Deal Alert: New York to Cancun From $246 Round-Trip
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Here's another fantastic option for getting away from the cold this winter — American, Delta, JetBlue and United are all offering nonstop flights from New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR) to Cancún, Mexico (CUN) for just $246 round-trip. Because four airlines are offering fares at this price, availability is anything but limited from January through February 2017. Cancún is a TPG favorite, so be sure you don't miss out on these great fares!
Airline: American, Delta, JetBlue, United
Route: JFK, EWR - CUN
Cost: $246 round-trip nonstop
Dates: January - February 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Cancún (CUN) for $246 round-trip in February on JetBlue:
New York (JFK) to Cancún (CUN) for $246 round-trip in January on American:
Newark (EWR) to Cancún (CUN) for $246 round-trip in January on United:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: The Flight Deal