Hi, I'm trying to figure out the best way to get to and from South America from Melbourne, within the continent (circa 8 countries), and within Brazil for WC (4 cities).

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shankur

Member since 23 Mar 2014

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Hi, I'm trying to figure out the best way to get to and from South America from Melbourne, within the continent (circa 8 countries), and within Brazil for WC (4 cities).

I have ~400k Qantas FF points, and have heard about the OneWorld South American explorer, as well as TAM explorer around Brazil. Does anyone have experience with these? There's very limited information available on the internet, and it seems that I have to call Qantas for the explorer fares.

Any help would be appreciated.

Fonga

Member since 12 Feb 2014

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I cant answer your question about the south american deals, but can recommend QF from sydney. The flight runs the length of patagonia from sunrise. Sit on the rhs of the plane in any class for one of the greatest sights on earth. 

reno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Sep 2013

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Shankur,

I would use QF ff points unless there is a special fare available to you at the time of travel.Remember QF goes to Rio for short perod during the world cup.In regard  domestic travel in Brazil and south america ....buy local as it would be much cheaper than a explorer fare.

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

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You can use TAM in Brasil but there is also Gol, Azul (Set up by the guy from Jet Blue), Avianca amongst others. You don't have to enter into the country via Sao Paulo or Rio, there are flights from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay to other cities in the country. Also for short distances, you can also take buses which have great service. Given the madness that are Brasilian airports normally you can consider that. If you have specific routes give us a yell and i'll give you some ideas. great to go to the cup, you will have a great time.

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