Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cancún
|September||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 26% drop in price.|
|April||Most popular time to fly with an average 18% increase in price.|
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|$465||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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United Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cancún. Confirm policy on booking site.
Mexico has not implemented any entry restrictions for air travel, but travelers arriving from countries affected by COVID-19 will be screened.
A completed "Cuestionario de identificación de factores de riesgo en viajeros" must be presented to immigration upon arrival.
There are no mandatory quarantine requirements currently in effect in Mexico. However, travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to quarantine.
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An average nonstop flight takes 5h 58m, covering a distance of 1358 miles.
There are 36 (nonstop) flights between Washington Dulles Airport and Cancún per week, averaging 5 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($85) and Multiple Airlines ($91), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($206) and Multiple Airlines ($208).
United Airlines (5 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
For Washington Dulles Airport to Cancún, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Cancún back to Washington Dulles Airport, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Fly attendants have no knowledge of hospitality. They arguing with customers and refusing to assist, blaming on company policies. My friends were assigned seats next to a toilet. No folding options. One of our friends has a back pain problems and got stuck for 5 hours. There were seats available upfront and Manager Gina could simply change our seats instead of dry “there is nothing I can do” I am not recommending this airline."
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Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "All was great"
Cons: "Food and service. Our flight attendant didn’t seem to want to be there. Sub-par service for first class by a long shot."
Pros: "Quickly moving through the airport."
Cons: "Take out old planes. It was really run down."
Pros: "The plane was nice"
Cons: "I’m still sitting in Minneapolis so I would have liked to be at my destination. And I had to pay for the overnight accommodations."
Pros: "Entertainment was awesome. Although airlines are stingy with snacks, Delta had a good overall selection and very generous."
Cons: "Something that cant be changed overnight, however, there should be a little more Aisle space for folks pass through as my shoulder was getting beat up after every passing person and cart."
Pros: "After a late, crowded boarding process, somehow the flight crew got us off the ground on time!"
Cons: "Having more than 2 harried airline agents at the gate to handle the sold out flight filled with families with babies!"
Pros: "Amazing crewkeep"
Cons: "Keep going"
Pros: "The flight attendant from IAD to MSP called Bernadette was wonderful!"
Pros: "The movies were entertaining"
Pros: "Flight was smooth, arrived early..crew was prompt and courteous."
Pros: "The flight was very good in both directions. I was quite comfortable. On my return flight I left my e-reader on the plane. I didn't realize it until 2 days later. I called Delta and spoke with Tiffany. She was so helpful. She located my e-reader and I was able to go to the airport and pick it up."
Cons: "Carry brewed decaf coffee."
Pros: "Boarding was easy. No issues. Friendly staff. We had to fill out customs declaration forms but didn’t have a pen. We asked stewardess for a pen and they didn’t have any left. She said to borrow from a neighbor which I thought was rude. We don’t know our neighbors. If a flight requires filling out a form, they should provide enough pens to do so."
Cons: "Not enough pens"
Pros: "When I finally got off the plane"
Cons: "Everything. No instructions, no pens or pencils, ignorant staff. Got to Cancun and waited 2 hours with no directions to just go they immagration. The forms were in Spanish and the staff could not translate. I’ll never fly Delta again."
Pros: "Crew and entertainment options were great."
Cons: "Cabin was very loud, with jet engine noise. Could not block it out. Seats were not comfortable."
Pros: "Flight Attendant Precious was just as her name precious and was very impactful in my amazing journey experience."
Pros: "Standard Air France flight. My wife and I like the Airbus 380."
Cons: "The flight left two hours late. Apparently this happens a lot with this flight these days because it's an Airbus 380 coming from Paris to Dulles and turning around. The incoming flight was two hours late, so the departure was late. Our arrival in Paris was late. We made the flight, but our luggage didn't. Our return flight from Paris to Dulles was half an hour late because of people from connecting flights. We arrived about 30 minutes late, but no big deal (unless you had a connection)"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable no room to move"
Pros: "Excellent check in and boarding service"
Cons: "Cleaning of the airplane could be done better"
Pros: "Fly attenden alwas with a beautiful smile"
Pros: "Clean and spacious plane, relaxed and organized gate cre"
Cons: "Crew member passing out ear buds ran out and never came back"
Pros: "Got moved to an aisle seat instead of the middle. The flight wasn’t full so the crew planned ahead and got several people in our party better seats."
