TAM – About $300: Mexico City – Sao Paulo / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

We normally don’t cover deals from cities outside of the United States, however, Mexico City is an easy positioning city relatively speaking. If you have miles and points, visiting Brazil for about $300 is a fantastic deal.

Here are some cheap positioning possibilities via British Airways Avios:

  • Los Angeles – 10,000 Avios each way
  • Dallas – 7,500 Avios each way
  • Chicago – 10,000 Avios each way
  • Miami –  10,000 Avios each way
  • Charlotte – 10,000 Avios each way
  • Phoenix – 10,000 Avios each way

And with the 40% bonus transfer from American Express to British Airways going on now, even cheaper. If you don’t have Avios, using American, Delta or United miles, it is only 17,500 miles each way.

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
  • January 20th – 27th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from January, 2015 – February 8th, 2015 with a 3 day stay minimum. Availability is limited. Must purchase by December 21st (TODAY)
  • 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:

Here’s some dates we found:

  • Departing Mexico City to Sao Paulo
    • January 9th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 28th
  • Departing from Sao Paulo to Mexico City
    • January 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 31st
    • February 4th
  • Departing Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro
    • January 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st,
  • Departing from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City
    • January 27th, 28th

There could be others. But these are the initial set we found.

Fare Class:

  • N


  • MEX – GRU (Sao Paulo) // CGH (São Paulo–Congonhas) – SDU (Rio de Janeiro – Santos Dumont)  CGH // – GRU – MEX.



  • 9,680 miles or 3.2 cents per mile. TAM is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage between Mexico and Brazil and 50% mileage within Brazil when crediting to American. As such, you will earn 9,453 miles or 3.2 cents per mile.

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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 = 2.66 BRL

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Comments (4)

  • Nick Summy 8 years ago Reply

    Mexico City to Rio – Jan 9, 13
    Rio to Mexico City – Jan 20, 24

    Mexico City – Sao Jan 1, 13

    Looks like Brasilia can be fit in too

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Nick – thanks.

    Nick Summy 8 years ago

    just boooked round trip to sao paulo, jan 22-27. This blog has saved me so much money, or I guess made me spend so much money hahaha. Much appreciated.

    Small amount but don’t forget about the $66 Mexico charges you to leave.

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago

    @Nick – have a great trip.

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