Caribbean Airlines Cheap Flights

Caribbean Airlines is the flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago. State-owned and headquartered in Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, in 2006 it was incorporated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Airlines flies to destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America and South America. It expanded by acquiring Jamaica Air in 2010 and is now the largest airline in the Caribbean, employing more than 1600 people, with 600+ flights each week to 18 destinations. The airline is owned by people of Trinidad and Tobago and the people of Jamaica.

Caribbean Airlines US Destinations

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Miami, Florida: Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • New York City, New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Orlando, Florida: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Caribbean Airlines International Destinations

  • Antigua and Barbuda: St. John’s
  • Barbados: Bridgetown
  • Canada: Toronto
  • Grenada: St. George’s
  • Guyana: Georgetown
  • Jamaica: Kingston, Montego Bay
  • Saint Lucia: Castries
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Kingstown
  • Sint Maarten: Philipsburg
  • Suriname: Paramaribo
  • Trinidad: Port of Spain, Tobago
  • Venezuela: Caracas

Caribbean Airlines hubs

As Caribbean Airlines belongs to the people of Jamaica and of Trinidad and Tobago, the airline uses airports in these countries as their hubs.

  • Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica. This is Jamaica's second busiest airport, situated between 11 and 12 miles south of New Kingston. To accommodate the increase in use and to meet with evolving standards in technology and security, Norman Manley has been undergoing extensive renovations. The first phase was completed in 2010; the second phase is to be completed in 2023. And here’s a fun fact about this airport: it played a role in Dr. No, the first James Bond film (1962).
  • Piarco International Airport (POS) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Piarco International Airport is on the island of Trinidad, situated in the town of Piarco, about 19 miles east of Port of Spain. The airport has two terminals. The new North terminal is the main terminal for passengers; the older South terminal has been renovated into an executive terminal and now takes care of cargo flights, helicopter flights and general aviation. Flights from Piarco International Airport fly to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as many destinations in the Caribbean and in Latin America.

Caribbean Airlines Fleet

  • ATR72-600: 5 in service, each seats 68 passengers
  • Boeing 737-800s: 12 in service, each seats 154 passengers

Caribbean Airlines: Loyalty Programs, Discounts and Miles Promotions

Caribbean Airlines has two ways for passengers to enjoy their flights and Caribbean experiences even more.

Caribbean Miles

Join the frequent flyer program and earn miles. Features include:

  • Bonus Tickets and Upgrades. Can buy reward upgrades for as little as 5000 miles and reward tickets for sometimes as low as 7500 miles. Both are subject to availability.
  • Mile sharing. You can pool your miles with others in your family.
  • Elite Status. 20,000 miles flown in a calendar years rewards you with Silver; 40,000 miles in a calendar year means you are Gold; 80,000 miles in a calendar year means you have Executive Gold. Perks, depending on the tier, can include preferential check in and priority boarding; and, for the Gold and Executive Gold, the chance to upgrade flights from Economy Class to Business Class.
  • Taxes and Fees Not Covered. Note that Caribbean Miles can be used to purchase tickets, but Caribbean Miles don’t cover the taxes and fees associated with flying. You’ll still be responsible for federal inspection fees, customs and immigration fees, and any other fees and surcharges.

Club Caribbean

Not everyone can amass thousands of miles in the air, yet people still want to enjoy the perks. Caribbean Airlines has created “Club Caribbean” so that less frequent flyers can luxuriate in the very best service. Benefits include:

  • Lounges and Business Centers. While waiting between flights, you can escape the hurly-burly of the terminals and enjoy a snack and a drink in a relaxed, secure area. Show your Club Caribbean card and your boarding pass and enter a lounge in one of these airports: Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Kingston, Miami, New York, Port of Spain, Saint Maarten, Suriname, or Toronto.
  • Penalties waived. Plans change; meetings and flights get rescheduled, but if you belong to Club Caribbean, you won’t have to pay penalties or fees when you change your flight and dates.
  • Priority Status. You’ll get moved to the head of the line if you’re flying standby; you can board as soon as boarding starts; you can check in at Business Class counter; even your luggage will get special treatment.

The annual fee for an individual to join Club Caribbean is $350; discounts are available for couples and groups. You must be 16 or older to enter a Club Caribbean Hospitality Lounge.

Caribbean Airlines: How to Check In, Seating Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees

Business Class seats have a pitch of 38 inches and a width of 20 inches.

Economy Class seats have a pitch of 32 inches (greater in Emergency Exit rows) and a width of 16.5 inches.

You can reserve a particular seat on a Caribbean Airlines flight up to 11 months in advance, as long as you have a confirmed reservation. Three methods are available:

  • You can work with a Reserving Agent.
  • You can do this through the website if you use the website to book your flight.
  • You can do this if you use the Caribbean Airlines web check-in, from 24 to 3 hours before departure.

Not every seat in the cabin is available for pre-booking. Particular seats – the seats by the bulkhead, the seats in the emergency exit rows and the seats in the rows before and after the emergency exit rows – are only assigned at the airport. These seats tend to have more legroom but are also the seats where the passengers need to have the physical and mental strength to perform certain tasks if there is an-emergency. If you are a tall person desiring more space for your legs, come to the airport early.

Caribbean Airlines recommends that passengers arrive at the airport at 3 hours before an international departure and at least 2 hours before a scheduled domestic departure. Check-in closes 1 hour before an international departure and 40 minutes before a domestic departure.

