Nonstop Flights: Houston to Cancun $205 r/t – United / SWA

[11/11/2015 @ 6:29 PM] Open this itinerary here: Orbitz, CheapTickets, PricelineTravelocity, Expedia, BookingBuddyHipmunk.
[11/13/2015 @ 2:34 PM] Price has increased to $252. While still a good price, we’re removing from this post from the deal list until it goes back down.
[11/25/2015 @ 1:47 PM] Deal is back down to $216, re-adding to deal list. Now has availability for New Years and January.
[11/27/2015 @ 5:30 PM] Fare has increased by $30. Now pricing around $246.
[12/28/2015 @ 7:34 PM] Deal is back. Now pricing at $205.
[12/29/2015 @ 7:49 PM] Update: Southwest is now matching this sale.
[01/01/2016 @ 12:49 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

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United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Cancun (CUN) available for $205, NONSTOP. Flights on MON/WED/SAT in January and February. Holiday Blackout applies. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.

Update: Southwest Airlines has matched this sale. Flights are out of Hobby (HOU) of course. If you’re planning to fly on Southwest, you’ll probably save more money booking a Flight + Hotel package on Southwest Vacations.

Orbitz and CheapTickets have a search tool that looks for flights 3-days before and after the dates you’ve selected, you should use it if you have a general idea of when you want to travel, but want to see other prices for other dates close to the ones you’ve selected.

To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. Vacation Packages on Travelocity and Priceline are usually better than what is offered directly by the airline, so be sure to compare them all to get the best price. If you plan on booking 

Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Travelocity allow free cancellation without penalty before 10 PM central time the day after you purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy will allow you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. Just keep in mind that after 10 PM the next day, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.

United and Delta also allow free cancellations within 24-hours while American only allows you to “Hold” a ticket (without paying) for 24-hours. Keep in mind that once you pay for a ticket on AA.com you can’t cancel it without a change fee or penalty, even if was purchased less than 24-hours ago.

The Department of Transportation doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs will allow it while some will not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.

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Flight Availability: Departing Houston to Cancun as of 7:35 PM on 12/28/15.
Flight Availability: Departing Houston to Cancun as of 7:35 PM on 12/28/15.
Flight Availability: Returning to Houston to Cancun as of 7:35 PM on 12/28/15.
Flight Availability: Returning to Houston to Cancun as of 7:35 PM on 12/28/15.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES Flight Availability: Returning to Houston to Cancun as of 7:52 PM on 12/29/15.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES Flight Availability: Returning to Houston to Cancun as of 7:52 PM on 12/29/15.

I was able to pull this fare up on Orbitz. Other sites may have it also. Screenshot taken at 7:41 PM on 12/28/15.

12-28-15-iah-cun-orb

Flight Details:

  • Availability: See Calendar.
  • Documentation: Passport required.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – CUN
  • Example Dates: (Orbitz / Hipmunk) Jan 09 – Jan 16 / Jan 16 – Jan 20 / Jan 23 – Jan 27 / Feb 06 – Feb 10/ Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
  • Carrier: United
  • Fare Basis Code: NNN7A0SS
  • Fare Class: N
  • Mile Accrual: United is revenue based. Consider crediting to an alliance partner for better mileage accrual.
  • Stopover component: meh.
  • CPM: 13.32 (1622 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-CUN-IAH
  • Previous lowest price average: $288
  • Open this itinerary on: Orbitz, CheapTickets, PricelineTravelocity, Expedia, BookingBuddyHipmunk.

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