Deal alert: Flights to Cancun starting under $200

Feb 14, 2022

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With warm, sunny weather and beautiful beaches, it’s no surprise that tourists flock to Mexico all year round. American, Delta and Aeromexico are offering cheap round-trip flights from major U.S. cities to Cancun.

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This deal was reported by Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership starting at $49 a year for alerts on discounted fares. These offers are available from February to April.

Deal basics

Airlines: Aeromexico, American and Delta.
Routes:  ATL/JFK/LAX/MIA/ORD to CUN.
How to book: Directly through the airlines or through Google Flights.
Travel dates: February-April.

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Sample flights

The deals below are for basic economy, which includes a standard seat and carry-on. A checked bag and seat selection will cost extra.

The least expensive deal we found was from Miami (MIA) to Cancun (CUN) for $194. This fare includes a departure on Aeromexico with a stop in Mexico City (MEX), and the return flight is on Delta with a stop in Atlanta (ATL).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers can go from Chicago (ORD) to Cancun (CUN) on a nonstop flight via American Airlines for $187 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

From the end of March to the beginning of April, you can snag a direct flight for $210 on American Airlines from New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Delta offers nonstop flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Cancun (CUN) for $242 round-trip. The offer below is for the beginning of March, but the deal is widely available.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Direct flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) are available for $287 round-trip on Delta.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

You can escape the winter blues or kick off spring with a deal to Cancun. Don’t miss out on enjoying this popular vacation spot on the Caribbean coast in Quintana Roo.

Featured photo by Raul Garcia Herrera/EyeEm/Getty Images.

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