Instead of leaves, JetBlue wants travelers to “watch fares fall” during their latest two-day sale. Short, regional flights (like Long Beach, California to San Francisco and San Jose) are available for as little as $44 one-way.
But now that the leaves (and temperatures) are dropping, we think the most appealing deals are those to the Caribbean. International flights start at $65 one-way from Florida, and include $74 one-way tickets to the Bahamas, $89 flights to Cuba, $114 flights to Barbados, and $124 one-way trips to Trinidad and Tobago.
New Yorkers can get a $94 flight to Bermuda, while deals from Boston start at $129.
If now seems like a funny time to go to the Caribbean — it’s not. In fact, the region needs tourism dollars more than ever.
And while Hurricanes Irma and Maria inflicted serious damage on certain islands, The New York Times reported that nearly 70 percent of the Caribbean was entirely unaffected. Areas of the Western and Southern Caribbean, in particular, were not touched by the disastrous storms.
Many of the islands that were affected — like Turks and Caicos — have rebounded quickly. Only three hours from New York City, this Caribbean destination is open for business, and can be reached for $114 from New York City, $144 from Boston, and a cool $64 from Fort Lauderdale.
So don’t feel bad about taking a vacation in the Caribbean. “One of the best things you can do is come to this destination,” the director of the Turks and Caicos tourist board, Ramon Andrews, told Travel + Leisure earlier this month. “It’s definitely going to help with the rebuilding efforts.”
Whether you head south or stick to destinations closer to home, JetBlue’s airfare sale is valid on travel between October 25 and December 14, with blackout dates around Thanksgiving. The two-day sale ends Wednesday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET.