I haven't been accepted [yet], but I've been on winter break, and tried to look up the best fare route from my area (Upstate NY).
For me, it was to fly from Syracuse to San Juan on JetBlue, ranging $75-$119 one-way, and then fly on Liat or Caribbean Sun from San Juan to SXM for about $100-$120 one-way. This comes to a grand total of $175-$239 one way. Not TOO shabby, if you ask me.
I think if one flies from JFK, the trip to San Juan can be as low as $65 one-way, and then with the $100-$120 that makes it about $165-$240 one way.
Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College
MBBS Program, 2008 Batch
State University of New York at Geneseo
Class of 2006
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