If you’re feeling a little stifled in the midst of Oklahoma Frontier Country, between the sweeping Great Plains, dusty Texan deserts and rolling American prairies, why not join the estimated 4,000 Oklahoma City locals now searching for flights to the tropical climbs of the Mexican Yucatan every month, and take a break between the powdery beaches of Cozumel, the luxurious all-inclusive resorts of Playa del Carmen, and the Papaya-peppered strips of fun-loving Cancun? And don’t say money’s an issue; not with these 10 ways to find cheap flights from Oklahoma City to Cancun from the experts at Hopper… See you on the sands!
While prices for flights between Oklahoma’s Will Rogers World Airport and Cancun International stay relatively low until around 25 days before departure, our stats have shown that the best time to book seats on the route is approximately 40 days prior to takeoff, when average fares drop nicely below the $500 mark. That means there’s no room for last-minute decisions here, at least not unless you’re happy to pay upwards of $700 for your ticket into town!
From avoiding the booming crowds of Spring Breakers in the bars and on the beaches of the Hotel Zone, to skipping Hurricane Alley’s early summer storms, there are plenty of bonuses on offer to any Oklahoma locals looking to travel down to Cancun after the Yucatan’s peak season ends in May. What’s more, we’ve discovered possible savings on flights during the second half of the year to the tune of $130, making late summer, fall or early winter breaks to Mexico a budget-friendly option too.
Anyone thinking of dropping into Cancun early in the week to gather a tan before the Hotel Zone’s DJ nights and samba parties erupt on the weekend could be in line to score savings of up to $103 on their flights. In fact, we’ve discovered that average prices linger at a low of around $395 for flights departing Oklahoma City on a Monday or a Tuesday, before soaring with increasing demand towards the end of the week and hitting a high with Thursday departures, which stand at a whopping average of just over $460 round trip!
By looking at nearly 300,000 searches for round trip flights between Oklahoma’s Will Rogers World Airport and Cancun International in the last four weeks, we’ve been able to determine that returning from the Yucatan on a Wednesday is by far the most budget-friendly option open to travelers, boasting a saving of around $52 on average. The most expensive day to drop back into Oklahoma City was a Friday, closely followed by the most popular return day, Sunday, at an average of over $440 overall.
Why not cruise over that hard, mid-week hump by smoothing any ruffled feathers with a good dose of retail therapy, travel style? And what could be better than bagging some bargain flights to Cancun (40 days in advance, of course), complete with a possible saving of $31 just from booking on a Wednesday? Oh, and don’t worry too much if you miss the moment, because Thursday is also a cheap day to buy, offering up average round trip tickets at just $395!
While passengers heading to Cancun from Oklahoma’s Will Rogers World Airport do have the pick of the bunch when it comes to selecting their airline, we can’t see why anyone would opt for anything other than United Airlines’ indirect connection via Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental, which boasted a mouth-watering average round trip price tag of just $395 in the last four weeks. Just to put that into perspective, it’s more than $200 cheaper than the most expensive option on the route, and more than $170 cheaper than the offering from budget-carrier Frontier!
Airlines offering connecting flights from Oklahoma City to Cancun:
- American Airlines makes the journey in 9 hours via Chicago O'Hare Airport for $654 round trip, on average.
- United Airlines makes the journey in 8 hours via Houston's George Bush Airport for $396 round trip, on average.
Members of a frequent flier program should always be sure to check if they’ve got enough air miles in the bank to bag a flight for free. On the route between Oklahoma City and Cancun, United offer seats for as little as 35,000 miles round trip, giving would-be passengers the chance to hit the sands of the Yucatan with a whole load more pesos than they expected. First class, business and anytime seats are also available on the scheme, starting at around 40,000 air miles each way.
We know as well as anyone just how much flight statistics and airline averages can fluctuate throughout the year, which is why we’ve put together our When to Fly and Buy Reports page, offering would-be travelers on the route between Oklahoma City and Cancun a go-to resource that crunches more than 280,000 pieces of data every month, to offer the most up-to-date statistics possible relating to connections between the two cities. That should help keep ticket prices on the low!
If you think you’re paying a hefty premium for that checked-in baggage, can’t bear scooping out so much for those in-flight meals, are wondering how much that additional carry-on with set you back, or simply want to see an honest comparison of every airline running connections between Oklahoma City and Cancun, then be sure to head over to Hopper’s Airline Fees Calculator, which offers a comprehensive breakdown of every additional fee, service charge, or hidden carrier cost you can think of.
In the last four weeks the absolute cheapest flight between Oklahoma City and Cancun sold for $388, which is why we think it’s really important that eager travelers don’t get too carried away with their bargain hunting here. We say that because a majority of people making the hop down south to the Yucatan will be paying upwards of $675 for their ticket, while only a handful could boast a seat for less than $409. So, if you’re one of the lucky ones, be sure to bag it before it’s gone!