SkyTeam airline Air Europa and Oneworld‘s Iberia are currently offering cheap non-stop business class flights from Madrid to Havana. Both airlines let you take 3 x 23 kg of luggage with you. If you’re booking through an OTA, Air Europa will be cheaper. Otherwise, if you prefer to book directly on the airline’s website, Iberia will be cheaper. You can practically fly on all dates between now and September 30th (almost no exceptions). If you’re planning on flying after September 30th, you can fly with Air France – KLM, as stated here.
Search & Book
Both airlines have almost identical fare rules. For both of them, these flights can be booked at this price until July 10, 2019. Also, the flights have to be flown before September 30th. The maximum stay is limited to 12 months.
You can use Google Flights to find your preferred available dates, and then find the cheapest fare on Skyscanner. You can, of course, also book directly on the airlines’ websites, but especially for Air Europa, you’ll be paying quite a bit more (around €1,835 at aireuropa.com, €1,534 at iberia.com). To facilitate your search for available dates, we’ve put together an availability calendar for trips of 2-9 days:
Both airlines issue their tickets in booking class I. If you fly with Iberia, that’ll get you:
- 18,650 on Finnair Plus
- 13,900 on Iberia Plus
- 11,590 on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 11,590 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 11,590 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 11,590 on LATAM Pass
- 11,590 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 11,590 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 11,590 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 11,590 on Asia Miles
- 6,490 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
With Air Europa you can expect to be credited:
- 18,650 on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 14,920 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 14,920 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 13,900 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 9,270 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 9,270 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 9,270 on FlyingBlue
- 9,270 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 9,270 on Korean Air Skypass
- 9,270 on Delta SkyMiles
- 9,270 on Aeroflot Bonus
- 9,270 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 9,270 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
Iberia’s Business Class
Iberia’s business class layout is 1-2-1, which means that every seat has direct access to an a
Air Europa Business Class
Air Europa arranges seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. All seats are facing forwards with a slight angle towards the neighboring seat. While this is uncommon, it has not been criticized as too intimate. Especially the food & beverage service has received great reviews. A highlight of Air Europa’s Business Class is the baggage allowance of 3 x 23kg.
Due to the dense seating (for Business Class flights) and friendly flight attendants, Air Europa’s Business Class has been deemed to convince with warmth & personality, not luxury. A more detailed review can be found here (Boeing 787) and here (Airbus A330).
Information & Tips for Havana
Havana is the largest city and capital of Cuba with around 2 million inhabitants and a variety of touristic activities and attractions. Havana is also a good starting point to explore the rest of the country.
The city is connected by air to the Americas (mainly USA and Canada but also Central and South America) and partly also to the European continent. Cheap flights to Havana and to Cuba in general are often available thanks to the large number of charter airlines serving the country. It is also possible to get great deals on scheduled airlines (Iberia, Air France, Air Europe, etc…) for under €500 to Cuba. In addition, there are often good deals in business class.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Havana is in the dry season between December and May. Little rain and warm temperatures provide good touristic conditions and are a welcome change from the otherwise rather humid temperatures in the Caribbean.
From the Airport to the City Center
A taxi costs about €22-25. Airport transfers can also be arranged in advance, these also cost around €25. Alternatively you can take the bus for just €0.03, although this option is much more adventurous.
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