Deal alert: Flights to Cancún from $161 round-trip
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Flights to Cancún just dropped as low as $161 round-trip and some routes, for example from Chicago O’Hare (ORD), have availability over Thanksgiving.
Looking for a place to stay? Try the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva. If you’re loyal to Marriott you might want to consider the JW Marriott Cancún Resort and Spa. Regardless of where you stay, you can’t go wrong with a cheap round-trip ticket to go lounge under the Mexican sun.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.
Airlines: United, Delta, American, JetBlue, Aeromexico
Routes: IAH/ORD/MIA/AUS/MCO/CHS to CUN
Cost: $161+ round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: Varies by route
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Here’s an example of what you can book:
Houston (IAH) to Cancun (CUN) for $161 round-trip on United:
Chicago (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) for $188 round-trip on Delta:
Miami (MIA) to Cancun (CUN) for $229 round-trip on American:
Austin (AUS) to Cancun (CUN) for $264 round-trip on Aeromexico when booked with Expedia:
Orlando (MCO) to Cancun (CUN) for $266 round-trip on JetBlue:
Charleston (CHS) to Cancun (CUN) for $283 round-trip on Delta:
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