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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.
Delta is currently offering a fantastic fare sale to Santiago, Chile. You can fly from New York (LGA) or Miami (MIA) to SCL for just $400 round-trip. Flights are available on select dates in November through February 2016, which is summertime in Chile. You can expect average temperatures in the high-60s, making this a great opportunity to escape winter in the Northeast.
Route(s): LGA and MIA to SCL
Cost: $400 round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2015 through February 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 10,578 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: V or T
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are some examples of what you can book:
New York (LGA) to Santiago (SCL) for $400 on Delta (earns 10,910 MQMs):
Delta’s also offering decent fares in business class (earns 16,366 MQMs):
Miami (MIA) to Santiago (SCL) for $400 on Delta (earns 10,578 MQMs):
Maximize Your Purchase
Remember, you can bank extra credit card points by using a card that maximizes airfare purchases, like 3x on airfare with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold and Citi Prestige (3x on airfare), or 2x on travel purchases the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
For more on Santiago, see Destination of the Week: Santiago and Skiing in Chile, Travel to Chile’s Atacama Desert on Points and Miles and TPG’s Follow Me (And My Mom) On Our Mother’s Day Trip To Chile!
H/T: The Flight Deal
Be sure to act fast if you’re interested — and if you get in on any of these deals, tell us about it in the comments below! 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.
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.