Or: Save 10k Miles by Adding a Free Oneway
Summer airfare–during our summer or theirs–to Southern South America usually tops $1,000 per person in economy.
But you can get to South America this summer for only 20k American Airlines miles one way.
All the legacy carriers–Delta, United, American, and US Airways–charge 60k miles roundtrip on Saver economy awards to Southern South America, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
American and United let you go one way for half the price while US Airways and Delta charge 60k miles for one ways.
American is even more generous with two off peak windows during which you can fly to Southern South America for only 20k miles each way:
- March 1 – May 31
- August 16 – November 30
Off peak awards are great because they represent a way to stretch your miles for even more trips. The problem is that peak time is peak time for a reason. The two off peak windows are almost half the year, but they leave out the best time to travel to Southern South America–December through February for their summer–and the most convenient time for Americans to travel–our summer.
Luckily, there is a way to fly to anywhere in Southern South America from New York, Dallas, or Miami for only 20k miles one way all year round! And you’ll get a free oneway to boot!
If you don’t live near New York, Dallas, or Miami, you can still use a version of the tricks in this post as long as where you live has a direct American Airlines flight to one of those cities.
How can you go to one of my favorite regions in the world during the best time to visit for only 20k miles one way?