The cheapest times to fly from PLN to SDU are

  • January 1st to April 8th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of November 5th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from PLN to SDU is early February. Prices can be as high as $5608 for Friday flights during late September, or as low as $1755 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Flying from Pellston, MI (PLN) to Rio de Janeiro (SDU) will usually cost between $2153 to $4077 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $2182. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $4081. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1899 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2681 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PLN to SDU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PLN to SDU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

PLN to SDU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PLN to SDU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Pellston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SDU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into PLN. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rio de Janeiro, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Pellston. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $319 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2580. Return trip prices are from the SDU to PLN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PLN to SDU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from PLN to SDU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro

  • 9 miles (14 km) away from SDU
  • Usually 25.28% less expensive than SDU
  • 2-layover flights available

See PLN to GIG flights


Flight Hacking PLN to SDU

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from PLN to SDU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (PLN > ORD > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1189
  • Average savings: $1492 (55.64%)

See PLN to ORD flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (PLN > MIA > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1312
  • Average savings: $1369 (51.07%)

See PLN to MIA flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (PLN > FLL > SDU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1345
  • Average savings: $1336 (49.82%)

See PLN to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PLN to SDU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Azul, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Santos Dumont Airport to Pellston Regional of Emmet County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5404 miles or 8697 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PLN to SDU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PLN to SDU flight is about 10 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Pellston, MI and Rio de Janeiro?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from PLN to SDU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PLN
Origination airport name Pellston Regional of Emmet County Airport
City Pellston, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -84.8

Return Airport

Destination code SDU
Destination airport name Santos Dumont Airport
City Rio de Janeiro
Country Brazil
Latitude -22.9
Longitude -43.2


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