American / US Airways – $385: Toronto – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

We don’t post too many deals that don’t leave from the US. But, we saw that Oj778 on FlyerTalk posted about fare for under $400 from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro; we thought it is worth the post.

For those with miles (this is why you collect miles — to be opportunistic and for cheap trips — if you want to travel more for less, collect miles):

  • If you are in New York / Chicago / Philadelphia / Washington D.C. / Charlotte – you can position for 4,500 British Airways Avios each direction (or if you have American Express Membership Reward points, with the bonus transfer going to British Airways Avios on until January 31st, it’s even cheaper)
  • Miami and Dallas is 10,000 British Avios each direction.
  • If you are in other cities, it will cost 12,500 miles each direction (American, Delta, United, Alaska etc).
  • Taxes will be about $60.

We don’t recommend you doing this if you don’t have miles to reposition. Tickets to Canada can be expensive. For example: even on sale, New York to Toronto usually hovers around $220. That’s $600 total for this and require time to position to Toronto. Wait for a sale from the US if you don’t have the miles to position to Canada.

(For those in Miami and New York — you are required to pick up you luggage after immigration and before customs. Not that we advocate such a thing, but you don’t necessarily need to fly the last segment. For those in Dallas, you can do that until February 22nd. After that, the Rio de Janeiro -> Dallas nonstop is going away).

Update 1/9/2015 10:35AM Eastern – fare gone.

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:

  • February 9th – 16th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until February 17th or February 24th – July 9th or August 11th – December for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure. A minimum 3 day stay is required
  • 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:

Fare Class:

  • S


  • YYZ – DFW (Dallas) – GIG (Rio de Janeiro) – DFW – YYZ



  • 12,852 miles or 3.1 cents per mile

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “American” on the Airline textbox in the Advanced Flight Options section



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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 = 2.69 BRL

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Comments (8)

  • ajkddkf akljdf 9 years ago Reply

    Visa is a killa for this deal 🙁

  • flyer 9 years ago Reply

    This fare is now gone

  • paul 9 years ago Reply

    deal gone 🙁

  • Nicole 9 years ago Reply

    This is a great deal! With my flight to Toronto from DC everything came out to $576! My ticket to Brazil was $376 for May. Now time to apply for my visa.

    The Flight Deal 9 years ago Reply

    @Nicole – have a fantastic trip!

  • MON 9 years ago Reply

    Thank you for posting this! I was planning a trip to Brazil already and you saved me a considerable amount of $$ 🙂

    The Flight Deal 9 years ago Reply

    @Mon – nice! have a great trip.

  • Robyn 9 years ago Reply

    You should post more deals out of Toronto? Being from Toronto it would be great to not always have to look for deals out of New York or Chicago.

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