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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 Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Mexico City has been deemed a must see destination by many. If it’s on your list, now might be your time to book. A variety of airlines are offering flights from all over the US to the Mexican capital starting at just $214 round-trip. Most flights are non-stop but be aware that some fares are in basic economy or on a low-cost carrier.
There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book through Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline. If you want to make sure that your ticket includes a carry-on bag, you can use Google Flights’ newest feature, which allows you to filter out no-carry-on fares.
Airlines: Aeromexico, VivoAerobus, Interjet, JetBlue, Volaris, United, Delta
Routes: BOS/ORD/LAS/IAH/MCO/MIA/JFK/FLL/LAX/AUS/EWR/DFW to MEX
Cost: $214+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August to May 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 (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Mexico City (MEX) in August for $214 round-trip on VivaAerobus:
Houston (IAH) to Mexico City (MEX) in September for $218 round-trip on Interjet:
Orlando (MCO) to Mexico City (MEX) in September for $220 round-trip on JetBlue:
Miami (MIA) to Mexico City (MEX) in September for $228 round-trip on Interjet:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Mexico City (MEX) in October for $230 round-trip on JetBlue:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Mexico City (MEX) in September for $248 round-trip on Interjet:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Mexico City (MEX) in September for $249 round-trip on Volaris:
Austin (AUS) to Mexico City (MEX) in September for $265 round-trip on Volaris:
New York (JFK) to Mexico City (MEX) in January for $266 round-trip on Delta:
Boston (BOS) to Mexico City (MEX) in November for $266 round-trip on Aeromexico:
Newark (EWR) to Mexico City (MEX) in September for $280 round-trip on United:
Dallas (DFW) to Mexico City (MEX) in November for $288 round-trip on Interjet:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x 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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