AMAZING! Business Class for under $1,000. The funny thing is the coach fare is more expensive for travel during the same period! We were in Santiago de Chile in 2011. We used Santiago de Chile as a base to visit Valparaiso, wine country, and Easter Island (if you have American Express Membership Rewards points or Chase Ultimate Rewards, transferring 25K into British Airways will let you redeem a roundtrip ticket in coach between Santiago de Chile and Easter Island with LAN Airlines).
Sample Travel Date:
- May 23rd – 28th (MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!)
- Valid for travel from April 1st – June 12th for Monday through Thursday departures. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “aa+” on both the outbound and return fields to search only American Airlines (aa+) availability. Also on the “Cabin” drop down, make sure you select “Business Class or higher.” Must purchase by February 26th
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- LGA – MIA (Miami) – SCL (Santiago de Chile) – MIA – LGA
- 10,466 miles or 8.6 cents per mile. Remember to collect your miles, this is a Business Class fare, you will earn an additional 25% bonus miles or 13,082 miles. 13,000 miles is enough for an one way reward domestic ticket.
- This is also enough points to get your American Airlines Platinum elite status if you take their challenge. More details on FlyerGuide American Airlines Challenge page
[Update 2/18/2013 @ 7:30PM Eastern – fare gone]
How to Book:
- Use dates found at ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and book on AA.com/Advance – on section 6, make sure you select Business/First
- Receive $1 back for using Ebates.com or Mr. Rebates prior to booking on AA.com
- American Airline’s risk free cancellation policy here
- Visa: US Citizens – Entry Fee on Arrival – $160. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP). $1USD = 471 CLP
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
For more of the latest cheap New York Flight Deals:
- Go to the The New York Flight Deals page
We don’t track anything but Coach fares, so we have to thank TheBOSman on Flyertalk for the find.
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