Deal Alert: US Cities to Cancun From $240 Round-Trip

Feb 1, 2017

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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.

Looking to escape the cold and enjoy a beach vacation? You’re in luck if you’re based in Chicago, NYC or LA — we’re seeing round-trip flights starting at just $240 to Cancun (CUN). If you can’t wait to get away, you can leave as early as this Friday (February 3) from New York (JFK), with a good amount of availability from all cities through the end of April, perfect for a Spring Break getaway. Head over to Google Flights to search for your desired dates and then complete booking directly with the airlines.

Airline: Delta and United
Route: JFK, LAX, and ORD to CUN
Cost: $240+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February – April 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Chicago (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) for $240 round-trip in February:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) for $249 round-trip in March:

New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for $275 round-trip in April:

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, 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.

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