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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.
Cancun, baby! Who’s up for a trip to the land of beaches and drinks with little umbrellas in them? We’ve managed to dig up some fantastic fares from cities around the US — and while you’ll save an extra 20 or 30 bucks by connecting, we opted for nonstop flights to help maximize your time on the beach. As is typical (for whatever reason), you’ll find the cheapest fares from Philadelphia (PHL), with nonstop options on US Airways running just $264 round-trip, including taxes. Miami also has some attractive fares ($270), as do New York ($317) and Chicago ($328) for travel this summer and beyond.
Here’s a sampling of what we found:
Philadelphia (PHL)-Cancun (CUN) for $264 on US Airways (earns 2,940 EQMs):
Philadelphia (PHL)-Cancun (CUN) for $270 on American (earns 1,062 EQMs):
New York (JFK)-Cancun (CUN) for $317 on American (earns 3,120 EQMs):
Chicago (ORD)-Cancun (CUN) for $328 on United (earns 2,888 EQMs):
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.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|