Oneworld member Iberia is selling cheap premium economy tickets to Mexico City and Cancún from Spain’s capital. While Iberia doesn’t really have the best premium economy on the market, the prices are still fantastic, especially considering the high baggage allowance. The availability is highest in January and February.
Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days. Once you’ve selected your preferred destination and dates, we’ll redirect you to Iberia’s booking site:
Iberia uses an Airbus A350 for its flights between Madrid and Mexico City. If you’re heading to Cancún, you’ll fly from Mexico City to Cancun in VivaAerobus’ economy class. Another slightly more expensive option is flying to Miami in Iberia’s Airbus A330, and then flying to Cancún in American Airlines‘ economy class.
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This deal expires on October 31, 2022. The flights have to take place before March 31, however, there are no available dates before November and in December. The minimum stay requirement is 7 days, while the maximum is 3 months. You can’t fly on Fridays and Saturdays.
The premium economy flights are issued in booking class T. To give you an example, the nonstop flights from Madrid to Mexico City would get you:
- 18,134 Points on Finnair Plus
- 11,268 Avios + 180 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 11,268 Avios + 60 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 11,268 Avios + 850 TP on Iberia Plus
- 11,268 Award Miles + 70 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 11,268 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 11,268 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 11,268 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,268 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 11,268 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 11,268 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
Hotel prices in Mexico City usually start at roughly €30, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Mexico City
3 Tips for Mexico City
Mexico City is not quite as touristic as, for example, the seaside resort city and party destination Cancun. This means that hardly anybody speaks English, but you also don’t have to be afraid of being ripped off because you look like a tourist. My 3 tips for Mexico City:
- Torre Latinoamericana: The office tower – which looks a bit ugly from the outside – offers a fantastic view over the city, especially at dusk. The ticket is valid for several visits over the course of a whole day and costs 110 Pesos (= 4,50€).
- Chapultepec Park: There is a free zoo in Chapultepec Park. Even though admission is free, you can admire a total of 252 different animal species.
- Teotihuacán: A little outside of town are the impressive pyramids of Teotihuacán. I recommend that you get there early, otherwise you’ll have to wait in line for a long time. I came by public bus (not through an organized tour), I found the instructions on how to do that in this blog. I would also recommend checking out the cave restaurant there!
For getting around Mexico City I recommend using Uber. The countless taco stands are also great and extremely cheap. However, make sure that the meat is adequately cooled. Unfortunately, you often see that raw meat is lying somewhere in the blazing sun.
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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$20. 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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