Airfare of the Day:  LATAM Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Rio de Janeiro (GIG)/Sao Paulo (GRU), Brazil to Johannesburg (JNB), South Africa from $942 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to LATAM Airlines and their business class restricted round trip fares between Brazil and South Africa.

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Fare Details:

  • Booking class: Z (Business Class)
  • Price: from ‎$942 (from $850 Base Fare + Taxes & Surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: do not apply.
  • Seasonal restrictions: do not apply.
  • Flight restrictions: Transatlantic sectors must be on LA/JJ metal.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations are required for all sectors.
  • Minimum stay requirements: 5 days or until first Sunday after departure.
  • Maximum stay requirements: 12 months after departure.
  • Stopovers: 3 stopovers permitted on the pricing unit, limited to 1 free and 2 at USD 100 each.
  • Transfers: unlimited transfers permitted in each direction.
  • Blackout dates: do not apply.
  • Travel restrictions: valid for travel commencing on/after 01APR 18. All travel must be completed by midnight on 30APR 18.
  • Sales restrictions: tickets must be issued on/before 25FEB 18.
  • Changes: charge USD 250 or 90% of base fare –whichever is lower- for reissue/revalidation.
  • Cancellations: charge USD 250 for cancel/refund.

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I was able to find limited availability GIG-GRU-JNB for April 2018 using Matrix:

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This fare can be booked on Priceline:

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The following accruals were estimated using wheretocredit calculator for GIG-GRU-JNB round trip travel on LA marketed and operated flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.


Another good LA price ex-GIG. It seems they are currently running several business class promos ex-GIG and ex-GRU.

There is a similar fare to JNB ex-GRU (LATAM (JJ) ZEEEV55E SAO to JNB) for $1025 with availability from April to June.

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