[FARE GONE] American / US Airways / United – About $230: American / United Hubs – Mexico City, Mexico. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American, US Airways and United are going at it with attack fares to Mexico City. Here’s what we found:

American / US Airways availability from the following cities:

  • Newark [EWR]
  • San Francisco [SFO]
  • Houston [IAH]
  • Denver [DEN]
  • Cleveland [CLE]

United availability:

  • Dallas [DFW]
  • Philadelphia [PHL]
  • Phoenix [PHX]
  • Miami [MIA]
  • Charlotte [CLT]

H/T: sw3

Update 7/8/2015 @ 5:30PM Eastern – fare gone

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico - Photo: Eneas De Troya via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico – Photo: Eneas De Troya via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Newark on US Airways
  • September 18th – 21st

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on from August – September 30th. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure and
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: EWR
      • For other cities, replace EWR with airport code listed above
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: us us /maxconnect 360
      • For American availability, replace us us /maxconnect 360 with aa aa /maxconnect 360 on both Outbound and Return Advanced Routing Code fields
      • For United availability, replace us us /maxconnect 360 with ua ua /maxconnect 360 on both Outbound and Return Advanced Routing Code fields
        • The /maxconnect 360 option is telling ITA to search only for connections under 6 hours. There are some itineraries with overnight layovers — if you don’t care, remove it to search for all possible options.
    • Destination: MEX
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: us us /maxconnect 360
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • American / US Airways: O
  • United: N

Elite Qualifying Dollar:

  • $88


  • EWR (Newark) – CLT (Charlotte) – MEX (Mexico City) – CLT – EWR



  • Miles Flown: 4,160 miles or 5.5 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 4,160 miles
  • Base Redeemable Miles: 4,160 miles

How to Book:

  • Book on Google Flights with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN) – $1USD = 15.54 MXN

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Comments (4)

  • David 7 years ago Reply

    SFO-MEX requires overnight in PHX both directions. Hardly seems worth it.

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @David – using the instructions on the “How to Search” sections, here’s availability for September without the overnights — so it is probably your dates.

  • wog 7 years ago Reply

    i booked phx-mex for august 2015 trip for $232 r/t which I will use to connect to Copa Airlines to go to Lima, Peru for $151 r/t, making my PHX-LME trip only $383 r/t. Thanks Flight Deal!

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @wog – awesome! have a great trip.

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