There is a few things to keep in mind when booking flights to really anywhere: when you’re book them, what time of year you’re visiting, and what days you are flying. These flight tips are good for popular places like Cancun, but also for most places around the world.
First of all, you want to make sure you book your flights on a slower day. Most people pay for flight reservations around pay day, so Thursday-Sunday. Try booking online or calling in on Monday-Wednesday to book your flights. The difference might be $20 a flight or it might be $200 a flight! I’ve seen both happen so keep an eye on the never ending price fluctuation.
Probably the most drastic way to save money when booking airline tickets, is to find out when the high and low tourist seasons are. In tropical destinations, usually the high tourist season is the drier months and the low tourist season is the rainiest months. Don’t let this worry you, the “rainy season” is usually a down pour of rain every other day for about an hour. Sometimes you can go the week without rain! It’s never as bad as it sounds so don’t worry too much about it ruining your time. In regards to Cancun, the cheapest months to visit are the summer/fall months of June-September, August usually being the cheapest.
Lastly, you want to pick the cheapest days to fly. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday are usually the cheapest flight options, as most people don’t fly those days. My favorite tool to use is Google Flights. Type in your airport, and where you are wanting to visit (CUN for Cancun), don’t type any dates but instead click on the calendar to view what days are cheapest to fly from your airport! Even if you don’t book through Google, I love checking here first to make sure I’m getting the best deal.