This Sunday, I’m about to embark on a long mileage run vacation. I took advantage of a mistake fare from Orlando to Rio de Janeiro (MCO-GIG) for $388. What I mean by a long mileage run vacation is not the short 34 hour stay in Rio, but my long journey to get from Los Angeles and back. I bought a positioning flight from Los Angeles to Orlando (LAX-MCO) and that cost more than the MCO-GIG international portion!
Introduction to Rio de Janeiro
American Airlines MIA-GIG 767-300 Business Class
Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort Review
The Sights and Sounds of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Centro Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Leblon in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of the Rocinha Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of the Rocinha Favela Children in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of the Rocinha Favela Economy in Rio de Janeiro
Is Rio de Janeiro Brazil Safe for Tourists?
Scam City: Rio de Janeiro Edition
The Various Eats in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Galeao International Airport American Airlines Admiral’s Club
American Airlines GIG-MIA (Rio de Janeiro to Miami) 767-300 Business Class
My segment looks something like this: LAX-MCO-DFW-MIA-GIG-MIA-DFW-MCO-LAX for under $800. I would be earning 16,972 elite qualifying miles at 4.7 cents per mile which is not bad at all for a summer fare to Rio. I also used two American Airlines systemwide upgrades to upgrade my cheap coach fare into Business Class. I also reserved my meals on all my flights yesterday and wrote about Reserving My First and Business Class Meals on American Airlines For An Upcoming International Flight.
I’m excited about this trip and can’t wait to spend 34 hours in Rio. I’m only staying for one night at the Sheraton Rio so I’ll be mostly sleeping on a three red eye flights which I am dreading! #teamnosleep . Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for live updates from my Rio de Janeiro Brazil mileage run vacation.