AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
I am planning to go to Rio for spring break, and then off to Munich. Any ideas on how to do this in a cost effective manner? Should I get two seperate round trip tickets, one DFW-GIG and one GIG-MUC? A triangle ticket from DFW to GIG to MUC and back to DFW? If possible, I want to fly on CO down to Brazil, since I am elite with them and can upgrade. Any ideas are welcome!
Thanks, and Happy New Year.
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 792 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1873 times:
Sounds like a great trip, albeit a logistic challenge. From DFW you can take AA to GRU and probably TAM in between Sao Paulo and Rio, then take TAM or Varig to either Frankfurt or Munich (not sure where these carriers have direct flights to), then take Lufthansa from MUC-FRA-DFW. LHR001 is right, that after you get down to Brazil it would probably be best to take the Star Alliance carriers from Brazil to Germany and back to DFW. Although AA is usually cheaper between Frankfurt and DFW than is Lufthansa.
If I were booking it, it would probably be:
*or AA DFW-MIA-GIG
AA FRA-DFW (AA 772s have PTVs and wider pitch than the LH A340s on this route, and AA generally offers cheaper tix on this route than does LH.)
I can't wait to see what this is going to cost, no offense. Hope this helps a bit.
Schiller64 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1772 times:
Agree w/ Britair.
Much more fun, too . Don't know about RTW prices if purchased in the US, but a OneworldExplorer / StarAlliance RTW ticket purchased in Germany runs around EUR 2,000 / USD 2,500. Check w/ BA in the US, they should have a dedicated RTW department who can help you out. Minimum stay on both Oneworld / Staralliance is 10 days. Not sure if Skyteam offers RTW, maybe they do.
Alternatively, LHR001 is on the money. For fares MUC/GIG return, check out www.opodo.de (orbitz equivalent, run by major European carriers). Ran a quick check, MUC/GIG return for 13Feb 20Feb starts at EUR 1.099 / USD 1.396 incl taxes on LH/Varig via FRA.
AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
Thanks guys! I will certainly keep you all posted as to what I come up with. I will investigate all of the above options and let you all know what the outcome is.
Thanks/Muito Obrigado/Vielen Dank!