Oneworld member Iberia is selling cheap business class flights to Peru from Spain, Germany, Italy, and Portugal, starting at merely €1,219. You can either fly to practically any airport in Peru – not only Lima.
You can fly until November 30.
Here are some of the cities from where you can fly to Lima:
- Rome: €1,219
- Berlin: €1,257
- Bilbao: €1,296
- Madrid: €1,298
- Barcelona: €1,328
- Porto: €1,379
- Lisbon: €1,383
- and many more…
You can also fly to other Peruvian destinations, such as Cusco, Arequipa, Iquitos, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Puerto Maldonado, Cajamarca, Ayacucho, Tarapoto, Tumbes, Piura, Tacna, Pucallpa, Juliaca, Jaén, or Talara. The domestic flight from Lima would then be operated by LATAM Peru.
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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This deal already expires on May 31, 2021, so you don’t have much time to take advantage of this deal. The flights have to take place before November 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 I. A roundtrip from Rome to Lima would get you:
- 30,354 Award Miles + 16,864 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 27,144 Points on Finnair Plus
- 20,236 Avios + 360 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 20,236 Avios + 1,230 TP on Iberia Plus
- 20,236 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 16,866 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 16,866 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 16,866 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 16,866 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 16,866 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 16,864 Avios + 124 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 16,864 Award Miles + 200 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 13,494 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 9,446 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
The British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus are among the best options to credit these flights. Iberia Plus and American Airlines AAdvantage would even directly give you a Oneworld Ruby status for this booking.
Iberia Business Class
Iberia is one of the few airlines that has the same product across its entire long-haul fleet. A positive is that every seat has direct access to the aisle. The seats which are directly next to the window (in every 2nd row) offer especially high privacy. In total, it’s a very good product, as Travel-Dealz founder Johannes could witness on his short test flight on an A340.