Amazing Deal: Toronto YYZ – Rio de Janeiro GIG $449CAD, round-trip, taxes included on AA/US

A reader emailed me about an amazing fare between Toronto YYZ and Rio de Janeiro GIG: $449CAD, round-trip & taxes included. There is decent availability between February and June.

This is probably a mistake fare, so DON’T CALL THE AIRLINE!

You can search for availability on ITA Matrix or Google Flights.

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  1. It should be noted that travel to Brazil requires a tourist visa that takes approximately 6 weeks for eastern Canada.
    Items required to be mailed:
    *Confirmation of online visa through Brazil with two photos, signature, itenary, tickets, bank statement, etc.
    *Picture 50mmx50mm
    *photocopy of itenary
    *letter from yourself on stationary dated, signed express your intent for travel
    *proof of residency
    *proof of income
    *copy of Visa Services Canada application

    I bought a ticket excited for this deal for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro only to find out about the visa requirements, but was luckily able to cancel it without charges.

    1. Applying through a visa agency incurs more fees and they request more information than actually required. I completed our applications online, sent picture, passport and itinerary. Applied by mail. Received passport and visa in less than 2 weeks. Applying for my son who is <6 was the only part which was somewhat time consuming. Had to send his polio vaccination info, copy of birth certificate and notarized letter.

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