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Four Nights in Brazil Conclusion: IGU-GIG-JFK on TAM Coach, exploring GIG, and AA Upgrade Shenanigans

I was originally scheduled to take an early morning flight from Foz do Iguassu to Sao Paulo, then fly Sao Paulo to Lima, Lima to JFK, overnight in JFK, then fly to DCA in the morning.  The schedule changed such that my connection in Sao Paulo was 40 minutes, which… Read more »

Four Nights in Brazil, Part 1: AA-enabled Drunk on DCA-JFK and JFK-SCL on LAN’s 787

This is Part 1 of a series of trip reports on my November trip to Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls To start my trip to Brazil, I had to get myself to New York. I fly AA’s DCA-JFK route probably 10 times a year, and it’s never been very… Read more »

Brazil Mileage Run Preview

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My October and November have been a little more hectic than anticipated due to my decision to buy a condo and move in between two international adventures.  But I *will* get back to blogging about my Korea and Taiwan adventure– especially given the lengthy coach flights and long layovers I… Read more »

Trip Report: Four Days in Buenos Aires, and Back to NY

Buenos Aires is a city with not a lot of must-see sights, but certainly a lot of explorations.  In my 3.5 days, I was able to wander a good portion of the City’s very distinct neighborhoods. On my first day, after checking in at the Intercontinental, I made my way… Read more »

Over the Andes and into Mendoza

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After two days in Santiago, it was time to head over the border into Argentina. Mendoza was a bit of an accidental destination for me.  I had really wanted to go to Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego.  Oddly, LAN never releases any award seats to its partners on flights to… Read more »

Off I Go! LAN Airlines Business Class JFK to Santiago

Note : This Post is the first of several in a series chronicling n 11-day trip through Chile and Argentina, with airfare mostly paid for using British Airways miles. Flt.  LA 533, Dep. JFK 7:40pm, Arr. SCL 8:10am , Business Class (BA Award Ticket) My journey to South America began… Read more »