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BA/AA - MEX-FLR - $693 r/t OR $511 one-way - Premium Economy

BA/AA - MEX-FLR - $693 r/t OR $511 one-way - Premium Economy

Old Mar 18, 2024, 8:29 am
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BA/AA - MEX-FLR - $693 r/t OR $511 one-way - Premium Economy

In the last week the oneworld premium economy base fares from Mexico have dropped over $50 and you can find roundtrip premium economy flights to many European cities for less than $1k including over the summer / high season. The best deal based on cost per mile flown appears to be flights from Mexico City (MEX) to Florence, Italy (FLR) - $693 roundtrip or $511 one-way.

Google Flights seems to be having trouble generating deeplinks to the BA or AA websites so it's claiming that it can't find booking options for most of these itineraries, but I could find them searching the BA / AA website, so use Google Flights as a guide and search the airline directly to book!

Depart Sun to Wed and return Tue to Sat. There are a few booking windows - April to Early June, Late July to August, Early September to November. Saturday night stay AND minimum of 24 hour stay required. A stopover is a whopping $400!

MEX-LHR-FLR-LHR-MEX
12572 Miles Roundtrip - 5.512 cpm

Crediting to British Airways
190 Tier Points (Cost per TP - $3.65 / 2.87 GBP)

Crediting to American
5x Base Fare / Carrier Imposed Fees for BA or AA Marketed Flights

Crediting to Alaska
11461 Elite Qualifying / Redeemable Miles (Cost per EQM - 6.047 cents USD)

Google Flights
One-Way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...up2CVTsrEfYoZ9
Roundtrip - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...XdfoGPV7brkSz5

Fare Rules

Category 2: Day/Time restrictions

OUTBOUND -
PERMITTED SUN THROUGH WED ON EACH TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
INBOUND -
PERMITTED TUE THROUGH SAT ON EACH TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.

Category 3: Seasonal restrictions

OUTBOUND -
PERMITTED 01JAN THROUGH 11JAN OR 01APR THROUGH 10JUN OR
22JUL THROUGH 31AUG OR 07SEP THROUGH 01NOV FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.
INBOUND -
PERMITTED 11JAN THROUGH 15JAN OR 01APR THROUGH 20JUN OR
21AUG THROUGH 01NOV OR 27DEC THROUGH 31DEC FOR EACH
TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.

Category 6: Minimum stay requirements

TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO
EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE
ORIGIN.
AND - TRAVEL FROM TURNAROUND MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN
24 HOURS AFTER ARRIVAL AT TURNAROUND.

Category 7: Maximum stay requirements

TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 12
MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.

Category 8: Stopover restrictions

UNLIMITED STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT IN LON/
MAD/HEL/BCN AT USD 400.00 EACH.

Category 9: Transfer restrictions

2 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE

Category 14: Travel restrictions

VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 29FEB 24.

Category 19: Discounts

ACCOMPANIED CHILD 2-11 - CHARGE 75 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH

Examples
One-Way
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Roundtrip
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You can add a few more segments if you want to earn a few more tier points, but they book into Economy (O), so you'll only receive 5 TP per segment.
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Routings
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Fare Routing Search:
Departing MEX on 07/17/24 for FLR
Fare basis code OKX7T1P5
Flying AA
Routing via North Atlantic

MEX-FLR       CXR-AA       WED 17JUL24                     USD
THE FOLLOWING CARRIERS ALSO PUBLISH FARES MEX-FLR:
4O A3 AB AC AF AM AR AV AY AZ BA BD CO CX DE DL EK ET EY FI IB 
JJ KE KL LA LH LX MH MX NW NZ OK OS OU QR SA SK SN SQ SU TK TP 
UA US UX VS 
//SEE FQHELP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FARE DISPLAYS//
  SURCHARGE FOR PAPER TICKET MAY BE ADDED WHEN ITIN PRICED
AA-AAK/PEC - PREMIUM ECONOMY
AA     MEXFLR.AT       17JUL24          MPM  7512
    V FARE BASIS     BK    FARE   TRAVEL-TICKET AP  MINMAX  RTG
  1   OKX7T1P5       P‡R   286.00 D15MR  T21MR  7/3 10/12M AT01
  2   OKX7T1P5       P‡R   286.00     ----      7/3 10/12M AT01
 
AT01*  /VIA THE ATLANTIC/ PUBLISHED MPM 7512
       MILEAGE SYSTEM APPLIES ORIGIN TO DESTINATION
       TICKETED POINT DEDUCTION OF 500 MILES APPLIES
       WHEN TRAVEL IS VIA DFW OR CHI OR CLT OR NYC OR 
       PHL OR MIA
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 8:35 am
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Can you route MEX-JFK-LHR-FLR? Cant tell from the routing details you posted
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by salut0
Can you route MEX-JFK-LHR-FLR? Can’t tell from the routing details you posted
Yes! You should be able to get any route as long as it doesn't exceed the maximum permitted mileage in each direction - 7512 miles

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Old Mar 18, 2024, 9:35 am
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Weird stuff going on with the times of flights in the examples you posted from AA's website @cruser1 -- they show what make sense only as PM times as AM times in the 24hr format (dep JFK 0630 arr LHR 0655 the next day? That must be an 1830 departure...)

