Buffalonians often suffer through mother nature's extremes, from snowy winters to scorching summers, but with a location right next to the stunning Lake Eerie, this cheerful bunch aren't much for complaining. Still, the sun-drenched shorelines and much more moderate climes of Cancun in Mexico are undeniably appealing at any time of the year, and could be a mere six hours away by plane. So, whether you're hoping to travel to a warmer winter or a beachside summer, our flight analysts have crunched the numbers to bring you the following top tips on how to find cheap flights from Buffalo to Cancun.
Prices are stable in the months leading up to your flight from Buffalo to Cancun, so travelers who find themselves leaving things until the last minute needn't suffer undue stress here. However, if you're hoping to get some last minute deals on this route, don't hold out too much hope; prices see a significant hike around 21 days before departure and rise particularly steeply in the week preceding your trip. To be on the safe side, make sure to book over three weeks before your planned departure date.
Good news for ice cold Buffalonians in December - this is cheapest time to jet to the sun kissed coast of Cancun. On average, prices are around $50 cheaper in December than they are in January, which is the most expensive time to fly. Escape to Cancun during the most festive time of the year and enjoy your holiday season sipping margaritas, far away from the turkey and port celebrations (with a side of familial obligation) back home in Buffalo.
It's not much, but it helps - if you're being extra careful and want to wring the maximum value from your Buffalo to Cancun flight, return on a Wednesday. You'll save a potential $24 on the overall round trip price. The day on which you fly out won't have much impact on your flight price, so deal hunters don't need to worry about adjusting their departure schedule for the best price. A Wednesday flight is, after all, the best way to break up the working week and gives vacationers plenty of time to get over the weekend carousing for which Cancun is famed.
All three of United, Delta and American Airline have reasonably priced deals on this route. Jetblue also provides flights between Buffalo and Cancun, but the average deals with this airline are much more expensive than the deals offered by the latter three options. There isn't much superficial difference between the lower priced airlines, so be sure to take our next tip into consideration when choosing between them...
Airlines offering connecting flights from Buffalo to Cancun:
- American Airlines makes the journey in 8 hours via Charlotte's Douglas Airport for $332 round trip, on average.
- JetBlue Airways makes the journey in 9 hours via Philadelphia Airport for $527 round trip, on average.
- Delta Airlines makes the journey in 6 hours via Detroit Metro Airport for $330 round trip, on average.
- United Airlines makes the journey in 10 hours via Newark Airport for $329 round trip, on average.
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Our reports are updated regularly, and provide full information on the pricing for your chosen flight route. When assessing the best times to fly and buy on the Buffalo to Cancun route, our data scientists compiled information on well over half a million flight prices as searched between September and October 2014. Demand is currently going down on this route, so it's a perfect time to look for deals.
So how do you know if the price you've round is really classes as a 'good deal'? If you follow our tips, you can expect to land deals of around $330 on your Buffalo to Cancun round trip. Really lucky deal hunters could even find flights at less than $300 - the very cheapest flight price on this route identified by our number crunchers was $296.