Today, I’ll be embarking on an 11 day trip through Mexico, Ecuador, Peru and Cuba. I’ll be spending 1 day in Mexico City, 1 day in Quito, 1 day in Guayaquil, 2 days in Lima, and 6 days in Havana. This will be my first major trip of 2015 through Latin America.
For this spring break trip, I used a combination of four different award tickets on four different airline carriers. I used a Business ExtrAA certificate + $30 of taxes to book a one-way economy award ticket from Los Angeles to Mexico City via Phoenix (LAX-PHX-MEX) on US Airways. I used 10,000 United miles and $130.62 of taxes to book a one-way economy award ticket from Mexico to Lima via Bogota with less than 24 hour layovers in Quito and Guayaquil (MEX-BOG-UIO-GYE-LIM) on Avianca. I used 25,000 British Airways Avios and $70 in taxes to book a round-trip coach award ticket between Lima and Havana on LAN Airlines. I used 15,000 AA miles and $53.84 to book a one-way economy class award ticket from Lima to Los Angeles via Dallas Fort Worth (LIM-DFW-LAX) on American Airlines.
My entire routing looks like this: LAX-PHX-MEX-BOG-UIO-GYE-LIM-HAV-LIM-DFW-LAX
In total, I used an expiring Business ExtrAA certificate, 50,000 miles across various frequent flyer programs, and $284.46 in taxes.
It’ll be my first time in Ecuador and Cuba which I’m super excited about.