I am headed to Aruba in 3 weeks and my trip cost me 32k points for a direct flight from Boston to Aruba. Those prices are crazy....I just traveled in April as well for a similar cost and if I did not already book my summer trip (using cash) I would pay for them with points as well. Jet Blue appears to have MUCH better pricing using points based on what people are posting today. That said, during the holidays JB jacks up the cost to over 100k per ticket...