Mexico deal alert: Fly round-trip to Cancun, Cabo and Cozumel for less than $300

Whether you want to book a last-minute getaway this month, still need to make plans for spring break or are looking ahead to the fall, this deal features flights to Cancun, Los Cabos and Cozumel in Mexico in the $300s — half their normal price. Deal basics Airlines: American Airlines, Aeromexico and JetBlue. Routes: From …

Mexico deal alert: Fly round-trip to Cancun, Cabo and Cozumel for less than $300

Whether you want to book a last-minute getaway this month, still need to make plans for spring break or are looking ahead to the fall, this deal features flights to Cancun, Los Cabos and Cozumel in Mexico in the $300s — half their normal price.

Deal basics

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Airlines: American Airlines, Aeromexico and JetBlue.
Routes: From New York, Washington, Baltimore, Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities to Cancun, Los Cabos and Cozumel.
How to book: Browse Google Flights and book directly with the airline.
Travel dates:  January-November; the specific window depends on the route.
Book by: One-two days.

Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting us of this deal. Scott’s Cheap Flights sends deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

This is a wide-reaching deal, with departing flights from across the U.S. to the three Mexican destinations. Below are some of the included round-trip routes:

  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), starting at $247.
  • Denver International Airport (DEN) to SJD, starting at $274.
  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) to Cancun International Airport (CUN), starting at $275.
  • Midway International Airport (MDW) to CUN, starting at $295.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to SJD, starting at $311.
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Cozumel International Airport (CZM), starting at $319.
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA) to CZM, starting at $323.
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to CZM, starting at $327.
  • JFK to CUN, starting at $331.

To narrow down your search, start by browsing your desired route(s) via Googe Flights and then booking directly with the airline. For example, you could book this round-trip flight from JFK to CUN in June for $331 on JetBlue.

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Any sale flights in this deal on JetBlue will not include a full-size carry-on item, so be sure to factor in an additional $60 to upgrade to Blue — plus another $60 if you intend to check a bag. Blue Basic is JetBlue’s most restrictive fare type, and as such, it is nonrefundable. It doesn’t include seat selection either.

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If you fly Aeromexico, the basic fare is nonrefundable and you cannot change your reservation. However, it does include one carry-on item. As for American, basic economy tickets cannot be changed but they can be canceled and include a carry-on bag.
Based on a test search conducted for this story, most of the available flights include a layover, minus some of the routes to CUN.

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

It’s rare to find flights for less than $300 to these popular Mexican destinations. Plus, since tickets are available for January, spring break and much of the year, this deal offers flexibility in your travel dates.