This deal won’t last long, so book now if you’re interested!
How to Book It
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
Here’s how to use Google Flights to find sale dates.
If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket. Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!
What’s the Deal?Fly to Cancun, Mexico, on American Airlines from ~$240 round-trip in coach. The fare is available from:
- San Francisco
- Washington, DC
Travel through June 2016! There’s a 3-day advance purchase requirement, and availability is limited.
I found round-trip tickets from San Francisco to Cancun for ~$240!
This sale extends well into 2016, so you can plan your winter getaway or spring break vacation now!
Remember you can hold a reservation on American Airlines for up to 24 hours and get a full refund if you change your mind.
What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest. Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free! British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from an included city, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines. Chase Ultimate Rewards points, American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.
Remember, folks with the Citi Prestige can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines. Check the Citi Travel Portal for these sale fares!
Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards
If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!
Here’s my post on top Starwood hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico to book with Starwood points! For instance, you can stay at the Aloft Cancun, a Starwood Category 2 hotel, for Big Travel with Small money!
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.Orbitz, Expedia, orTravelPony for deals. But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized). Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Read my tips on how to negotiate a better price on Airbnb!
Fly from Cleveland, Denver, Newark, San Francisco, or Washington, DC, to Cancun, Mexico, starting at ~$240 round-trip in coach on American Airlines.
Travel through June 2016. Available seats are limited, and be sure to purchase your tickets at least 3 days in advance!
Will you plan a beach vacation to Cancun with this cheap fare?
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