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amolkold Nov 25, 12 6:52 pm

[FARE GONE] JJ/UA: JFK-GRU-EZE, <$400 rt, 3.2CPM (earn 100% on UA)
 
Posted on TheFlightDeal, good in April for $386, keep in mind reciprocity fee for many citizens upon entering Argentina.

SAME deal from MIA-EZE, as well as to SCL from LAX/JFK/MIA. Be mindful of reciprocity fees for Chile as well. If you do a stopover outside secure area in Brazil, you need a Visa (don't need one for simple connection).

Flights solely on TAM don't earn Premier mileage bonuses, but cheap on the PQM front if you book in a fare-earning class (which these fares do). Flights on LAN don't earn UA miles at all, and don't earn AA miles on TAM code.

Be careful about codeshares. If you book JJ (TAM) code on LAN metal, you won't earn UA OR AA miles! Keep it to LAN code on LAN metal for AA miles (not showing on this deal) or TAM code on TAM metal for UA miles. And be careful about LATAM merger coming up, no idea when they will choose one alliance over the other (which will likely be OW).

Some people have gotten the same deal on UA-metal with LGA/EWR - IAD - GRU, then GRU-EZE on JJ metal. This will definitely protect you with *A miles and get you E+/bonus RDMs if you are a UA elite.

It gets more complicated, but a good rule to follow is:
For *A, the METAL matters. You want JJ metal or UA metal.
For OW, the CODE matters. You want LAN code on a OW partner for AA miles. Not happening with this deal, everything is on JJ code.

Thus, JJ code and LAN metal means you can only earn in LANPASS or TAM Fidelidade. Be careful of any North America-LIM/SCL flights, those are on LAN metal. Also any intra-S America flights on LAN metal.

progapanda Nov 25, 12 6:56 pm

Dates on ITA, fare is bookable on Orbitz.

flyinghigh77 Nov 25, 12 7:27 pm

its dow to 327 usd..

flyinghigh77 Nov 25, 12 7:29 pm


Originally Posted by progapanda (Post 19744258)
Dates on ITA, fare is bookable on Orbitz.

routing via scl

aaron1262 Nov 25, 12 7:30 pm

as low as 300 if you take a double connection via SCL/GRU. March 9-15th. But think you have to plug in the flights manually to get that price.

amolkold Nov 25, 12 7:35 pm


Originally Posted by aaron1262 (Post 19744399)
as low as 300 if you take a double connection via SCL/GRU. March 9-15th. But think you have to plug in the flights manually to get that price.

Careful, flights via SCL might be a LAN number, and those DO NOT earn AA miles because it is a TAM code (unless TAM joins OW before your flight).

progapanda Nov 25, 12 7:35 pm

Each of those flights via SCL/GRU appear to be operated by LAN, I'm not sure those itineraries are as worthwhile if you're interested in United PQMs. Just a word of caution.


Originally Posted by aaron1262 (Post 19744399)
as low as 300 if you take a double connection via SCL/GRU. March 9-15th. But think you have to plug in the flights manually to get that price.


FlytheTail Nov 25, 12 7:48 pm

Also available from MIA for as low as $291, next-day turns are possible, many dates available in April.

jakeryan1 Nov 25, 12 7:57 pm

Also to SCL
 
The Flight Deal says there also avail to SCL.

http://www.theflightdeal.com/2012/11...ing-all-taxes/

flyinghigh77 Nov 25, 12 8:05 pm

NYC - SLC is $ 450 ai rt

flyinghigh77 Nov 25, 12 8:08 pm

NYC - GRU is $ 610

Peregrinus Nov 25, 12 8:09 pm

Nice find! Fares are available through June, but with the LATAM business potentially complete by then, this might end up being a OW rather than *A opportunity...

abitlost Nov 25, 12 8:16 pm


Originally Posted by flyinghigh77 (Post 19744567)
NYC - SLC is $ 450 ai rt

Stunning price. Thanks for the post, both for this and the orginal. The SCL dates seem to be few, but this allows one to make Lollapalooza Chile on April 6/7, although the line-up is underwhelming. I really wish this could be worked for MVD or PDP in March but haven't come up with anything.

bsb21 Nov 25, 12 8:18 pm

Any way to get UA metal on the long haul? Those mileage bonuses sure are nice! :D

Au4882 Nov 25, 12 8:36 pm

This thread makes me happy.


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