Starting today, JetBlue will offer flights between New York’s JFK Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados, in the lower Caribbean. To take advantage of the airline's introductory price of $99 each way, you must book before Oct. 8 for travel through December 19th, 2009 (with Thanksgiving blackout dates).

Barbados is the twelfth international destination on JetBlue’s growing route map (flights to Jamaica begin May 21, 2010).

In addition, US Airways debuts its own new Barbados route, this time from Philadelphia International Airport. Flights are available four days a week and will be ramped up to daily service beginning December 19th, 2009.

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Charlotte Savino is the online listings editor at Travel + Leisure.