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5 Cheap Flights for Spring Break

By Robert Firpo-Cappiello
September 29, 2021
A view of the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Sure, Punta Cana, Nassau, Puerto Vallarta, San Juan, and Cancun are all sweet spring escapes. But they have something else in common: Projected savings on airfare in the coming weeks.

Ready for a spring break? We are too. Whether you define the phrase as a 24/7 tropical party or something a little more laid-back, like a couple’s escape or family beach vacation, our friends at Skyscanner (skyscanner.com) have rounded up some of the most promising projected savings on spring flights to some of the most desirable locales. Here, a taste of the top destinations where you can save a bundle:

1. PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Book your spring flights around 12 weeks in advance and you could save up to 45 percent on an escape to the famously gorgeous, delicious, and affordable DR, a quick flight from many U.S. hubs.

2. NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS

We love the Bahamas for their proximity to U.S. coast, amazing seafood like conch fritters, and awesome outdoor markets. Book your flight around 11 weeks in advance to save up to 34 percent.

3. PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

You can save up to 34 percent on flights to this beautiful and historic Mexican hotspot on the Pacific coast when you book around 10 weeks in advance.

4. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

We’ve been happy to report that more than 100 hotels are welcoming guests and more than 4,000 restaurants are cooking in Puerto Rico as it continues its comeback from Hurricane Maria. Choosing to spend your dollars in Puerto Rico is one of the best ways you can help, and if you book around 10 weeks in advance, you can save up to 20 percent on airfare.

5. CANCUN, MEXICO

For those who want to combine warm beaches with significant cultural landmarks, Cancun is a place you can both play and learn in proximity to historic Mayan ruins. Book your flight around 10 weeks in advance to save up to 20 percent.

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