Air France and KLM are selling cheap business class flights from Lisbon to São Paulo. While flying via Paris or Amsterdam is a bit of a detour, the price is definitely worth it, as the tickets only cost €1,351. You merely have to fly in February or March.
Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of 2-14 days and can redirect you to KLM’s booking site:
You can either fly with KLM via Amsterdam or Air France via Paris. Both airlines use a Boeing 777 for their flights to São Paulo.
Before Covid-19, Air France still had 4 different business class versions, but now, as the A380 & A340 have left the fleet, only 3 remain. The business class in the A380 was no longer up to today’s standards, unlike the business class that’s installed in the Boeing 787-Dreamliner and Airbus A350, which is modern and comfortable. This business class is now continuously being installed in other Air France planes as well.
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.
Search & Book
This fare can be booked until October 11, 2022 for departures before March 31, 2023. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days or one Sunday. Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 3 months. The business class tickets have to be booked at least 7 days before departure. These flights can’t be cancelled, but can be rebooked for €300 + the price difference.
While the flights within Europe are issued in booking class J, the flights between Europe and Brazil are issued in booking class O. To give you an example, flying with Air France via Paris in both directions should get you:
- 15,340 RDM + 3,068 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
- 14,884 Miles on CSA OK Plus
- 14,884 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
- 14,428 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 14,428 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
- 13,970 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
- 13,970 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 13,970 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 7,304 Award Miles + 80 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 5,104 Award Miles + 102 XP on Flying Blue
- 3,196 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 2,740 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 2,500 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 2,282 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 2,282 Miles on Air Europa Suma
Hotel prices in São Paulo usually start at roughly €20-25, depending on the hotel category and specific dates. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is an important economic and cultural center in Brazil and at the same time the most populous city in the country with 11 million inhabitants and a metropolitan region of 20 million.
The city is comparatively easy to reach from Europe, and the major hub airports are served by numerous European and Brazilian airlines. Bargains are not as common as to Rio de Janeiro, but there are still good offers.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Sao Paulo is between March and May and between October and November. At this time of year, the weather is warm, and precipitation is comparatively low.
From the airport to the city
You can get a taxi for about 23€-28€. Note that Guarulhos International Airport, which serves most international flights, is located pretty far outside the city and it can take between 45 minutes and 3 hours to get to the city center depending on traffic conditions!
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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:
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Cover Picture: © Christophe Leroux Air France