How to get the best airfare to the Virgin Islands

Lots pf people visit St. John year after year.  The Inquiring Iguana's probably done it 25 years in a row.  And getting the best airfare is always our goal.

on the TripAdvisor forums has the same focus, asking "What's the best trick for cheap flights? Lately, all of my tricks are proving to be a bust."

Augiegator from Melbourne, Fla. chimed in saying everybody knows the usual steps … check airline sites on Tuesday evening for deals, clear your browser to make sure you get fresh search results, and so on.

Unfortunately, AG says, "The best "trick" is just plain old persistence. Know your range of possible dates, and stay vigilant in checking."  And, when you see something even close to your budget, don't wait, thinking a better deal will come alone. "Jump on it."

Mrscherry2000 suggests you sign up for fare alerts on the travel sites including Priceline, Expedia, and Orbitz.   Travelocity and Kayak are also faves for Susanf31 of Parker, Colo. "I go between them several times a day. You have to flexible on your dates."

RickG goes deeper with Kayak. "I hit the individual airlines for the best fares, but use Kayak's =/- 3-day feature to find the absolute cheapest fares – usually Wednesday to Wednesday out of DC."

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2 thoughts on “How to get the best airfare to the Virgin Islands”

  1. I put everything on the airline card that flys where I want to go and keep a zero balance. With USAir I got 15,000 free miles for the 1st purchase and a $90 annual fee. I also just got a double the gift miles from USAir, give your wife 50K and she receives 100K, it’s 35K for a round trip ticket to the VI from the mainland.
    Also heard Jet Blue will add St Thomas within 2 years, ya it’s speculation.

  2. We have been going to St. John for 5 years from Boston. The past two or three years there have been direct flights from Boston to STT. But I am having no luck finding direct flights for February 2011 from Boston. I don’t want to buy connecting flight tickets if direct flights will be available. Anyone have any info about this?

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