Oneworld carrier LATAM is offering cheap roundtrip tickets from Barcelona to Lima at the moment. Prices are starting at €513 for the nonstop flights. Checked luggage is not included as this is LATAM’s light fare. For $55 / €50 per way you can add checked luggage.
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- October 1 to December 12, 2019
- December 25, 2019 to June 30, 2020
- October 1 to December 31, 2019
- January 18 to June 30, 2020
There is limited availability until the end of the year but from January 2020 availability is great! The deal expires September 15, 2019.
You can find dates via Google Flights (instructions). You can then go ahead and book via our Travel-Dealz search if you only travel with hand luggage or are looking for the cheapest prices. If you are travelling with checked luggage or you want to be on the safe side in case of problems, book directly via LATAM. We recommend booking the Plus fare instead of the Light fare as this will not only include checked luggage but also seat selection and better booking terms.
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.
Tickets are issued in booking class A. Most frequent flyer programs will credit the distance flown with 25% but there are some exceptions as you can see in the following table:
- 18,652 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 3,108 Avios on British Airways Executive Club
- 3,108 Miles on Qatar Privilege Club
- 3,108 Award Miles + 12,434 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 3,108 Miles on Miles&More
- 3,108 Avios on Iberia Plus
- 3,108 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 3,108 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
Thanks to our source: Flynous
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