Economy class award travel to Chile and Brazil just got a bit cheaper on United Airlines. The company’s MileagePlus program is offering 25% off saver-level economy awards for bookings made by 26 April 2015 and for travel until 25 June 2015. Yes, it is cooling off a bit now in the southern hemisphere but that doesn’t mean Rio’s beaches are abandoned. Still lots of opportunities to have fun way down south. Added bonus: No visa nor reciprocity fee for US citizens visiting Chile anymore.
In a terribly unscientific scan of the award inventory just now I saw 2 seats available into Santiago from Houston on ~80-90% of the dates for this promotion. Rio was a bit tighter, particularly in May, but still had 50%+ dates available. Ditto for the return flights.
This is a pretty good deal for getting way south. I’m a fan. And if Santiago doesn’t hold your interest look at using Avios to get out to Easter Island on the cheap.
- My day in Santiago, Chile
- United’s return to Chile coming in December
- A visit to the Mercado Municipal in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- A 12 hour transit of Sao Paulo, Brazil
- A day trip to Rio
- Some photos from a day in Rio, and a request for recommendations
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