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There are tons of dates that you can search if you’re looking to get away to Brazil over the holiday season. Three of the Major hubs are featuring lots of American award space in business and first class – 2 routes also feature the newly redesigned products of the 787 Dreamliner and 777-300ER.
You can route Miami to Rio-
- currently it’s featuring the old 777-200 product
- not bad, but potentially worth redeeming for 1st class, as business is angled
Tons even around NYE
Or you can go through LAX
- few different routings here – either direct or through DFW
- direct features the 787
And out of DFW
Different American Products:
American 787 Dreamliner business class: Out of LAX to GRU
It’s also worth noting that if you were to select a flight that routes through GRU ( which I would actually do because I’d rather have a nice long haul) then you can search for LATAM connecting flights from GRU-GIG on BA.com. The AA ticketing agent can then connect the itinerary over the phone the same way as they would connect you domestically…say DEN-LAX-GRU-GIG.
Don’t forget that Hyatt just opened a stunning Grand Hyatt Rio and the JW Marriott Rio is right on Copacabana.
Grand Hyatt Rio
- just opened and is a great use points at Category 4 redemptions
- free night cert with hyatt card
- can also apply diamond suite upgrade to cash+points res
JW Marriott Rio Copacabana
- Category 8
- buy 4 get the 5th free
Maybe you’ll run into Miles in his speedo 😉
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