How do you get a roundtrip ticket to Buenos Aires for under $100? Let me tell you how. I was in desperate need of a retreat from the impending cold of January. I had been to Argentina twice before (along with Uruguay) and greatly enjoyed them both. I researched Google Flights and found flights to be about $1100US to Buenos Aires – I knew I could do much better with points. Google Flights is a great tool for research but you cannot book on the site.
After finding flights on United’s website for only 30,000 points each way, I knew I had my “ticket to sunny skies”. We had some Chase points through use of the Chase Sapphire and Chase Ink and they are so easy to transfer to partner airlines (including United). I called Chase and because I am an authorized user on my husband’s card, they quickly transferred 48,000 points to my personal United account. I had accrued the other 12k points through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal. It really is the easiest way (apart from sign-up bonuses) to accrue airline and hotel points.
I personally like to call the airlines to be sure there are no partner flights I missed online and found a decent flight in the Miles Saver category for 30k each way – quite a good deal. January/February is high season in Argentina/Uruguay because it is their summer. The usual price in points is 60-70k each way. I booked the round-trip ticket to Argentina for $94.73 in taxes and fees and 60,000 points. I even found some business class seats for 60k one-way but decided to save points for another trip.
So why are you complaining about that cold, snowy weather? Book a roundtrip ticket now to Buenos Aires for less than $100 and you’ll be soaking up the sun in no time!