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Deal Alert: Delta One Business Class Flights to Lima From $943 Round-Trip

June 01, 2019
5 min read
view looking down into Machu Picchu
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While Peru is filled with plenty of wonders, Machu Picchu takes the prize for the most well known. Whether you want to go explore the Inca ruins yourself or the floating grass islands of Lake Titicaca or the "poor man's Galapagos" of Islas Ballestas, you'll want to be well-rested before your adventure. What better way to do so than to fly in lie-flat business class down to Peru in Delta One?

Today, we are seeing cheap flights to Lima (LIM) from a number of US cities — including Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Boston (BOS), New Orleans (MSY), Charleston (CHS), Nashville (BNA) and Austin (AUS) — starting at just $943 round-trip.

While the domestic flights will be on an aircraft that has a standard recliner seat, the flight from Atlanta to Lima has a lie-flat business class product. In fact, TPG has reviewed this exact flight a few years back.

Seats in even rows are closer to the aisle.
Photo of Delta's 767-400ER business class by Eric Rosen / TPG.

While the Delta 767-400ER is going to get the new Delta One Suites eventually, the first aircraft won't be retrofit until November 2019. Most of these deal options are before then. But, if you can find a deal into 2020, you might be able to try out the new product:

Delta's all-new Delta One seat, featured on refurbished Boeing 767-400 aircraft (Rendering courtesy of Delta Air Lines)

To search for these fares, 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, through an OTA like Priceline or plug those dates into the Ultimate Rewards travel portal.

Airlines: Delta
Cost: $943+ round-trip in business class
Travel Dates: August - December 2019
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, Citi Prestige Card (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Lima (LIM) for $942 round-trip one-stop:

Boston (BOS) to Lima (LIM) for $971 round-trip:

New Orleans (MSY) to Lima (LIM) for $974 round-trip one-stop:

Boston (BOS) to Lima (LIM) for $994 round-trip one-stop:

Charleston (CHS) to Lima (LIM) for $1,022 round-trip one-stop:

Nashville (BNA) to Lima (LIM) for $1,022 round-trip 1-stop:

Austin (AUS) to Lima (LIM) for $1,026 round-trip one-stop:

Boston (BOS) to Lima (LIM) for $1,026 round-trip one-stop in November:

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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card, Citi Prestige 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.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.