The SkyTeam airlines Air Europa, KLM, and Air France are running a nice sale and are currently offering cheap business class tickets from Milan to mutliple cities in South america. Prices start at €1,372 for flights to Buenos Aires.
The deal has been extended and prices are still as low as the used to be. Availabilty is good all through early 2020.
Luggage allowance is very generous with all three carriers: Air Europa will allow you to bring 3 bags of up to 23 kg each while Air France-KLM allow you 2 bags of up to 32 kg.
Your trip will include a layover in Paris, Amsterdam depending on which carrier you choose. Some connections will require another stop and a short-haul flight in South America with either GOL or Aerolineas Argentinas.
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This deal is valid until July 25th, 2019 no matter which of these airlines you book your flights with. Air France-KLM expects your stay to be 6 days (or at least one Sunday) to 3 months long. Air Europa is less restrictive and only limits the stay length to 12 months. With both airlines, your flights have to take place between July 16th and March 31st, 2020.
After using a tool, such as Google Flights (instructions) to search for available dates, you can then either book your flights over Skyscanner or directly over the airlines’ websites (e.g. klm.com). Remember that we always advise you to book Business Class tickets directly on the carrier’s website, since it will be easier to communicate in case any problems should arrise.
Tickets for Air Europa flights are issued in booking class O, which sadly won’t earn you miles on any SkyTeam program other than Air Europa Suma, where you’ll get the miles according to the price you pay.
For Air France-KLM, it’s a bit more complicated. Flights to/from Milan will be in booking class J, the transatlantic flight in class O (again, no miles on other programs), and the flights within South America in class Y. You’re basically only getting the miles for the feeder flights within Europe and the connection flights within South America. The main long-haul flight will get you revenue based miles with the frequent flyer program of the res
Information & Tips for Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the significant cosmopolitan capital of Argentina. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo with stately buildings from the 19th century, such as the famous presidential palace Casa Rosada. Major sights are the Teatro Colón, a magnificent opera house with almost 2,500 seats dating from 1908, and the modern MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) for Latin American art.
Best Time to Visit
The seasons in Argentina are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore the weather in Buenos Aires is ideal in fall (Mar-May) and spring (Sept-Nov). The best travel deals are between April and June. The most beautiful time to visit, however, is in October and November when the jacaranda trees are in bloom.
From the airport to the city
By far the most comfortable way to get to and from the airport is by Taxi. Prices range from about 30-40€ per direction. You can either request a taxi in advance or contract with one in the airport.
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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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Information & Tips for Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile is the capital and most important economic center of Chile. With its 5.6 million inhabitants, the city is also a key cultural center which attracts numerous tourists thanks to its location near both the coast and the Andes Mountains.
From the Airport to the City Center
Two different airport busses, CentroPuerto and TurBus, run from the airport to the city. The fare is about 3€ per person and the journey takes about 30 to 50 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Credit cards are accepted when buying a ticket at the airport counter.
Unfortunately, none of the two buses take you directly into the city centre. The buses from CentroPuerto go to the “Los Héroes” station, from there you can walk to the central Plaza de Armas in about 20 minutes and a transfer to the metro is also possible quite easily. A taxi is a bit faster and costs approximately 20€.
Best Time to Travel
The best weather conditions for sightseeing and other touristic activities are in spring between September and November and in autumn between March and May. Temperatures during these months are moderate and rainfall is low.
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