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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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
As the global economy reacts to the results of the presidential election, currencies are fluctuating greatly in value. Today, the Mexican peso dropped drastically, and now we’re seeing fares for round-trip flights from all over the United States — New York (EWR), Los Angeles (LAX), Baltimore (BWI), and Boston (BOS) — to Mexico City starting from just $245. Most of these fares are available from now through September 2017.
Note that some of the routes require you to purchase two separate tickets. TPG covered this feature back when it was released by Google in April.
Airline: American, Delta, United
Route: EWR, LAX, BWI, BOS to MEX
Cost: $245 round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2016 – September 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: American Express Platinum Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Mexico City (MEX) for $245 round-trip:
Newark (EWR) to Mexico City (MEX) for $259 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Mexico City (MEX) for $314 round-trip (separate tickets):
Baltimore (BWI) to Mexico City (MEX) for $303 round-trip (separate tickets):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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.
Featured image of Mexico City courtesy of Getty Images.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
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|