Star Alliance members Lufthansa, Air Canada, and United will currently fly you from Denmark to Mexico City for €389. As the light-fare isn’t offered yet to Mexico, these prices include a 23 kg baggage allowance.
You can even fly from Aalborg for €425.
Flights with merely one layover can be found with Lufthansa (via Frankfurt) or Air Canada (via Toronto). If you’re willing to have two layovers, other options become possible.
If you’re flying via Canada, the flights from Canada to Mexico will sadly be operated by Air Canada Rouge instead of Air Canada. This doesn’t change anything for the mileage, but their A319 airplane seats are less comfortable than Air Canada’s.
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According to the fare rules, this offer continues to be valid until February 23, 2020 for departures during the following travel periods:
- March until June 24th
- August 12th until December
You have to book the flights at least four weeks before departure. The minimum stay requirement is set at six days (or a Sunday), and your trip may not exceed three months.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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.
The flight tickets are issued in booking class K. A roundtrip with Air Canada will get you:
- 9,516 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 5,914 Award Miles + 1,184 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 5,912 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 5,912 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 5,912 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 5,912 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 5,912 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 5,912 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 2,958 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 2,958 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 2,958 Miles on Asiana Club
- 2,958 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 2,958 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 2,958 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 2,958 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 2,956 Miles on Miles&More
Flights with Lufthansa (also class K) will get you far less:
- 3,798 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,218 Miles on Miles&More
- 3,218 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 3,166 Award Miles + 634 PQP on United MileagePlus
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