SkyTeam carrier Aeromexico is selling very cheap tickets from Madrid to Sao Paulo. €337 is a fantastic price but even more so if you consider the number of miles you would earn from these flights as you’d be flying via Mexico City. At Delta SkyMiles, you’d earn almost 20,500 tier miles – a massive amount for that price.
Currently, you can enter Brazil if you present a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result, not older than 72 hours, and fill out the following form: formulario.anvisa.gov.br. Everything, however, could change until your flights take place. Should you not want to fly, you can either:
- Change the dates/route, paying the fare difference
- Get a voucher for the ticket value (excl. taxes)
- Get a refund – with the money being refunded within 12(!) months.
You would first fly to Mexico City and then continue to Sao Paulo. Both flights are operated with a Boeing 787. Luggage is, sadly, only included for SkyTeam status holders. Everyone else would have to pay €120 for luggage.
By the way, we also have many other economy class deals that depart from Madrid:
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The fare rules state that this deal expires today (April 19, 2021). We don’t know if the deal will be extended. You can fly until December 9, 2021, as long as your trip is at least 6 days long and takes place from Monday through Thursday.
You can find all available dates on Google Flights. You can also use our calendar above, which will redirect you to Aeromexico’s website or let you search for the cheapest OTA on our Travel-Dealz flight search, where you could save another roughly €30.
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.
The tickets are issued in booking class V. As mentioned in the introduction, this is definitely a nice mileage run for Delta SkyMiles, where you’d already get the SkyTeam Elite status at 25,000 miles – granting you free luggage on absolutely all SkyTeam flights. These are all crediting options:
- 15,378 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 10,252 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 10,252 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 10,252 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 10,252 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 10,252 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 8,250 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 8,250 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 5,128 Award Miles + 44 XP on FlyingBlue
- 5,128 Award Miles + 20,506 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 5,126 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 5,126 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 5,126 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 5,126 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 5,126 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 5,126 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 5,126 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 5,126 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 5,126 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
Information & Tips for Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is an important economic and cultural center in Brazil and at the same time the most populous city in the country with 11 million inhabitants and a metropolitan region of 20 million.
The city is comparatively easy to reach from Europe, and the major hub airports are served by numerous European and Brazilian airlines. Bargains are not as common as to Rio de Janeiro, but there are still good offers.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Sao Paulo is between March and May and between October and November. At this time of year, the weather is warm, and precipitation is comparatively low.
From the airport to the city
You can get a taxi for about 23€-28€. Note that Guarulhos International Airport, which serves most international flights, is located pretty far outside the city and it can take between 45 minutes and 3 hours to get to the city center depending on traffic conditions!
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