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Business class deal alert: Avianca flights to Chile from $1,086

Feb. 19, 2022
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If you’ve been dreaming of flying to a South American destination in style, this deal could be for you. Avianca, a partner of United Airlines, is offering business class fares to Santiago, Chile, from four major U.S. cities starting at $1,086 round-trip.

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Bellavista is a district of Santiago famous for its eateries and nightlife. (Photo by Piero Damiani/Getty Images)

This deal came from our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership that alerts readers to discounted fares for $49 a year. The affordable rates to Santiago are available for travel from March to November, depending on the departure city.

Deal basics

Airline: Avianca
Routes: JFK/LAX/MIA/ORD to SCL
How to book: Directly through the airline or through Google Flights
Travel dates: March — November

Related: Chile now open to vaccinated visitors, dropping quarantine requirement

Sample Flights

Avianca business class fares include a premium reclining seat, a carry-on, one checked bag and priority boarding. The business class offers below start at just over $1,000 round-trip and include a stop in Bogota, Colombia.

Travelers can book a widely available deal from Miami (MIA) to Santiago (SCL) for $1,086 round-trip and include a nearly two-hour stop in Bogota (BOG).

(Screenshot courtesy Google Flights)

Flights from New York (JFK) to Santiago (SCL) are available for $1,104 round-trip. According to Google Flights, the offer is over $900 cheaper than usual for the same dates in June.

(Screenshot courtesy Google Flights)

On the West Coast, flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Santiago (SCL) are $1,510 round-trip and include two stops, one in Bogota (BOG) and another in San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica. According to Google Flights, the deal at this price is $565 cheaper than usual for the dates below in June.

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(Screenshot courtesy Google Flights)

Flights from Chicago (ORD) to Santiago (SCL) are $1,635 round-trip and include stops in Miami (MIA) and Bogota (BOG) each way. The discounted fare is limited in availability, and it is over $1,300 cheaper than usual for the same dates in August, according to Google Flights.

(Screenshot courtesy Google Flights)

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Related: Why I ‘broke’ quarantine in Chile — and what it’s like entering the country now

Bottom line

Santiago has much to offer art lovers, from cathedrals and museums to seeing where the award-winning poet Pablo Neruda called home. Don’t miss out on exploring this cultural hub in Chile and snag these Avianca business class flights.

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  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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