Aeroméxico is Mexico’s flagship airline and operates flights from major Canadian airports hubs like Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver to various destinations in Mexico. Additionally, they provide seamless connections not only to domestic routes within Mexico but also to the Caribbean, South America, and Central America.
During the upcoming winter holidays (14th December 2023 to 14th January 2024) Aeroméxico will increase frequencies from Canadian hubs. Specifically, there will be an increase in daily flights from both Montreal and Toronto, rising from 2 daily to 3 daily, while Vancouver will see an increase from 3 daily flights to 4.
Aeroméxico offers flights to over four continents, including North and South America, Europe, and Asia, connecting to a diverse network of 90 cities worldwide.
Among these destinations, there are :
- 48 destinations in Mexico.
- 20 destinations in the USA & Canada.
- 15 destinations in South America.
- 5 destinations in Europe and 2 in Asia.
Aeroméxico operates a fleet consisting of over 150 aircraft, primarily centered around the American manufacturer Boeing, with:
- Boeing 787-9 and 787-8 Dreamliner – used for long-haul flights to Asia, Europe & South America flights
- Boeing 737 MAX and 737-800 : used for medium-haul flights to North America (ex :Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver)
- Embraer 190: used domestically within Mexico under subsidiary Aeroméxico Connect
Aeroméxico & Flying Blue
As Flying Blue is an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner. You can transfer your Membership Rewards into Flying Blue Miles at a ratio of 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 750 Flying Blue Miles.
Securing Aeromexico’s premium cabin flights via FlyingBlue can be exceptionally challenging; as a result, our primary emphasis will be on booking Economy class flights.
Now, let’s explore the process of utilizing Flying Blue miles for your journeys with Aeroméxico.
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Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico non-stop flight between Montreal and Mexico City.
Cost : 19,000 miles and $116.21
Colombia - Bogotá :
Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico flight between Montreal and Bogotá, with a layover in Mexico City.
Cost : 35,000 miles and $151.01
Colombia - Medellín
Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico flight between Montreal and Medellín, with a layover in Mexico City.
Cost : 35,000 miles and $151.01
Peru - Lima
Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico flight between Montreal and Lima, Peru, with a layover in Mexico City.
Cost : 40,500 miles and$151.01
Costa Rica - San Jose
Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico flight between Montreal and San José, Costa Rica with a layover in Mexico City.
Cost : 37,000 miles and $153.81
Ecuador - Quito from West Coast (Vancouver)
Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico flight between Vancouver and Quito, Ecuador, with a layover in Mexico City.
Cost : 36,000 miles and $133.31
Mexico City to Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico direct flight between Mexico City and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cost : 37,500 miles and US$73.15
Mexico City to Europe
Below is an example of using Flying Blue miles for an Aeroméxico direct flight between Mexico City and Rome, Italy.
Cost : 52,000 miles and US$73.15
Free Stopover in Mexico City
Flying Blue has recently introduced a valuable enhancement to its program. When you book an award ticket through Flying Blue, you now have the option to include a complimentary stopover, which can be extended for up to a year.
Given that Mexico City serves as Aeroméxico’s primary hub and handles the majority of international flights, it presents an excellent opportunity for a city break before embarking on the next leg of your journey further south on the continent.
Consider one of the examples mentioned earlier, where your itinerary might be structured as follows:
- Montreal to Mexico: Includes a 3-day stopover
- Mexico City to Bogotá
In total, this itinerary would require 35,000 Flying Blue miles and $151.01.
As you can observe, this new feature allows you to enjoy a complimentary 3-day stay in Mexico City, adding value to your itinerary without any additional cost.
To book a free stopover, you will need to call the Flying Blue contact center at + 1 800 375-8723.
Earning Flying Blue Miles
American Express Membership Rewards
You can transfer American Express Membership Reward points to Flying Blue at a ratio of 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 750 Flying Blue Miles.
Below, you’ll find the American Express Membership Rewards cards available in Canada.
For accumulating Flying Blue miles, the American Express Cobalt® Card stands out as the most favorable choice. With this card, you can earn an impressive 3.75 Flying Blue miles for every dollar spent on purchases
The table below offers a clear and direct breakdown of the spending-to-earning ratio across various spending categories.
|Category||Membership Rewards||Flying Blue Miles Equivalent|
|Restaurants and bars||5||3,75|
The American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit cards allow you to accrue Marriott Bonvoy points, which provide you with the flexibility to transfer them to various airline miles, including Flying Blue. However, it’s important to note that the transfer ratio is less favorable, with 3 Marriott Bonvoy points equaling = 1 airline mile.
It’s also worth noting that when you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, you’ll earn 5,000 Bonus Miles. So, 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 25,000 Flying Blue Miles. It’s best to transfer in increments of 60,000 points.
Below, you’ll find the American Express Mariott Bonvoy credit cards available in Canada:
In addition to the new partnership between Airmiles and Aeroméxico, it is now easier to book an Aeroméxico flight to Mexico or anywhere in the Caribbean and Latin America through the Flying Blue program. Take advantage of the new free stopover feature, which permits you to extend your stay in Mexico City without incurring any additional charges.
Exploring the choice of booking through Flying Blue is worth considering since it frequently provides valuable redemption options compared to Air Canada Aeroplan, British Airways Avios, and Delta Skymiles.
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