If you’re based in Canada or can easily position to Canada, Aeromexico has some exceptional business class fares at the moment, including out of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.
There are some great fares available to Mexico, though perhaps the best fares are to Southern South America. There’s good availability between June and the end of the schedule, so this is great no matter what time of year you’re looking to travel.
For example, you can fly roundtrip business class from Toronto to Cancun for ~610USD.
Or you can fly roundtrip business class from Toronto or Vancouver to Sao Paulo for ~1,120USD, which is probably the best fare available, given the amount of flying this involves.
Fares to Santiago are pretty great as well, as you can fly roundtrip business class for ~1,520USD.
The flight from Canada to Mexico City will be on a 737, featuring standard domestic first class seats, similar to what you’d find on a narrow body Air Canada plane.
However, their flights to Southern South America are operated by 787s, which feature a much better product:
- The 787-8 features Diamond seats in business class, which are fully flat and in a 2-2-2 configuration
- The 787-9 features Super Diamond seats in business class, which are reverse herringbone seats in a 1-2-1 configuration
It would appear that the Sao Paulo route is mostly operated by the 787-8, while the Santiago route is mostly operated by the 787-9.
You can potentially earn quite a few miles with one of these itineraries. For example, if crediting to Delta SkyMiles you’d earn 150% elite qualifying miles, 200% redeemable miles, and elite qualifying dollars equal to 40% of the distance flown.
For example, the Vancouver to Mexico City to Sao Paulo routing covers just over 14,000 flown miles roundtrip, so you’d be earning 21,000 MQMs, 28,000 redeemable miles, and 5,600 MQDs.
Anyone plan to take advantage of one of these great fares?
(Tip of the hat to vincewy)