Rio de Janeiro: €779 Air France Premium Economy Flights from Italy (€959 With 2×23 Kg Checked Luggage)

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SkyTeam member Air France bring us today a deal in premium economy from Italy to Brazil starting at just €779. This fare doesn’t include checked luggage, but you are allowed to bring two carry-ons and one personal item. If you need more luggage, you can add 2 x 23 kg checked luggage for around €180 for the return trip. Departures are available between May to June.

These are some of the airports where you can take advantage of this deal:

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Air France or KLM with your selected flight dates.

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First, you will take your feeder flight to Paris on either an Embraer 195 or Airbus 320 family aircraft in economy class. For your flight to Rio, you will fly with Air France on a Boeing 777 with a 2-3-2 premium economy configuration. On limited dates you may be able to fly with KLM to Brazil but this flight will be to Sao Paolo and you will have to take a feeder flight with Gol from Sao Paolo to Rio.

Search & Book

This deal will expire on March 31, 2024. A minimum stay of seven days, and a maximum stay of three months applies. Available dates are between May and June.

You can find suitable dates using our calendar above or with the help of Google Flights. We recommend booking directly on Air France’s website or KLM’s website, but you can find cheaper prices with Skyscanner. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.


This ticket is issued in booking class Y for the feeder flight and booking class A for the premium economy leg of the trip. Here are the miles and points you can earn from this deal from Florence to Rio:

  • 19,356 RDM + 3,216 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 14,296 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 14,296 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 13,880 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 13,108 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 13,108 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 13,108 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 13,108 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 13,108 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 13,108 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 13,108 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 13,108 Award Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 13,108 Miles on ITA Volare
  • 13,108 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 12,494 Award Miles + 120 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 7,168 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.


Information & Tips for Brazil

Brazil is probably the country in South America that is most frequented by tourists. Whether it’s the carnival or the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro or touring the Amazon, visitors will get their money’s worth here.

Traditionally, flights to South America and Brazil from Europe are quite expensive, but since a few years, there are increasingly cheap offers, especially with Iberia and TAP.

Best Time to Visit

Brazil is a vast country – so there is no such thing as an overall best travel time. It all depends on what you want to see. It is best to visit the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo autumn and spring while the dry season fort the rainforest is from May to September.

Climate diagram for Sao Paulo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Rio De Janeiro (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Brasilia (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Entry & Visa

EU citizens do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days and can enter with a passport only. Note that, similar to the USA, that after your first stop in Brazil your luggage must be collected and brought through customs. Calculate accordingly when booking a connecting flight.

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