The 10 Best Ways To Redeem Miles For Brazil

by Shelli

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We already covered what Brazil’s requirements are for entering the country. The best part is that by June 2019, you won’t need a visa to visit Brazil as a US citizen. That means it’s the perfect time to plan a trip from the US and redeem miles to get to Brazil.

This is your guide to the best mileage redemptions for the beautiful beaches of Rio, bustling metropolis of Sao Paolo, and the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador.

Side Note: For years, I’ve used Juicy Miles to book my flights when I book using points or miles. It’s a great resource, and they now even have a self-service tool to search for award redemptions. Here’s what I found out when I inquired about getting to Brazil both in economy and business class.

Economy Class: Best Options For Redeeming Miles To Brazil 

American Airlines Main Cabin onboard the 777-300ER. Source: American Airlines

American Main Cabin

Unless otherwise noted, all miles required are for one-way flights between the US and Brazil. 

Alaska Mileage Plan

  • Redeem 20,000 Alaska miles one-way on American Airlines flights specifically to Manaus, which is a jumping off point for the Amazon (all other Brazilian destinations will cost more miles)
  • Transfer to Alaska Mileage Plan from Marriott Bonvoy 

Note: You cannot redeem Alaska miles for LATAM flights to Brazil because Alaska’s legacy partner is with LAN. Alaska only has access to former LAN flights but not former TAN flights. If a flight number has “JJ” next to it, then it’s not redeemable using Alaska miles.

Etihad Guest

American Airlines AAdvantage

  • Redeem 30,000 American miles one-way on LATAM flights

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Asiana Airlines Asiana Club

  • Redeem 25,000 Asiana miles one-way on United flights

Business Class: Best Options For Redeeming Miles To Brazil

American 787-9 business class

Unless otherwise noted, all miles required are for one-way flights between the US and Brazil. 

Alaska Mileage Plan

  • Redeem 30,000 Alaska miles one-way on American Airlines flights specifically to Manaus, (all other Brazilian destinations will cost more miles)
  • Transfer to Alaska Mileage Plan from Marriott Bonvoy 

Note: You cannot redeem Alaska miles for LATAM flights to Brazil because Alaska’s legacy partner is with LAN. Alaska only has access to former LAN flights but not former TAN flights. If a flight number has “JJ” next to it, then it’s not redeemable using Alaska miles.

Etihad Guest

  • Redeem 50,000 Etihad miles one-way on American Airlines flights

American Airlines AAdvantage

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Non-suite Delta One on a 767

Asiana Airlines Asiana Club

  • Redeem 35,000 Asiana miles one-way on United flights

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

  • Redeem 50,000 Singapore miles one-way on United flights

The Upshot

Virgin Atlantic remains a gem hidden in plain sight with a roundtrip flight from the US to Brazil on Delta One’s business class for just 90,000 Flying Club miles. 30,000 Alaska miles on American business class to Manaus is also a solid deal. And for economy, 20,000 Etihad miles is a great option to get anywhere in Brazil on American.

While not the complete list of all redemptions to Brazil, these are the points and miles programs that provide the best overall value. Even better, all of these awards can be booked through transferable points which is the beauty of credit card rewards.

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Joey April 9, 2019 - 9:39 am

During off-peak season the economy milesAAver price for AA flights from USA to Manaus is 17,500. I’ve flown this route in the past and enjoyed it a lot!

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Shelli April 9, 2019 - 10:21 am

Thanks for adding that to the options, Joey. Good to know!

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