Deal Alert: US to Mexico City From $215 in Coach, $589 Round-Trip in Lie-Flat Biz

Dec 17, 2018

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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.

Flights to Mexico City (MEX) are on sale, including one route in business class that could earn Delta flyers a nice haul of MQDs and MQMs.

You can fly from New York (JFK) Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH) and Chicago (ORD) to Mexico City from $215 round-trip per person in economy. There’s also a great business class fare from JFK to MEX for $588 round-trip.

This is a great mileage run opportunity for Delta flyers, since Aeromexico business class fares earn Delta MQD’s based on flight mileage (not actual dollars spent) and also earn bonus MQMs. A round-trip JFK to MEX flight would earn $1,672 MQDs and 6,270 MQMs. Even better, flights are operated by both Aeromexico’s Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners, which feature lie-flat seats. 

If you can fly on the 787-9, go with that, since its 1-2-1 configuration with all aisle access trounces the 787-8s 2-2-2 layout.

Aeromexico’s 787-8 2-2-2 business class. Image courtesy of Nick Ellis / The Points Guy.

If you’re looking for something else to do in Mexico City, check out Get Your Guide’s list of the best activities in Mexico City 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. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: Aeromexico, American, Interjet, JetBlue
Routes: JFK/BOS/LAX/FLL/MIA/MCO/DFW/IAH/ORD to MEX
Cost: $215+ round-trip in economy, $589 round-trip in lie-flat business class
Travel Dates: January –  November 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige Card (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Miami (MIA) to Mexico City (MEX) for $215 round-trip nonstop on American in economy:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Mexico City (MEX) for $216 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue in economy:

New York (JFK) to Mexico City (MEX) for $219 round-trip nonstop on Aeromexico in economy:

Houston (IAH) to Mexico City (MEX) for $230 round-trip nonstop on Interjet in economy:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Mexico City (MEX) for $243 round-trip nonstop on Interjet in economy:

Dallas (DFW) to Mexico City (MEX) for $279 round-trip nonstop on Aeromexico in economy:

Boston (BOS) to Mexico City (MEX) for $279 round-trip on United in economy:

New York (JFK) to Mexico City (MEX) for $589 round-trip nonstop on Aeromexico in lie-flat business class:

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 Reserve, American Express® Gold Card,  Citi Premier® Card, Citi Prestige Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image by RudyBalasko via Getty Images.

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