Star Alliance members Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines currently sell cheap tickets to a seldomly discounted destination – Angola’s capital Luanda. With departure from Stockholm, you can fly business class for as little as SEK 17,284 (~€1,530) and spend the long overnight flights to and from Africa in a lie-flat-seat.
Most European citizens can visit Angola visa-free for touristic travel not exceeding 30 days. This rule has been implemented in October 2023.
Flights from Gothenburg often require a longer layover in Brussels or an additional change of planes in Frankfurt or Copenhagen.
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.
Outbound flight are usually Lufthansa services via Frankfurt, the inbound flights are operated by Brussels Airlines with a change of planes in Belgium’s capital. These flights have a technical stop in Kinshasa, picking up additional passengers.
When choosing Lufthansa on the outbound, flights in both directions are red-eyes, allowing you to make get your money’s worth out of your lie-flat-seat. When choosing Brussels Airlines on the outbound, your flight to Africa will be a day-time flight.
Many of our readers may have already experienced Lufthansa’s business class. 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.
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According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale without a travel or sales period. A hefty minimum stay of eight days is necessary to score the cheapest tickets. You can find flights during and after the rain period, which lasts from November through April. Tickets are available as far into the future as September 2024.
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.
All airlines involved issue tickets in booking class P. An itinerary from Stockholm via Frankfurt on the outbound and Brussels on the inbound earns the following miles and points:
- 11,068 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 9,858 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 9,858 Award Miles + 1,972 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 9,678 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
- 9,478 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 6,901 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 5,304 Award Miles + 520 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 5,304 Award Miles + 9,954 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 4,839 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 4,839 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 4,829 Points on SAS EuroBonus
Cover Picture: © Brussels Airlines