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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.

American Airlines is currently offering some great deals on round-trip flights to Cozumel (CZM) from New York (EWR). The discounted flights involve one stop and are valid for June through early-December departures as well as those from January through April 2017. We’re seeing round-trip fares as low as $286, so don’t miss out if you’re planning to make a Mexican beach escape anytime soon.

On most flights now through mid-January, connection times are not very favorable, with most giving you an overnight stay in Dallas (DFW) or Miami (MIA). If this doesn’t sound ideal, consider planning to fly between mid-January and April of 2017 instead, when connection times tend to be fewer than two hours — just don’t wait until then to book your trip!

Airline: American Airlines
Route: EWR to CZM
Cost: $286+ round-trip in economy
Dates: June – Early December 2016; January – April 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 (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $286 round-trip on American Airlines in December 2016:

New York (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $286 round-trip on American Airlines.

New York (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $286 round-trip on American Airlines in January 2017:

New York (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $286 round-trip on American Airlines.

New York (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $286 round-trip on American Airlines in March 2017:

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New York (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $286 round-trip on American:

New York (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $290 round-trip on American Airlines in September 2016:

New York (EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for $290 round-trip on American Airlines (overnight connection).

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!

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