Oneworld member Qatar Airways‘ Qsuite is widely regarded as the world’s best business class product. The airline deploys it on their daily flight from their hub Doha to Buenos Aires, Argentina with a stop in Sao Paulo.
Due to fifth-freedom-rights, QR is allowed to sell tickets between Brazil and Argentina. That gives travelleres the chance to experience the product for a fraction of its usual cost, starting at R$2,286 (~€431) for roundtrips starting in Sao Paulo. You can go the other way around for ARS 35,520 (~€138).
Since a regular economy class roundtrip between the two airports costs around €250, this is a pretty great business class deal.
The flight takes about two and a half hours in each direction and includes full meal and beverage service. You are almost garantueed to end up in a Qsuite.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these fares will be online until December 20, 2019. While the travelperiod is unrestricted, there are no availabilites in June & July 2020. A minimum stay of two days applies as well as a maximum stay of one month. To ease your search, we’ve compiled all possible traveldates at the lowest fare in our availability calendar:
Qatar Airways issues these tickets in booking class R. Due to the short trip, this does not generate much mileage. In British Airways Executive Club, you can earn 80 tier points with a roundtrip.
- 4,816 Award Miles + 2,676 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 4,304 Points on Finnair Plus
- 3,210 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 2,676 Avios + 80 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,676 Avios + 28 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 2,676 Avios + 230 TP on Iberia Plus
- 2,676 Award Miles + 50 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 2,676 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
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- 2,676 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 2,676 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 2,676 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 2,676 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 2,676 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 2,676 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 2,140 Award Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 2,140 Award Miles + 6 Tier Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,140 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
Buy This Flight With Avios
Members of British Airways Executive Club or Iberia Plus have the chance to redeem Avios on this flight, as well. Currently, you need to spend 16,500 + €31 in taxes and surcharges for a oneway Qsuite ride from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires:
Information & Tips for Argentina
Argentina is a large South American country whose territory includes parts of the Andes, glacial lakes and the pampas, the traditional pastureland of famous cattle. The country is known for tango dance and music. At the heart of the great cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with elegant 19th century buildings. Including the Casa Rosada, the famous presidential palace with balcony.
Best Time to Visit
When to travel will very much depend on where you want to visit. Therefore we consider Argentina springtime (October to mid-December) and autumn (April to mid-June) to be the best times to visit Argentina. This way you can avoid the tourist crowds and peak season prices.
Entry & Visa
Most EU citizens do not need a visa to visit Argentina. Consequently visitors get a 90-day stamp in their passport upon arrival
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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.
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
We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Airalo and Maya Mobile. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:
The Best eSIM Plans for Brazil 🇧🇷 Compared
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