Deal alert: Round-trip flights to Cancun and Cozumel for under $300

Dec 6, 2021

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What better way to start the new year than with the sandy beaches, warm weather and vibrant culture of Mexico? These deals on American and United Airlines to Cancun and Cozumel may be just what you’re looking for. Fly from many U.S. cities from $242 in select months of 2022.

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Chairs on the beach in Cozumel Mexico

Our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights first reported this deal, which applies to travel between January – March and September – October 2022.

The deal is for economy seating which includes a carry-on but it doesn’t include the ability to choose your seat. There is also an additional fee for a checked bag, $30 on American and $35 on United.

Deal basics

Airline: American Airlines and United.
Routes: LAX/LGA/SEA/ORD to CUN and CZM.
Cost: Starting at $242 round-trip depending on the route.
How to book: Directly through airline sites or Google Flights
Dates: From January – March 2022 and September 2022 to mid-October 2022

Related: 7 Amazing Spots in Mexico’s Riviera Maya That Aren’t Tulum

Sample flights

Colorful sign that spells out Cancun near Playa Delfines in Cancun
(Photo by Iren_Key/Getty Images

American Airlines offers a warm getaway to Cozumel (CZM) from New York (LGA) throughout January and February for those in the tri-state area. The deal we found was at $242 round-trip, with one stop in Miami, toward the end of January.

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

Escape the frigid temperatures of Chicago (ORD) in February for $243 round-trip to Cozumel (CZM) on American Airlines.

(Screenshot courtesy of American Airlines)

We found options on Google Flights from Seattle (SEA) to Cancun (CUN) at $273 for United’s economy seating at the end of January.

(Screenshot Courtesy of United)

United also has many options in its most restrictive Basic Economy tier from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) for $281 throughout February 2022.

(Screenshot courtesy of United)

Related: Cleared for takeoff: A weeklong 5-star getaway to Cancun for 250k points

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Bottom line

Whether you are looking for the elaborate resorts and nightlife of Cancun or the scuba diving opportunities off of Cozumel, the Mexican Caribbean offers year-round attractions. These deals on United and American will make a trip there even more enjoyable if you book soon.

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