I noticed a low fare under $500 for Los Angeles LAX to Lima, Peru on a few dates in October and November flying American Airlines and Copa. This seemed like an odd fare since American is Oneworld and Copa is a Star Alliance member airline.
When I deconstructed the fare, American Airlines is $333 to fly LAX-MEX and the real deal is Copa Airlines $172.52 round trip from Mexico City to Lima. There are dozens of dates showing on Google Flights for MEX-LIM between August and November with this low Copa Airlines fare.
The price went even lower when I checked Copa for an August flight.
Copa Airlines Mexico City MEX – Panama City PTY – Lima, Peru LIM
$150.98 Wednesday August 19 – Wednesday August 26
Copa Airlines website pricing for super discount economy L class.
Copa Economy L class earns 100% base flight miles.
5,000 Welcome Bonus Miles in Copa Connect
Copa Airlines Connect launched July 1, 2015. You can also earn 5,000 bonus Copa miles with 3,000 Copa Connect miles for filling out your profile and 2,000 bonus miles after your first flight.
This might be one of those Saturday night specials to jump on, if Lima is in your plans.