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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.

Supplement your spring break in Cancún with an extra trip this winter. Flights are going from $173 round-trip a pop to Cancún (CUN) from Dallas (DFW), Miami, (MIA), Chicago (ORD), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO) from now until January 2019. Keep in mind some of these fares are in basic economy, meaning you will have to pay for baggage, seat selection and other amenities.

Once you’re booked, check out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in Cancún to maximize your time while on vacation.

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. Then click through to the airline or online travel agency (OTA) to book the deal.

Airlines: American Airlines, United, JetBlue, Delta
Routes: DFW/MIA/ORD/FLL/MCO to CUN
Cost: $173+ round-trip in economy and basic economy
Travel Dates: November 2018- January 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier CardChase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: PricelineExpedia or directly with the airline

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Dallas (DFW) to Cancún (CUN) for $173 round-trip nonstop on American:

Miami (MIA) to Cancún (CUN) for $177 round-trip nonstop on American:

Chicago (ORD) to Cancún (CUN) for $193 round-trip nonstop on United:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Cancún (CUN) for $195 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:

Orlando (MCO) to Cancún (CUN) for $207 round-trip nonstop on Delta:

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 ReserveAmerican Express® Gold CardCiti Premier, 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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