Deal Alert: New York to Cancun From $278 Round-Trip
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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 for a beach getaway to kick off the summer season? Delta and United are making it easier with discounted fares to Cancun, Mexico (CUN). Fly nonstop from NYC (JFK and EWR) from just $278 round-trip. Availability is somewhat limited from May through June, and note that on some dates, the cheapest flights involve a stop on the return leg, so make sure you do your research on Google Flights before you choose a flight to book.
Airline: Delta and United
Route: EWR and JFK to CUN
Cost: $278 round-trip in economy
Dates: May - June 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for $278 round-trip on Delta:
Newark (EWR) to Cancun (CUN) for $288 round-trip 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, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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