Deal Alert: Business Class Flights to Argentina and Brazil From $1,370 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Today we are seeing a batch of options for getting to South America in style and on the cheap. Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, Avianca, COPA and LATAM are currently offering flights from Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE), Córdoba (COR) and Rio de Janeiro (RIO) from just $1,370 round-trip in business class. These deals are available from the end of August through November, which is an ideal time to visit South America as it'll be spring there.
All of the options list lie-flat or angle-flat seats for the long-haul segments. However, COPA's only plane with lie-flat seats is the 737 MAX 9 so if the MAX groundings are extended, you might be stuck with a standard recliner seat.
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.
You'll want to refer to wheretocredit.com to see which rewards program will award the most miles for your business class flight.
Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, Avianca, COPA, LATAM
Routes: BOS/JFK/MIA/IAD to COR/EZE/GIG
Cost: $1,370+ round-trip in business
Travel Dates: August – December 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for $1,370 round-trip on COPA in business class:
Miami (MIA) to Córdoba (COR) for $1,436 round-trip nonstop on American Airlines in business class:
Miami (MIA) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) for $1,543 round-trip on Avianca in business class:
Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for $1,727 round-trip on LATAM in business class:
Miami (MIA) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for $2,063 round-trip nonstop on Aerolineas Argentinas in business class:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (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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