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American Airlines has “Basic Economy” round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to Cancun (CUN) for $198, NONSTOP. $99 each-way. Flights September to February. Weekend departures available.
Note: Sales to Cancun under $200 have been fairly common since early-2017.
Note: “Basic Economy” fares after September 5th include a free carry-on bag. Checked bags cost +$25 each-way. Seats are randomly assigned prior to boarding.
- Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Sep 05 – Sep 12 / Sep 07 – Sep 11 / Sep 12 – Sep 19 / Sep 14 – Sep 18 / Sep 19 – Sep 26 / Sep 21 – Sep 26 / Sep 26 – Oct 03 / Sep 28 – Oct 02 / Oct 02 – Oct 09 / Oct 09 – Oct 16 / Oct 16 – Oct 23 / Oct 24 – Oct 31 / Oct 31 – Nov 07 / Nov 07 – Nov 14 / Nov 13 – Nov 20 / Nov 28 – Dec 05 / Nov 30 – Dec 02 / Dec 05 – Dec 12 / Dec 07 – Dec 09 / Dec 12 – Dec 19 / Dec 14 – Dec 18 / Dec 19 – Dec 26 /
Dec 26 – Jan 02/ Jan 02 – Jan 09 / Jan 09 – Jan 16 / Jan 11 – Jan 15 / Jan 16 – Jan 23 / Jan 18 – Jan 22 / Jan 23 – Jan 30 / Jan 25 – Jan 29 / Jan 30 – Feb 06 / Feb 06 – Feb 13 / Feb 8 – Feb 12 / Feb 13 – Feb 20 / Feb 20 – Feb 27 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own. Use the “Flexible Dates” tool on Priceline.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.
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- Previous Lowest Price Average: $222
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