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.

    • 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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