Cancun, Mexico: SkyTeam Business Class Flights Starting at €1,296 from Lisbon & Spain (No Lounge Access)

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SkyTeam members Air France and Delta offer business class flights from Madrid and Lisbon to Cancún in Mexico starting at €1,279 only available today. The fare includes a checked bag of 32 kilograms. This is a business class light fare, that does not include lounge access. The cheapest fare including lounge access and a second bag is available for €100 per direction.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Air France with your selected flight dates.

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Most flights are operated by Air France with a stop in Paris. The leg between the Iberian Peninsula and Amsterdam would be on an Airbus A320 family plane with the typical Euro business cabin. Then you would fly Air France’s Boeing 777-300s, which have a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone layout.

For roughly €50 more, you can also fly Delta Air Lines’ Boeing 767 nonstop from Madrid or Lisbon to New York, then continue onward to Mexico in Domestic First Class. Remember that you need to temporarily immigrate to the USA if you pick this itinerary.

If you’re travelling to North America, Delta is surely not a bad choice, especially if the route is operated with an Airbus plane. The seats in the Boeing 767 are good, but already quite old. The seats in the A330 and especially the A350, however, are on an extremely high level. All A330neo and A350 planes already have the Suite seats installed, which offer maximum privacy.

Delta One Business Class Boeing 767 400
© Delta Air Lines

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.

Air France Business Class Airbus A350
© Air France

Search & Book

The fare rules state no sales or travel period. There is a minimum stay of a Saturday night or 6 days. There is decent availability between January and March 2024.

We recommend using our calendar above that will show you availabilities. Once you selected your dates, it will forward you to Air France’ website . We recommend booking on the airline’s website. You can also use Google Flights (instructions) to search for dates and then book your flights via our Go2 browser extension.

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 two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline 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 information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to 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 and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. 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.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Mileage

All airlines issue tickets in booking class Z, however, the mileage differs depending on whether you book your flights on KLM or Delta. This is what a flight from Lisbon booked on Air France, transferring in CDG both ways, would earn you:

  • 24,080 Award Miles + 240 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 24,080 RDM + 3,612 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 18,062 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 15,268 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 15,050 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 15,050 Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 15,050 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 15,050 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 15,050 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 15,050 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 15,050 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 15,050 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 15,050 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 12,040 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 4,624 Award Miles + 102 XP on Flying Blue
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

You can calculate the earnings of your flight using our mileage calculator:

Destination

Hotel prices in Cancún usually start at roughly €50, 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$18. 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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