Pros: "Almost everything."
Pros: "I love the aesthetic of the new planes. Boarding was seamless and the staff was great! More cookies please!"
Pros: "Free movies on plane, quick boarding! Ok time :)"
Cons: "Gate agent @ LAX calling every single passenger with a lot of noise around couldn't hear. I had to go and check myself a couple of times."
Pros: "We loved Jaimie and Dana with Delta, two super nice ladies working at check-in and bag drop counter. We were running late and a bit confused, both of the ladies helped us with the whole process, re-assured is that all will be well. They did so with a great genuine attitude. Thank you again Jamie and Dana :)))"
Cons: "More leg room wouldn’t hurt!"
Pros: "The chekc in person was very helpful."
Cons: "The plane was too hot and the pilot did not accommodate the passengers request. More than just me made the same request."
Cons: "That we did not have a seat assigned"
Pros: "Everything was great from boarding to landing."
Pros: "Nice upgrade since we didn’t have seats! Delta was a good flight but don’t ever wanna fly on Aeromexico again!"
Cons: "Had all my jewelry stolen from my luggage!"
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "The booking was done through vayama and the confirmation numbers didn't match with delta's. It was confusing. I had to talk to a delta rep and give her the eticket # and at that point, she gave me a new confirmation #, that I was able to use to check in with on delta"
Pros: "Flight attendants seemed nice"
Cons: "Too tight in the seats"
Pros: "Quick and everyone was friendly"
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Seats, the whole flight experience"
Pros: "direct flight from bdl to cun."
Cons: "reclining seats that doesnt give much room to person behind recliner"
Pros: "That I landed safely"
Cons: "1st class was horrible."
Pros: "The plane was new and very comfortable. Free entertainment and plug for charging electronics. Love this airline!"
Cons: "Your company has the worst customer service ever! You ruined our family vacation and just have horrible policies I can’t believe it! Will never purchase anything off your website again! You suck!"
Pros: "The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional."
Cons: "Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?"
Cons: "They lost my luggage."
Cons: "I have traveled with my luggage plenty of times through airports and the flight from washington to jacksonville, my luggage came back to me cracked and broken. I was surprised that Delta handling was worse than any of the cheaper flights I normally take and will not be checking any baggage with Delta again."
Cons: "Seeing as I’m still waiting for my flight, more than five hours later I am not inclined to rank it highly. This airport is an embarrassment and I will try my best to never fly Delta again. Weather is no excuse for this."
Pros: "Got to my placs"
Cons: "Lol put the two fattest people next to each other"
Cons: "My suitcase was ruined."
Pros: "The fact that there were no snakes on this plane :-)"
Cons: "Same issue... there were no snakes on the plane :-/"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2hrs."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Check in on line was diffucult and did not include opportunity to precheck a check in bag. Acwaste of time fir everyine in line"
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "To have us sit together"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Smelly WC and crew"
Cons: "Seats had even less legroom than the worst US airlines. I'm and 5'8" and I could barely fit my knees and once the person in front of me decided to recline his seat I couldn't even do that."
Cons: "Entertainment or WiFi being available"
Pros: "Nothing. Iberia Airlines employs theives."
Cons: "Two one way tickets were purchased to Cancun. The layover was 2 hours... but since the first carrier was late, it caused us to miss our connecting flight. Because the 2 tickets were from different carriers, the airline charged us $1600 to buy new tickets. I would never buy tickets this way again."
Pros: "Perfect timing, pilots throttled up to catch up on a delayed departure, absolutely bang on. Cabin crew were great. Comfortable seats with recline."
Cons: "Inside could do with a clean, but it was an older 737 workhorse, typical wear & tear. I paid more than expected but I did get a good reliable service."
Cons: "El vuelo salió atrasado . Teníamos acientos en AM+. Incómodos El sistema de entretenimiento no funcionó. Pedimos que lo vean para arreglarlo. Nadie nos acercó con respuesta. Mal trato del personal a bordo"
Cons: "The plane is in terrible shape"
Cons: "FLIGHT WAS LATE FOR 1 HR 20 MINUTES"
Pros: "There was great service at the desk when I needed to have my flight rescheduled. Friendly staff in flight as well."
