TAM: NYC to EZE for $401 in Spring 2013 (*A)

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  1. progapanda

    progapanda Silver Member

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    Sample Dates as of 2000h EST on 11/25: April 12 - 16, April 17-20, April 18-21

    Fare: VLEZP922

    Use Lowest Fare Calendar Search feature on ITA Matrix. Bookable for $396 on Orbitz, possibly other OTAs too.

    Fares are V and Q class, 100% PQM credit on MileagePlus. 3.34c/PQM. See example below:
     
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    Itinerary

    New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE) - Fri, Apr 12

    [​IMG] New York (JFK) to Sao Paulo (GRU) - Fri, Apr 12
    TAM Linhas Aereas 8083 Dep: 9:25AM Arr: 8:25PM 10h 0m Airbus A330 Economy (V)


    Layover in GRU 2h 10m

    [​IMG] Sao Paulo (GRU) to Buenos Aires (EZE) - Fri, Apr 12
    TAM Linhas Aereas 8366 Dep: 10:35PM Arr: 1:25AM 2h 50m Airbus A320 Economy (Q)
    OPERATED BY TAM - TRANSPORTES AEREOS DEL Sat, Apr 13


    Buenos Aires (EZE) to New York (JFK) - Tue, Apr 16

    [​IMG] Buenos Aires (EZE) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) - Tue, Apr 16
    TAM Linhas Aereas 8023 Dep: 7:00PM Arr: 10:01PM 3h 1m Airbus A320 Economy (V)


    Layover in GIG 1h 13m

    [​IMG] Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to New York (JFK) - Tue, Apr 16
    TAM Linhas Aereas 8078 Dep: 11:14PM Arr: 8:15AM 10h 1m Airbus A330 Economy (V)


    Wed, Apr 17


    Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees)
    $400.22

    Total cost for 1 passenger
    $400.22
     
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    Also available to SCL... and from MIA.
     
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    Sadly just 50% A3 accrual in those fare buckets.
     
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  5. harvson3

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    Convinced a friend to go MIA-EZE for $253. Thanks OP.
     
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  9. Wandering Aramean
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    Great fare from MIA on TAM. Nice weekend trip :)
     
  11. thegrailer
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    How safe would it be to book a TAM flight for April hoping for UA miles? As one of the links notes, if TAM joins OW, you'd have 20k orphaned with LAN/AA/etc
     
  12. Wandering Aramean
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    TAM will not be leaving *A without a minimum of 6 months notice. I wouldn't be worried about that earning at this point for this sale.
     
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    Deal is gone btw.
     
  14. harvson3

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    Is this required as part of alliance membership? I'd root for it because I'd like Star credit, but couldn't find any notice of it. Curious as to why this is true.
     
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    I don't know the exact reasons but that's what I've seen published in several places (before I wrote about it myself). It makes sense that there would have to be a rational and staged manner to allow a carrier out of the alliance without screwing all the customers.
     
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    You're the only source I found about TAM and the 6-month rule for leaving! Wouldn't have brought it up but some itineraries could have been booked for late 2013.
     

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