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Amazing £1070 BA Club World fare to Rio, starting in Paris

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British Airways is currently offering an exceptional £1,070 return fare to Rio de Janeiro in Business Class.

You need to travel to Paris Charles de Gaulle to start your trip, but this is a modest inconvenience given the price.

Here is an example itinerary:

British Airways Rio deal

Here are the fare rules:

You must travel OUTBOUND between 13th August – 13th September, or 27th October – 13th December

You must travel INBOUND before 13th September, or 4th November – 24th December

You must stay away over a Saturday night

You must book by 31st July (although it may be pulled earlier)

British Airways Rio business class offer

Whilst this doesn’t always work, I would recommend trying to book through the BA Holidays site here and adding in a hotel or car hire.  This can bring down the fare even further if you get lucky.

In terms of British Airways Executive Club tier points, you will earn 40 + 140 + 140 + 40 = 360 for the return trip.  (The Head for Points British Airways tier point calculator is here.)

If you don’t have a credit card with 0% foreign exchange fees, your best bet to maximise your miles when paying is with the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card.  This earns double Avios (3 per £1) when you book at or via BA Holidays.  You do not get double Avios if you book with the free British Airways American Express card.  Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers triple points – 3 per £1 – when you book flight tickets in a foreign currency, because it triggers both the ‘double points for airline spend’ and the ‘double points for foreign spend’ bonuses.

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  1. Is the Rio flight direct now or does it still stop on Sao Paulo first?

  2. NigelT says:

    I booked this deal earlier today when it was a little cheaper – direct flight to GIG

  3. Jonathan says:

    It’s a 787-8 for anyone interested so no First cabin.

    • Unless they do a change of aircraft for operational reasons. In late June it was substituted with a 787-9 so lots of pax got operational upgrades. Lucky people. 2 friends of mine got upgraded to CW from WT+. LHR to GIG.

      Seriously thinking about this latest deal ex CDG but not having any success finding availability via the app.

  4. Gautam says:

    Doesn’t seem to work for August dates…

    • Despite what the fare rules say, I think you’re pushing your luck finding it at such short notice.

      Technically only 7 days advance booking is required under the ticket rules.

    • Allan says:

      13th, 20th, 21st available for 1218 EUR (~£1090) depending on your FX provider and 7 night trip

  5. Doug M says:

    Many of the good BA fares in the last couple of weeks have been out of CDG, are they treading on AF toes, or is it just a random start point to gain business?
    4th July I booked Vancouver next May for €1328. Routed to produce 720TP, well under £2/TP for a place I’ve long wanted to visit, so more creative holiday route than TP run. This is an AA booking, simply because their multi-city option works better than BA, I prefer BA for the extra Avios, but when AA make their endless schedule changes between now and May it does make it easier to resolve things when booked directly with them.

    • Aston says:

      Could you kindly provide a breakdown of that 720tp please?

    • Lady London says:

      LH & LX are offering same pricing on this route right now – I will take a bet British Airways is only doing it because of that.

      As soon as the LH and LX offers disappear then British Airways offering it will disappear too.

  6. A couple of months ago I got a great ex-CDG to Denver for the wife in CW – c 1100 euro.

    Have got her the flight back to Paris 21 hours after the Denver flight arrives in London – so hopefully she’ll be allowed her bags back for the overnight in London 😉

    And I have two nights in Paris with her on the outbound for my birthday with our IHG vouchers!

  7. Is it possible to not continue on back to Paris on return leg? Or would that result in mileage penalties?

  8. OT
    On the virgin 2-4-1 voucher – do I need to be one of the passengers? Or can I book for 2 family members?

  9. Alan,

    Airlines don’t like you “throwing away” the last segment of your flight but there isn’t a lot they can do about it.

    In theory they might ban you or fine you in money or Avios, but I doubt it

    • Are you joking?

      BA will close your BAEC account if you do this more than a couple of times in quick succession. Numerous examples on Flyertalk over the years. If you book through a travel agent, the travel agent will get a bill for the difference between what you paid and what you flew, which is deducted from the commission payments due from BA. Various examples of this including Propeller Travel, which was heavily used by Flyertalk members and so unfortunately had a higher than usual % of travellers dropping legs.

      • Lady London says:

        Anyone tested that in court? I thought Iberia lost a case about pretty much that.

  10. Looks like this deal is now gone less than 24 hours later, everything now showing at just under £2000 for me…

  11. Another Commenter says:

    No longer available, m’fraid.

    Ah well, there will be another deal along shortly.

    I wonder if Virgin will have opening offers when they start flying to Sao Paulo??

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