Oneworld member Iberia is currently offering a nice business class deal for flights from Spain to Brazil. Departing from Madrid, you can fly nonstop to São Paulo for €968. You can also take a connecting flight to Rio de Janeiro in LATAM‘s economy class. Other destinations in Brazil are also possible but cost roughly €100 more.
We recommend that you book on British Airways’ website. The flights to São Paulo are available at the same price as on Iberia’s website, but BA lets you cancel your flights (in exchange for a voucher, which can be redeemed until April 2023).
Other destinations are also possible, e.g. Belo Horizonte or the Iguazu waterfalls. You can also depart from other airports in Spain, such as Bilbao, Mallorca, Barcelona, and many more. There’s availability until November 2021.
Iberia uses Airbus A330 planes for its flights to Brazil. You can sometimes also choose to fly with LATAM, either on a Boeing 787 or Boeing 777.
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According to the fare rules, these flights can be booked until August 2, 2021. The trip has to start before November 30, but you may return to Spain at a later date. The minimum stay requirement is of 5 days.
The tickets are issued in booking class I. The nonstop flights to São Paulo (with Iberia) would get you:
- 23,428 Award Miles + 13,016 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 20,948 Points on Finnair Plus
- 15,618 Avios + 280 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 15,618 Avios + 1,200 TP on Iberia Plus
- 13,016 Qmiles + 70 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 13,016 Award Miles + 150 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 13,016 Award Miles + 20,824 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 13,016 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 13,016 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 13,016 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 13,016 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 13,016 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 13,016 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 7,288 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Iberia Plus is probably the best option to credit these flights, as you’d directly be given the Oneworld Ruby status.
Iberia’s Business Class
Iberia is one of the few airlines that has the same product across its entire long-haul fleet. A positive is that every seat has direct access to the aisle. The seats which are directly next to the window (in every 2nd row) offer especially high privacy. In total, it’s a very good product, as Travel-Dealz founder Johannes could witness on his short test flight on an A340.
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.
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