Cons: "Having less than an hour to deplane, go through immigration, them security just isn't enough time between flights. I missed my plane as Guadalajara immigration took almost 2 hours at 5:45am. I then had to add another flight to my itinerary. Planes are somewhat old."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "Lack of snacks, prefer chips"
Pros: "Choice of beverages was good, flight attendants impeccable."
Cons: "I was in Classe Premier. My seat was extremely hard to recline and my let rest wouldn’t extend. Very uncomfortable 2 and a half hours."
Pros: "La tripulacion fue super amable"
Pros: "The flight was on time. Quick boarding."
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "No announcements for landing. I usually wouldn't complain about arriving early but my shuttle was not available for two hours so the early arrival added that time to my wait time."
Pros: "I prefers better fare options. Seat selection by pay, baggage by pay, no food offered even with payment option. On time flight was excellent"
Pros: "Quick flight, ease going through customs"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Cons: "Old aircraft, uncomfortable seats and not entertainment system"
Cons: "A horrible flight!!! We arrived at 5:04pm then we sat on the tamarac for 40 minutes before they could find a gate for us!!!! What a horrible lack of management!’ Who runs this airport/airline!? At the end they moved us to completly different terminal!!! Had to find a new transportation to the hotel!!! Again, what a horrible display of management skills!!"
Pros: "We made it"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for two hours. The flight was cold and miserable and today I’m sick."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "No issues"
Pros: "Good attention"
Pros: "The amenities (entertainment, in-flight service) were limited."
Cons: "Upon deplaning in Cancun, an attendant asked me if I was staying there. I indicated that I was not, that I had a connection. He clearly knew I was about to be led astray, but he did nothing to prevent it. Maybe there was nothing he COULD do, but if so, why bother to ask?"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "Aeromexico was unable to provide the boarding pass for our second flight on the itinerary (operated by Delta) when we checked in in Mexico City (our checked bags were tagged all the way to Minneapolis though). They informed us that we would need to go to the Delta ticket counter when we arrived in Cancun (with a short layover). This is an unacceptable level of service."
Cons: "Will never fly with Aeromexico ever again"
Cons: "I found out NO luggage was included after being charged"
Cons: "We miss our conection and we have to wait for more the 3 hours to take the next flight"
Pros: "I try to fly on the best airlines due to the service, however the service has gone down"
Cons: "The poor service provided to customers when a flight gets delayed, there was no explanation, no gate, we were walking around the airport without any information and the food voucher barely cover a meal."
Cons: "I had to document my luggage in every airport"
Cons: "Got to the airport 2 hours before my flight to fly domestically. Waited 1.5 hours in line. Everyone who worked there didn't give a damn about anyone's situation. This isn't the first time the experience was miserable. I recommend viva or volaris. This airline can't get it together."
Pros: "It was ok from mexico city to cancun"
Cons: "All the bad experience in mexico city only"
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Delay, gate change, reissue of boarding pass. It was confusing. Mostly airport issues, not Aeromexico."
Pros: "The plane is very comfortable"
Cons: "At the time to pick up bags it was very confusing, people saying it was on a different band, information was not clear and my bag was already in the floor, for a long time. Very confusing how people on the ground have different information to what the screens are saying"
Pros: "The crew on this flight was amazing."
Cons: "The seats, my Gawd...felt like I was sitting on marbles. And this priority board issue. Why say you have priority boarding and be the third zone???"
Pros: "attendants heard your grievances."
Cons: "i got there around 5am for a 7am flight. it took those 2 hours to check me in. and then ran to the plane so i would not miss it."
Pros: "Not much to like in mediocre flight. Gate agents were nice and couteous."
Cons: "Mediocre flight overall. Poor customer service from crew (barking orders and very little tact during boarding). No entertainment system. Flight was delayed due to errors with airline."
