United is putting Rio and Sao Paulo on sale from a lot of cities that rarely see deals to South America
Update 5/21/2015 @ 2:26PM Eastern – American has matched this and set this for about $560. Available from all the same city pairs!! The American fare is broader. It is available from United hubs and American hubs but not Delta hubs.
Update 5/21/2015 @ 2:53PM Eastern – fare gone.
Update 5/21/2015 @ 3:03PM Eastern – looks like its still there. sorry about that.
We found availability from:
- Portland [PDX]
- Sacramento [SMF]
- Tuscon [TUS]
- New Orleans [MSY]
- San Antonio [SAT]
- Austin [AUS]
- Albuquerque [ABQ]
- Honolulu [HNL]
- Anchorage [ANC]
- Nashville [BNA]
- Omaha [OMA]
- Oklahoma City [OKC]
- Des Moines [DSM]
- Columbus [CMH]
- Indianapolis [IND]
- Milwaukee [MKE]
- El Paso [ELP]
- Fargo [FAR]
- Cedar Rapids [CID]
- Burlington [BTV]
- Boise [BOI]
- Birmingham [BHM]
- Wichita [ICT]
- Louisville [SDF]
Based on this list we believe that it is available from almost every city with United service except for United hubs [San Francisco, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and Washington D.C.,] and Delta hubs [Atlanta, Memphis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Seattle]. So you should check your city if we didn’t list it. American hubs [Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, and Charlotte] have had sub-$500 deals this month, so these are not that interesting.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample to Sao Paulo from Portland with American
- June 8th – 15th
- Valid for travel until August 31st with a 5 day stay minimum. Blackout dates late June and July. Must purchase at least 3 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:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: PDX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=N
- Destination: GRU
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=N
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (For availability from other departure cities, replace PDX with airport code listed above)
- (For Rio de Janeiro availability, replace GRU with GIG on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
- (For American availability, replace ua+ /f bc=N with aa+ /f bc=Q on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- PDX – IAH (Houston) – GRU – ORD (Chicago) – PDX
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
- Miles Flown: 13,698 or 4.7 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 13,698 miles
- Base Redeemable Miles: 2,665 miles
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- Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL) $1USD = 3.01 BRL
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