Deal alert: Flights to Ecuador and Argentina from $315 round-trip

Oct 18, 2019

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Flights to the South American countries of Ecuador and Argentina are currently available from $315 round-trip from various U.S. cities. We don’t see these deals often, so if any of these deals work for you then we recommend booking sooner than later.

Note that all of these fares are non-refundable and can’t be changed.

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.

Airlines: Copa, American, Avianca, JetBlue, LATAM
Routes: JFK/MSY/PHL/BNA/DCA/AUS/MIA/LAX to Guayaquil / Buenos Aires (GYE/EZE)
Cost: $315+ round-trip in basic economy 
Travel Dates: 
November 2019 – March 2020
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Here’s an example of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $315 round-trip on Copa:

New Orleans (MSY) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $345 round-trip on Copa: Philadelphia (PHL) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $356 round-trip on JetBlue:

Nashville (BNA) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $357 round-trip on American:

Washington D.C. (DCA) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $366 round-trip on JetBlue:

Austin (AUS) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $368 round-trip on JetBlue:

Miami (MIA) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $394 round-trip on Avianca:

New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for $542 round-trip on American:Los Angeles (LAX) to Buenos Aires (EZE) for $552 round-trip on LATAM:

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 ReserveAmerican Express® Gold CardCiti Premier℠ Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out our guide to the best cards for airfare purchases to learn more.

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