Everybody likes to save money when they can, especially when it comes to vacations, and there are three ways you can save on your next flight to Cancun. Hotels and plane tickets are typically the most expensive portion of any trip, and although it isn’t always easy to find deals on hotels, airline tickets are another story. Just following a few simple tips could result in significant savings, and that money can be put towards other things, like dinners and activities.
Cancun International Airport has broken records this year in the number of foreign tourists who have passed through its gates. According to reports more than 20 million people flew into and out of the airport between July and August. And predictions show that the Cancun airport is well on its way to reaching nearly 26 million total operations by the end of 2022.
There have been a lot of suggestions over the years as to how to save money when purchasing airline tickets. The problem is money saving techniques change over time, so what worked last year might not save you as much now. Fortunately, there are still three great ways to find lower price tickets to fly to Cancun International Airport for your ultimate Cancun vacation.
Purchasing Tickets on Certain Days
We all know that flying on certain days is cheaper than on others but many don’t realize that purchasing on certain days of the week can result in savings too. According to a recent report from Nerd Wallet based on data from the first half of the year, travelers will save the most money when purchasing tickets Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Additionally, the Mexican newspaper, El Financiero, reported that the next cheapest days to buy tickets are Saturdays and Mondays.
Booking Trips in Advance
Although cheap flights can often be found last minute it makes planning for a vacation difficult so most people book in advance. The question is, how far in advance should you book your flights? According to El Financiero, booking between one and three months in advance will get you the most savings, particularly if you use discount alerts through sites like Kayak, Hopper, or Skyscanner.
Google Flights Search and Updates
Finally, one of the best ways to save money on airline tickets for your next Cancun vacation is by using Google flights. You can do a search for specific dates if you know when you want to travel and the search will provide you with the prices for those dates as well as others. To save even more money, though, particularly if you are flexible with dates or are planning well in advance, you can use the price updates feature that will notify you when prices go below a certain dollar amount.
Currently, nonstop tickets for flights to Cancun from some cities can be found for less than $200 for some dates through the rest of 2022. From Orlando, for example, there are $169 tickets for dates in September, October, November, and December. And you can possibly save even more by booking packages, which will allow you to save on your accommodations too.
For some people vacations are a necessary escape from everyday life, for others, it’s a way to make memories that will last a lifetime with friends, family, and loved ones. Whatever the reason for your vacation you want to save as much money as you can so you can take more of them. With these tips you can do that and possibly not only save money but end up with a better flight or better airline by doing so as well.
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