LAN and TAM's New South America Sale Is Really Good

Now through August 5, airline affiliates LAN and TAM are offering South American travelers incredible savings with intra-country fares from $13. Book flights to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay from the U.S. for as little as $299 round-trip and tack on intra-country flights for as little as $13 and as much as $27 (basically the cost of the add-on flight's taxes and fees). Applicable travel is from August 15 through December 15.

For example, fly from New York City to Cordoba for $799 round-trip, including taxes and fees, and add a side trip to Iguazu Falls for only $13 more.

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Argentina Flights from $799 R/T; Intra-Country Add-ons for $13

Taxes and fees-inclusive round-trip flights to Buenos Aires from Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco start at $899; $949 from New York City; $999 from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Round-trip flights to Cordoba or Mendoza start at $799 from either Miami or New York City. Add for less than $13 a round-trip a flight to Bahia Blanca, Bariloche, Calafate, Comodor Rivadavia, Iguazu, Neuquen, Rio Gallegos, Salta, San Juan, Tucuman, or Ushuaia.

Bolivia Flights from $599 R/T

Though the intra-country add-on sale isn't applicable for Bolivia, flights aren't too shabby with starting taxes and fees-inclusive round-trip rates from Miami to La Paz or Santa Cruz from $599.

Brazil Flights from $549 R/T

Taxes and fees-inclusive, round-trip rates from Miami to Minius start at $549; Miami to Belo Horizonte from $649; Miami to Brasilia from $699; Miami to Rio de Janeiro from $799 and $849 from New York City; and for Sao Paulo flights, $799 from Miami, $849 from Orlando, and $899 from Los Angeles, New York City, or San Francisco.

Chile Flights from $829 R/T; Intra-Country Add-ons for $27

Round-trip, taxes and fees-inclusive flights to Santiago from Miami start at $829; and from Los Angeles, New York City, or San Francisco from $899. Add-on flights are $27 or less and are available from Arica, Antofagasta, Balmaceda, Calama, Castro, Chiloe, Concepcion, Copiapo, Iquique, La Serena, Puerto Mont, Punta Arenas, Osorno, Temuco, and Valdivia.

Colombia Flights from $299 R/T; Intra-Country Add-ons for $14

Fly to Bogota, Cali, and Medellin from Miami at starting rates of $299 round-trip, including taxes and fees. Add for $14 extra, a flight from one of the aforementioned Colombia hubs to any of the following: Apartado, Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Cucuta, El Yopal, Ibague, Leticia, Monteria, Neiva, Pereira, Puerto Asis, Quibdo, San Andres, Santa Marta, Valledupar, and Villavicencio.

Ecuador Flights from $399 R/T

Round-trip, taxes and fees-inclusive flights to Guayaquil from Miami start at $399 and from $649 from New York City. Quito flights start at $449 from Miami; are $549 from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.; and start at $599 from New York City.

Paraguay Flights from $799 R/T

Round-trip, taxes and fees-inclusive flights to Asuncion from Miami start at $799 and $949 from New York City.

Peru from $549; Intra-Country Add-Ons for $15

Round-trip, taxes and fees-inclusive Lima flights start at $549 from Miami, $699 from Los Angeles, and $799 from New York City or San Francisco. Add-on round-trip flights to the following cities from Lima are $15: Arequipa, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Cuzco, Iquitos, Juliaca, Lima, Piura, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, Tacna, Tarapoto, Trujillo, and Tumbes.

Uruguay Flights from $799 R/T

Montevideo flights from Miami start at $799 round-trip, including taxes and fees.

Booking Process

To book an add-on, use LAN.com's multi-city option, call LAN's booking hotline at 866-435-9526, or a travel agent.

Blackout Dates

You'd expect that most deeply discounted promotions come with a heaping portion of restrictions. But for the required round-trip stipulation, plus the following blackout dates, however, this promotion is quite reasonable. Straight from the sale provider's press release, here are the dates to avoid per route: Southbound - from Miami and New York to Chile: September 19 – 24, 2013; October 30, 2013 and November 27 – 28, 2013; from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Chile: September 19 – 24, 2013. From Miami and New York to Argentina and Uruguay: September 20 – 29, 2013; October 30, 2013 and November 27 – 28, 2013, from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Argentina: No blackout dates. From USA to Sao Paulo : October 15 – 22, 2013 and November 17 – 25, 2013. From USA to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador: October 30, 2013 and November 27 – 28, 2013; no blackout dates from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Peru. Northbound - To Miami and New York from Chile September 5 – 17, 2013; November 3, 2013 and December 1 – 2, 2013, to Los Angeles and San Francisco from Chile: September 5 –17, 2013. To USA from Argentina and Uruguay: September 6-17, 2013; November 3, 2013 and December 1 – 2, 2013. To USA from Sao Paulo: October 9 – 12, 2013 and November 8 –15, 2013. To USA from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador: November 3, 2013 and December 1 –2, 2013. To/from USA from/to Colombia: No blackout dates.

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