Cheap flights from USA to South America

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USA to South America

How far in advance should I book a flight from USA to South America?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 57 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from USA to South America compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 57 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $483. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $483.

What is the cheapest month to fly from USA to South America?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to South America. Flights to South America from USA in August are about $468 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $282.

Cheap flights from USA to South America in February, March 2021

26 Mar - 28 Mar
$158pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
25 Mar - 9 Apr
$159pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
14 Mar - 19 Mar
$162pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale

USA to South America 2021 flight deals

26 Mar - 28 Mar
$158pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
25 Mar - 9 Apr
$159pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
14 Mar - 19 Mar
$162pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale

Non-stop flights to South America from USA

26 Mar - 28 Mar
$158pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
25 Mar - 9 Apr
$159pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
14 Mar - 19 Mar
$162pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale

Last minute flights from USA to South America

2 Mar - 14 Mar
$158pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
6 Mar - 12 Mar
$163pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
3 Mar - 9 Mar
$167pp
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
MDE
Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
FLL
Fort Lauderdale

One-way flights to South America from USA

9:09 am - 6:46 am
Copa Airlines
1 Stop
21h 37m
FLL - MDE
Copa Airlines
$78
mytrip.com
4:49 pm - 7:30 pm
Viva Air Colombia
Nonstop
3h 41m
MIA - MDE
Viva Air Colombia
$79
CheapFlights
2:49 pm - 6:30 pm
Viva Air Peru
Nonstop
3h 41m
MIA - MDE
Viva Air Peru
$80
CheapOair

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Flight FAQs

From USA to South America

Are flight prices decreasing from USA to South America due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both USA and South America for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from United States to South America to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta and LATAM Airlines are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from United States to South America. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from United States to South America have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from United States to South America have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Avianca, Copa Airlines, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Avianca with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from USA to South America for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to South America for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $158, but on average you can expect to pay $173.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to South America for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to South America under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to South America is less than $177.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to South America for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from USA to South America within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

The United States to South America flight path was viewed by 130 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from USA to South America?

Consider Interjet, Major Airline or American Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from USA to South America.

What are the most popular routes from USA to South America?

When deciding which route to take from USA to South America consider New York John F Kennedy Intl - Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl or Miami - Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest Flights from USA to South America?

On average you can expect to pay $1,141 for a flight from USA to South America. The cheapest flight overall is $165 while the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo) is currently priced at $336.

How long is the flight from USA to South America?

A quick flight from USA to South America can take about 3h 20m. Avianca provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $188. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from USA to South America round-trip?

Currently priced at $158, Spirit Airlines will fly you from USA to South America and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Avianca for as low as $182.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from USA to South America one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $57. Viva Air Peru flights start at $71 while deals on Viva Air Colombia start at $72 one-way.

Destination information for South America

Today's exchange rate
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Flight duration
3h 46m

Top 10 airlines flying from USA to South America

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Viva Air Colombia
$118 $325 No cancel fee 8%
Viva Air Peru
$271 $463 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$197 $548 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$260 $556 No cancel fee 62%
TAME
$583 $664 No cancel fee 61%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by TAME. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Avianca Brasil
$484 $700 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Avianca Brasil. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Norwegian Air UK
$605 $788 No cancel fee N/A
BoA
$591 $842 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by BoA. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

GOL
$626 $963 No cancel fee 74%
LATAM Argentina
$694 $982 No cancel fee 89%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by LATAM Argentina. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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