Cons: "The flight from DC took a lot of time, as consequence I missed the other flight to Zacatecas. Now I have to wait 10 hours and the outrageous part is that I had to pay $200 extra for the other ticket"
Pros: "Confortable seats and entertaiment"
Cons: "Late boatding"
Pros: "Buenas actitudes"
Cons: "Missed flight due to my connection flight being iver one hour late"
Cons: "I purchased a first class ticket, but the airline changed Equipment to a plane without a first class cabin. I was unceremoniously bumped back to coach and placed in front of two screaming children who proceeded to yell, kick my seat and hit me in the head for the entire flight. Never fly aeromexico"
Pros: "Excellent legroom, friendly service, on time"
Cons: "I didnt like that now they start a $25 fee for the luggage when this was the only airline that never charge for that.. annd also they didnt five mr an advice for advance. Really sad for this."
Cons: "Delayed for no reason, very irresponsible msnagement"
Pros: "Whole trip to Cancun without wifi"
Cons: "The seats are more crammed side to side and frontto back than EVER. No room to crack open a laptop.... iPad yes but not a keyboard."
Pros: "Arrived almost an hour early which was great."
Cons: "Been a long time since we had to walk down onto the tarmac to board a plane. Would rather not have to do that. Otherwise a good experience."
Pros: "Side adjustable headrests on seats."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment options."
Cons: "Navigating thru channels was challenging."
Pros: "Omg the movie selection was amazing!!!!"
Pros: "Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Was clean and nice"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Services , on time"
Pros: "every seat come with tV"
Cons: "Disappointed that few come with closed caption. Lousy choice of menu"
Cons: "Extremely noisy inside the smaller jets. Can't hear anyone or anything."
Pros: "My daughter was given assistance when needed."
Cons: "Purchased ticket and it was this thing called Basic Fare Ticket???? Which means No refund, No Cancellation or Rescheduled Flights! You cannot pick your seat and will not be able to purchase a better seat even if it says available. Paid way too much and had to stay longer for my father's heart attack and lost the ticket and had to but a 1 way ticket back home and had to purchase my seat on top of all this. Over $1600 paid and still wanted $80 for my seat of choice. How Greedy."
Pros: "the personnel were polite and personable and eager to help"
Cons: "The magazine Puch was nasty, the magazines old and sticky,"
Pros: "No delays. No problems"
Cons: "There should be more free food."
Pros: "Great stuff, very friendly and attentive."
Cons: "When asked to be seated next to each other, my husband and myself, we weren't not helped at all."
Pros: "Everything was perfect!"
Cons: "Disorganized boarding. Changed gate without notifying anyone. Running around trying to catch connection with very little time."
Pros: "Could have basic viewing for free like other airlines."
Cons: "Cabin temp was uncomfortably warm."
Cons: "back of lane smelled like lavatory - ugh"
Pros: "At least they made the TV free"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No wifi"
Cons: "Coffee pot didn't work"
Pros: "I had an empty seat next to me."
Cons: "Pretzels were the only food option"
Cons: "Sat in plane on runway for an hour"
Pros: "No delays, everything went smooth"
Pros: "Ease of purchasing ticket online"
Cons: "The $230 change fee for a ticket that cost me $70. No recourse but to lose the money completely."
Cons: "Wifi barely worked even after i paid"
Cons: "Late full lounge bad food"
Cons: "It is outrageous that those seats and that legroom is legal. Something has to change!"
Cons: "Late departure"
Cons: "we had to pay to watch any channel."
Pros: "I liked the in flight entertainment option through the United app. Nice staff and waffle cookies were way better than peanuts."
Cons: "Late departure."
Cons: "The visitor documents could have been passed out sooner. We didn't babe much time before landing to complete and instructions were not very clear."
Cons: "Besides taking off late, the worst part was the new seats are the smallest ever. I could not sit without my knees jammed into the seat in front of me, and on both legs, Ithe seats were narrow that the people next to me and I were overlapping shoulders - that was a first. Unless its flights in the future are significantly advantageous, United's losing my business. It's not worth saving a few bucks to me to be so uncomfortable."
Pros: "Very comfortable plane. 2 seats on a side, 5 thumbs up."
Pros: "On time Skilled pilots Smooth landing Accommodating staff Pleasant"
Pros: "Great and on t time"
Pros: "Never got on"
Cons: "Never had a chance to find out if I would like it or not."
