SMOKING HOT! Fly AA Business Class Between NYC To/From Sao Paulo Or Rio de Janeiro For $478 Or 31K Hybrid Points Round-Trip!

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  • Bookable via AMEX Travel from $478.
  • Bookable on Priceline from $502. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until tomorrow at 11:29pm ET. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.
  • Also bookable on Orbitz or Expedia or direct from the airline from $502.
  • Limited seats are available on each date.
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In normal times, a coach ticket to Brazil costs over $1,100 and a business class ticket usually costs over $5,000.

American has fares from NYC to Rio de Janeiro on most dates from now through January 2022 for just $478-$502 round-trip in business class.

American has fares from NYC to Sao Paulo on most dates from now through January 2022 for just $504-$530 round-trip in business class.

Fares are also on sale from other select US cities.

Using AMEX points:

You can login to your account and redeem AMEX points for travel here.

This is bookable for 47,755 points with AMEX. Plus you’ll get back a rebate, dropping the total needed to as low as 31,041 points. That includes all taxes and you can still earn miles for flying!

Using Chase Points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Preferred you can redeem points for 1.25 cents each towards travel.

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here. The cost will be 33,503 points with a Sapphire Reserve. That rate include all taxes and you will still earn flight miles as well!

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16 Comments On "SMOKING HOT! Fly AA Business Class Between NYC To/From Sao Paulo Or Rio de Janeiro For $478 Or 31K Hybrid Points Round-Trip!"

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Does it work starting in Brazil?


Do they have non stop as well for this price?


Such details are usually mentioned in the post so. NO


Priceline offers seats in economy only, Expedia correctly showed first flight in economy and second in business. Alas, direct flight to GRU is $1300+…




I just booked 2 tickets from JFK-GIG Aug 5-15, economy to MIA and business to GIG for $475 each through Amex. I hope this sticks. First from JFK-MIA would have cost a lot more. Thanks Dan!


It’s working just booked a flight. I out first class instead of business so it did not show the 502$ price.


Mostly dead at this point. Sote keeps saying that flight is no longer available…


Business class is extra $1200 on amex


Does calling an Amex agent help in these situations? I see flights I want to book for $515 a ticket but I keep getting an error. Been on with an agent for an hour..


Amex travel lately offers American airlines flights for a lower price when you pay for the whole ticket with points. This is in addition to the %35 rebate. I’m not sure if they offer it for this flight but maybe you could book a flight that is eligible and then change it to this flight.


I only see these fares in economy, business is$1700


Is the deal still on?


What fare bucket was this in?


I have 2 round trip tickets from jfk to rio depart dec 26 and return arriving Friday 710 am. With the new aa rules I would like to try to transfer them. Does anyone want to buy them?!? They are business class tickets and we’re about $500 each