Cheap Flights To Jamaica
Tips and Tricks to Finding the Best Tickets

Can You really find cheap flights to Jamaica?

The answer to that question is yes, and it is only right that you find the cheapest flights to Jamaica possible.

However, finding cheap flights to Jamaica depends on several factors.

  • Departure airport
  • Arrival airport
  • Flexibility of your schedule
  • How long you plan to stay in Jamaica?

Don’t worry about all this. I have carefully compiled (with the help of my sister who books all the tickets for our friends and family traveling to Jamaica at ridiculously LOW prices) some tips for all circumstances, and then I will point you to the best online resources where you can compare cheap Jamaican flights to Jamaica.

The time you spend here researching will save you hundreds, maybe thousands (depending on where you are travelling from) of dollars to fly to Jamaica.

Finding Cheap Flights to Jamaica

Flights To Kingston, Jamaica - Flights To Montego Bay, Jamaica

The cheapest flights to Jamaica will either come in at Sangster International Airport or Norman Manley international Airport.

Based on my experience, Sangster International Airport has cheaper flights from the UK, and Norman Manley International Airport has from U.S.A. and Canada.

But will the final price be cheaper?

Cheaper depends on your destination because if you are going to stay at a hotel in Kingston, it will be cheaper to fly into Norman Manley International Airport when you include taxi fare from Montego Bay to Kingston.

Fortunately, for you, the travel distances across Jamaica are not far. The most time you would spend on any domestic flight is 45 minutes to an hour.

When is the best time to book cheap flights to Jamaica?

Book early. Please don’t wait until the last minute. As soon as you book your hotel room just go ahead and book your plane tickets.

Winter is the main tourist season in Jamaica because of our warm winter climates, and is the time with the most expensive flights. No inexpensive flights to Jamaica during that time. If you want to fly around that time book as early as September!

Autumn is the best time to get flight deals to Jamaica. Personally, I like to book the last week in October to the first week in November. After this period, the prices for flights will double.

Summer is a very busy holiday season in Jamaica, and the airports are extremely active around this time. During this time, tickets are just as expensive as the winter season. If you are planning to travel for the summer, the latest month you should book is May.

Best Airlines For Cheap Flights To Jamaica

Even though I like to use websites that compare fares, most times I find the cheapest airline tickets when I book directly on the airline’s website.

"Air Jamaica,” is the preferred choice of airline to fly for locals and foreigners because of the wide range of options and travel packages. The airline has expanded and partnered with international airlines to bring you lower fares and more Air Jamaica flights.

Air Jamaica is my personal favorite in terms of service and comfort. I love flying on our national carrier because of our excellent safety flying record. They usually have great promotions so always visit their website for discounts.

American Airlines: most people I know think that American Airlines is expensive, but I beg to differ. You must constantly check for discounts or book in the off season because I have bought tickets on their website that at times worked out to be cheaper than other Airlines.

If you are flying to Jamaica from Miami, this should be the first website that you check. Cheapest rates guaranteed.

Virgin Atlantic: for your flights from England, Virgin Airlines is the airline of choice for many. The best time to book is at the top of the year. Unlike travelers from America, Canada and the Caribbean, if you are traveling from Europe try to book this airline at least four months in advance. Booking early can save you hundreds of pounds.

Spirit Airlines: It has over the last two years offered the most discounts to fly to Jamaica. Spirit airlines consistently offer cheap flights to Jamaica that sometimes no other airline can compete with.

Air Canada: Canadians love their national carrier for not only pride but also affordable tickets to the Caribbean, that is right in their budget range.

Jet Blue Airlines- Flying from New York? Check this airline first.

New to the market but has already made a positive impact on travelers. They have rolled out prices as low as the cost for an extra luggage on other airlines.

More tips when searching for the cheapest flights to Jamaica:

If you search for a flight, and it comes up empty, pick up the phone and call the airline. Chances are they still have a few seats available.

When I worked as an intern in the Bahamas, I learnt something important and that is not all the seats are given to agents and wholesalers. Some of the seats are left behind for the airlines

So ring them, you will be surprised as to what they can do for you.

Book the Flight Online or Call A Travel Agent?

The answer to this really depends on where you are travelling from.

The majority of tourists from America will book their flights directly online unless the flights were included as a part of a vacation package.

Booking flights online is fast and easy to do. For those persons that, choose a travel agent for accountability, you will receive a receipt so you can make any queries at the airport. Besides booking a flight is completely different from booking a hotel.

Airlines don’t promise you luxury; they promise to get you to your destination.

When booking online the major decisions that you will have to make is if you want connecting flights and which airport is the best airport to arrive at.

Spend an hour or two going through the dates of your proposed travel schedule as well as the airports. Let me tell you that one-day difference and arriving at another airport can save you a few hundred dollars.

So go through all the dates, as far as you are willing to move them. I once saved $100 on a flight from New York to Jamaica by moving my travel itinerary to five days later. You will find that the prices are different for every day of the week, and airlines have all sorts of special deals.

Even though I live very close to the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, I have realized that I could save up to US$200 when I fly into Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. And if I drive from Montego Bay to home the cost for gas would be US$50. So I would at the end save about US$150 (per person).

Choosing a travel agent is not a bad idea either. Some persons cannot bother with the hassle of booking flights. A travel agent will take that stress away from you and may even help you to save money.

Travel agents know the best deals and can sometimes match the price that you may find online when looking at yourself.

A travel agent will know which day of the week is best to travel (Monday to Thursday).

So with the combination ofcheap airline websites like Kayak and Expedia, and by searching the website directly, you should be on your way to finding cheap flights to Jamaica in a matter of minutes.

The few hours that you spend searching and comparing prices will be all worth it when it is time to book your flight at a reasonable price.

Now go and search for cheap flights to Jamaica!

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