There are cheap flights from Houston (IAH) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) for $239, round-trip with a short layover. This is using the same fare rules as the other American Airlines flights to the Caribbean.
[07/26/2014 @ 4:57 PM] Now using example dates that avoid long stopover in Miami (MIA).
[08/01/2014 @ 4:46 PM] Prices have increased to $386. Removed from deal list.
[08/07/2014 @ 10:59 PM] Discount fare code is active again! Price is currently $282. (Lowest during the first sale, was $239, but this is still great.)
[08/09/2014 @ 12:20 AM] Price has dropped to $260.
[08/12/2014 @ 2:58 PM] Price has dropped to $239!
[08/16/2014 @ 4:45 PM] It looks like availability is drying up. Fare is still available via AA.com, and no longer seems available on Orbitz.
[08/18/2014 @ 12:06 PM] Removing from deal list. It looks like this sale is over. Prices are now $386 again. Congrats to those that booked!
Click for more details and booking links Cheap Flights: Houston to Punta Cana $239 r/t 1-stop