AA $526 Los Angeles to Quito, Ecuador

American Airlines has a good fare to Quito, Ecuador UIO as low as $526 round trip for travel August to December and dates at $562 from January to May 2016. Prior to this sale, the lowest fare I noticed for AA was around $600 back in May.

American Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Miami MIA – Quito UIO

$525.81  September 1-8, 2015

LAX-UIO $526 AA Sep1-8-2015

8,256 flight miles for 100% redeemable and elite miles in American AAdvantage.

Low airfare is around $687 from San Jose or San Francisco on American Airlines and United.

Up in the Air

It has been 15 years since I was in Quito for the LatinPass mileage runs in 2000. I remember the city elevation of 9,350 feet in the valley surrounded by higher mountains as a place where the air is thin. Walking around was like being naturally stoned all the time. I followed Quito with a flight to Cusco at 11,000 feet, where I simply felt altitude sickness. Did not stay in either city long enough to acclimate to the elevation.

Cost of handcrafted items were so low in Quito that I did more tourist shopping than any place I have traveled. A vibrant colors painting I bought of a train floating in the clouds surrounded by mountain peaks hangs on my wall at home and sums up my dreamy experience of hanging out in Quito.

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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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  1. Be aware, the new airport in Quito leaves you now a little over an hour outside of the city.

  2. Thanks for the warning. I had no idea. That certainly sounds far less convenient than when I flew into Quito in 2000. I think I paid about $5 for taxi to Hilton when I was there. I assume it is quite a bit more now.

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