I mentioned this in a previous post, but I am a big fan of airline cards because of the bonus miles they offer (only the first time you sign up, so after you use them it’s hard to earn many if you don’t travel often), plus the perks you get when flying.
Delta/Amex currently has 50,000 miles bonus offer that expires June 31st so if you have good credit I would apply now! A roundtrip flight from Little Rock to San Juan is just around 50K miles- I went to Delta.com and search flexible dates by miles instead of cash and found the following offerings:
The first one is a bit more expensive because of the travel time, but if you want to fly for under 50k miles you’ll have to wait a bit longer or endure more connections. Take a laptop and watch a movie- it’s not that bad once you get here.
If you want to get here faster, you may have to earn more points in other ways. I think I signed up for some of their partner rewards programs and earned 5k miles here and there for simply purchasing something one time.
Terms: For a limited time: Earn 50,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months† and a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.†
$0 Introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
They usually tell you if you’re approved and provide the card number immediately so you can start making purchases quickly. It does take a while for the statements to clear so I’d spend that $2,000 ASAP in order to get the miles in time for the wedding.
Another option is just to purchase the ticket to San Juan on the Delta card- because you get your bonus miles (eventually) plus double miles on the purchase since it’s with Delta. So when you come back next year, you’ll be fully equipped to fly for free:)