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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.

Brazil’s back on sale — this time, American’s in the spotlight with great fares to Sao Paulo. You can fly from a handful of US airports to GRU on AA, either direct from Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami for $542, or connecting from Los Angeles (LAX), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX), San Francisco (SFO), St. Louis (STL) and a few other cities for a few dollars more.

Update: Reader James points out that Delta is offering discounted fares as well. The best deal is from Dallas (DFW), Philadelphia (PHL) or St. Louis (STL) with a connection in Atlanta for $505. Miami (MIA) is available as well ($645), as are Los Angeles (LAX – $660) and San Francisco (SFO – $777).

American operates its flagship 777-300ER from both Dallas and Miami to Sao Paulo, and if you have systemwide upgrades to spare (or know someone who does), you can fly in a flat-bed seat for a bit over 500 bucks. AA’s 777-300ERs also have WiFi, though beware: coach is a bit cramped, with a 3 x 4 x 3 configuration. Flights are available from all of these cities several days each month through the end of 2015.

Dallas (DFW) to Sao Paulo (GRU) for $542 on American Airlines (earns 10,240 EQMs):

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Sao Paulo (GRU) for $542.
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Sao Paulo (GRU) for $542.

Dallas (DFW) to Sao Paulo (GRU) for $505 on Delta (earns 10,778 MQMs):

Delta DFW-GRU
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Sao Paulo (GRU) for $505.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

For more on Sao Paulo, check out Tivoli São Paulo Review, Favorite Places: SPOT & Skye Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil and My Trip to Sao Paulo Brazil on the New American Airlines 777-300 in First Class.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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