May202015

Copa low fares LAX to Brazil $500s and Buenos Aires $712

Copa Airlines looks like it is challenging the super low American Airlines $457 LAX-GRU Sao Paulo fare posted yesterday. Amazingly the AA low fare is still around 24 hours later.

Copa has fares in the mid-$500s for several airports in Brazil for travel in first week of June or from mid August to mid December. There is also a $712 fare to Buenos Aires, Argentina flying Copa to Sao Paulo and TAM from Sao Paulo GRU to Buenos Aires.

You could travel to Sao Paulo on American Airlines for $434 from LAX and buy a $272 round trip ticket from GRU to EZE Buenos Aires, but you might get hit with two visa fees of $160 for both Brazil and Argentina if you do not already have them and want to leave the airport in Sao Paulo.

Priceline ticket $718.43 Copa and TAM.

Los Angeles – Panama City PTY – Sao Paulo, Brazil GRU – Buenos Aires, Argentina ATP Jorge Newbery Airport

November 9-16, 2015

LAX-AEP Buenos Aires $712 Nov Copa-Tam

Copa economy class T fare earns 50% flight miles with United Mileage Plus for about 6,164 redeemable miles. You can earn 100% flight miles with the new Copa frequent flyer program launching July 1 – Copa Connect Miles.

Brazil Airports at low Copa fares

There are several airports in Brazil with relatively low Copa fares today.

Los Angeles – Sao Paulo GRU $505

Los Angeles – Porto Alegre POA $572

Los Angeles – Belo Horizonte CNF $580

Los Angeles – Brasilia $585

Los Angeles – Manaus MAO $632

Los Angeles – Rio de Janeiro $682 (American Airlines is lower at $626)

Los Angeles – Vitoria VIX $693

Most coastal airports in Brazil are in the $670 range flying TAM in combination with other airlines.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing! My wife and I picked up $400 vouchers each last year to take a bump on Copa. We were able to snag Thanksgiving LAX-PTY-GRU/BSB-PTY-LAX for $289.48 total after the vouchers.

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