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Fly to San José del Cabo, Mexico, for as low as $221

Dec. 14, 2022
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With its beaches, luxurious resorts and golf courses, San José del Cabo, Mexico, feels like paradise. Luckily, you can now visit the resort city without dropping a ton of cash, as airlines are offering fares to San José del Cabo for as little as $221.

Through this deal, you can fly from a variety of U.S. cities to San José del Cabo, though destinations on the West Coast and in the South currently have the most available routes. The travel dates for this deal are primarily from January to May.

San José del Cabo. (DANNY LEHMAN/GETTY IMAGES)

Book your tickets as soon as you can so you can enjoy the sun and sand next year — the low prices won’t last long.

Deal basics

Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
Routes: Austin, Boston, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa and other cities have routes at reduced prices to San José del Cabo.
How to book: Plan your dates through Google Flights, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from January to May, but dates typically vary by origin.
Book by: The next one to two days.

Thank you to Scott’s Cheap Flights for finding this deal. The site’s Premium membership, which costs $49 a year and has a 14-day free trial, offers discounts of up to 90%. The Elite membership also flags premium, business-class and first-class deals.

Sample flights

The most availability for this deal is for routes from cities in the South and on West Coast, but major East Coast destinations like Boston and New York City also have marked-down routes.

Cities in California have some of the cheapest routes to San José del Cabo, with many costing less than $300. Airlines are also offering fares from Austin and Houston for less than $300.

Here are some flights showing reduced fares:

  • Alaska and United: Departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), starting at $221.
  • Alaska: Departing from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to SJD, starting at $241.
  • American: Departing from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to SJD, starting at $271.
  • American: Departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to SJD, starting at $313.
  • United: Departing from Denver International Airport (DEN) to SJD, starting at $317.
  • Alaska: Departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to SJD, starting at $336 (includes a layover in Los Angeles).
  • American: Departing from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to SJD, starting at $356 (includes a layover in Dallas).

We recommend using Google Flights to find your best dates before booking directly on the airline’s website since airlines are more reliable in the event of a cancellation, delay or booking change.

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Google Flights shows that Alaska and United have the lowest possible fares for a flight from Los Angeles to San José del Cabo on Jan. 25, as both cost $221.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

If you opt to fly with Alaska, the airline has two returning flight options — one leaves at 11:25 a.m., and the other at 7:45 p.m.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

Do note that the fares featured in this deal are only for basic economy. Alaska’s Saver fare does not include seat selection or allow passengers to make ticket changes. Passengers are allowed to bring one free carry-on.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

While some airlines let you pick a seat at an additional fee with basic economy, Alaska does not — if you want to select a seat for your flight, you’d have to upgrade to the airline’s Main fare for an additional $78.

Maximize your purchase

Be sure to use cards that earn bonus points on airfare purchases like The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar spent 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 (5 points per dollar spent on airfare), the Citi Premier® Card (3 points per dollar spent on airfare), the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar spent on airfare), the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar spent on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar spent on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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Bottom line

If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive trip that still feels like you’re in paradise, then these fares are worth booking. Fares to San José del Cabo are typically at least $500, so you'll want to book these low prices while they last.

Featured image by JOHN ELK/GETTY IMAGES
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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