Use Your Miles for a St. Thomas Vacation in the Caribbean

Use Your Miles for a St. Thomas Vacation in the Caribbean

When you’re looking for a Caribbean vacation, set your sights on St. Thomas. It’s one of the U.S. Virgin Islands just 1,100 miles southeast of Miami so it’s a snap for Americans to visit. Since the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix) are a U.S. territory, American citizens don’t need a passport if traveling from the mainland or Puerto Rico.

Why visit St. Thomas? The weather is spectacular all year long but ranges from the low 70s to high 80s in the wintertime. The beaches are pristine, shopping is excellent, and you can take a ferry or a small plane to visit nearby St. John or St. Croix.

From the mainland, you can fly on American, Delta, Spirit, United or US Airways to Cyril E. King Airport (STT) in the heart of St. Thomas. Which airline offers the best value using frequent flyer miles depends on which aircraft cabin you wish to fly, where you’re flying from, and if you’re traveling during peak or off-peak dates.

The best deal can be had by anyone that holds Spirit’s branded MasterCard. As a cardmember you can book off-peak award tickets to St. Thomas. If your route is in Region 1, you can book one-way off-peak award seats for just 2,500 miles. Flying roundtrip to St. Thomas for 5,000 miles is quite a bargain!

To determine which region you’re traveling from on your Spirit Airlines flight, check this chart on the airline’s website.

Spirit Airlines One-Way Awards to St. Thomas

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American and US Airways both charge 25,000 miles for round-trip MileSAAver Level 1 economy award flights to St. Thomas while Delta charges 35,000 miles for Level 1.

American Airlines Round-Trip Awards to St. Thomas

ClassMileSAAver Level 1MileSAAver Level 2
Economy25,00035,000
Business/Firstn/a60,000
Firstn/a80,000

Delta Airlines Round-Trip Awards to St. Thomas

ClassLevel 1Level 2
Economy 35,00045,000
BusinessElite, First or Business Class60,00075,000

If you’d prefer a business-class seat and are traveling during off-peak dates, US Airways is the best value at 50,000 miles for a round-trip ticket.

US Airways Round-Trip Awards to St. Thomas

ClassOff-PeakLow
Main Cabin25,00035,000
First/Business50,00060,000

Here’s a list of nonstop and connecting flights as published by American, Delta, Spirit, United, and US Airways.

Nonstop Flights to St. Thomas
Atlanta on Delta
Charleston on US Airways
Ft. Lauderdale on Spirit
Miami on American Airlines
Newark on United Airlines
New York JFK on American Airlines and Delta
Philadelphia on US Airways

Connecting Flights to St. Thomas
Akron/Canton on Delta
Albany on Delta, United Airlines,and US Airways
Albuquerque on Delta
Allentown on Delta
Appleton/Fox Cities, WI on Delta
Asheville, NC on Delta
Atlanta on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines and US Airways
Atlantic City on Spirit
Augusta, GA on Delta
Austin on American Airlines, Delta and US Airways
Baltimore on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit and US Airways
Birmingham, AL on Delta
Boston on American Airlines, Spirit, United Airlines and US Airways
Bozeman, MT on Delta
Buffalo on Delta and US Airways
Charleston, SC on American Airlines, Delta and US Airways
Charleston, WV on Delta
Charlotte, NC on Delta
Charlottesville, VA on Delta
Chattanooga, TN on Delta

Chicago O’Hare on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit and United Airlines
Chicago Midway on Delta
Cincinnati on Delta
Cleveland on Delta, United Airlines and US Airways
Colorado Springs on Delta
Columbia, SC on Delta
Columbus, OH on Delta

Dallas on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines and US Airways
Dayton, OH on Delta
Denver on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines and US Airways
Des Moines, IA on Delta
Detroit on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit and US Airways
El Paso on Delta
Evansville, IN on Delta
Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg, NC on Delta
Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas, AR on Delta
Flint, MI on Delta
Gainesville, FL on Delta
Grand Rapids, MI on Delta

Greensboro on US Airways
Green Bay, WI on Delta
Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, NC on Delta
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC on Delta
Gulfport/Biloxi, MS on Delta

Harrisburg on Delta and US Airways
Hartford on American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and US Airways
Houston on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines and US Airways
Huntsville/Decatur, AL on Delta
Indianapolis on Delta and US Airways
Jackson, MS on Delta
Jacksonville on Delta and US Airways
Kansas City on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
Knoxville, TN on Delta
Lafayette, LA on Delta

Las Vegas on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines, and US Airways
Lexington, KY on Delta
Little Rock, AR on Delta

Los Angeles on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines, and US Airways
Louisville, KY on Delta
Madison, WI on Delta
Manchester, NH on Delta

Memphis on Delta and US Airways
Milwaukee, WI on Delta
Minneapolis/St. Paul on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, and US Airways
Mobile, AL on Delta
Myrtle Beach, SC on Delta and Spirit

Nashville on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
New Orleans on American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines, and US Airways
Newark on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
New York JFK on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
New York LGA on Spirit
Niagara Falls on Spirit
Norfolk, VA on Delta and US Airways
Oakland, CA on Delta
Oklahoma City, OK on Delta
Omaha, NE on Delta
Orange County, CA on Delta

Orlando on American Airlines, Spirit, United Airlines, and US Airways
Panama City, FL on Delta
Pensacola, FL on Delta

Philadelphia on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
Phoenix on American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways
Pittsburgh on Delta, Spirit, and US Airways
Plattsburgh, NY on Spirit
Portland, OR on Delta, United Airlines and US Airways
Portland, ME on Delta and US Airways
Providence, RI on US Airways
Raleigh/Durham on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
Richmond, VA on Delta and US Airways
Roanoke, VA on Delta
Rochester, NY on Delta and US Airways
Sacramento on Delta and US Airways
San Antonio on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
San Diego on American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways
San Francisco on American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways
San Jose on Delta
Salt Lake City on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
Savannah, GA on Delta
Seattle on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
Springfield/Branson, MO on Delta
St. Louis on American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways
Syracuse on Delta and US Airways
Tallahassee, FL on Delta
Tampa on American Airlines, Spirit, and US Airways
Tri-Cities, TN on Delta
Tulsa on American Airlines and Delta
Valparaiso/Ft. Walton Beach, FL on Delta
Washington, D.C. Dulles (IAD) on Delta and United Airlines
Washington, D.C. Reagan (DCA) on American Airlines, Delta and US Airways
Wilmington, NC on US Airways
Wichita, KS on Delta
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA on Delta
Wilmington, NC on Delta

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