Deal Alert: US to Cancun From $244 Round-Trip

Dec 6, 2016

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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 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.

American Airlines is putting one of Mexico’s most popular resort destinations on sale for travel this winter, with round-trip flights from both Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) from just $244. These discounted fares are valid for departures from January through March 2017 with a decent amount of availability — making a perfect excuse for a weekend escape to the sun-drenched Yucatan Peninsula. Cancun is a very popular destination for American travelers, so if this deal interests you at all, don’t hesitate to book — this fare won’t be around for long!

Airline: American
Route: LAX and JFK – CUN
Cost: $244+ 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:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) for $244 round-trip in February:

New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for $245 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.

Featured image of Cancun courtesy of Getty Images.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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