A few weeks ago I wrote about this good fare, though I wanted to push this to the top since the fare is still around, and also since the fare is now valid for travel through the end of the year, so it allows you to visit closer to peak season (previously it was only valid for travel through September).
American is by far the biggest US carrier in Latin America, and they have a huge array of destinations. One of American’s newest routes to South America is to Cordoba, Argentina.
Cheap American business class fares to Cordoba
Last year American Airlines announced that they’d launch flights to Cordoba, Argentina. The route was initially supposed to launch in April, though ended up being delayed until June. With this route having recently launched, it’s worth noting that American has some really attractive business class fares.
You can fly roundtrip business class from Miami to Cordoba for just ~$1,435.
That’s an incredible fare, when you consider that the flight covers a distance of over 4,000 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 8-9 hours.
While I’m not saying everyone should hop on this deal, if you do have interest in visiting Cordoba in southern winter, this is a pretty incredible deal.
American’s 767 business class
American’s 767 business class consists of fully flat seats in a staggered configuration. This is my least favorite business class product American offers, though it’s still decent for a fairly short overnight.
American’s 767 business class
American has wifi on their 767s, and the food on international flights is decent enough.
In Miami you’ll also have access to American’s Flagship Lounge.
American’s Flagship Lounge Miami
Earning miles & maximizing credit card rewards
This is an “I” fare, and the itinerary covers a distance of 8,140 flown miles. Check wheretocredit.com for details of how many miles you’d earn for these fares with various programs.
For example, if crediting to American AAdvantage you’d earn 200% elite qualifying miles, and five redeemable miles per dollar spent, not including elite bonuses.
However, there are some good partner program options as well. For example, you could credit to Alaska Mileage Plan and earn 150% elite qualifying and redeemable miles, not including elite bonuses.
If you take advantage of this fare, make sure you use a card offering bonus points for airfare purchases. You can earn up to 5x points, which I value at up to 1.7 cents each, for an additional return of 8.5%.
|Card||Points earned on airfare spend|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||5x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Citi Prestige Card||5x ThankYou points per dollar spent|
|American Express® Gold Card||3x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||3x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent|
|Citi Premier℠ Card||3x ThankYou points per dollar spent|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card||2x Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent|
These are among the cheapest long haul business class fares I’ve ever seen on American. If you have any interest in visiting Cordoba, Argentina, before the end of the year, this is a great fare.
To those who have been to Cordoba, is it worth a visit?
(Tip of the hat to Andrew B)