Cheap Flights to Mexico: Under $200 for 2021?! (And Yes, It's Open)
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Cheap Flights to Mexico: Under $200 for 2021?! (And Yes, It’s Open)

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Already dreading a winter stuck at home? While international options for U.S. travelers are limited, one of our favorite tropical destination is currently open to Americans: Mexico. And best of all, cheap flights to Mexico are on the rise!

Flights to Mexico have resumed with no restrictions or entry requirements aside from some health screening upon arrival. Tourist areas like Los Cabos and Cancún have reopened, and many resorts, restaurants, and amenities are back in full swing. But the best part?

We’ve found some of the cheapest fares to Mexico we’ve ever seen lately, with prices dropping into the $100s for round-trip flights this coming winter and spring.

Keep reading to see how you can get to Mexico for less.


Cheap Flights to Mexico Are Getting Even Cheaper

Just a few weeks ago, we broke our own record for the cheapest flight deals to Mexico.

American Airlines secretly slashed their prices to Cancún (CUN), and we found them. We instantly notified Thrifty Traveler Premium members to book ASAP. We’re talking $155 roundtrip from the West Coast to Cancún.
cheap flights to Mexico san Francisco cancun

The West Coast wasn’t the only area that got flight deal love to Mexico under $200 roundtrip. This deal was live from several other U.S. cities through spring 2021!
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Miami and Chicago Premium members lucked out with $163 nonstop fares, straight to the beach.

But this wasn’t a one-and-done. Airlines have continually slashed fares down to Mexico.

Just before, our team discovered another price drip on American Airlines, this time attacking Delta hubs like Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and Seattle (SEA).

This deal was available into the four major Mexico beach destinations – Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo – for flights through July 2021. Premium members got an instant alert of these crazy cheap fares to Mexico, all under $300 roundtrip during the peak travel season!
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Unsure about booking future travel right now? We’ve got good news. These fares we’ve been finding were bookable risk-free. All flights booked on major U.S. airlines can currently be canceled free for a voucher.

The Deals Just Won’t Stop

The flight deal madness has continued, with fares to Mexico dropping under $200 roundtrip again just this week:
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Flights to Cancún from Nashville, Philadelphia, and several other cities were as low as $159 nonstop and roundtrip through March 2021:
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Thrifty Tip: Some of our favorite all-inclusives are in Mexico! Want to stay at an all-inclusive for free? Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and use the bonus to stay 3-4 nights at an amazing Hyatt Ziva or Hyatt Zilara.

Want to get off the beaten path a bit? We’ve found deals for you, too! We recently discovered price drops on flights through August 2021 to stunning Huatulco and one of our favorite cities ever: Oaxaca.
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Thrifty Tip: Oaxaca is a foodie paradise! Try the incredible food and mezcal. And don’t miss the stunning Hierve El Agua, just outside of Oaxaca.


Our Analysis

We’ve been following pricing for fares to Mexico closely, as it’s one of the few countries open without major restrictions for Americans right now. There’s no COVID-19 testing requirement, though Mexican authorities may perform some health screenings like temperature checks.

With travel demand low, airlines are focusing on selling tickets to the places travelers may actually want to go. As luck would have it, that means some dirt-cheap fares to Mexico. And if these price drops are any indication, low fares to Mexico during peak season will be back again.
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American Airlines has definitely led the charge on slashing prices, but Delta, United, and JetBlue have all jumped in on the action on these recent price drops.
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The hotter the deal, the shorter it lasts. So go figure these cheap flights to Mexico under $200 roundtrip didn’t last long – they’ve all jumped back up to over $500 each.

But if this trend of cheap fares continues, the next half-off deal to Mexico is just around the corner. Thrifty Traveler Premium members get the first chance at booking these deals to save $300 or more.


Bottom Line

If you’re looking ahead for a tropical getaway for this winter or spring 2021, look no further than the beaches of Mexico. And with flights this cheap, it’s the perfect time to book that trip for less.


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3 Responses

  • You’re threading a very fine line, TT.
    I get your business and profits are way down but let many of us remind you the planet is still in the throws of an out of control GLOBAL pandemic…with no end in sight and actually on the uptick in many regions. Encouraging your followers to go to Mexico now or this spring and winter (and on American Airlines, no less) is very questionable judgement. Mexico has one of the worst health care infrastructures in the world and the virus is severely being underreported in Mexico.
    If we want to get this pandemic under control anytime soon, everyone just needs to stop.
    Travel will return someday but it won’t be this winter or spring, the smart people know that. Why are you damaging your brand like this?

    • Unless you have a virology degree mind your own business, Eric. People can do whatever they are comfortable with, and you ascertaining Mexico has poor healthcare infrastructure has racist and elitist undertones. Main stream media can tell you whatever it wants, but you should keep your fear based concerns to yourself. I’ll have an extra pool side margarita in your honor!

  • I’ve been a travel agent for 50 years. I would never recommend a client take a trip right now,
    however, I would not prevent them from going if that’s their choice, and would book the trip if asked. No one has booked a NEW trip (not a rebook for coming years) since Feb. 29, 2020. I consider my over 500 clients well informed and fairly well educated. Having said that, you do not have the right to spread the virus by not following recommended precautions. To do so is:
    IT’S AN IQ TEST……….

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