Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Cancun From $186 Round-Trip

Mar 18, 2018

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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 24 hour cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Yesterday we highlighted excellent nonstop flight deals to Puerto Rico starting at just $68 round-trip. Today, flights to Cancun (CUN) are on sale, with nonstop fares starting at $186 round-trip. While that might not sound great, it’s about as cheap as you’re going to find from the US to this warm-weather destination. That’s partially because of the high airfare taxes and fees, which typically run around $122 round-trip. So, that means airlines are tacking on as little as $64 round-trip for these flights.

To book, head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure city. After finding the dates that work best for you, book with the airline directly or with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline.

Airline: United, JetBlue, Sun Country, American, Delta
Routes: IAH/FLL/DFW/ORD/MIA/LAX/EWR/MSP to CUN
Cost: $186+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March-May and August-October for some routes
Booking Link: ExpediaPriceline or with the airline directly
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:

Houston (IAH) to Cancun (CUN) for $186 round-trip nonstop on United:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Cancun (CUN) for $202 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:

Miami (MIA) to Cancun (CUN) for $212 round-trip nonstop on American:

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Cancun (CUN) for $220 round-trip on Sun Country:

Chicago (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) for $230 round-trip nonstop on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) for $234 round-trip nonstop on United:

Newark (EWR) to Cancun (CUN) for $234 round-trip nonstop on United:

Minneapolis (MSP) to Cancun (CUN) for $280 round-trip nonstop on Delta:

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.

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