AeroMexico is offering cheap roundtrip Business Class flights, as low as $1,733, between New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Travel dates are available throughout the (North American) summer and are scattered throughout the year to the end of the schedule. I even checked in November, the prettiest month out of the whole year in the city, and there are cheap roundtrips available. If you’re interested, book now, as this type of fare won’t last long.
- When are the cheap fares?
- Why Buenos Aires?
- Mileage Earning
- Baggage Allowance
- Best Way to Buy the Ticket
$1,733 Roundtrips in Business between New York City and Buenos Aires
Usually the easiest way to see cheap fares is on Google Flights, but unfortunately these cheap fares aren’t showing up there. You can search on aeromexico.com or momondo.com. It’s probably easier to see availability on momondo.com as aeromexico.com doesn’t have a calendar function. I recommend booking on aeromexico.com though, with Momondo you run the risk of potentially worse customer service in case of needing a change or cancellation.
The cheap fares can be found through the North American summer, and continuing on through the end of the schedule in spurts. I recommend November for visiting the city, as spring is in full bloom but it’s not hot enough to be miserable yet. Everyone is out enjoying the lovely weather, sitting outside of corner cafes or in the parks. There are tons of cultural and social events happening.
Here is a roundtrip that spans a couple weeks of November and includes the Thanksgiving holiday:
Not all of the cheaper fares I saw involve long layovers in Mexico city, which in this example’s case would require an overnight on the way down–but some did.
All of the flights I saw have a connection in Mexico City, and the leg between New York and Mexico City is on a 787 Dreamliner which features a flat bed product. The leg between Mexico City and Buenos Aires is on a 777 with angle-flat seats (170 degree recline). You can read Scott’s trip report from when he flew one of Aeromexico’s 787 Dreamliners from Buenos Aires to Mexico City.
Why Buenos Aires?
Well, I’m a little biased as I live in Buenos Aires, but it’s one of my favorite cities in the world. Great food (STEAK!), affordable and delicious wine, rich cultural offerings, and very interesting, passionate citizens. It’s also the gateway to Patagonia which is a wonderland of lakes, mountains, glaciers, and generally magical scenery.
Remember you don’t have to credit miles earned to the airline’s program that you’re flying. Here’s how the process of crediting to a partner works.
If it’s redeemable miles you’re concerned with earning, I recommend crediting to Alaska Airlines or Delta. The fare class of the ticket is D, which I learned by looking at ITA Matrix).
If you credit to Alaska, you’ll earn 125% of the distance flown…
…which is 13,349 miles…
13,349 miles flown x 1.25 = 16,686 redeemable Alaska miles earned.
If you credited to Delta, you’ll earn 150% of the distance flown…
…which is 13,349 miles as shown above…
13,349 miles flown x 1.5 = 20,023 redeemable Delta miles earned.
You’ll get two checked bags up to 70 lbs each for free, as well as free carry-on that can be up to 39 lbs, and a free personal item.
Best Way to Buy the Ticket
Buy it with an Amex Platinum card for 5x Membership Rewards. You’d earn about 8,700 Membership Rewards. Don’t have an Amex Platinum? Put it on a card that earns travel statement credits like the Citi Prestige for a big discount. Don’t have travel statement credts? Check out the Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare.
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