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
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.