Caribbean Airlines Baggage Allowance and Fees

Caribbean Airlines Carry-On Baggage Policy

  • One carry-on piece with a maximum weight of 22 pounds (10 kilograms) and maximum size of 45 inched (115 centimeters)
  • A smaller personal item such as a briefcase, computer bag or purse, with total dimensions not greater than 36 inches (91 centimeters)
  • Bags that exceed the allowance in either weight or size may cost you a fee. The amount depends on the size and the weight and the starting point and the destination. You will not be permitted to take them into the cabin with you.  These bags will be tagged and checked and you will be able to retrieve them at your final destination.

Caribbean Airlines Checked Luggage Policy

The number of bags you can check and their associated fees vary by traveling class and by departure and destination. In general:

  • Bags, not to be considered heavy, should weigh 50 pounds (23 kilograms) or less. A bag is considered heavy if it weighs between 51 and 70 pounds (24 and 32 kilograms).  Bags deemed heavy will be charged a fee.
  • Bags, to be considered normal size, should not have dimensions greater than 62 inches (115 centimeters). Bags with dimensions between 63 and 75 inches are considered oversized and will be charged extra.
  • Bags weighing more than 70 pounds or with dimensions summing to more than 75 inches cannot be checked and will have to be transported as cargo. Refer to Caribbean Airlines Cargo for more information.
  • Business Class passengers and passengers with Gold or Executive Gold status in the Caribbean Miles program can check more bags than regular passengers.
  • Infants traveling either on a lap or on seats of their own will be allowed to check for free one additional item, such as a car seat, carrying basket or collapsible stroller. This item may be permitted in the cabin if space is available.

Caribbean Airlines: Service on Board, In-Flight Entertainment and Meals

Food and beverages

Caribbean Airlines offers a combination of Caribbean and Western meals and snacks, avoiding both pork and peanuts in all dishes, as these two items can cause problems for so many passengers. Some of the items served include plantain, various chokas (chokas are vegetables that are fire-roasted, mashed, and flavored with herbs and spicy oil), frittatas, omelets, chicken, falafel and fish dishes.

  • If you have special requirements, for example you are diabetic or vegan, you can order a special meal in advance. Or, if you are particularly sensitive to allergens, you can always bring your own food with you.
  • Business Class passengers can pre-order their meals as well.
  • In Business Class, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary. In Economy Class only non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary, but you still may wish to purchase some of their local specialties to have the complete Caribbean experience: Angostura and Appleton Rum, Caribbean and Red Stripe beers, celebrated Angostura Bitters. These are all produced in either Trinidad and Tobago or Jamaica.

Caribbean Airlines offers the magazine Caribbean Beat and an in-flight video called Caribbean Essence.

If you are traveling to or from Piarco in Trinidad and Tobago, or Port of Spain in Jamaica, make sure to stop in the duty-free shop in these airports. Passengers traveling through the Port of Spain can even pre-order on the web (and receive a 10% discount!), and just pick up their orders before they board. Caribbean Airlines’ online catalog offers selections in the categories of chocolates, cigarettes, liquors and perfumes.

Caribbean Airlines: Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service Guidelines

Infants. A child is considered an infant until its second birthday. Infants may only have seats of their own if seats have been purchased for them.  If no seat has been purchased, then the infant must be held on the lap of the parent or guardian for the duration of the flight.

Children.  Children with their own seats may be eligible for discounts.

Unaccompanied Minors.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of at least 16 years, but Caribbean Airlines is happy to offer Unaccompanied Minor service for children from age 5 through 15.  To fly with Caribbean Airlines, children between 5 and 11 must have Unaccompanied Minor service; for children from age 12 through 15, the service is optional.  Unaccompanied Minor service should be requested at the time of booking the flight.  Additional documents are required for international travel, including visas, customs and immigration forms and the “Unaccompanied Minor Declaration” form.  The Unaccompanied Minor service costs $100 per child for direct, one-way travel.  Child discounts do not apply when the child is traveling without an adult.

Caribbean Airlines: Pet & Animal Policy

  • Service animals. Caribbean allows service dogs (no other species) on to flights free of charge when they accompany passengers with disabilities. No other service animal is permitted into the cabins. Service dogs may not use any of the seats but they may be on the floor space at the passenger’s feet. A passenger with disabilities may not sit in an exit row. To make sure that you and your animal have the best seat possible, at least 48 hours prior to departure contact Caribbean Airlines Reservations.
  • Psychiatric Assist or Emotional Support Animals. Dogs are the only species of animal accepted into cabins in this role (other species must travel as checked baggage). Customers must give Caribbean Airlines at least 48 hours of advance notice of their intention to bring an emotional support dog with them. They must also submit current documentation from a licensed medical professional attesting to the fact that the passenger is assisted by an emotional support animal and that this particular animal is in service in this capacity. Caribbean Airlines will contact the medical professional to confirm the information, and if the information cannot be confirmed, the animal will have to travel as a pet.

Pet as checked baggage

Caribbean Airlines can transport dogs and cats as checked as long as they are appropriately packed, you make arrangements in advance, and space on the flight is available.

All other animals need to travel as cargo and will need to be shipped in accordance with international regulations.  Contact the local Caribbean Airlines Cargo office for more information.

For all Animals Flying to International Destinations.

Documentation of vaccinations, general health, and other information may be required for all your animals, irrespective of whether they are service animals, emotional support animals, or simply cherished pets. Please review the requirements before your trip and make sure your papers, and the papers of your non-human companion, are in order.

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