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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.
Yesterday’s cheap United fares to Cancun are still available, but now the airline has added a few other Mexican destinations to the mix. You can fly from more than a dozen US cities to Cabo and Puerto Vallarta for less than $300 round-trip. Generally, a stop is required in each direction, though nonstop flights from Newark are available on very limited dates. You can find these cheap flights from Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, New York, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, plus a few smaller cities, with availability from late August through early November.
Route(s): BWI, CLT, DFW, LGA, EWR, LAS, PHL, PHX, PDX, SAN, SJC to PVR and SJD
Cost: $228-$263 round-trip in economy
Dates: August, 2015 through November, 2015
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 3,850 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: N
Booking Link: Orbitz
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark to Puerto Vallarta for $228 on United (earns 4,574 PQMs):
Orange County, CA to Puerto Vallarta for $243 on United (earns 3,850 PQMs):
Boston to Cabo for $258 on United (earns 5,263 PQMs):
Newark to Cancun for $263 on United (earns 4,814 PQMs):
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 (3 points per dollar on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
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.