Feb072016

American LAX to Rio de Janeiro $542 March to June 2016; Rio Olympics $720 August on LAN/TAM

Forget Zika Virus infection in Brazil as a concern for me. I’m not a woman and my wife is beyond childbearing age. American Airlines has slashed fares to $542 round trip from Los Angeles LAX to Rio de Janeiro GIG over the next few months prior to the Olympics 2016 games in August. San Francisco departures are about $70 more round trip. Many other cities around Brazil are also discount fares with American Airlines for around $600 round trip.

There are even low fares from Los Angeles to Rio at $720 round trip with Oneworld Alliance partners LAN and TAM during the Olympics dates August 5 to August 21.

Google Flights LAX-GIG $542 Apr-May16

Nearly every date in April and May 2016 offers $542 round trip fares for LAX-GIG Rio de Janeiro route on American Airlines.

American Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Miami MIA – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil GIG

$541.49  Saturday April 16 – Saturday April 23

LAX-GIG AA $542 Apr16-23

American Airlines LAX-MIA-GIG-MIA-LAX = 13,009 flight miles.

LAX to Rio Olympics

LAX-GIG TAM $720 Aug 12-19 Priceline

This same flight priced at $903 on LAN website. These fares during the two weeks of the Rio Olympics may not last long.

Earn AAdvantage miles on LAN. I got all kinds of fare codes popping up when I searched these fares on LAN. Good news is deep discount economy fare codes on LAN and TAM earn 100% redeemable flight miles and 50% EQM for international flights between USA and Brazil. Flights within South America many of the deep discount economy booking codes only earn 25% redeemable miles LAN or 50% redeemable miles TAM in AAdvantage.

Loyalty Traveler curated Airfare Deals and Google Flights and Kayak Explore tutorials.

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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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