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Here’s a South American sale worth celebrating!
You can fly from (at least) 3 US gateway cities to 4 airports in Brazil starting at just $383 round-trip in coach! Sao Paulo is even on sale, which just a 55-minute plane ride from Rio De Janeiro.
I’m seeing flights from:
- Miami to Fortaleza for $383 in March 2019
- Washington, DC, to Iguazu for $530 in March 2019
- New York to Sao Paulo for $698 in February 2019
It’s important to note that Google Flights is being finicky with this deal. With some routes, you’ll have to select the actual dates you desire to travel and see if they’re on sale. The site calendar isn’t showing me the cheapest fares until I load certain dates.
Fare Sale to Brazil
Travel dates: Between November 2018 and June 2019
Eligible routes: Miami, New York, and Washington, DC to Sao Paulo (GRU), Fortaleza (FOR), Iguazu (IGU), Manaus (MAO)
Participating airlines: Avianca, Copa, Gol
See our posts for how to use Google Flights to find sale dates. Then book directly on the airline website, or through a site like Orbitz, Priceline, etc.
If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.
Booking a Hotel
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending. To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use AwardMapper.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz or Expedia for deals. But remember, you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.