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Sunny Deal alert: Fly to Los Cabos from LA, Houston and more from $246

March 19, 2022
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Sunny Deal alert: Fly to Los Cabos from LA, Houston and more from $246
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Who isn't tired of winter already? It's time to start thinking about a getaway to the beach, and the Baja California peninsula is the perfect place to relax and recharge. This latest deal has flights to Los Cabos, specifically to the beautiful town of San Jose del Cabo. The "Old Town" as it's known, is famous for beautiful beaches, gorgeous seaside resorts, excellent cuisine and an abundance of local charm.

This fare sale is for basic economy on American and JetBlue, which means no seat selection and in the case of JetBlue, no free carry-on bag.

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Los Arcos, Cabos San Lucas, Mexico. (Photo by Jon Bailey for The Points Guy)

Deal basics

Airlines: Aeromexico, Alaska, American and Delta
Routes: AUS/BUR/BWI/BZN/DFW/HOU/IAH/JFK/LAX and others to San Jose del Cabo (SJD)
Travel dates: March — November with some availability in January 2023
Cost: From $246 round trip for basic economy

A tip of the cap to Scott’s Cheap Flights for being the first to spot this deal. They offer deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then for $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts. TPG readers can use promo code TPG25 and save 25% off a Premium membership through March 31.

Search for flights via Google Flights by entering your departure airport and preferred travel dates. As always with these sales, the wider your travel window, the better your chances of netting a great deal.

You can fly economy from Bozeman, Montana (BZN) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) for just $322 round trip in late April on Delta. This discounted fare is widely available in April and May.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can book an end-of-summer flight from Burbank (BUR) to San Jose del Cabo right now for only $314 round trip on American. It's a basic economy ticket, but that's a good price point, and the fact that you get to fly in and out of Burbank, one of my favorite airports for its convenience, is a nice bonus. You can find similar prices in April and May, but almost all the ones we saw in that timeframe involved two stops.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Of course, if LAX is more convenient for you, there are cheaper flights available. We found nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Los Cabos Airport in May for only $246 round-trip on Alaska Airlines. It's a Saver fare, but that's an extremely low price for this time of year.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Houston (IAH) to San Jose del Cabo round trip on American is available in May for $276, one of the best prices you'll find for this itinerary. It's a basic economy ticket, so you don't get to select your seat, but you do get to bring a free carry-on.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We also found a few great deals for New Yorkers looking to get an early start on summer. We found a trip in late April out of JFK for only $334 round-trip. The trick to getting this excellent price is you have to book the tickets separately. You fly nonstop from NYC to San Jose del Cabo on JetBlue on a Blue Basic ticket. Your return flight will be basic economy on American. Keep in mind that a Blue Basic ticket on JetBlue doesn't come with a free carry-on, but a checked bag is only $30. The American ticket comes with a free carry-on.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel), on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year, Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

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  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees