Lufthansa 747-800l

Lufthansa currently has some good deals on departures from a couple of European cities. It is presently the only Skytrax 5-star airline based in Europe and is renowned for its excellent services in Business and First class. With the southern hemisphere on the way into summer by late November, Rio is jumping out as a great deal. The offer is ticketed by Swiss and there is also an option to fly via Zurich, picking up an inferior (and not recommended) Edelweiss flight to Rio.

Destinations

Return prices in business class from Paris:

  • Rio de Janiero – £1,200

The Catch

There are 2 sectors each way; 1 of them between Paris and Frankfurt, before you board a non-stop Lufthansa 747 at Frankfurt.

Travel Dates

There’s a very small window of opportunity on this deal, with availability running just 2 weeks from 21st November until 6th December.

Small Print

  • Departure points: Paris
  • Book by: ASAP
  • Travel until: 6th December 2019
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Weekend departures: No
  • Sectors: 2 each way
  • Booking class: Z
  • Frequent flyer points accrual: Yes – 115% (no FF status)
  • Refundable: No
  • Changes after booking: €105

How to Book

Use Google Flights calendar feature to find the cheap travel dates. Handily, you can then complete the booking directly through Google (read more about how that works here).
The prices shown below are for 2 passengers.

BG1 Tip

As well as adding your Star Alliance frequent flyer number to the booking, consider paying for the flight using an American Express Membership Rewards or Miles and More Mastercard so you can bag more miles.