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Ladies and gentlemen, start your (Boeing) engines: Beginning December 19, 2015 Delta Air Lines will be offering a non-stop flight four times per week between Orlando, FL (MCO) and São Paulo, Brazil (GRU), using a 767-300, with 35 seats in Delta One, 32 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 143 seats in regular economy.

Flight DL 59, from MCO-GRU, will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing at 9:50pm and arriving at 9:50am the following day. DL 58 (GRU-MCO), meanwhile, will depart Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11:25pm, arriving at 5:35am the next morning. Delta is also partnering with GOL for flights within Brazil, allowing you to connect to 20 other Brazil destinations at GRU.

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A Delta 767. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The route’s schedule still has to go through final approval, so there’s no pricing information yet. Also, since the flight hasn’t been loaded into Delta’s reservations system, it’s not possible to search for redemptions — based on the airline’s most recent award chart, you can expect to redeem at least 30,000 miles for a one-way ticket in coach. Brazil flights can often run upwards of $1,000 roundtrip, but there have been plenty of sales recently, so keep an eye out for deals before redeeming your miles on this route.

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