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Deal alert: Round-trip flights to Peru starting at $272

April 03, 2022
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Deal alert: Round-trip flights to Peru starting at $272
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Peru has no shortage of tourist attractions. On your trip to the land of the Incas, you can climb Machu Picchu, see Lake Titicaca or eat your fill of South American cuisine. Fortunately, Google Flights is currently showing round trips from multiple U.S. cities to Lima for less than $300 this fall and early next year.

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Deal basics

Airlines: United, Avianca and Copa
Routes: EWR/JFK/ATL/MIA and others to LIM
How to book: Directly with the airline
Travel dates: October and January/February 2023

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(Photo courtesy of the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel)

This deal was originally sent out by Scott’s Cheap Flights, which alerts readers to discounted economy flights via its Premium membership which costs $49 per year. Users can also upgrade to the Elite membership for $199 per year and receive alerts for premium economy, business-class and first-class deals.

Related: Places to Visit in Peru

Sample Flights

This deal includes United, Avianca and Copa airlines, so searching for your ideal flight through Google Flights is the best way to find the perfect fit. I found the round-trip flight below from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in mid-January for $272 on United Airlines in basic economy.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

United's basic economy is their most economic fare, but it does include a carry-on. However, if you want free seat selection and ticket change options, consider upgrading to United's economy fare for $130 more.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

This deal does include multiple airlines in economy class. The lowest fares will generally have limits on what you can take on board and you usually have to pay for checked baggage. Policies vary by airline so check before you book.

Related: What to know before your trip to Peru

Maximize your purchase

Using a card such as The Platinum Card® from American Express will allow you to earn 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year, will allow you to maximize your possible savings. Other notable travel cards with competitive airfare rewards include the Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar).

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Related: Getting to Peru on points and miles

Bottom line

Peru is full of natural wonders and being able to see it for a fraction of the usual cost is just a bonus. The South American country currently requires proof of vaccination from all travelers 12 years or older. The mask mandates also remain in place in Peru.

With this deal, your next South American adventure is just one click away!

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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.

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  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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  • Annual Fee

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  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases