Rio de Janeiro: €988 Lufthansa Premium Economy from Sweden

Lufthansa Premium Economy 747

Star Alliance member Lufthansa is now offering premium economy tickets from Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil starting at SEK 11,631 (~€1,000). The tickets include two checked bags and a more comfortable seat on the 12-hour flight.

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

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You would first fly in economy class from Sweden to Frankfurt on Lufthansa’s Airbus A320 family aircraft, which have the standard 3-3 configuration. Then you would fly an Airbus A340 to Brazil, which has a 2-3-2 layout in premium economy.

Lufthansa’s Premium Economy

In comparison to other airlines, Lufthansa’s Premium Economy is solid, but not outstanding. The reclining seats and legroom are above average. Still, cabin service and entertainment are almost the same as in LH’s economy class product.

In contrast to its regular economy seats, Lufthansa offers broader and more comfortable seats in Premium Economy, switching from a 3-4-3 / 3-3-3 seat alignment to 2-4-2 (Boeing 747 and Airbus A380) or 2-3-2 on its other wide-body aircraft. Furthermore, you can check two bags up to 23 kg at no additional cost. While the food is identical, it’ll be served on chinaware instead of plastic.

Lufthansa Premium Economy 748
Lufthansa Premium Economy on a Boeing 747-8i.

Search & Book

The fare rules do not state how long this fare will remain valid. There is a minimum stay of 8 nights and a maximum stay of 12 months.

You can use our calendar above that will show you availabilities. Once you select your dates, it will forward you to Lufthansa’s website with your preselected flight dates. In this case, we don’t recommend booking through online travel agencies (OTAs) as they don’t offer any savings. You can also search more specifically on Google Flights (instructions) for example by setting filters. You can then use our Go2 browser extension to book your flights.

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.


Lufthansa books you into booking class N on the long flights and booking class Y on the short ones. This is what a trip from Gothenburg would earn you:

  • 19,482 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 14,392 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 14,392 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 13,892 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 13,536 Award Miles + 1,828 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 13,536 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 13,536 Award Miles + 12,988 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 13,536 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 13,098 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,988 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 12,988 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 12,988 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,988 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 12,988 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 12,988 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 12,440 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 9,420 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,526 Award Miles + 200 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest but especially for tourists probably the most important city in Brazil. Famous for its carnival, Cristo Redentor statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Copacabana, Rio offers visitors a variety of experiences and sights.

The city has excellent flight connections to Europe. Fares are generally around €400 to €600 with the occasional steal of less than €400.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Rio is between December and March. At this time of year, the weather is warm but moderate, and the water temperature is perfect for swimming. Carnival takes place in February.

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

From the airport to the city

Express buses with air conditioning and lots of space for your luggage will take you to the city in about half an hour for the equivalent of €3. The taxi ride costs between €14 and €25. Make sure that you only take licensed taxis!

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