Oneworld partners Iberia and American Airlines are selling cheap premium economy tickets to Cancún and Mexico City from Spain. While these airlines don’t really have the best premium economy on the market, the prices are still really good, especially considering the high baggage allowance. Flights to Cancún are offered by American Airlines, while the flights to Mexico City are sold and operated by Iberia.
The Iberia flights to Mexico City are no longer available at this price.
You can fly with American Airlines to Cancún from the following cities:
Flights to Mexico City with Iberia are also available from:
- Madrid: €685 (nonstop)
- Palma de Mallorca: €695
- Oviedo/Asturias: €698
- Sevilla: €699
- Màlaga: €700
- Valencia: €700
- Bilbao: €700
- Barcelona: €708
While Iberia uses an Airbus A350 for its flights between Madrid and Mexico City, American Airlines will fly you to Miami on a Boeing 777, from where a Boeing 737 will take you to Cancún.
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The fare rules differ between American Airlines and Iberia:
American Airlines to Cancún
Your trip needs to be at least 5 days long and has to take place between November 1 and December 15, or between January 8 and March 25. Additionally, you can only depart from Spain on a Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday, while having to fly back on a Monday, Thursday, or Saturday. You can find all available dates on Google Flights.
Iberia to Mexico City
When flying with Iberia, the minimum stay requirement is of 6 days. You can either fly before June 17, between August 29 and December 15, or after January 8, 2022. Google Flights will show you all available dates. You can also simply use the following form to be redirected to Iberia’s booking site:
American Airlines issues the long-haul premium economy tickets in booking class P, while the economy class flights between Miami and Cancún are issued in booking class Y. Flying from Barcelona, you can expect the following number of miles:
- 16,800 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 15,126 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 15,088 Points on Finnair Plus
- 12,782 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 11,376 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 11,376 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 10,438 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 10,438 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 10,438 Award Miles + 15,126 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 10,438 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 10,438 Miles on Etihad Guest
- 10,438 Award Miles + 60 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 10,438 Avios + 950 TP on Iberia Plus
- 10,438 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 10,438 Avios + 220 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 1,062 Qmiles + 70 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
Iberia issues the long-haul premium economy tickets in booking class T. The domestic flights to Madrid are issued in booking class H. Flying from Barcelona via Madrid would get you the following number of miles:
- 19,100 Points on Finnair Plus
- 12,268 Avios + 200 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 12,268 Avios + 950 TP on Iberia Plus
- 12,268 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 11,868 Qmiles + 80 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 11,868 Award Miles + 80 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 11,868 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 11,868 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 11,868 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,868 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 11,688 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 11,568 Award Miles + 17,902 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 11,568 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 300 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
Information & Tips for Mexico
Mayan pyramids, dreamy beaches and tacos – Mexico is an incredibly diverse country. If you want to experience the Spanish-speaking country to its fullest, you should definitely stay somewhere other than the tourist hotspots and seaside resorts.
The Best Time to Travel
The perfect travel time is from December to April, during this time it hardly rains and the temperatures are pleasant. Unsurprisingly, during the rainy season from May to October there is more rainfall. Beware of some extreme weather phenomenons that might be unknown to Europeans: Hurricane season lasts from June to November! Those who want to travel to typical holiday areas like Cancún and do not want to spend lots of money should travel in the off season. Areas with less touristic relevance such as Mexico City, on the other hand, are relatively constant throughout the year from a price perspective.
Currency, Credit Cards & Tipping
The official currency of the country is the Mexican Peso. 1 EUR equals about MX$24. The acceptance of credit cards is comparable to or even slightly better than Germany. In almost all shops, even small kiosks, it is possible and quite normal to pay by card. The same applies to restaurants. For street vendors, street snack bars and the like, it is advisable to have a few pesos in cash with you. It is unusual to tip taxis or cab drivers. At a restaurant, 10-15 percent are normal, as long as the tip is not already listed on the bill as a line item. When paying by card, you can usually choose how much you want to tip at the card terminal before entering the pin. Housekeeping at a hotel should usually be tipped 20-40 Pesos per day, small favours have a going tip rate of 5 Pesos.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Mexico. All you need to do is fill out the tourist card that is handed out onboard the plane. For touristic and business purposes, a visa-free stay of 180 days is possible.
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