São Paulo & More: €1,677 Lufthansa and Swiss Business Class to Five Brazilian Cities from Amsterdam

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Star Alliance members Lufthansa and SWISS currently issue discounted business class tickets to Brazil. With departure from Amsterdam, you can reach São Paulo for as little as €1,677. Tacking on a LATAM (premium economy) or Gol (economy) domestic flights to other Brazilian cities raises the price by just €22.

This deal takes you to the following Brazilian cities for less than €1,700:

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


All itineraries consist of European business class flights (=empty middle seat and better service) to either Munich or Zurich. From there, a Lufthansa Airbus A350 or SWISS Boeing 777-300ER carries you to São Paulo, placing you in a lie-flat seat. If you have selected a different destination than Brazil’s largest city, a GOL or LATAM narrow body takes you there.

Generally, Travel-Dealz writers and readers are not big fans of the Lufthansa business class, even though it is definitely not bad. One reason for that is that the service is too inconsistent: From extremely friendly and quick to unfriendly and slow – everything is possible with Lufthansa, even in business class. Regarding the seats, they are mostly fine, though not really on-par with the competition anymore. That’s why the airline is now slowly installing their new Allegris seats.

Lufthansa Business Class Sitz A340

With SWISS, it very much depends on the specific seat, as SWISS has a throne seat in every row. While the double seats share a platform in the middle, the throne seat has its own platform on each side, which you won’t have to share with anyone. Those seats thus offer privacy and comfort to an extent that the other seats cannot compete with. Therefore, you may be disappointed if you don’t get one of the throne seats, even if the other seats obviously also have a very high standard. In the future, SWISS will have a new business class, called “Swiss Senses”, which is basically Lufthansa’s Allegris cabin, but in red.

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Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale without a travel or sales period for trips of at least ten days. Availability is best in the Brazilian summer between December 2024 and March 2025.

Google Flights helps you find additional flight dates. We recommend purchasing premium tickets directly from the airline, in this case Lufthansa or SWISS.

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.

Miles & Points

Swiss and Lufthansa issue tickets in booking class P. Choosing between the two sister airlines can make a significant difference. You can earn the following for a trip to São Paulo via Zurich:

  • 15,866 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 13,542 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 12,942 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 12,692 Award Miles + 2,538 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 12,692 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 12,692 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,692 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,692 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,692 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 12,692 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 12,692 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 12,692 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,692 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 12,318 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 8,886 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 6,448 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

While flying with Lufthansa reduces you to the following earnings:

  • 26,152 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 16,344 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 13,076 Award Miles + 2,616 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 13,076 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 13,076 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 13,076 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 12,664 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 9,154 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 6,448 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. 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.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

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