SkyTeam member Aeromexico continues to surprise with cheap business class tickets to Brazil. Currently, they run a promotion for tickets from Barcelona to São Paulo, Brazil for just €1,155. With a travel time of more than 40 hours in a premium cabin, this is one of the best value-for-money deals we ever had to offer. You’d have to change planes twice each way. A stopover in Mexico City adds roughly €100 to the ticket price.
These tickets are not refundable.
Entering Brazil is currently possible for fully vaccinated Europeans, if they provide a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure. Mexico doesn’t have any restrictions in place.
Because of barriers on AeroMexico’s website (it does not display itineraries with legs longer than 24 hours), booking these flights is a little complicated. You have to use AeroMexico’s multistop search and add each leg separately, as we did in our Go2 form down below.
Google Flights indicates availability in September and October 2022, as well as in February and March 2023.
While this is a bit inconvenient, it is certainly worth taking a little extra time for this extraordinary price. At least adding a stopover in Mexico City is easier this way.
Routes & Cabins
Itineraries typically include flying to Amsterdam or Paris first, from where an AeroMexico, Air France or KLM plane takes you to Mexico City. This is the longest part of the journey, as the flight across the pond takes roughly 12 hours Westbound.
While Air France might be the best choice, AeroMexico offers a pretty decent business class, too. You will notice that between Mexico City and São Paulo, as the Mexican carrier is the only choice on these legs. The airlines uses Boeing 787-9 aircraft (with a 1-2-1 seating) or Boeing 787-8 (2-2-2) on these routes. It tends to switch them on short notice.
The inbound concludes with an AeroMexico flight to either Paris or Madrid, while a European SkyTeam member (Air France from Paris, Air Europa from Madrid) brings you to Barcelona in European business class (i.e. economy with a blocked middle seat and a glass of sparkling wine).
While this routing is certainly inconvenient in terms of travel time, it is very good when it comes to value-for-money and almost guarantees an instant SkyTeam Elite Status.
Search & Book
The fare rules for these tickets don’t tell us much more than a maximum stay of twelve months, so we cannot tell you when this is going to expire. We expect it to be gone in days rather than weeks.
Google Flights previews availabilities accurately, so we recommend searching for suitable flight dates there. In the next step, you can log your dates into our Go2 tool above or enter them directly on AeroMexico’s website. Remember that you have to use the multistop option to buy these tickets, even if you don’t plan to add a stopover.
If you don’t want to spend additional time in Mexico City, select identical dates for the BCN-MEX and MEX-GRU segments. Do the same for your inbound segments (GRU-MEX and MEX-BCN).
Since the city is modern day marvel and the routing just makes more sense this way, we strongly recommend staying in Mexico City for a couple of days.
All flight segments are booking class I, which offers decent mileage in almost any SkyTeam frequent flyer program. Our example covers a trip via Paris with Air France operating feeder flights, while AeroMexico covers long haul routes:
- 45,474 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 43,476 Award Miles + 32,608 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 32,604 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 32,604 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 32,604 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 32,604 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 32,604 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 32,604 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 28,254 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 27,402 Award Miles + 162 XP on FlyingBlue
- 27,170 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 27,170 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 27,170 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 27,170 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 27,170 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 21,736 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
This deal brings you very close to SkyTeam Elite Plus status. How close exactly? Check out or Status calculator:
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