TAM – Under $700: Los Angeles – Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

TAM, the largest airline in Brazil is putting Rio and Sao Paulo on sale. These fares are not searchable on ITA — so finding it a bit more involved. But we think Brazil for under $700 from the Los Angeles is worth it!

We found availability for:

  • Rio de Janeiro [GIG] for as low as $662
  • Sao Paulo [GRU] for as low as $672
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Photo: RyanMBevan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Photo: RyanMBevan via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample to Rio de Janeiro
  • November 3rd – 10th

Fare Availability:

  • We found availability from October – November for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 1 days in advance of departure
  • 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:

  • Not searchable on ITA. Use Expedia.

Fare Class:

  • Q


  • LAX – MIA (Miami) – GIG (Rio de Janeiro) – JFK (New York) – LAX. For this particular itinerary, the segment within the United States is operated by American under TAM flight numbers. However, we have seen itineraries where the domestic segments are operated by JetBlue or United under their flight numbers



  • 13,795 miles or 4.8 cents per mile. TAM is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage with American.

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Required prior to arrival – $160 – $180. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL) $1USD = 2.24 BRL

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Comments (3)

  • Trevor 9 years ago Reply

    I couldn’t find this on Expedia and it’s still Sep. 8! Did they sell out that fast? I’ve been waiting on this deal for months!

    The Flight Deal 9 years ago Reply

    @Trevor – still there. in addition to the sample date above, we just tried 10/21 – 28 for LAX-Rio and its there for $662. play around with your dates.

  • Rick C 9 years ago Reply

    I just returned on Sept. 09 from my mistake fare LAX-IGU RT flight published by TFD a few months back and had an amazing time. With the money that I saved I was able to go to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro through TAM and AZUL airlines, they are both excellent Brazilian airlines. Thanks TFG!

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