Evening Special – TAM Airlines: New York – Buenos Aires, Argentina. $386. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

[Update 11/26/2012  @ 10AM Eastern – deal gone]

Our twitter follower @shauravd sent us this tip: an amazing price to Buenos Aires! It has not been this low since forever. Really, it hasn’t. The city is definitely one of our team’s favorite cities in South America. In fact, right now one of our team members is actually on the plane back to New York  from Buenos Aires.

Tango in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Photo: Tiago Zaniratti, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • April 4th – 12th, 2013

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from March 1st, 2013 – June 30th, 2013. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “jj+” to search only TAM Airlines availability. Must purchase by November 26th.


  • JFK – GIG (Rio de Janeiro) – EZE (Buenos Aires) – GIG – JFK


  • 12,078 miles or 3.2 cents per mile. TAM is a partner with United and a member of the Star Alliance and this fare will earn 100% mileage with United Airlines. Provide the check-in staff with your United MileagePlus number to receive full mileage credit. TAM is the largest airline in Brazil.
  • [Update @ 10:45PM Eastern – in order to receive United credit, the flights must be entirely on TAM metal. It cannot be a codeshare flight]


How to Book:

  • Use dates found at ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and book on Orbitz.com. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” select TAM Airlines to find availability.

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Entry Fee on Arrival – $160. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS) $1USD = 4.52 ARS

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