Skyteam member Aeromexico takes you Guayaquil for comely €397 including luggage. Both in- and outbound flights feature a lengthy layover in Mexico City, up to 21 hours. If you don’t have a Skyteam frequent flyer status, a hefty fee of up to €100 awaits to add a checked up to 23kg.
Aeromexico’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will take you across the pond to Mexico City. An Boeing 737 will carry you onwards to Guayaquil. With a 21 hour layover on the outbound leg and a 8 hour layover on the inbound segmet, you’ll have plenty of time to leave the airport and discover Mexico City.
Search & Book
These flights have great value, but they are not easy to find. They are not distributed by any airline and cannot be found on Google Flights. As a result, the Airfare Matrix is your best friend in this case. You can find matching dates with these parameters (instructions):
If you’ve found dates with convenient pricing, enter them at skyscanner.net. While it is not 100% accurate, you’ll have a good chance that the €397 will pop up. These fares are available for flights from October 29 through December 13 and from December 31 through April 18, 2020.
Tickets are issued in booking class V. While this isn’t the most rewarding booking class, the length of the trip will result in the following award miles harvest:
- 11,552 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 7,700 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 7,700 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 7,700 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 7,700 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 7,700 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 6,198 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 6,198 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 3,860 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 3,850 Award Miles + 34 XP on FlyingBlue
- 3,850 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 3,850 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 3,850 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 3,850 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 3,850 Award Miles + 15,402 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 3,850 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 3,850 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 3,850 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 3,850 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
Information & Tips for Mexico City
3 Tips for Mexico City
Mexico City is not quite as touristic as, for example, the seaside resort city and party destination Cancun. This means that hardly anybody speaks English, but you also don’t have to be afraid of being ripped off because you look like a tourist. My 3 tips for Mexico City:
- Torre Latinoamericana: The office tower – which looks a bit ugly from the outside – offers a fantastic view over the city, especially at dusk. The ticket is valid for several visits over the course of a whole day and costs 110 Pesos (= 4,50€).
- Chapultepec Park: There is a free zoo in Chapultepec Park. Even though admission is free, you can admire a total of 252 different animal species.
- Teotihuacán: A little outside of town are the impressive pyramids of Teotihuacán. I recommend that you get there early, otherwise you’ll have to wait in line for a long time. I came by public bus (not through an organized tour), I found the instructions on how to do that in this blog. I would also recommend checking out the cave restaurant there!
For getting around Mexico City I recommend using Uber. The countless taco stands are also great and extremely cheap. However, make sure that the meat is adequately cooled. Unfortunately, you often see that raw meat is lying somewhere in the blazing sun.
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