Copa – $490: Washington D.C. / Chicago / Boston – Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo from DC, Chicago and Boston. From Boston, only Sao Paulo is available at this price.

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Photo: Dimitry B. via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Photo: Dimitry B. via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Washington D.C. to Rio de Janeiro
  • August 14th – 21st

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from July – October 31st with a 7 day minimum stay. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure and by June 1st (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:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: IAD
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: pty
    • Destination: GIG
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: pty
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For Sao Paulo availability, replace GIG with GRU on the Destination field)
    • (For Chicago availability, replace IAD with ORD on the Departing from: field)
    • (For Boston availability, replace IAD with BOS on the Departing from: field)
    • 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
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Fare Class:

  • T


  • IAD – PTY (Panama City) – GIG (Rio de Janeiro) – PTY – IAD



Copa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 10,706 miles or 4.6 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 10,706 miles
  • Base Redeemable Miles: 5,353 miles

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 “Copa” 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 = 3.17 BRL

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1 Comment

  • Robert 7 years ago Reply

    Thank you for posting this sale! I’ve snagged one of the tickets for travel during October.

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