This is the cheapest ticket that I’ve ever seen from NYC in monitoring fares to Brazil for the past 5 years.
This fare is too low to earn double elite miles on Delta, but it will earn double elite miles on Continental where the promotion applies to all fares.
Valid for travel from now through 12/11/09
It is valid from LGA, JFK, or Newark.
The $446 fare is for the Newark-Sao Paulo nonstop flight. Other flights with a connection will be slightly higher.
Sample valid dates: 05/19-05/26.
You can use Continental’s +/- 3 day function to search for the fare.
The base fare is $354+tax.
If you fly via on Continental from Newark to Sao Paulo nonstop you will earn 9,516 miles. Via Houston you will earn 12,606 base miles. Continental also currently has a 500 mile online booking bonus.
For travel to Sao Paulo via Houston, with the current double elite qualifying miles running through 06/15/09 you would earn 25,212 EQM’s, more than enough for elite status through 02/11.
For travel to Rio de Janeiro via Houston, with the current double elite qualifying miles running through 06/15/09 you would earn 25,728 EQM’s, more than enough for elite status.