Deal Alert: US to Cancun Nonstop From $155 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
As snow blankets the northern US, a beach getaway might sound especially appealing. How about heading to Cancun on the cheap? American, JetBlue and United have all dropped airfares to the popular Mexican beach town. Even better, all of these flight options are nonstop in both directions. Flights from Florida are the cheapest ($155 round-trip), but flights from snowy Chicago are under $200 round-trip and flights from NYC are pricing under $250 round-trip.
Airline: American, JetBlue, United
Route: MIA/FLL/DFW/ORD/MCO/IAH/EWR — Cancun (CUN)
Cost: $155+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January-March 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card 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:
Miami (MIA) to Cancun (CUN) on American Airlines for $155 round-trip in January:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Cancun (CUN) on JetBlue for $155 round-trip in late January-early February:
Dallas (DFW) to Cancun (CUN) on American Airlines for $173 round-trip in February:
Chicago (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) on American Airlines for $193 round-trip in January:
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!