Your choice of scheduled airlines: It is Cox & Kings’ policy to use scheduled flights on airlines with strong reputations for service, reliability and punctuality. Our holidays to Latin America feature a number of world-class airlines and on these pages we have highlighted seven of the best and the different services they offer. Stretch out: On long-haul flights, a little extra room can make a big difference to your comfort,so Cox & Kings offers a range of upgrade options at great prices. In addition, the faster check in and comfortable lounges available to most upgrading passengers allow you to pass through the airport with ease. Regional connections: Cox & Kings offers excellent add-on prices for those wishing to connect to long-haul flights from regional UK airports. For further information, please either refer to the table below the price grid applicable to your tour or contact Cox & Kings.
British Airways flies from London Heathrow non-stop to Mexico City, Cancun, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. You can check in at the check-in kiosk at the airport, or alternatively online or by using the British Airways app, printing or downloading your boarding pass and taking your baggage directly to the Bag Drop desk. World Traveller benefits: A 79cm (31in) seat pitch with lumbar support, footrest and adjustable headrest; 23cm (8.9in) personal television screen with audio video on demand, offering access to 200 film, television and music channels; and three-course meals with complimentary bar service. World Traveller Plus: A smaller cabin for more privacy; a 97cm (38in) seat pitch; wider seat with adjustable headrest, leg rest, footrest and lumbar support, offering more personal space than World Traveller; 27cm (10.6in) personal in-flight entertainment screen; and enhanced choice of meals served on china crockery with complimentary bar service. Upgrade from £495 per person return.
The Iberia Group flies from London Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester*, via Madrid, to 19 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Other regional connections are available to London Heathrow. Iberia flights can be combined with British Airways flights. *Flights to Manchester will be launched in September 2015. Economy Class benefits: Up to 81cm (32in) seat pitch; choice of two meals and complimentary bar service on transatlantic flights; seats on long-haul flights are equipped with individual touch screen with access to the same entertainment programme as in Business Class; Wi-Fi and GSM text available; for flights from the UK to Madrid, meals and bar service are payable. Business Class benefits: Separate check in and access to Business Class lounges; 3 pcs of luggage allowance; seat converts into a 195cm fully flat bed with a 67cm (26.37in) width, multiadjustable seat cushion with built-in massage function; 39cm (15.4in) individual touch screens; choice of three menus, extensive wine list and self-service bar; Wi-Fi and GSM text available. Upgrade from £1,995 per person return.
Virgin Atlantic operates non-stop flights twice a week from Gatwick to Havana.
Economy Class benefits: 79cm (31in) seat pitch with lumbar support and adjustable headrests; personal television screens with more than 300 hours of entertainment; choice of three meals and complimentary drinks.
Premium Economy benefits: Separate check in and a dedicated cabin; leather seat with a width of 53cm (21in) and 97cm (38in) seat pitch; adjustable headrest and footrest; personal television screens; and upgraded meals and complimentary drinks.Upgrades available on request. Please contact us for more details.
Upper Class benefits: Separate check in, access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse; fully flat beds that are 56cm (22in) wide and more than 198cm (6ft 6in) long; and on flights from Heathrow, the Graze Menu allows you to dine when you wish. In addition, features include an onboard bar and a personal 26cm (10in) widescreen television.Upgrades available on request. Please contact us for more details.
Avianca offers a daily non-stop flight from London Heathrow to Bogotá with connections through their hub in Bogotá to 23 cities within Colombia and to more than 100 destinations in the Americas. The route, currently operated by the Airbus A330, will be progressively replaced by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2016. Avianca is a Star Alliance member. Economy Class benefits: Up to 86cm (34in) seat pitch with adjustable headrest; personal television screens, with audio video on demand; complimentary meals and drinks. Business Class benefits: Dedicated check-in counters and access to lounges; seats that convert into 192cm (6ft 3in) flat beds; personal television screens with audio video on demand and noise reducing headphones; and gourmet meals with wines and champagnes. Upgrade from £1,895 per person return. Note: the above description is for the 787 Dreamliner; A330 interiors may vary.
United Airlines flies from the UK non-stop to New York, Washington, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. From these US gateways, there are flights to more than 50 destinations in Central and South America. United Economy Benefits: Enjoy ergonomically designed seats with up to 81cm (32in) of legroom; seatback screens offering a wide choice of on-demand entertainment; and a complimentary three-course meal service with beer, wine and soft drinks on transatlantic flights. Economy Plus benefits: Available on the majority of flights, these upgraded seats have a 96cm (38in) seat pitch. Business Class benefits: Dedicated check-in counters and access to lounges; seats that convert into 198cm (6ft 6in) flat beds; personal television screens with audio video on demand and noise reducing headphones; and gourmet meals with wines and champagnes. Upgrade from £1,695 per person return.
Economy Class benefits: 81cm (32in) seat pitch; ergonomically designed seats with adjustable headrests; personal television screens with more than 1,000 channels of on-demand in-flight entertainment; and choice of meals with complimentary Chilean wines. Business Class benefits: Separate check in and access to lounges; seats which convert into a 188cm (6ft 2in) fully flat bed; duvets and pillows provided on night flights; personal 38cm (15in) television screens; and choice of three-course gourmet meals and fine Chilean and Argentinian wines selected by a master sommelier. Upgrade from £1,795 per person return.
Economy Class benefits: 81cm (32in) seat pitch; personal television screens with audio video on demand; and a choice of meals and complimentary bar service. Business Class benefits: Separate check in; access to lounges; seats that recline into fully flat beds, which are 200cm (6ft 6in) long; personal 38cm (15in) television screens; and a choice of meals. Upgrade from £1,995 per person return.
KLM offers departures from 17 UK airports to Amsterdam. There are onward connections to Bogotá, Cali, Lima, Quito, Guayaquil, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Mexico City and Panama. KLM flights can be combined with Air France flights. Economy Class benefits: 81cm (32in) seat pitch; ergonomically designed seats; personal television screens with audio video on demand; and choice of meals with complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. World Business Class benefits: Priority check in and access to KLM Crown Lounges and SkyTeam lounges worldwide; seats that convert into a fully flat bed up to 207cm (6ft 9in) in length; personal 43cm (17in) television screens; choice of three-course gourmet meals and fine wines. Upgrade from £1,795 per person return.