HOW TO GET CHEAPER AIR FLIGHTS AND
BETTER AIR FARE TO BRAZIL
BRAZILIAN AIRFARE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Be aware! Air
fare to Brazil can vary dramatically, with some air companies asking for exorbitant prices.
If you are making reservations on the very eve in a particular air company, and if you do not have the possibility of playing with the departure and the return dates, then your chances of getting a good air-ticket price are very low. Prices of $800 or $1000 for round-trip travels are, in that case, very common and even good airfare.
But you do have good chances of getting good savings and cheaper air flights. Just take some time and analyse the online offer.
Try several options, with the wanted Search terms: Keywords as Rio de Janeiro tours,
or Manaus tours, Rio de Janeiro Travel, Manaus Travel, whatever you want
For more details and tips, see:
How to get better airfare to Brazil
BRAZILIAN AIR PASS
Brazil has a multitude of options. Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Iguassu Falls, Florianopolis or Salvador da Bahia, are radically different destinations. They show and they offer different Brazils – that you can visit (al least some of them) on a same multi-destination travel.
For a customized multi-destination package (and not for a pre-organized tour, through a travel agency), the Brazilian Air Pass is essential: it allows huge savings in the internal Brazilian air-flights.
For more information about the Brazilian Air Pass, see:
Brazilian Air Pass
AIR COMPANIES OR ONLINE
Getting airline tickets online has become a popular task. But direct booking in airline companies is seldom advantageous. You can try to book your flight to Brazil directly, through Continental Airlines, KLM, Varig or TAM (the last two are brazilian companies), but advertised online offer is, as a rule, much more competitive.
Online travel agencies allows much cheaper air flights.
So, try them:
SEARCH BRAZILIAN AIR FLIGHTS ONLINE THROUGH A BIG ONLINE AGENCY?
TRAVELOCITY is a
big online agency, reliable and usually the most competitive in flights for
Brazil, but you may want to try other major online agencies like EXPEDIA or
ORBITZ. They all are big, reliable and often competitive operators in flights to Brazil. Just enter the wanted Search Terms in the box below: Travelocity flights Brazil, Expedia Tours Brazil, Orbitz flights Brazil, etc.
For more information about specific destinations and flights, see:
Looking for a Brazilian Flight…
Most brazilian hotels don’t run shuttles. It’s a common practice.
In most cases the shuttle isn’t really important. You can simply take a taxi at the airport, or, in some cases, a bus or other mean of transport.
Regular, metered taxis – identified by roof lights - can be easily found on the airports. They are the most common mean of doing the transfer to your hotel.
Brazilian taxi fares are affordable and the service is normally efficient and professional. Fares can be shown by the meter, but more often are listed on a chart taped to the rear side window of the vehicle.
Abundant at the airports and the urban areas, taxis are difficult to obtain at certain hours and zones in cities as Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. In those places, if you want a very reliable mean of transport, radio taxis (cabs) are a good alternative. They can be found at airports or summoned by phone. For a cab-taxi in Rio the Janeiro call: 270-1442; in São Paulo: 0800-106688; in Brazilia: 325-3030; in Belo Horizonte: 0800-3350550.
In transfer, the contact at the airport is often made by the driver or someone else, holding a sign with your name.
The main airports have information centres that can provide free booklets, city maps and local information. If you need local information, look for these touristic offices at the arrival airport.
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