Deal Alert: Flights to Mexico Have Dropped to $189+ Round-Trip
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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 (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). 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.
Cheap flights to top destinations in Mexico are now available from just $189 round-trip. Flights are available from select US cities to resort cities including Cancun and San Jose/Los Cabos as well as urban destinations including Mexico City. Cheap flights are available beginning this month with availability extending into mid-December.
Flights operated by the airlines listed below, with the exception of United, allow passengers to bring a standard carry-on bag free of charge. If you book an itinerary operated by United, you will incur a fee if you choose to bring a carry-on bag onboard.
With frigid temperatures hitting much of the United States this winter, now’s the perfect time to plan an escape to Mexico’s top resort cities. There are plenty of points hotels in both cities including the Solaz Luxury Collection Hotel in Los Cabos and the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Cancun.
Airline: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, United
Routes: CHS/DEN/DFW/IAH/LAX/ORD/STL to CUN/MEX/SJD
Cost: $189+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September — December 2019
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or ) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Houston (IAH) to Cancun (CUN) for $189 round-trip on Aeromexico via Delta:
Denver (DEN) to Cancun (CUN) for $197 round-trip on United (⚠️ Basic Economy):
Chicago (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) for $209 round-trip + nonstop on American:
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Mexico City (MEX) for $233 round-trip + nonstop on Aeromexico:
St. Louis (STL) to San Jose/Los Cabos (SJD) for $250 round-trip on American:
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