We don’t post too many deals that don’t leave from the US. But, we saw that Oj778 on FlyerTalk posted about fare for under $400 from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro; we thought it is worth the post.
For those with miles (this is why you collect miles — to be opportunistic and for cheap trips — if you want to travel more for less, collect miles):
- If you are in New York / Chicago / Philadelphia / Washington D.C. / Charlotte – you can position for 4,500 British Airways Avios each direction (or if you have American Express Membership Reward points, with the bonus transfer going to British Airways Avios on until January 31st, it’s even cheaper)
- Miami and Dallas is 10,000 British Avios each direction.
- If you are in other cities, it will cost 12,500 miles each direction (American, Delta, United, Alaska etc).
- Taxes will be about $60.
We don’t recommend you doing this if you don’t have miles to reposition. Tickets to Canada can be expensive. For example: even on sale, New York to Toronto usually hovers around $220. That’s $600 total for this and require time to position to Toronto. Wait for a sale from the US if you don’t have the miles to position to Canada.
(For those in Miami and New York — you are required to pick up you luggage after immigration and before customs. Not that we advocate such a thing, but you don’t necessarily need to fly the last segment. For those in Dallas, you can do that until February 22nd. After that, the Rio de Janeiro -> Dallas nonstop is going away).
Update 1/9/2015 10:35AM Eastern – fare gone.
Sample Travel Date:
- February 9th – 16th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until February 17th or February 24th – July 9th or August 11th – December for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure. A minimum 3 day stay is required
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: YYZ
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: jfk,mia,dfw
- Destination: GIG
- Return Advanced Routing Code: jfk,mia,dfw
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- On the Currency field, enter “USD”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- YYZ – DFW (Dallas) – GIG (Rio de Janeiro) – DFW – YYZ
- One permitted for free in New York or Miami
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- 12,852 miles or 3.1 cents per mile
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- Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL) $1USD = 2.69 BRL
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