Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & Salvador at €373 from Milan w/ LATAM (Checked Bags Add €90)

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South American airline behemoth LATAM offers great fares to Brazilian cities Rio de Janeiro and Salvador da Bahia with departure from Milan. Prices start at €373, a fare that includes full catering on board, but no checked bags. These come with the price of €90 on LATAM’s website. A change of planes in São Paulo is necessary both ways.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days. You can then proceed to look for tickets on LATAM’s website or compare online travel agency prices through our flight search.

Due to the late arrival of the Milan to São Paulo flight in Brazil, Rio and Salvador are among the few cities you can connect to without an overnight layover. Others are Brasília, Curitiba and Recife, which are available for just above €400.

LA MXP SSD 373

LATAM’s current flight plan sees a Boeing 777 operating the long-haul segments between Milan and São Paulo. These aircraft feature a 3-4-3 with personal on-demand entertainment in their economy section. A smaller Airbus A320 family plane will take you onwards to your final destination.

Flights to Rio de Janeiro arrive at Santos Dumont airport, which is located very close to the city and famous for its spectacular approach.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until February 20, 2022 for travel between January 15 and September 30, 2022. The minimum stay requirement in one night from Saturday to Sunday. Availability is very good until mid-June, later flight dates are not available.

Google Flights previews available flight dates accurately. In addition to our calendar, you can look up prices and flight dates there and then buy tickets on the LATAM’s website or fire up our flight search to see what online travel agencies have to offer.

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 three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines 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 you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for 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.
  3. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. 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.

Mileage

LATAM issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class A. Because the airline is currently not member of any major alliance, earning opportunities are somewhat limited:

  • 20,384 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 3,448 Miles on Miles&More
  • 3,400 Avios on British Airways Executive Club
  • 3,400 Miles on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 3,400 Award Miles + 13,592 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
  • 3,400 Avios on Iberia Plus
  • 3,400 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 3,396 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 540 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
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.

Climate diagram for Sao Paulo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Rio De Janeiro (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Brasilia (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

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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