Trip Highlight: New York to South America (5 cities, 3 countries)

  • New York (JFK) to Santiago, CHILE (SCL) - 4 days
  • Santiago, CHILE (SCL) to Iguazu Falls, ARGENTINA (IGR) - 2 days
  • Iguazu Falls, ARGENTINA (IGR) to Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (AEP) - 6 days
  • Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (EZE) to Lima, PERU (LIM) - 2 days
  • Lima, PERU (LIM) to Cusco, PERU (CUZ) - 3 days
  • Cusco, PERU (CUZ) to New York (JFK)

Days Spent: 17 days/14 nights

Miles Used: 145,000 miles per person, 290,000 miles total (and $202 for taxes & fees per person)

  • 50,000 American Airlines (AA) miles per person for JFK-SCL Business class
  • 12,500 Delta Airlines (DL) miles per person for SCL-IGR Economy class
  • 12,500 Delta Airlines (DL) miles per person for IGR-AEP Economy class
  • 31,500 Avianca Lifemiles (LM) miles per person for EZE-LIM Business class
  • 4,500 British Airways (BA) miles per person for LIM-CUZ Economy class
  • 34,000 Avianca Lifemiles (LM) per person for CUZ-JFK Business class

Hotel Points Used: 43,000 points for 4 nights (32,000 Starwood (SPG) points & 11,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points)

Amount saved: $16,655 USD total ($8,689/flight for 2 people = $17,378 USD & $1,457 USD for hotels, minus $450 USD credit card annual fee & $1,730 USD from purchase miles promotion)