SkyTeam Premium Economy to Cancún for €725 from Barcelona

Air France Premium Economy

SkyTeam member Air France will fly you to Cancún for only €725 if you depart from Barcelona. On most dates, you’ll be able to fly with merely one stop in Paris. Sometimes, however, a second stop may be necessary, either in Mexico City or Atlanta.

Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of 7-28 days and can redirect you to Air France’s booking site:

Only the long-haul transatlantic flight has a premium economy class. You’ll be seated in economy class on the Air France flights between Barcelona and Paris. The same applies if your trip has a Delta segment between Cancún and Atlanta or an Aeroméxico segment between Cancún and Mexico City.

Another alternative is to fly in Delta’s premium economy with only one stop in New York, though that option drastically reduces the time that you’ll actually be sitting in premium economy, as the 4-hour flight from New York to Cancún would be in economy class.

Search & Book

This fare can be booked for flights during the following travel periods:

Outbound:

  • August 28 – December 14, 2022
  • January 9 – March 29, 2023
  • April 11 – June 15, 2023

Inbound:

  • September 5 – December 15, 2022
  • December 18 – December 25, 2022
  • January 10 – April 1, 2023
  • April 11 – June 24, 2023

The fare has no expiration date and can thus be withdrawn anytime. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days. Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 12 months. The premium economy tickets have to be booked at least 14 days before departure. These flights can’t be cancelled, but can be rebooked without having to pay a rebooking fee. However, the price difference would have to be paid.

Our calendar above displays all available dates for trips of 7-28 days. For longer trips, feel free to use Google Flights to search for all available dates. The cheapest price is directly available on Air France’s website.

Mileage

The premium economy tickets are issued in booking class A, while economy class segments are issued in booking class Y. To give you an example, the itinerary displayed in the screenshot above (BCN-CDG-CUN and CUN-MEX-CDG-BCN) would get you:

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Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Hotel prices in Cancún usually start at roughly €55, 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 Cancún

Cancún is probably the most famous holiday destination in Mexico next to Mexico City and known to most tourists in the context of beach holidays spring break. The city is well-connected to the USA as well as to Europe with plenty of scheduled and charter flights.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Cancún is from November to March. During this time temperatures are quite high and precipitation is comparatively low. The Hurricane season stretches from May to September – even if hurricanes do not form, this period of time brings a lot of precipitation and tropical storms.

Climate diagram for Cancun (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the Airport to the City Center

A taxi from the airport to the beach, where most hotels are, costs about €30-35, depending on the traffic and the exact route. Shuttle buses are cheaper, but due to their disorganized nature it is advisable for tourists to use a licensed taxi or book a transfer with their tour operator.

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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.

Climate diagram for Ciudad de Mexico (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Cancun (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

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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