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I'm looking for tickets for OVB=>CWB=>OVB, but the prices are so ridiculous that I need to shorten this to MOW=>SAO=>MOW (flying some legs separately makes it cheaper).

But even with MOW-SAO the problem is that all trips are quite costly and have very restrictive rules: round trip is a lot cheaper than one way, but if you lose one leg, you're screwed and lose everything. There are flights through JFK, but I prefer to stay away from their ridiculous security measures.

Turkish Airlines offer OVB-GRU with just 1 stop in IST, but now its prices also grew.

Are there any shortcuts for transatlantic routes to Brazil, like mass sales, or special destinations?


This is what I found on Kayak, (excluding Delta) although it was cheaper for these dates few weeks ago.

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Welcome to the site. What dates are you looking to fly? Also the issue flying from Novosibirsk is that most price engines allow maximum of 2 stops. –  Karlson Feb 16 '13 at 14:15
    
@Karlson: well, it's negotiable. SAO-CWB flights are frequent, and there's a shuttle between Congonhas and Guarulhos. The Russian side is more problematic. –  culebrón Feb 16 '13 at 17:28
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I recently came accross a novel webservice where you can search from country to country level. Russia - Brazil will start at 1200 EUROs, when traveling next month.

Also not using one leg of a return ticket is only a problem if you miss the initial journey. Once you miss one flight, airlines typically will not allow you to travel further or on your return trip.

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Yes, that's what I meant, you lose everything since the missed leg. –  culebrón Feb 16 '13 at 17:26
    
Hm, well, I managed to find Swiss flights DMD-ZRH-GRU at 750 eur. –  culebrón Feb 16 '13 at 17:29
    
Don't miss a leg then? Instead, plan your trip so you've a few days in the last city at the end, so you know you won't be late! –  Gagravarr Feb 16 '13 at 18:29
    
@hippietrail I think euros –  VMAtm Feb 20 '13 at 10:46
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First of all, welcome to the Travel.SE, my russian friend.

In Saint-Petersburg we have a cheat which can help you to get cheaper tickets - fly from Finland. If you are considering flights from Moscow, you can travel from there to Helsinki with transit via Saint-Petersburg. You can do that with cheap train, if you buy tickets in right time, and after that using numerous cheap buses from Saint-Petersburg.

Example of prices from Helsinki (you can use other airports, and get more variants).

The only thing you have to do is to get Shengen visa from Finland, and this can be a problem. But if you have such opportunity, consider this option - it is much more cheaper than fly directly from Russia.

Good luck with your travels.

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The problem is flying Novosibirsk to SPb costs twice as much as Novosibirsk-Moscow, and you have to get their visa in Moscow, and pay for a bus. I lived there and rode there, and it's worth only for SPb residents. Thanks for an idea anyway. –  culebrón Feb 20 '13 at 12:55
    
@culebrón I thought you have a cheap variant to get to the Moscow –  VMAtm Feb 20 '13 at 13:43
    
I do have it, but can't understand what you mean. Moscow is a bit more expensive than flying from Helsinki, but getting to Helsinki is more expensive. –  culebrón Feb 20 '13 at 14:01
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