Also can't seem to find the $693 price you show from BA's website anywhere. Seems more like $850-ish as the lowest (but not even showing that for my dates on BA.com...)
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by salut0
Weird stuff going on with the times of flights in the examples you posted from AA's website @cruser1 -- they show what make sense only as PM times as AM times in the 24hr format (dep JFK 0630 arr LHR 0655 the next day? That must be an 1830 departure...)

Also can't seem to find the $693 price you show from BA's website anywhere. Seems more like $850-ish as the lowest (but not even showing that for my dates on BA.com...)
It's correct. It says 6:50 - 6:55 (+1 day) so it's an overnight flight departing JFK at 6:50PM and arriving at LHR at 6:55AM. In the US we don't usually use 24hr time and AA's website reflects that.

The first screenshot is actually the daytime flight to London.

The $693 screenshot was taken just before posting this (I promise I didn't edit a screenshot), but even $850 is quite good for a roundtrip from North America (6.761 cents per mile USD). Go look at how expensive a roundtrip is just over the border from Texas, or anywhere else in the US. Sorry your dates don't work.
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 10:21 am
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Good find.

If you want to skip MEX, you can do MIA-FRA-FLR for $740 RT on Condor. See here.

Doesn't help for a MR, but if you want to go to FLR, this is an option.
(Credit to Alaska, I think.)
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 12:13 pm
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Spotted NCE for 376 one way. MXP also cheap.

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Old Mar 18, 2024, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by cmnmia
Spotted NCE for 376 one way. MXP also cheap.
Fantastic! France in general has some low one-way fares.


MEX-LYS _ $479 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...m4qC31mU1QGG46
MEX-MRS - $479 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...UjrtvubT5mtdq8
MEX-NCE - $479 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...RppiAMsmRgzqD7
MEX-TLS - $494 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...JytJbxfgtb6X39
MEX-BOD - $500 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...9D73Z2rrGf2xS8
MEX-HAM - $502 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...GuWihw5zkxWJW8
MEX-MUC - $520 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...NL2q54YXfT4Np7
MEX-BER - $521 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...2Rd8MCcX6xtD78
MEX-CDG - $552 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...AspeTk7FXnqkS9
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by cruser1
Plenty of good options MEX-France on SkyTeam. I just booked J MEX-AMS-LYS on KL for $1.4k in peak summer. J CUN/MEX-CDG was also $1.3k oneway.
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by marks88
Plenty of good options MEX-France on SkyTeam. I just booked J MEX-AMS-LYS on KL for $1.4k in peak summer. J CUN/MEX-CDG was also $1.3k oneway.
Thank you! SkyTeam does have some good prices between Europe and Mexico in both directions, but that's a different alliance, flying business is more than twice the cost of those premium economy tickets and will earn less than 50% more in most airline loyalty programs (or in some cases less than a premium economy ticket - I'm looking at you shady Delta and AF O fares!). The cost per mile earned is much higher with business!
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 2:55 pm
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Yeah, there can be some pretty solid deals out of MEX on SkyTeam. I have also had quite a bit of luck finding availability for transoceanic saver J award tickets with Flying Blue.
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Old Mar 18, 2024, 3:39 pm
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Starting your trip from MEX is cheapest, but premium economy fares from other Mexican cities are pretty good too!

For example -
CUN-NCE - $565 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...Pa16y5mQ7v3LB8
GDL-MXP - $577 one-way - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...Csu6uBUYCGZNh8

CUN-BRU - $981 roundtrip - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...qpehYRCi5FXSh8
CUN-TLS - $1077 roundtrip - https://www.google.com/travel/flight...Ne9vvAacpdBYm6
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 12:44 pm
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Has this disappeared? Looking at the dates I'd saved for August and it's now much higher than it was
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by salut0
Has this disappeared? Looking at the dates I'd saved for August and it's now much higher than it was
It's still out there. Your specific dates must not have availability anymore.
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