Mauritius: €419 From Italy With Saudia (Checked Bags Included)

Le Morne Brabant, Mauritius

Mauritius is undoubtedly a dream destination for many travelers. But unfortunately, not the cheapest one to reach. Currently, Saudia is selling tickets for round-trips from Milan and Rome at prices starting at around €419, making it really affordable to get to this paradise in the Indian Ocean.

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Cheap flights from Italy to Mauritius

What makes this deal unique is not only the great price but also the fact that the fare already includes two pieces of checked luggage. Sadly not standard anymore nowadays. The availability is decent from January to March 2020.

From Italy, your first flight will take you to Saudi Arabia. After changing planes, the airline will fly you to your final destination. Be aware of long layover times when booking your flight! Also, connections from Milan often include two layovers.

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Saudi is presumably seen as a controversial airline by many. And at the least, you should know that they are a dry airline, which means that they won’t serve alcohol.

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According to the fare rules, the airline will be selling tickets until November 24th. Or of course, until cheap seats have sold out. The offer is valid for trips commencing before March 31st, but there are blackout dates over the winter holidays.

The minimum stay requirements are seven days, and there is no maximum period for your trip. Use Google Flights (instructions) to check all available connections. Once you’ve found the ideal flights, use our Travel Dealz flight search to compare prices and book your tickets.

You can also book directly with the airline. But please note that this could mean that you have to call the carrier. Booking online won’t work in some cases. But there is not that much of a difference between the airline’s prices and what OTAs offer. So you might want to be on the safe side here.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

Since Saudi is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, you can earn miles on several programs. The booking class in which tickets will be issued is V, resulting in an earning rate of up to 50%. Here’s what a trip from Milan could get you:

  • 8,930 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 8,930 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 7,144 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 5,548 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 5,548 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 5,548 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 5,548 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 5,548 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 5,548 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 5,548 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 5,548 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 5,548 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 5,548 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 5,548 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 2,776 Award Miles + 32 XP on FlyingBlue
  • 2,776 Miles on Delta SkyMiles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Source: Fly4Free – Thanks!

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