Originally, I was supposed to be taking a mileage run vacation to South Korea a few weeks ago, but some unexpected plans came up. That’s what happens when you try to book vacations more than six months out. It was an error on my part due to some scheduling conflicts and could have been avoided. I had to cancel my ticket and miraculously, an amazing fare popped up from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro on American Airlines.
Introduction to Rio de Janeiro
American Airlines LAX-JFK A321T Business Class
American Airlines JFK Flagship Lounge
American Airlines JFK-GIG 767-300 Business Class
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review Part 1
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review Part 2
Windsor Atlantica Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Centro Rio de Janeiro Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Pao de Acucar in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Scam City: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Edition Part 2
The Various Eats in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Part 2
Rio de Janeiro Airport American Airlines Admirals Club
American Airlines GIG-JFK 767-300 Business Class
American Airlines JFK-LAX A321T Business Class
The routing is LAX-JFK-GIG-JFK-LAX.
The cost of my ticket came out to $776 and would net me 14,523 miles at 5.3cpm. It’s a little over 5cpm for mileage runs, but it’s not bad for a destination like Rio de Janeiro during spring break. I used a Systemwide Upgrade and cleared from LAX-JFK and JFK-GIG and I’m still waitlisted on the return. I’m excited to finally be flying on the Airbus A321T from LAX-JFK which I reviewed back in December of last year. Last year, I took a mileage run vacation to Rio de Janeiro and stayed there for only 34 hours. I did a lot as you can read from my past trip report, but this time I will be spending two nights and three days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am planning on visiting different neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro this weekend and staying at a different hotel this time in Barra de Tijuca.