For weekend travel this winter, fly nonstop from Houston to Cancun for $242 roundtrip on United.

I found seats departing Houston IAH on Friday, January 25, returning from Cancun CUN on Monday, January 28.

Other travel dates are also available for travel through mid-February.

This is a Basic Economy fare, which has strict restrictions on United and is similar to Spirit in that this price only includes a small personal item and advanced seat selection is not included. Spirit does have slightly lower fares on other days of the week, but you may prefer the onboard experience on United.

A checked bag costs $30 each way for both Basic and standard Economy, but if you only need to bring a larger carry-on bag, opt to pay for the standard Economy fare, which is also an additional $30 each way, and includes a normal sized carry-on bag, standard seat selection, and is eligible for upgrades/ticket changes.

Need a room in Cancun? Here's what's available for the mentioned weekend dates on Hotelwatchdog.

For more weekend travel deals from your city, make sure to have a look at our new and improved Weekender search tool.

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