Sounds like a good fare to me... It's usually a little higher, I think.
On AA today, their direct flights from JFK to AUA are $400/pp round trip.
Hi Aruba Kathy, which website are you looking at? I saw a fare of $575 direct from JFK to Aruba just a minute ago on AA website.
that is an excellent airfare. When are you going?
we are flying on June 30th for two weeks.
I was looking on the AA website....but since you aren't going until June, that rate doesn't apply. I think it you book now, you'll find the rates coming down again, so make sure you continue to monitor the website and get credit back as the rates fall.
I would think you can do better than that. I would just keep watching AA.com and also sign up for their sale fares e-mails.
I love the city of Miami and the South Beach area...but that airport is a zoo. Get a direct flight if you can.
Thank you Aruba Kathy and Island Hopper for the info. So do you think maybe I should wait to purchase my tickets? How do I sign up to get emails on lower fares?
AA has a link right on it's website, and/or travelocity will also do it for you. I agree...I think you can do better....I am going at the height of HIGH season, and I am flying their direct both ways out of JFK for $400. I would hold off and see what March brings.
I would personally wait to book the flights because I think $400 is a pretty good price for a direct flight but not so good for an indirect flight. It's your call, though. It's always a risk to wait...but then again you have 5+ months until you're leaving.
I have seen direct flights during the summer months from JFK for $299 before...but I wouldn't necessarily count on that fare being available...it depends on demand. I would definitely get a direct flight, though.
It's been a long time since I signed up but I think to get those e-mails, you just go to AA.com and follow the links to join the AAdvantage program, which is their frequent flier program. Once you sign up for an account with them, you just set your account preferences to receive the "Net SAAver" special fare e-mails.