Sounds like a great trip, albeit a logistic challenge. From DFW
you can take AA
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
. 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
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.