SkyTeam member Air France has teamed up with Aeromexico and Copa Airlines to offer cheap business class flights to San José in Costa Rica, as long as you depart from Budapest. Between November and March, you’d only pay HUF 601,500 (~€1,577) for the trip.
Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of 3 – 21 days. The cheapest price is available on Air France’s Hungarian booking site (luckily, still in English):
First, of course, you’ll fly to Paris. From there, you have two options: Flying to Mexico City or to Panama City. Both flights should be operated with a Boeing 777. The last flight then will either be operated by SkyTeam member Aeromexico from Mexico or Star Alliance member Copa Airlines from Panama. On the way back, you can usually fly directly from San José to Paris, before returning to Budapest.
Before Covid-19, Air France still had 4 different business class versions, but now, as the A380 & A340 have left the fleet, only 3 remain. The business class in the A380 was no longer up to today’s standards, unlike the business class that’s installed in the Boeing 787-Dreamliner and Airbus A350, which is modern and comfortable. This business class is now continuously being installed in other Air France planes as well.
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This deal expires on October 5, 2022 and is limited to flights before March 30. You also have to stay at least 6 days before flying back, while not exceeding 3 months. Furthermore, the tickets need to be booked at least 7 days before departure. While the fare is non-refundable, you are allowed to rebook the flights, only paying the price difference.
The cheapest price can be found on Air France’s website. Our calendar above displays all available dates for trips of up to 21 days and will redirect you to the booking site. For longer trips, check out Google Flights.
There are three different booking classes involved in this deal. The flights between Budapest and Paris are issued in booking class J. The transatlantic flights are issued in booking class O. And the Aeromexico/Copa Airlines flights are issued in booking class C. Flying via Mexico on the outbound and directly to Paris on the inbound should roughly get you:
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Hotel prices in San José, Costa Rica usually start at roughly €40, 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:
Cover Picture: © Christophe Leroux Air France