5 Cheap Flights to Book Right Now and Escape the Arctic Chill
So long, thermal underwear.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s cold.
Record-breaking, sub-zero temperatures are sweeping across the United States, and even water parks in Florida have had to close their doors until the weather warms up.
Fortunately, travelers who are serious about escaping the freeze can find cheap flights to places where it basically never snows. Not yet, anyway.
We used KAYAK’s Explore tool to pinpoint affordable, warm weather getaways where a bomb cyclone won’t ruin your vacation.
From New York City
A so-called “Arctic Outbreak” has driven temperatures down to single digits in New York City. Instead of waiting for conditions to improve, book this $259 round-trip flight to Cancun. There are also $255 round-trip flights to Barbados, where the capital is currently enjoying balmy 80-degree temps.
On Friday evening, wind chill in Beantown is projected to be between -10 and -20. Because that sounds awful, consider heading far south to Colombia this month. Flights to Cartagena (where daytime temperatures are approaching 90) are available from $333 round-trip right now.
(For a cozy staycation, consider booking a night at The Colonnade, which will lower rates on Friday nights to the current temp.)
It’s 80 degrees and sunny in Puerto Vallarta right now. And 11 degrees in Chicago. Flights are on sale to the Mexican destination starting at $323 round-trip — and according to KAYAK, those prices are expected to drop further. Lovely weather in the 70s, meanwhile, awaits travelers who book $415 flights to Guatemala.
To find cheap and tropical getaways from your city, use KAYAK’s Explore function to find deals in your budget from your home airport.