You can currently fly to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for merely €533 with Delta from Paris and Amsterdam. While the routing is not exactly direct, this fare does include checked luggage. Another upside of flying Delta is that you could add a stopover in the USA on the way. This may even be advised, as you have to clear US immigration between flights anyway.
You can get the following prices to São Paulo:
These are the fares to Rio de Janeiro:
Our calendar displays all available dates. You can either search for the cheapest online travel agency using our Travel-Dealz flight search or be redirected to Delta’s website, where ticket prices start at €695.
The flights are usually routed via Atlanta or New York. There are various flight options to both cities each day, ranging from a Delta A330 to an Air France/KLM Boeing 787 or Boeing 777. Personally, I would recommend flying with Delta. Between Atlanta and São Paulo, you’ll definitely be sitting in a Delta Airbus A330, while Delta uses a Boeing 767 for its flights to Rio de Janeiro.
You can also stay in Atlanta or New York for various days without paying any surcharge. For that, you’ll have to switch the search form from Return to Multistop.
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This deal officially expires on December 31, 2023, though the availability may very well run out sooner. You have to spend at least 3 days in Brazil before flying back, and you have to book at least 7 days before departure. Also, flights to Rio are only available at this price starting from January.
You can add up to two free stopovers to this trip, not only in Atlanta and New York but also in Detroit. This is also a great fare to add some mini-stopovers and explore various US cities on the way at no extra cost, spending max. 24 hours in each one (instructions)!
Searching flight dates with Google Flights can be a bit challenging: Prices are often more than €100 higher than the cheapest tickets and may even jump higher after selecting dates. Most of the dates previewed at €650 or lower still translate to the advertised priced of €533 in our flight search. To add stopovers, play around with the multi-city search.
The tickets are issued in booking class V, meaning that you can roughly expect:
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- 2,220 RDM + 18,102 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
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While you can still do the mileage runs mentioned below, they lose significant value with the changes coming to Delta SkyMiles in 2024. It’s best to combine them with the few 2023 departure dates left, as the travel distance no longer matters for SkyMiles come 2024.
At some programs, this is quite a nice mileage run, e.g. at Delta SkyMiles, where you’ll earn over 18,000 MQM. That number can even be optimized if you create a “crazy” routing. Here’s an example:
This “crazy” routing would get you over 21,000 MQMs! Some segments are hidden in the screenshot, but in this example you’d be flying Paris-Amsterdam-Boston-Washington-New York-Raleigh/Durham-Washington-Atlanta-Sao Paulo-Atlanta-Boston-New York-Paris. Here’s a visualization of the flights:
There are almost endless other routings, and not all of them have to be that crazy. You could also do something a bit simpler, e.g. Paris – Boston – New York – São Paulo – Miami – New York – Paris.