Do research. Sometimes it is cheaper to book hotel and flight together and sometimes it isn't. You just need to do the research and discover which would be best for you. Don't mean to sound harsh, but the prices are different for different parts of the country, the days you fly, the time of year, the time of the flights. It all adds up and you just need to do the research and decide what is important to you in regards to times of flights, layovers, day to fly. There are lots of options.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come