SkyTeam member Aeromexico currently sells quite a lot of interesting business class tickets. In addition to their sub €1,000 premium rides from Madrid to Santiago de Chile, the airlines sells even cheaper tickets to São Paulo, Brazil. 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.
For departures before June 30, 2021, these tickets are available for incredible €934!
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Our availability calendar shows all possible flight dates at the lowest fare of €934 in May and June and €1,034 in late 2021. It will forward you with your selected flight dates to Aeromexico’s website.
While the itinerary doesn’t make much sense from a distance standpoint, it represents a decent opportunity to spend time in a business class cabin and earn miles. All flights are operated by Aeromexico’s Boeing 787-8 (2-2-2 seating up front) or Boeing 787-9 (1-2-1) aircraft. A rather long stay in Mexico City (4-5 hours) is necessary in at least one direction.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
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The fare rules offer no information besides a hefty minimum stay of seven days to get the lowest fare. Sadly, we cannot tell you when this offer is going to expire.
While the fare rules theoretically allow a stopover in Mexico City for the price of $50, we were not able to find tickets that include an overnight stay in MEX. Prices rose to €1,600 for these connections.
You can find suiting flight dates with Google Flights (instructions). While online travel agencies sell these tickets as well, the price difference does not justify the additional risks. Aeromexico has the best possible offer itself.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Aeromexico tickets all flights segments in booking class I. This results in awesome opportunities to earn miles with most SkyTeam frequent flyer programs:
- 65,990 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 42,890 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 41,000 Award Miles + 30,760 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 30,750 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 30,750 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 30,750 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 30,750 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 30,750 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 30,750 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 30,750 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 26,650 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 25,630 Award Miles + 130 XP on FlyingBlue
- 25,630 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 25,630 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 25,630 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 25,630 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 25,630 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 20,500 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles