It is pretty unique that these sub $200 fares pop-up from Mexico City every few months to deep South America. Positioning to Mexico City can be reasonable — especially if you live in a city with American or Alaska service ( Los Angeles / Miami / Dallas / Chicago). Using British Airways Avios points, its cheap to redeem. Otherwise, using miles on American, United or Delta, its about 35,000 miles roundtrip.
This is almost 9,000 miles for $140. So its really cheap.
Other destinations include:
- Buenos Aires [EZE] – about $350
- Montevideo [MVD] – $390
- Lima [LIM] – $168
H/T: guruviaje on FlyerTalk
Update 9/17/2014 @ 1:58PM Eastern – fare gone
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- November 4th – 11th
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- Departing from: MEX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: cm+
- Destination: SCL
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- MEX – PTY (Panama City) – SCL (Santiago de Chile) – PTY – MEX
- 8,988 miles or 1.55 cents per mile. Copa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage with United.
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