Edelweiss: Business Class from Paris to Rio Starting at €1,202, Buenos Aires at €1,450

Edelweiss Business Class
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Here’s a great offer for Business Class flights to South America: You can book tickets from Paris to Rio de Janeiro for only €1,202. Edelweiss Air will operate the flights. This excellent fare will also be available during Carnival (March 2nd to March 9th March 2020) if your outbound flight to South America is departing by the end of February.


The flights to Buenos Aires sadly no longer seem to be available at that price.

Business Class flights from Paris to Rio de Janeiro at €1,202…
…and to Buenos Aires at €1,450!

You don’t need to comfort of business class for both flights and want to save some money? Then you can also book a Business Class ticket for one way and your return flight in Economy (or vice-versa). You can buy tickets for the said combination on SWISS’ website starting at 809€.

Combine Business and Economy Class flights to save some money

Most trips will include one layover in Zurich. Edelweiss will operate an Airbus A330 or A340 on the long-haul flights. The Business Class product is more or less identical to what SWISS offers. But there are limitations when it comes to earning miles. Edelweiss is not a member of Star Alliance.

Search & Book

There are no restrictions as to when tickets have to be issued. Therefore we can’t tell how long the offer will be available. Minimum stay requirements are 3 days or at least one night from Saturday to Sunday. Your return flight has to take place 3 months after your departure from Paris.

Use Google Flights (instructions) to find your preferred travel dates and check our Travel Dealz flight search or Skyscanner to get the best rates. Of course, you can also book via SWISS’ website. Both destinations show scattered availability throughout the next ten months. But at least two or three outbound flights per month can be purchased at the lowest fare.

In case you’re not from Paris and thinking about skipping the flight to or from the capital of France, have a look at this article first:


Tickets will be issued in booking class P. As already mentioned, Edelweiss is not a member of Star Alliance. Consequently, you can’t earn miles with any of its frequent flyer programs, Miles&More and Mileage Plus being the only two exceptions. Flights operated by SWISS or Lufthansa are of course eligible for earning miles.

Here are some examples of what you can expect:

  • Flights operated by Swiss:
  • Flights operated by Lufthansa:
    • United MileagePlus: 150% tier miles
    • Mile&More: 100% tier miles (125% including Executive Bonus)
    • SAS Eurobonus: 100% tier miles
  • Flights operated by Edelweiss:
    • Miles&More: 100% earning rate (125% including Executive-Bonus)
    • United MileagePlus: 100% earning rate
Information & Tips for Rio de Jainero

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 Europ. Fares are generally around 400€ to 600€ with the occasional steal of less than 400€.

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.

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!

All Dealz for Rio de Jainero

Information & Tips for Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the significant cosmopolitan capital of Argentina. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo with stately buildings from the 19th century, such as the famous presidential palace Casa Rosada. Major sights are the Teatro Colón, a magnificent opera house with almost 2,500 seats dating from 1908, and the modern MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) for Latin American art.

Best Time to Visit

The seasons in Argentina are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore the weather in Buenos Aires is ideal in fall (Mar-May) and spring (Sept-Nov). The best travel deals are between April and June. The most beautiful time to visit, however, is in October and November when the jacaranda trees are in bloom.

From the airport to the city

By far the most comfortable way to get to and from the airport is by Taxi. Prices range from about 30-40€ per direction. You can either request a taxi in advance or contract with one in the airport.

All Dealz for Buenos Aires

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