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Mexico deal alert: Plan a weekend escape to Los Cabos from $219 nonstop

Aug. 14, 2022
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Whether you're looking for one last weekend getaway before summer ends or you want to start planning a fall trip, Mexico certainly fits the bill.

This latest fare sale includes nonstop flights to San Jose del Cabo from a number of U.S. cities including Denver, Houston, New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle. We found round-trip fares in the low $200s to the picturesque resort town in southern Baja.

This deal is for basic economy tickets, which means you will pay extra to check a bag. With United and JetBlue, it also means you won't get a full-size carry-on bag, so try to pack light. Otherwise, expect to pay extra to upgrade. Checked bags will likely cost you around $60 round trip. As we always suggest, reach out to the airline or check online for the carrier's baggage policy.

The best availability we found was for travel between August and November this year. Some routes to Cabo are also discounted between January and May 2023.

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Cheers to Scott’s Cheap Flights for letting us know about this deal. Its Premium membership is available for $49 per year, while the Elite tier option is available for $199 per year. The latter offers access to deals on premium economy, business- and first-class tickets.

As always, be as flexible with your travel plans as possible, as it will usually help you find better prices.

Deal basics

Airline: American, Delta, JetBlue, United.
Routes: Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle and other cities to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly with the airline.
Travel dates: Mainly August through November; some routes available between January and May 2023.

Daytime street scene of San José del Cabo’s historic city center. (PHOTO: Matt Gush/Getty Images)

Related: Tijuana to Los Cabos: Exploring Mexico's Baja California from top to bottom

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Sample flights

JetBlue has flights in late August from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) for $219 nonstop. Keep in mind this fare doesn't come with a full-size carry-on bag. A checked bag will cost you $30 each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

United has basic economy nonstop flights in late September from LAX to Los Cabos for $249 round trip. Same deal as with JetBlue; you'll have to pay $35 each way to check a bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

September is also when you can book a Delta economy ticket from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Los Cabos for $268 nonstop.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Houston to Mexico is also available in this deal. United has nonstop flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to San Jose del Cabo for $273 round trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

JetBlue has nonstop flights from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Cabo in September for $329 round trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

American has some good availability on nonstops from New York City as well. This late November ticket costs $359 round trip, a decent price during a time of year when escaping to warmer weather is on the minds of many New Yorkers.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We'll end with some great prices on flights out of Denver. United has nonstop flights from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Los Cabos for as low as $313 round trip in September. We found several juicy price cuts for flights from Denver to Mexico in December, too.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)
(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Taking a few days to recharge on the beach while soaking in the sun and culture of Old Baja sounds great, doesn't it? Then don't wait too long to take advantage of this latest sale.

Featured image by Getty Images/iStockphoto
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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