way fares to Samana starting at $169 for flights from the November 14 launch date through February 9.
Delta has also new flights to announce, including weekly service from JFK to St. Maarten starting December 15 and daily hops from LaGuardia to Bermuda beginning April 8, 2013. Other formerly seasonal routes from JFK will increase to daily, year-round flights; Montego Bay, Jamaica and Aruba go full-time on December 15 and increased Punta Cana service starts February 14, 2013.
Finally, Chicagoans can bask in the Caribbean glow with weekly, seasonal service to Nassau in the Bahamas starting February 9, 2013.