Pros: "Everything went smooth and on time"
Pros: "I loved how quickly we departed and arrived at each destination!"
Cons: "The boarding process was terrible. People forgetting to even stand in line for their boarding groups getting to cut ahead of those whose group is currently in the process of boarding. That should not be allowed. It's rude and disrespectful to other passengers/customers."
Pros: "Great staff"
Pros: "Price was great"
Pros: "Yes it was. People were very nice"
Pros: "Liked everything just wanted a better seating choice"
Cons: "The middle seat"
Cons: "Unorganized, confusing boarding, confusion with seating, unbelievable lines while checking bags. Literally the only redeeming factor was the price."
Pros: "Better plane then the one going to Washington DC"
Cons: "I sat separate from my family members."
Pros: "Cheap flight"
Cons: "Bag fee"
Cons: "Terrible service, unprofessional, impractical and unreasonable airline that should never be suggested."
Cons: "Baggage claim took way too long"
Cons: "6hour delay, poor customer service,"
Cons: "I paid $45 to check a small bag becuse I was carrying a tennis racket inside it. They said I could not take it with me in the plane. Once I got in the plane I saw a tennis racket in one of the overhead bins. I'm writting this for two reasons: 1. I'm mad because I paid $45 for nothing. 2. I'm bored because we landed in Austin 30 minutes ago and I'M STILL INSIDE THE PLANE!!"
Pros: "I país for seat 25...$12."
Cons: "I would not FL y any more for Frontier"
Cons: "The credit card sales pitch. Too long and loud. People were trying to sleep and were rudely woken up and subjected to that !"
Cons: "Don't have food free inside the fly"
Pros: "Overall service"
Cons: "The check in was soooo slow, the person who was helping did not know what she was doing."
Pros: "Poor quality airline. Will never ride the airline again."
Cons: "Frontier service."
Pros: "When all the add ons are factored it is no cheaper than delta."
Pros: "Nothing good, bad baggage handling experience, miss commitment. Overall it was pretty bad."
Cons: "40 for every bagggage u have, only backpack is free. And we wait more than an hour for our bagggage after arrival"
Pros: "Picking out seat"
Cons: "No free snacks"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable traveling experience in my life."
Cons: "Sat on tarmac for an hour once we landed. Finally get off plane amd they lost the whole planes bags!!"
Cons: "40 minutes and still no bags"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The hour and a half boarding delay"
Cons: "this company does not respect the customer. For both flights delay of more than 6 hours."
Pros: "Nothing, I hate flying frontier"
Cons: "Complete inattention to detail, awful customer service"
Cons: "2 hours on tarmac. Yuck."
Cons: "Not enough room to use laptop"
Pros: "I'd rather take a shower at auschwitz than fly frontier again"
Cons: "Everything. Literally everything"
Pros: "I didn't die."
Cons: "Terrible service. Massive delays. Will not use this airline again."
Cons: "I received travel updates from other websites before I heard from Frontier. The boarding pass kiosk was broken so I couldn't print my boarding pass when I arrived, and there was no one working the desk."
Pros: "Nothing will never use again"
Cons: "Charged for everything including 45$ per piece for carry on plus luggage Terrible terrible never recommend or use again"
Cons: "No entertainment and you have to pay for a soda. Really"
Pros: "Everything went well -- no frills - but a GREAT price!"
Pros: "That we eventually arrived"
Cons: "That we arrived 3.5 hours after we were supposed to"
Cons: "They charge $40 for carry on luggage!!? They don't tell you before only when you are ready to board!!!"
Pros: "Ariving safely at my destinations"
Cons: "Price gouging .. sneaky tactics...what no snacks or water! OK snacks maybe... but water really?"
Cons: "Long delay, was given food vouchers when restaurants were closing and could not use. When we reached destination trains were closed had to climb down stairs"
Cons: "There were too many added costs. In the end it is more expensive to fly Frontier than other airlines. The pricing is deceiving."
Pros: "I like lower charges on changing bags"
Cons: "Luggage took 45 minutes to arrive"
Cons: "It was unfair to Charged us $90 for the carry on"
Pros: "the price"
Cons: "to early"
Pros: "Arrived early"
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