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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.

More deals to Mexico this week! Earlier this month, we found great fares to Cancun on United and US Airways starting at $209 round-trip. This week, American and US Airways are offering flights from a bunch of cities across the country, including Dallas (DFW), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL).

The cheapest fare we found is a $259 flight from St. Louis (STL) to Cancun (CUN) on US Airways. There are also cheap flights from Miami (MIA) available starting at $270, while discounted fares from Philadelphia (PHL), New York (JFK) and Dallas (DFW) will run you about $315. The deals are available throughout the late summer and fall, and appear to be available from more cities across the country, so check your local airport for possible discounts.

Here are a few examples of what we found:

Saint Louis (STL)-Cancun (CUN) for $259 on US Airways (earns 3,226 EQMs):

Saint Louis (STL)-Cancun (CUN) for $259 on US Airways.

Miami (MIA)-Cancun (CUN) for $270 on American (earns 1,062 EQMs):

Miami (MIA)-Cancun (CUN) for $270 on American.

Dallas (DFW)-Cancun (CUN) for $311 on American (earns 2,060 EQMs):

Dallas (DFW)-Cancun (CUN) for $311 on American.

Philadelphia (PHL)-Cancun (CUN) for $312 on US Airways (earns 2,940 EQMs):

Philadelphia (PHL)-Cancun (CUN) for $312 on US Airways.

New York (JFK)-Cancun (CUN) for $317 on American (earns 3,120 EQMs):

New York (JFK)-Cancun (CUN) for $317 on American.

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.

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