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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.
Cancun is back on sale! You can fly United from more than a dozen US cities to Cancun for less than $300 round-trip. Generally, a stop is required in each direction, though there are a few exceptions. Per The Flight Deal, cheap flights are available from Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, New York, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, plus a few smaller cities. These fares are available from late August through early November.
Route(s): BWI, CLT, DFW, LGA, EWR, LAS, PHL, PHX, PDX, SAN, SJC to CUN
Cost: $272-$276 round-trip in economy
Dates: August, 2015 through November, 2015
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 3,610 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: N or G
Booking Link: Orbitz
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark to Cancun for $272 on United (earns 3,759 PQMs):
Boston to Cancun for $276 on United (earns 4,176 PQMs):
Philadelphia to Cancun for $276 on United (earns 3,610 PQMs):
San Diego to Cancun for $276 on United (earns 4,230 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.
For more on Cancun, 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! With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.
With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.