Deal Alert: US Cities to Mexico City From $211 Round-Trip
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American is offering cheap tickets to Mexico City from cities all over the US. But these aren't just any cities. We're seeing the lowest fares from Delta hubs — Minneapolis (MSP), Seattle (SEA), Detroit (DTW) and even Atlanta (ATL) if you book separate tickets. Perhaps American is trying to start a price war with Delta. Each of the fares we've found require a stop, but they're booked in regular economy as opposed to basic economy — as low as $211 round-trip.
The best way to search for these tickets is via Google Flights. Search your origin city and destination and scroll through the calendar function to find dates that work for you. Then, click through to book directly with American or an OTA, such as Expedia or Orbitz.
Routes: BOS/DTW/JFK/MSP/SEA to MEX
Cost: $211+ in economy
Dates: March-May 2018, August 2018-January 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Mexico City (MEX) for $211 round-trip with American:
New York (JFK/EWR) to Mexico City (MEX) for $211 round-trip with American:
Boston (BOS) to Mexico City (MEX) for $212 round-trip with American:
Seattle (SEA) to Mexico City (MEX) for $212 round-trip with American:
Detroit (DTW) to Mexico City (MEX) for $212 round-trip with American:
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.
H/T: The Flight Deal