WOW: Several US Cities To Brazil Business Class From $470 Roundtrip

You can currently fly roundtrip business class to Brazil from $470 roundtrip. Routings to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are on American Airlines, with São Paulo about $50 more.

If you want to continue to other Brazilian cities for about $20 more than that, connections beyond São Paulo can be included on American’s partner Gol.

These prices are available throughout the entire year so take a bet that Covid-19 won’t pose major restrictions at the end of 2021 or even start of 2022.

The lowest prices are available from all 3 New York-area airports, but for just a bit more you can depart from at least other airports in the Northeast such as Albany, Manchester, Providence, Bangor and Portland, Maine.

Key details:

  • Fare basis INN0AZN3
  • No stopovers
  • Fare valid for purchases through February 25, but could be pulled earlier
  • Non-refundable but no change fees, so you’d retain a credit for future travel if you cancel

The easiest way to find the fare is to use Google flights, just change your preferred city and dates, and click through to book on the Ameircan Airlines website. allows 24 hour holds, but if they get sellers’ remorse they might not honor unticketed reservations. In December American Airlines offered a $479 business class fare to Brazil and even an ex-airline CEO couldn’t figure out if it was a mistake or on purpose suspecting that American would fly these flights anyway mostly empty so being the low cost leader in the market meant they’d generate revenue at little cost.

In that case, Delta filed the fare first and American matched it to avoid losing sales. Perhaps this is just turnabout as fair play. And remember American and JetBlue just launched their Northeastern partnership with promises of big competition in that part of the country, so this could be proof of that.

Still, always waiting a few days after one of these great sales to make sure the airline honors it before making any truly non-refundable ground bookings to go along with it.

(HT: A13743)

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  1. Either I’m choosing a VERY popular date to travel (Thanksgiving day) or the fare has already been pulled, even though it’s still showing up in searches.

  2. I was able to book and was ticketed @ 8:30am central, but fares for the same itinerary are now back to normal (1700ish)

  3. This post is pure click bait. AA had abundant discount J fares that were available before you posted this, all subsequently removed 20 minutes after. Are you running out of things to write about?

  4. was this a mistake fare? I just checked in December and see $1700 r/t. Anyone have any dates that these lower rates are valid in fall/winter or any suggestions on finding dates with lower fares. AA only shows, at least to my knowledge, flights 4-5 days either side of targeted travel and I don’t know how to identify lower fares over a 2 -3 month window.


  5. @AC – you can use google flights to see prices over a broader window. Select the route, airline, ticket class, and some dates to start with. Once results start populating, open the start date picker and you’ll see prices in the picker should match your route, airline, and ticket class choices from earlier.

    Easy way to quickly review pricing across the calendar (though google flights can sometimes get out of sync with the airline’s updated prices so you’ll occasionally get inaccurate results).

    This article has pics and more details under “Search Multiple Dates”

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