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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.

Per The Flight Deal, yesterday’s discounted airfares to destinations in Mexico are now considerably lower. American Airlines and United are both offering super-cheap fares from the other carrier’s hubs — in other words, you need to fly AA from United hubs and United from AA hubs in order to take advantage, so all of these flights require one stop.

The good news is that these fares are too low to pass up. We’re talking Philadelphia (ZFV – 30th Street Train Station) to Cancun via Newark for $185 round-trip on United. Or Newark to Cancun via Philly on American for $188 round-trip. There are many more origins and destinations to choose from this time around.

For example, you can fly United from Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh and St. Louis; and AA from Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Newark and San Francisco to a handful of destinations in Mexico, including Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo.

Philadelphia Train Station (ZFV)-Cancun (CUN) for $185 on United (earns 3,096 PQMs):

Philadelphia Train Station (ZFV)-Cancun (CUN) for $185 on United.

Philadelphia (PHL)-Puerto Vallarta (PVR) for $208 on United (earns 4,430 PQMs):

Philadelphia (PHL)-Puerto Vallarta (PVR) for $208 on United.

Philadelphia (PHL)-Cabo San Lucas (SJD) for $212 on United (earns 4,662 PQMs):

Philadelphia (PHL)-Cabo San Lucas (SJD) for $212 on United.

Philadelphia (PHL)-Zihuatanejo (ZIH) for $215 on United (earns 4,520 PQMs):

Philadelphia (PHL)-Zihuatanejo (ZIH) for $215 on United.
Philadelphia (PHL)-Zihuatanejo (ZIH) for $215 on United.

Newark (EWR)-Cancun (CUN) for $188 on AA (earns 3,117 EQMs):

Newark (EWR)-Cancun (CUN) for $188 on AA.
Newark (EWR)-Cancun (CUN) for $188 on AA.

Newark (EWR)-Cabo San Lucas (SJD) for $202 on AA (earns 5,710 EQMs):

Newark (EWR)-Cabo San Lucas (SJD) for $202 on AA
Newark (EWR)-Cabo San Lucas (SJD) for $202 on AA

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.

For more on Puerto Vallarta, check out our Destination of the Week post.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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