Speaking as a person from Florida, there are not really any deals from Florida to SXM. As far as from SJU, the flights from there to SXM aren't any bargains either. And it is really pretty risky to book two different tickets like that. If you miss your first flight, you are scr*wed, as you will be counted as a 'no show' on your second flight, and they don't have to honor your ticket at all.. The very best prices to SXM are ALWAYS from the NYC/Newark area. That would be your best bet for getting a cheaper flight.
The price of flights have gone up every year. Any flight that involves Sat., Sun. or Fri. are high. We just booked for 4 weeks, Sun. to Fri. for $608.00. We are giving up the first Sat. and the last Sat. to save a significant amount of money. Our friends are coming to visit Wed. to the following Thurs. for $522.00. We fly out of Hartford. As someone said NY & Boston have the best prices but it would be a hassle for us.
$460 is good. When are you going? We did see some lower fares from BWI, but they got down there much later in the day. We've been flying out of EWR for quite a while, but this year their prices in Nov. were even higher.
"It's a magic kind of medicine, that no doctor could prescribe." JB
<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />Going on Monday 7/31. We arrive in SXM about 1:30pm. The return trip is not great only 2 hr, 20 min to connect in MIA then back to BWI at 11:30pm.
We live in PHL-ville too and also hit SXM in Nov. For the last 2 years and for this year coming we fly out of JFK. Each year (including this year) we've been flying nonstop for $380. We live just 20 minutes from PHL but will gladly drive 2 hours to save $500! Check it out.
But now I think about the good times, down in the Caribbean sunshine...