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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as 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 Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

With the bomb cyclone hitting the US East Coast in full force and cancelling thousands of flights, warmer destinations are top of mind. So for those dreaming of an escape from the cold, we’ve found cheap flights from cities across the US to sunny Cancun, Mexico.

You can fly Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (ORD), Nashville (BNA), Dallas (DFW), Newark (EWR), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Houston – Bush (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO), Miami (MIA), New Orleans (MSY) and Tampa (TPA) to Cancun (CUN) with prices starting at $185 roundtrip.

Flights are available from January through April on American, Delta, JetBlue, United and Volaris. Use Google Flights to search by plugging in your departure city and desired dates, then book through the airline or Expedia.

Airline: American, Delta, JetBlue, United and Volaris
Routes: BWI/BNA/DFW/EWR/FLL/IAH/LAX/MCO/MIA/MSY/ORD/TPA to CUN
Cost: $185+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January through April 2018
Booking Link: Expedia or with the airline directly
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Houston (IAH) to Cancun (CUN) for $185 round-trip on United:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Cancun (CUN) for $201 round-trip on JetBlue:

Orlando (MCO) to Cancun (CUN) for $235 round-trip on Delta:

Chicago (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) for $257 round-trip on Volaris:

Washington DC (IAD) to Cancun (CUN) for $257 round-trip on United:

 

Boston (BOS) to Cancun (CUN) for $261 round-trip on Delta:

Nashville (BNY) to Cancun (CUN) for $268 round-trip on American:

Newark (EWR) to Cancun (CUN) for $282 round-trip on JetBlue:

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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