Book flights to Antigua from various US cities for under $400 – The Points Guy

From November to March, you can spend time away from the cold weather and snow and instead bask in the white sand beaches of Antigua with this deal alert. Flights to Antigua from various U.S. cities are as low as $282, and much of the deal falls under winter, one of the peak times to visit Antigua.

JetBlue and American Airlines are the two carriers providing discounted fares to Antigua from Atlanta, Boston, New York City, San Francisco and other U.S. cities.

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Deal Basics

Airlines: JetBlue and American Airlines
Routes: Atlanta, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Juan, Las Vegas and other cities have routes to Antigua under this deal
How to book: Search for your ideal dates on Google Flights, then book directly with the airline of your choice
Travel dates: November 2022 to March 2023, with holidays excluded
Book by: ASAP

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Sample Flights

The majority of flights in this deal include layovers — the only one that has no layover departs from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). And there’s a range of major cities such as New York and San Francisco to smaller cities like Jacksonville, Florida and Worcester, Massachusetts to choose from.

We flagged several flights that offer discounted fares to Antigua:

  • American and JetBlue: departing from New York City (JFK), starting at $282
  • American: departing from New York City (LGA), starting at $320 (includes a layover)
  • American: departing from Atlanta (ATL), starting at $325
  • American: departing from Boston (BOS), starting at $339 (includes a layover)
  • American: departing from Tallahassee, Florida (TLH), starting at $339 (includes a layover)
  • JetBlue: departing from Worcester, Massachusetts (ORH), starting at $380 (includes a layover)
  • JetBlue: departing from San Francisco (SFO), starting at $398

When booking your flights, we recommend using Google Flights to determine your best available dates and then booking directly with the airline of your choice. Airlines tend to provide more flexibility in the event of a cancellation, delay or booking change.

Fares advertised on Google Flights may also be different than those on airlines’ sites because of third-party booking options.

Looking through Google Flights, American gives two options for a flight from Atlanta to Antigua on Feb. 7. One flight departs Atlanta at 7:41 a.m. and the other departs at 9:15 a.m., so there isn’t a significant difference in timing — it just depends on how early you’d like to show up at the airport. Both flights also include a 45-minute layover in Miami.

American’s two options for Feb. 14 returning flights have a 95-minute layover in Miami.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

The deal also only extends to economy fares. In this case, the $325 sticker price applies to America’s basic economy option. American basic economy has fees for seat selection; you could upgrade for $80 to “Main” cabin, in which the fare includes seat selection. American also charges additional fees for checked baggage.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

For choosing seats, the prices range from $10 to $49, but if you don’t want to pay extra, you can skip seat selection altogether.

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At around $325, the fare is considered to be low for economy — prices for economy flights to Antigua typically cost anywhere between $530 and $730, according to Google Flights.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

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Bottom Line

Given that there are a handful of cities across the U.S. carrying this deal and fares are discounted by up to 50%, a trip to Antigua is hard to pass up.

However, since many of these discounted fares apply to basic economy, keep in mind that there are restrictions when it comes to certain perks such as selecting a seat. While American’s basic economy fare allows for carry-ons, keep in mind that JetBlue — the other carrier in this deal — does not let passengers bring a free carry-on under its basic economy option.

One of the best aspects of this deal is that it falls under one of the peak times to visit Antigua — winter. You can escape the chilly temps of winter for warmer waters in Antigua with this deal.

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