Now that it’s officially fall, travel season is almost upon us. The days are growing shorter, and the weather is getting colder and wetter… or worse. To prepare you for the months of icy snow and darkness ahead we have some new information on direct flights to Turks and Caicos. We also have some tips on how to find cheap tickets to save money on your vacation on warm and sandy Grace Bay Beach.
Southwest to Offer Direct Flights to Turks and Caicos
Southwest Airlines has announced they will offer direct flights from Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in Turks and Caicos starting November 5.
These flights will connect in Fort Lauderdale to and from cities in the eastern half of the United States such as Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa and Washington DC.
As well Southwest will be offering new direct flights from Nashville to Providenciales, with service expected to start in November, 2017. Fares and flight schedules to Providenciales have yet to be announced, so stay tuned!
List of Flights to Turks and Caicos
There are direct flights between Providenciales Airport (PLS) and many cities throughout North America and Canada, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal.
While schedules are still being determined for fall and winter 2017, for daily flights please consult the Turks and Caicos Airport Authority, or check out the airlines’ websites for up-to-date information:
|NYC||JetBlue, Delta Airlines, United Airlines,|
|Boston||JetBlue, Delta Airlines, US Airways|
|Philadelphia||Delta Airlines, US Airways|
|Toronto||Air Canada, WestJet|
|Montreal||Air Transat, Air Canada, WestJet|
|Nassau||British Airways, Bahamas Air (direct daily flights)|
|London (Heathrow)||British Airways|
If you want more information, as always, be sure to contact our reservations desk.
Tips on Getting Cheap Tickets to Turks and Caicos
For some people, the actual planning process is one of the most enjoyable parts of taking a vacation. It’s always a challenge to hunt down the best flight deals, and most of us are familiar with these tips:
- Book six weeks in advance
- Scan for morning deals
- Always buy on Tuesdays at 3PM EST
- Cheapest day to fly: Wednesday
However, there are even more tips that will help you save big while planning a vacation to Turks and Caicos. Here are some of them:
1. Search for tickets one at a time
Typically if there’s only one seat left in the lowest fare class but you’re searching for multiple tickets for your family, most automated systems will show you the highest fare for all the tickets. So, try searching one at a time, just in case there are limited seats on sale.
2. Search for flights midweek
Airlines tend to launch their sales on Tuesdays and end them on Thursdays, so don’t limit your searches to the weekends.
3. Fly on the actual holiday
It may seem counterintuitive, but the biggest savings can be found by flying on the actual holiday, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. The exception is if you’re traveling over a three-day weekend—then, everyone is looking to fly on the actual holiday, so that’s the perfect time to try and extend your vacation by a day.
4. Try to fly at least one leg of your trip on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Why? Because planes are least full on these days of the week, these flights usually have the lowest fares.
5. Monitor Twitter, Facebook and airline emails
Follow your favorite airlines on social media in addition to signing up for discount online travel company emails.
BONUS TIP: Try out off-peak or shoulder-season travel
During months when destinations see a lower volume of visitors, airlines respond by sometimes offering ticket prices. Here in Turks and Caicos, the quiet time of the year stretches from the summer months until early October.
Experience Perfect harmony on Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales
Experience an earthly wonder of sand and sea at our 114-suite luxury resort on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.
Family-friendly, yet ideally suited for romantic getaways and wedding celebrations, The Sands at Grace Bay offers a harmonious balance of home comforts and sublime Caribbean elegance – as well as a picture perfect location on the sparkling shores of Grace Bay Beach.
If you are dreaming of a beach holiday in the Caribbean that gives you the flexibility of having your own fully-equipped suite while enticing you with fine dining, pristine grounds and sigh-inducing vistas, we look forward to welcoming you to The Sands at Grace Bay.
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