UPDATE: There are many scenarios/routing options to get from JFK to EZE with these fares. My example below is for flights operated by LAN metal (One World) and Star Alliance miles can not be earned on the itinerary. Regardless, $300 for a RT to Argentina is still an amazing fare. I’ll update this post with other itinerary options for opportunities to earn Star Alliance mileage.
I tried to get to bed by 8:00 pm today knowing that I had to be at work at 3:15 am tomorrow morning, but now it’s time to come to terms with the fact that sleep is definitely not in the cards. I was abruptly awoken by the sound of an exciting phone call from MileCollector telling me that JFK-EZE flights were pricing out at just pennies over $300 for travel between March 1 – June 30 of next year.
The Flight Deal blogged about this great find on TAM airlines (bookable on Orbitz), and with fares this low, I can imagine that this deal will not last long. Most of the dates are pricing out at $386 round trip, but if you book segment-by-segment and don’t mind spending a lot of time in the air, then you can bring it down to $300.22.
Here’s a sample itinerary:
Besides getting to see a new city at an incredible price,
the best thing about it all is the mileage! The total round trip will net you ~12,000 miles, and since TAM is a partner with United and a member of the Star Alliance, yes, this fare will earn 100% mileage with United – a perfect way to get your mileage runs in earlier on in the year! Don’t forget that US citizens will have to pay a $160 entry fee due upon arrival in Argentina.
So who’s coming to Argentina with me? For those who are taking part in this deal, when are you going? For those who have been to Buenos Aires before, what are some “must do” activities/attractions that you’d recommend for a short 3-day trip? I’m excited!