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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.

We’ve seen quite a few economy sales to South America over the past few months, but business-class fares have typically been significantly higher. If you’re looking to fly from New York to Brazil or Colombia, however, there are now some deals to be had. You’ll get the best deal flying from New York (JFK), with nonstop flights to Bogota, Colombia (BOG) available for just $1,163 round-trip on Delta. And if you’re looking to travel to Brazil, you can snag fares from New York to São Paulo for just $1,670 on TAM.

Additionally, those fantastic business-class fares to Europe from earlier today are still available to book.

Here are a few examples of fares we found to South America:

New York (JFK)-Bogota (BOG) in late July for $1,163 on Delta (7,420 MQMs):

New York (JFK)-Bogota (BOG) for $1,163 on Delta.

New York (JFK)-Bogota (BOG) in early August for $1,163 on Delta (7,420 MQMs):

New York (JFK)-Bogota (BOG) for $1,163 on Delta.

New York (JFK)-São Paulo (GRU) in early July for $1,670 on TAM:

New York (JFK)-São Paulo (GRU) for $1,670 on TAM.
New York (JFK)-São Paulo (GRU) for $1,670 on TAM.

New York (JFK)-São Paulo (GRU) in early August for $1,670 on TAM:

New York (JFK)-São Paulo (GRU) for $1,670 on TAM.
New York (JFK)-São Paulo (GRU) for $1,670 on TAM.

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 São Paulo, check out The Points Guy’s Tivoli São Paulo ReviewFavorite Places: SPOT & Skye Bar in São Paulo, Brazil and My Trip to São Paulo Brazil on the New American Airlines 777-300 in First Class. As a reminder, you’ll need a tourist visa if you want to head down to Brazil — for help with visas we recommend our friends at Allied Passport & Visa.

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

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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