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Cheapest US city to fly to St Thomas from

Dale_Gough
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I am planning a trip to St John in June and have frequent flyer miles I can use to pretty much fly to any place in the continental US that Alaska Air goes but its hard to find dates all the way to the USVI. So I want to know where I can fly to and get the cheapest flights to St Thomas. Any ideas?

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Topic starter Posted : September 10, 2014 8:55 pm
C_Ray6
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From which city are you originating?

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Posted : September 10, 2014 9:05 pm
C_Ray6
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I see Alaska Airlines flies into Detroit. I recently purchased a round trip flight on Spirit Airlines From Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale to St. Thomas and back for $305. Keep in mind that Spirit charges for overhead compartment and and checked bags. I will be flying with all my clothes packed in a back pack that will fit underneath the seat which they do not charge. There maybe other airlines that fly direct from Atlanta.

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Posted : September 10, 2014 9:11 pm
Dale_Gough
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I am starting in Portland Or. I figured somewhere on the east coast. Logically I was thinking that Florida would have the cheapest flights but air fare is not always logical.

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Topic starter Posted : September 10, 2014 10:23 pm
C_Ray6
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I would say that Ft. Lauderdale Spirit airlines daily flight but again, try Atlanta too.

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Posted : September 10, 2014 10:41 pm
Dale_Gough
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So far it seems like Ft Laurderdale would be the cheapest.

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2014 6:43 pm
Chris at Work
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Bear in mind there is least expensive and then cheap. I admit to never flying them but Spirit stories of woe are legendary. Be prepared to 'pay' for saving a few dollars.

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Posted : September 12, 2014 1:06 pm
C_Ray6
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Very true Chris. I have never had a problem but have always flown "bare fares." November I will simply have a back pack. Seems like the airlines charge you for everything beyond the ticket now a days.. How much to lower my tray table?

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Posted : September 12, 2014 2:10 pm