Oneworld partners Iberia and American Airlines are currently selling their nonstop flights from Madrid to Miami at a very low price. Sadly, luggage is not included, as usual, but you can add luggage for a surcharge of roughly €100.
Worried about the Coronavirus? We get it! Nevertheless, this offer is for October-December, meaning that hopefully, the crisis will be over by then. Also, should Iberia cancel the flights, you shall be refunded. To be on the safe side, however, we recommend booking directly at the airline, using a credit card.
You will usually either fly in American Airlines’ Boeing 777 or in Iberia’s Airbus A330. Air Europa advertises a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The flights do include free drinks and meals.
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This deal is valid for flights between October 14th and December 11th. The only other restriction stated is a maximum stay of 3 months. It is unclear until when these flights will continue to be offered at this price.
Air Europa’s fare can be found on Google Flights as well. It shows up in October and November 2020. Since the airline sells the cheapest tickets via its website, we recommend booking there.
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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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.
Information & Tips for Miami
Miami is the largest metropolitan region in Florida, although the city itself has only a population of about 400,000. Also called “Capital of Latin America”, the city has a lot of influences from Central and South America which give it its unmistakable character. Miami can be reached quite cheaply from Europe, fares of under €300 are now the norm and from time to time there are also bargains for under €200! Miami International Airport is served by numerous European airlines and American carriers also offer transatlantic flights.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Miami is between November and May. At this time of year the weather is warm but moderate and the water temperatures are perfect for swimming. During the Hurricane Season from the beginning of June to the end of November, hurricanes and tropical storms with strong winds and extremely high precipitation can occur.
From the Airport to the City Center
The Metrorail Orange Line to Downtown costs US$2.25 (~€1.91) per person and takes only 15 minutes to get to the city centre. A taxi costs about €20-25, while the Miami Beach Bus will take you directly to the beach. For $2,65[7c] it leaves every 30 minutes from the airport to Miami Beach.
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