US company American Airlines announced that it is offering a round-trip ticket to Brazil from any city in the United States to six cities in the Brazilian Southeast and Northeast for less than US$ 600. The promotion is being advertised as "just US$ 299 each way, with round-trip purchase on AA.com."
The promotional fare on economy class will apply to off-peak travel through the end of June from any AA or American Eagle city in the continental United States to any of American's six destinations in Argentina and Brazil.
In Argentina, the airline offers service to Buenos Aires. In Brazil, American serves Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Recife and Salvador.
Tickets must be purchased by March 23 at the American's Web site, AA.com. Travel should start between March 31 and June 25, 2009 and the trip should end by June 30, 2009.
Other restrictions include: travel will be on off-peak days and tickets should be purchased 14 days before traveling. Customers may be charged US$ 15 each way for the first checked bag and US$ 25 each way for the second checked bag.
For an additional US$ 20 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling American's reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Espaí±ol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States. Outside the United States, call the local reservations number.
For an additional US$ 30 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased through a travel agent. Travel agents may impose a service charge for ticketing.
Fare shown to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is valid for travel Monday-Thursday. Due to schedule frequency, the following exceptions exist to Belo Horizonte, Recife and Salvador fare validity: From U.S. to Belo Horizonte, fare is valid for travel Tuesday/Thursday.
From Belo Horizonte to U.S., fare is valid Monday/Wednesday through April 6, 2009; Wednesday April 8-June 10, 2009; and Monday/Wednesday June 15-29, 2009. From U.S. to Recife and Salvador, fare is valid Monday-Thursday through April 6, 2009; Tuesday/Wednesday April 7-June 10, 2009; and Monday-Thursday June 11-30, 2009.
From Recife and Salvador to U.S., fare is valid Monday-Thursday through April 7, 2009; Monday/Wednesday/Thursday April 8-June 11, 2009; and Monday-Thursday June 11-30, 2009.
Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.60 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport.
Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to the ticket may be made if passenger meets the restrictions of the new fare and pay up to a US$ 200 fee, plus any fare difference.
To purchase tickets on AA.com people must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft.