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    American Airlines' Net SAAver International offers last minute travel bargains for travelers departing from the USA. You can schedule a last minute meeting or a weekend getaway to selected destinations throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Central America or South America each week and benefit from these discounted rates.

    Through this program, you can fly at discounted rates, as long as you can plan to travel on short notice. These low round-trip fares are good for travel only on the dates specified. They expire on Fridays. Check back each Monday for the week's destinations!

    From Boston, MA (BOS) to:

  • US$279 -- London Heathrow, England (LHR)

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  • US$172 -- Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)
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  • US$450 -- Santiago, Chile (SCL)
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  • US$147 -- San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
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  • US$195 -- San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
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  • US$175 -- Barbados, Barbados (BGI)
  • US$97 -- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM)
  • US$285 -- San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • US$171 -- St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (STT)
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  • US$623 [First Class] -- Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
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  • US$171 -- Miami, FL (MIA)
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