The Points Guy blogged about a current business class deal from Dallas to Buenos Aires and from New York JFK to Guayaquil for a hair under $1000. Both excellent buys compared to usual pricing, both available on a combination of American Airlines and LAN.
While I should probably have a greater appreciation for the largest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil as such doesn’t hold much interest for me. But I started playing around and found that you can include an add-on to Baltra Island (the Galapagos) as part of the ticket. Those segments are all-economy, and it’s basically just buying the Guayaquil special fare plus a regular ticket to and from Baltra, but much more convenient for connecting straight through than separate tickets.
And that makes this deal really attractive, to me at least.
So after posting about the $1000 business class fares to Easter Island, here’s another bucket-lister.
Here’s my search at ITA Software to find available dates.
And a calendar of business class fares that generates.
And then one sample itinerary:
Note that this example overnights in Guayaquil on the way to the Galapagos.
Note that this is not a mistake fare but rather the result of a published LAN sale.
Key fare details:
- Business class fare books into ‘I’ inventory.
- Travel by December 15.
- Purchase by February 25.
- 3-day minimum stay.
- 14 day advance purchase required.
- $250 change fee/non-refundable
- March 22-28, March 30-April 2 are blacked out for travel.