[07/11/2018 @ 1:33 PM] Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, CheapTickets, Hotwire.
[07/13/2018 @ 4:02 PM] Price dropped by about +$100. Delta has started a huge sale to the rest of the Caribbean.
[08/13/2018 @ 11:28 PM] Old deal. Removing from deal list.
Deals are usually valid 24 to 72 hours after posting, but can expire at any time (see time-stamp).
Delta has round-trip flights from Dallas (DAL/DFW) to Nassau, Bahamas or Aruba (NAS/AUA) for $191-$219 with a connection. One-way available for under $100. Flights in August and September. Weekends available. “Regular Economy” available for +$25 each-way.
Delta has started a huge sale to the rest of the Caribbean. See this post: [Cheap Flights: Dallas to Most of the Caribbean $178-$250 r/t – Delta Basic Economy].
Note: “Basic Economy” on Delta allows for a free regular-sized carry-on bag. Seat assignment after check-in. Boards with last group. If you’re a AMEX Delta credit-card member, you should use the free checked bag and priority boarding perk.
Note: Check both “DAL” and “DFW” for availability.
- Nassau – Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / Priceline) Aug 11 – Aug 15 / Aug 18 – Aug 22 / Aug 25 – Aug 29 / Sep 08 – Sep 15 / Sep 15 – Sep 19 / Sep 22 – Sep 26 / Sep 29 – Oct 03 / Oct 06 – Oct 13 / Oct 13 – Oct 16 / Oct 20 – Oct 23 / Oct 27 – Oct 30 / Nov 10 – Nov 13 / Dec 08 – Dec 11 / Jan 12 – Jan 15 / etc… / Feb 09 – Feb 12 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
- Aruba – Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / Priceline) Sep 04 – Sep 11 / Sep 10 – Sep 17 / Sep 19 – Sep 26 / Sep 26 – Oct 03 / Oct 03 – Oct 10 / Oct 09 – Oct 16 / Oct 24 – Oct 31 / Oct 30 – Nov 06 / Nov 13 – Nov 20 / Nov 27 – Dec 04 / Dec 05 – Dec 12 / No January to March / Apr 10 – Apr 17 / Apr 16 – Apr 23 / Apr 30 – May 07 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken at 1:36 PM on 07/11/18.
- Previous Lowest Price Average: AUA = $471 / NAS = $447
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