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Right now there are incredibly cheap roundtrips to Cancun for Fall Travel, starting at $213 roundtrip. I see outstanding fares from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, and Cleveland. There are probably other cities without outrageously good deals at the moment.
The two main places to search are ITA Matrix and southwest.com. Search both for your city. Search on ITA Matrix by calendar of lowest fares for acceptable trip lengths.
Baltimore to Cancun has $228 roundtrips.
Cleveland to Cancun has $280 roundtrips.
The cheapest roundtrips I found were from Atlanta on direct flights. Southwest has $99 outbounds from September to December 2015.
The total is $213, and you get two free checked bags both directions.After searching on ITA Matrix and southwest.com, book with the cheapest carrier. Keep in mind what baggage fees are, especially if you book with Frontier and Spirit, which charge for carry ons.
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