Deal Alert: US Cities to Ecuador From $726 Round-Trip in Business

May 28, 2018

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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 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.

If you’re a Delta or United flyer and looking for a mileage run route at a terrific rate, or you’re just interested in visiting Ecuador, this deal is perfect for you. Right now we’re seeing wide-open award availability between a handful of US cities and Quito (UIO) and Guayaquil (GYE). The very best prices are out of New York City (JFK), but you can also find deals under $1,150 from Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and Orlando (MCO).

Google Flights doesn’t display this deal on Aeromexico, so you may need to click through to Aeromexico’s website or an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia to see prices, or use ITA Matrix and Book with Matrix.

Note that Ecuador will begin requiring proof of health insurance for visitors beginning July 22, 2018, so make sure you have proof of existing insurance, or check out our guide to third-party travel insurance to purchase a travel insurance policy before you go.

Airline: Aeromexico, Copa
Routes: JFK/MCO/LAX/MIA to UIO/GYE
Cost: $722+ round-trip in business class
Dates: August-December 2018, February-March 2019
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve,  Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

 New York (JFK) to Quito (UIO) on Copa for $726 round-trip in business:

New York (JFK) to Quito (UIO) on Copa for $726 round-trip in business class during Thanksgiving:

New York (JFK) to Quito (UIO) on Aeromexico for $835 round-trip in business (weekend mileage run):

New York (JFK) to Quito (UIO) on Aeromexico for $835 round-trip in business:

New York (JFK) to Quito (UIO) on Aeromexico for $835 round-trip in business during Halloween:

Orlando (MCO) to Quito (UIO) on Copa for $1,048 round-trip in business during Thanksgiving

Los Angeles (LAX) to Quito (UIO) on Aeromexico for $1,093 round-trip in business during Thanksgiving:

Miami (MIA) to Guayaquil (GYE) on Copa for $1,124 round-trip in business:

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