[FARE GONE] Delta / United – $270: San Francisco / Washington D.C. / Newark / Seattle / Cleveland – Cancun, Mexico. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

United and Delta are attacking each other’s fares to Cancun. Here’s what we found:

On Delta:

  • San Francisco [SFO]
  • Washington D.C. [WAS]
  • Newark [EWR]
  • Cleveland [CLE]

On United:

  • Seattle [SEA]

Per Fare Deal Alert, also available from Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City on United for $270.

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Update 10/4/2016 @ 5:45PM Eastern – fare gone

Playa, Cancun, Mexico - Photo: Gabriel Flores Romero via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Playa, Cancun, Mexico – Photo: Gabriel Flores Romero via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from San Francisco on Delta
  • January 19th – 24th, 2017
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until May, 2017. Blackout around the holidays. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
  • 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: SFO
      • For availability from other cities, replace SFO with airport code listed above
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
      • For United availability from Seattle, replace dl+ /f bc=v with ua+ /-overnight on both the Outbound and Return Advanced Routing Code fields
    • Destination: CUN
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=
    • (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:

  • Delta: V
  • United: L

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $164


  • SFO – MSP (Minneapolis) – CUN (Cancun) – ATL (Atlanta)- SFO



  • Miles Flown: 6,287 miles or 5.0 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 6,287 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 820 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter  “Delta” or “United” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN) – $1USD = 19.30 MXN

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Comments (3)

  • kay 7 years ago Reply

    SFO CUN with united using the code, ua+ /-overnight doesn’t work any days. $460 is the fare it displays.

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Kay – per the post, from San Francisco, its on Delta. United availability is from Seattle.

  • Carol 7 years ago Reply

    Hi! i have not been able to find this deal. I follow the ITA instructions but I’m getting the following message:
    Illegal faring spec: missing Boolean connective

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