Deal Alert: Flights to South America From $229 Round-Trip

Jul 22, 2019

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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 11 p.m. 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.

I don’t know about you, but bright blue water lined with multicolored houses is all you have to say for me to say yes to a trip. If you agree, then it’s time to head to South America where destinations like Bonaire and Curaço offer plenty of views like this. We’ve also found deals to Colombia, Ecuador, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Round-trip flights to these destinations in South America are available from $229 round-trip starting in September and lasting into February 2020. Be aware some of the low fares available are in basic economy, so you’ll have to pay extra fees for additional baggage and seat selection.

Willemstad Curacao skyline on a sunny day.
Willemstad Curacao skyline on a sunny day. Photo by Tim Drivas Photography / Getty Images. 

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.

Airline: American, JetBlue, Copa Airlines, Delta
Routes: MIA/MCO/ORD/CLE/ATL/DCA/LGA/BOS/PHL/DAL/RDU to AUA/CUR/POS/CTG/MDE/BOG/BON/GYE
Cost: $229+ round-trip in basic economy 
Travel Dates:
September 2019-February 2020
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:

Miami (MIA) to Aruba (AUA) for $229 round-trip on American:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Medellín (MDE) for $246 round-trip on JetBlue:

Orlando (MCO) to Bogota (BOG) for $273 round-trip on Delta:

Miami (MIA) to Bonaire (BON) for $277 round-trip on American:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Guayaquil (GYE) for $282 round-trip on JetBlue:

Chicago (ORD) to Cartagena (CTG) for $283 round-trip on Copa Airlines:

New York (JFK) to Curacao (CUR) for $289 round-trip on American:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Curacao (CUR) for $325 round-trip on American:

Boston (BOS) to Aruba (AUA) for $325 round-trip on JetBlue:

Raleigh (RDU) to Bogota (BOG) for $385 round-trip on Delta:

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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