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South America appears to be on sale! Just a few weeks ago I posted a great deal from Miami to Lima, Peru for ~$1250 non-stop. Today were seeing an AMAZING deal that leaves from San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Santiago, Chile (SCL) on board American Airlines/LATAM that also connected through Miami!
This deal hinges on fact that you must fly on LATAM or the American Airlines/LATAM codeshare flight from MIA-SCL.
Depart: San Jose, Costa Rica
Arrival: Santiago, Chile
Available From: May 2019 – December 2019
Minimum Stay: None
Maximum Stay: None
Must be booked 15 days in advance
3 Stop Overs are permitted for $100 each but I have not gotten it to price correctly
How to find this deal?
The best way to find the fare is by searching Google Flights or via the ITA Matrix. Click this link to go directly to the deal and just play around with the calendar!
Whats the Business Class Product like?
If your going to purchase this deal, you should book on-board the American Airlines codeshare for the best business class experience. American Airlines has many business class seats. They fly the 777-200 from Miami to Santiago. The business class is direct aisle access set up in a 1-2-1 configuration with B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seats.
Occasionally you may find the Zodiac Concept D seats, which are set up with forward and backwards facing seats, as there are a few AA 777’s with them too.
If you book on board the LATAM flights, they are operated by the 787, which is set up in a 2-2-2 business class, which also goes fully flat.
Where should I credit this ticket?
Check out where to credit. These tickets should book into fare code I, for some great earnings on Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. Do note that Alaska Air does not credit LATAM codeshare flights. Other great places to credit these miles include American Airlines, as long as you don’t book the ticket directly with them!
A non-elite American Airlines member should earn ~ 13000 Elite Qualifying Miles, ~2600 Elite Qualifying Dollars, ~ 13000 Redeemable miles, which is over 1/2 way towards Gold Elite status.
How should I pay for this ticket?
I recommend booking this deal directly with LATAM as that is the safest way to ensure that your tickets are in good hands.
The Platinum Card® from American Express offers 5x points on all airfare purchases made directly with airlines and Amex. If you purchased this ticket from LATAM.com or with AmexTravel.com you should earn around 4,500 membership rewards points worth around ~$90 depending on how you value American Express Membership Rewards Points. You can learn more about The Platinum Card® from American Express here.
If Amex isn’t your card of choice the Chase Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on all airfare purchases. Regardless of where you purchase this ticket, if you pay with the Chase Sapphire Preferred you should earn ~1,800 Chase Ultimate rewards points worth around ~$38 depending on how you value Chase Sapphire Rewards Points.
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Feature Image via Wikipedia Commons – Nellu Mazilu
H/T to Unionruler over at Flyertalk
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