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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
More deals to Mexico this week! In early June, we found some good deals on flights to Cancun from the East Coast and Midwest starting at $264 round-trip. This week, Delta and US Airways are offering some more cheap flights from a bunch of cities on the West Coast, including Portland (PDX), Sacramento (SMF), San Jose (SJC) and Santa Ana (SNA).
Fares from all of these cities start at $262 and are available in August and September. Most of the flights, including Portland, Sacramento and Santa Ana are available on Delta, with a few others like San Jose appearing on US Airways.
Here are a few examples of what we found:
Portland (PDX)-Cancun (CUN) for $262 on Delta:
Sacramento (SMF)-Cancun (CUN) for $262 on Delta:
San Jose (SJC)-Cancun (CUN) for $262 on US Airways:
Santa Ana (SNA)-Cancun (CUN) for $262 on Delta:
Earning Even More Delta SkyMiles
Through June 30th, the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card are offering increased 50,000 miles (after you spend $2,000 in the first three months) bonuses and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card is offering 60,000 miles (after you spend $2,000 in the first three months). All these cards offer other Delta perks such as priority boarding, and the first checked bag free. For more details, check out this post.
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.