TAM airlines, once a Star Alliance carrier and now part of the OneWorld alliance, has starting flying a fifth freedom routing of Toronto YYZ to New York City JFK to Sao Paulo GRU. The Toronto YYZ to New York City JFK route is starting March 29, and can now be booked.
On this route, you’ll get 2 free checked bags, even with an economy fare. It’s currently running at $198 round-trip, substantially cheaper than other carriers. With the free checked bags, this could equate to substantial savings.
Having this TAM flight is great. Not only are fifth freedom flights cool, but this will open up more availability for BA Avios on the YYZ-JFK routes.