Brazil: SkyTeam Business Class from Spain Starting at €1,574 (Lounge Access Adds €195)

Air France Business Class Airbus A350

SkyTeam members Air France and KLM has put a decent price tag on business class flights from Spain to Brazil. With departure from Barcelona and Madrid, you can reach both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for less than €1,700 in a lie-flat-seat. Sadly, this is a business class light fare. That means it does not include lounge access and your baggage allowance is reduced to one checked bag

These price are possible to São Paulo:

You can get the following fares to Rio de Janeiro:

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 with your selected flight dates.

If you are willing to invest €100 more, you can also fly from other Spanish cities.

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Both Air France and KLM use their Boeing 777 fleet on the long-haul routes to Brazil. You will spend the long flights in a lie-flat-seat, with a pretty decent chance of a 1-2-1 seating pattern in business class. On some flights to São Paulo, you can also enjoy Air France’ most modern business class product on board their Airbus A350s.

Let’s start with the negatives: Not only is Air France’s service usually below average (especially between meals), but their Business Light fare makes things even worse. Only 1 piece of luggage is included, and lounge access costs extra (except on flights to the US). On a positive note, almost all of their planes are equipped with a modern 1-2-1 business class by now.

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By now, modern seats have also become the norm at KLM. Its business class is definitely not a bad choice, also thanks to the good service. Like many other airlines, the Boeing 787 always has the newest business class seats installed.

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According to the fare rules, tickets for this price are on sale until October 16, 2023 for travel before March 31, 2024. Your inbound flight may happen later. A minimum stay of six days or one night from Saturday to Sunday applies, while you may not stay longer than three months.

Google Flights will show you additional flight dates and availability from other Spanish origins. Prices displayed by the tool are roughly €100 more expensive than the actual price on the airlines’ websites. We strongly recommend purchasing business class tickets directly from the airline.

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.

Mileage

Long-haul segments are issued in booking class O, while the feeder flights in European business class booking class J. SkyTeam frequent flyers can earn the following mileage for trips between Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro:

  • 14,964 RDM + 2,992 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 14,964 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 14,578 Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 14,578 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 14,578 Miles on ITA Volare
  • 14,194 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 14,194 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 14,194 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 13,808 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 13,808 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 13,808 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 6,168 Award Miles + 80 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 5,752 Award Miles + 102 XP on Flying Blue
  • 2,698 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 2,500 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 1,928 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 1,928 Miles on Air Europa Suma
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Cover Picture: © Air France

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