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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. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
Want to spend some time on the beach with a basket of chips and guacamole and a refreshing margarita? Check out these discounted fares from American Airlines. The carrier is currently offering some great deals on nonstop flights to Cancun (CUN) from New York (JFK) for departures in June, September through November and January through March of 2017. We’re seeing round-trip fares as low as $253 during the offseason months for Mexican beach travel. Since Cancun has been one of TPG’s Destination of the Week selections, we have a lot of recommendations for you once you arrive.
Airline: American Airlines
Route: JFK to CUN
Cost: $253+ round-trip in economy
Dates: June 2016; September – November 2016; January – March 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for $253 round-trip on American in June:
New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for $253 round-trip on American in September:
New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for $253 round-trip on American in February :
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.