American – $670: San Francisco / Chicago / Washington D.C. / Newark / Cleveland – Iguazu Falls / Florianopolis, Brazil. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American is putting Iguazu Falls and Florianopolis on sales from United hubs. There have been good deals to Iguazu Falls, but they are usually out of Los Angeles, Miami or New York.

Here’s where we found availability:

  • San Francisco [SFO]
  • Chicago [ORD]
  • Washington D.C. [WAS]
  • Newark [EWR]
  • Cleveland [CLE]

Per Fare Deal Alert, this is also available from Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Memphis and Salt Lake City.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil - Photo: SF Brit via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Iguazu Falls, Brazil – Photo: SF Brit via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from San Francisco to Iguazu Falls
  • August 14th – 21st

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until November 18th. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure and by June 18th (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: SFO
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=Q
    • Destination: IGU
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=Q
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For availability from other cities, replace SFO with airport code listed above)
    • (For Florianopolis availability, replace IGU with FLN on the Destination: 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)
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Fare Class:

  • Q


  • SFO – MIA (Miami) – GIG (Rio de Janeiro) – IGU (Iguazu Falls) – GRU (Sao Paulo) – LAX (Los Angeles) – SFO



  • Miles Flown: 14,503 miles or 4.6 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 14,503 miles
  • Base Redeemable Miles: 14,503 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our CheapOair link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “More Options” and then enter “American” on the Preferred Airlines textbox




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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 = 3.12 BRL

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Comments (3)

  • [email protected]'hare 7 years ago Reply

    Very nice indeed to see a good deal to IGU from places other than JFK and MIA. 100% miles with AA is great. What kills this deal for me is the 5-day minimum stay and no stopover at GIG or GRU. Isn’t it a bit too much to spend 5 days at IGU. On the other hand, AA fare ORD-GRU costs the same. So you can only do one thing at a time–can’t combine 2 destinations in one trip.

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Tim – we haven’t played with this too mauch, but pretty sure you can open-jaw it. e.g., ord-gru // igu-ord and then make your own way between GRU-IGU via AA or Avios. On AA miles, intra-Brazilian redemption is 10k. Avios is only 4,500.

    [email protected]'hare 7 years ago

    Good idea. A one-way GRU-IGU is only $50 on TAM. O/J ORD-GRU//IGU-ORD costs the same as an RT ORD-GRU.

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