Cancun beckons the Cincinnati traveler, especially during the winter and early spring months. The warm weather, refreshing margaritas and clear-blue water provide the perfect escape from Cincinnati’s winter blues. Plus, the Mayan culture still remains strong in this part of the world, where visitors can explore Mayan art, architecture and even ancient languages — 500 of which continue to be spoken today. Visitors can take a day trip to Chichen Itza, for instance, which was recently named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. No matter what your reason for visiting is, follow these six tips from Hopper to find cheap flights from Cincinnati to Cancun, and you could save up to $150 per round-trip ticket!
International travel requires a certain amount of planning, which is why booking a trip to Cancun at least 21 days in advance is always a good idea. Not only will you have enough time to buy an extra bathing suit (or two) and maybe some new sunglasses, you will also save up to $150 if you book three weeks out. That savings could be used towards an extra night at one of the area’s all-inclusive resorts. Nothing beats drinking on-the-house margaritas from a thatched roof pool bar.
When flying from Cincinnati to Cancun, Delta Air Lines has the best deals, and they’re about the same price whether you’re flying direct or flying with stops. Direct flights on Delta cost about $540, while flights with stops cost about $545. Aeromexico also features good deals on the Cincinnati-to-Cancun route. The airlines charges $542 for direct flights and $553 for flights with stops. Both airlines can save you about $65 compared to other airlines.
Airlines offering direct flights from Cincinnati to Cancun:
- Aeromexico makes the journey for $542 round trip, on average.
- Delta makes the journey for $540 round trip, on average.
- Frontier makes the journey for $605 round trip, on average.
Airlines offering connecting flights from Cincinnati to Cancun:
- American makes the journey in 6 hours via Miami for $554 round trip, on average.
- United makes the journey in 7.5 hours via Houston for $552 round trip, on average.
- US Airways makes the journey in 6 hours via Charlotte for $553 round trip, on average.
Delta frequent fliers can book a round-trip ticket from Cincinnati to Cancun essentially for free if they use the miles they’ve earned. It only takes 35,000 miles to book a round-trip ticket. Starting in January 2015, Delta will also introduce new redemption options, which includes One-Way Awards for half the price of round-trip tickets as well as more Award Seats available for fewer miles. The savings can almost pay for the entire trip to Cancun, depending on how long you go and where you are staying.
Hopper’s When to Fly and Buy Reports allows visitors to the site to find the best travel deals available for flights from Cincinnati to Cancun. The report is based on 599,597 round-trip prices from airfare searches made in the last month and shows the best prices for the specific route and dates chosen. Keep in mind that flights are often less expensive if you are more flexible with your dates. If you don’t have much time to do a thorough search, you can opt to create a price alert, which will send you an email when prices for the route get cheaper.
Unfortunately, several airlines have hidden fees that customers don’t realize until the day of their departure. That’s why Hopper created its Airline Fees Calculator to help customers calculate the true cost of their tickets. The calculator will help customers understand upfront exactly what their travel money is being spent on. Most airlines charge for checked bags, but some airlines also charge for seat selection, carry-on luggage and even snacks and drinks — something to keep in mind when prioritizing your travel needs.
A good price for a flight from Cincinnati to Cancun is $553 round trip. With several flights each week between the two destinations, those prices can fluctuate. In some cases, travelers have found ticket prices as low as $435. The cheapest round-trip flights in the last six months were priced from $550-$552 for flights with stops and $540-$542 without stops.