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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. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.

Longing for a last-minute getaway to an exotic destination? Look no further — we are seeing cheap fares from New York City (JFK, EWR, LGA) to Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE) starting at just $303 round-trip on American, valid for limited departures in October. Note that itineraries have at least one stop in each direction.

The Galapagos Islands, a once-in-a-lifetime destination, are just a quick flight from Guayaquil, and with these cheap fares to Ecuador, the famed natural paradise is a much more feasible destination. Additionally, if you’re looking for a quick way to earn status with American Airlines, this deal is a great opportunity to do so with a status challenge.

Airline: American
Route: EWR, LGA, JFK to GYE
Cost: $303+ round-trip in Economy
Dates: October 2016
Booking Link: Expedia
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressCiti Prestige Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Newark (EWR) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $303 round-trip in October on American:

Newark (EWR) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $303 round-trip on American.

New York (JFK) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $303 round-trip in October on American:

Newark (EWR) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $303 round-trip on American.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican 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.

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H/T: The Flight Deal

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