$1,040 Total Business Class Roundtrip Fares NY to Ecuador on Lan
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Lan airlines (Oneworld South American airline partner) just announced a Labor Day sale and there are some pretty good deals.
I was pricing JFK - Ecuador and got all-in roundtrip prices around $1,040 for business class when plugging in JFK to Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador. I've seen those routes have coach fares in that range, so for business class, this is a great deal. Most flights/cruises to the Galapagos leave from Quito, so this could be a good positioning flight. I've never been to Ecuador, but hear many good things.
Miami to Quito prices at $829 roundtrip total in business class.
Availability seems to be good throughout the fall (South America's spring) and it's a great time to visit with mild to warm temperatures. To put it in comparison, business class flights to Lima and Buenos Aires are all in the $7,000 range, so these Ecuador fares are pretty amazing. Book them before they are gone!
These book into Premium Business I class and for the Guayaquil-Quito legs in coach, it's Y class. If you bank to American Airlines, I class gets 100% elite qualifying miles, 1.5 elite qualifying points and a 25% class of service bonus. Plus, if you book with an American Express® Gold Card you get 3x points (extra 3,000) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, you get 2x points on the airfare, so that's another 2,000+ points!