American Airlines dropped fares substantially today for California to Brazil routes. I know this fare drop happened today since I was up past midnight studying American Airlines fares to Brazil yesterday and they were about $100 to $150 more.
American Airlines Los Angeles to Sao Paulo $591 via Miami and are stay in low $600s through mid-August through November on most dates, any day of the week.
American Airlines $590.74 LAX-MIA-GRU-LAX for 12,570 flight miles.
Of course, I am personally searching to maximize flight miles for AAdvantage EQM. A fast track to elite offer has me seeking 30,000 EQM by October 9, 2015.
The LAX-GRU fare is within $50 of the lowest AA fare I have seen for this route since March 2015.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Even better, I think low fares to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from San Francisco are the real deal. For me, a trip or two to Rio would be an opportunity to check Olympics hotels and Olympics events preparations.
San Francisco – Rio de Janeiro GIG, Brazil via New York JFK
$635.33 September 21-28, 2015
14,662 flight miles and AAdvantage 14,662 EQM
This fare is within $75 of the lowest fare I have seen for the route since March and $50 below the typical low fare I saw for this route in May 2015.
I might knock out the AAdvantage 30,000 EQM with two trips to Rio de Janeiro. This route can be ticketed for $529 originating in Brazil and routing through New York. Altogether, two ticketed trips would earn 29,324 EQM for $1,165 and leave me needing less than 700 EQM more by October 9 to earn AAdvantage Executive Platinum with my targeted elite fast track offer.
Rio de Janeiro GIG to San Francisco SFO R$1627.10 BRL = $528.61 USD