Deal Alert: Business Class to Peru From $744, Argentina From $1,345 Round-Trip
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Earlier this week we shared AeroMexico's mileage run-worthy business class deal to Ecuador for just $860 round-trip and now more South America business class deals are popping up. You can book flights on Avianca to Peru starting at just $844 round-trip or on Copa to Northern Peru for as little as $851 round-trip. There's also some solid business class deals to Bolivia and all the way down to Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE). Both Avianca and Copa are Star Alliance carriers meaning you can earn United miles on the flights.
Remember though, Avianca isn't exactly known for their customer service or truthfulness. Although I'm grateful for how the airline handled my in-flight medical emergency.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia. Note that the Lima deal is only pricing correctly on Expedia — not on Avianca's website.
Airlines: Avianca, Copa
Routes: JFK/MIA to LIM/CIX/LPB/EZE
Cost: $744+ round-trip in business class
Travel Dates: November 2018 — October 2019, excluding Christmas/New Years
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Lima (LIM) for $744 round-trip on Avianca via Expedia:
Miami (MIA) to Chiclayo, Peru (CIX) for $851 round-trip on Copa:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for $1,348 round-trip on Avianca:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to La Paz, Bolivia (LPB) for $958 round-trip on Avianca via Expedia:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for $1,351 round-trip on COPA:
Maximize Your Purchase
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