Star Alliance member TAP is currently running a promotion for its flights to Cancún. No matter from what part of Europe you wish to depart, prices are always at around €1,000 – basically from all airports that TAP flies to. There’s high availability between April and October 2021.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Here are some of the European cities that you can depart from:
- Lisbon: €1,001 (nonstop)
- Madrid: €1,001
- Paris: €1,001
- Rome: €1,001
- Luxembourg: €1,001
- Brussels: €1,001
- Helsinki: €1,001
- Copenhagen: €1,001 (~DKK 7,444)
- Oslo: €1,001 (~NOK 10,286)
- Warsaw: €1,002 (~PLN 4,527)
- Stockholm: €1,002 (~SEK 10,117)
- Dublin: €1,004
- Prague: €1,006 (~CZK 26,167)
- Amsterdam: €1,010
- London: €1,123 (~£966)
- and many more…
When following the links above, TAP may wrongfully display a much higher outbound price. As soon as you add an inbound trip, prices will drop to the advertised amount.
The long-haul flights are operated in TAP’s flagship aircraft – the Airbus A330neo. You’ll be allowed to bring 2 pieces of checked luggage, as well as hand luggage. You’ll also enjoy a luxurious seat and meal during the flight. At the airport, you’ll get to skip the long waiting-lines and will be among the first to receive your luggage.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
Search & Book
This deal expires on January 21, 2021. Other than that, there are no further restrictions. You can find all available dates on Google Flights before then booking the flights directly on TAP’s website. Flights at the lowest fare pop up at least once a week between April and October 2021.
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.
Adding a Stopover in Lisbon or Porto
If you book directly on TAP’s website, a pop-up window will automatically open. Its user-friendly interface asks you if and how long you’d like to stay in Portugal. This is by far the easiest way to make the most out of a trip with TAP to any destination of your choice. A stopover in Porto can be added the same way. The best thing – the price of your flight remains the same!
The tickets are issued in booking class J. The long-haul roundtrip flights between Lisbon and Cancún will get you:
- 19,570 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 18,710 on SAS EuroBonus
- 18,710 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 18,710 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 18,710 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 18,710 on Air India Flying Returns
- 18,710 on EgyptAir Plus
- 18,710 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 18,710 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 18,710 on Miles & More
- 15,900 on Azul TudoAzul
- 14,030 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 14,030 on Emirates Skywards
- 12,160 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 11,690 on Asiana Club
- 11,690 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 11,690 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,690 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,690 on ANA Mileage Club
- 11,690 on United MileagePlus
The feeder flights between your city and Lisbon will roughly get you a total of 4,000 miles – obviously depending on how far away from Lisbon that city is located.
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.
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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