Deal alert: Flights to Mexico starting under $200 in economy, under $300 in premium economy

Sep 26, 2021

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Everyone loves good flight deals to Mexico. The country has remained open during the pandemic, and Americans have poured in in part because of how cheap it is to fly to the country.

It’s a great time to book flights for later in the year or early 2022. We’re currently seeing some flights available starting as low as $167 round-trip in economy or $255 in premium economy. Some routes on sale include Los Angeles (LAX) to Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK), among others. Routes are operated on airlines including American Airlines, Aeromexico and Volaris

Many of the lowest fares are in basic economy, which means you may have to pay more to check a bag and pick seats. That said, you can combat some of the negative aspects of basic economy by using your airline’s elite status or a carrier’s co-branded credit card.

Here’s a look at some of the deals currently available and where to book.

For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

The deal

Airline: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United
Routes: LAX/ORD/MIA/DFW/JFK – Destinations in Mexico
Cost: From $167 round-trip in economy, from $255 in premium economy
Dates: Now through early July 2021
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

Sample itineraries

Chicago (ORD) to Cozumel (CZM) for $167 round-trip in American economy:

Screengrab from American Airlines

 

Los Angeles (LAX) to Oaxaca (OAX) for $227 round-trip in Volaris economy:

Screengrab from Volaris

Dallas (DFW) to Mexico City (MEX) for $255 round-trip in Aeromexico premium economy

Screengrab from Aeromexico

Miami (MIA) to Mexico City (MEX) for $281 round-trip in Aeromexico premium economy:

Screengrab from Aeromexico

New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for $281 round-trip in Delta premium economy:

Screengrab from Aeromexico

How to book

There are no tricks to find these fares. Just head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. Use the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you and then click through to book with the airline directly or an OTA, such as Expedia or Priceline.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a 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 (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 photo by SVongpra/Shutterstock.com

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.