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Best Airline To Use For Flights Within Brazil  
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6645 times:

hi guys
i am headed to Brazil in january and i am wanting to know the cheapest and best way to get from Gru-Gig-Igu-Gru

looking at varig or tam, whats the rough prices!

also, if any of the local photographers read these fourms i'd like to hear from you!!

i plan on spotting at Gru, Gig, Santos Dumont.




[Edited 2004-07-22 02:19:44]


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User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6621 times:

TAM!

I did Rio-Salvador-Brasilia-Cuiaba-Foz de Iguacu/Porto Alegre-Sao Paulo on TAM last August, and the service was great. All of the flights were on time too!

I did this with a Brazil Airpass that permitted a set number of flights in Brazil for about US$430. You have to have an international ticket out of Brazil to use it. I got mine from a travel agent here in Atlanta.

Brazil is a beautiful country with an amazing people. You'll love it.

[Edited 2004-07-22 02:32:25]

User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6615 times:

and whats the rough price for a journey like that?



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User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6611 times:

Hi

Can not help you on spotting tips but I can tell you that each should be R$ 150,00 to R$ 250,00 IF you book well in advance (1USD buys you about 3BRL). The best prices are usually found flying Gol www.voegol.com.br, but every now and then Varig and TAM come up with promotions, specially for nightflights.

There are two things you should consider:
-If you are flying a Star carrier you are eligible for a Varig Brazil Airpass (I dont konw if TAM and/or Gol and Vasp have this kind of product).
-As you may know by now both Rio and Sao Paulo have two airports (GIG and SDU, and GRU and CGH). So depending on you destination and airline, you may not be able tho choose the airport you will be flying from. On top of that MOST flights between Rio and São Paulo are shuttle flights CGH-SDU and back. GRU-GIG are almost often legs of longer flights intended to cater for connecting pax.

Hope I was helpfull.

[Edited 2004-07-22 02:37:42]

[Edited 2004-07-22 02:39:42]

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7584 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6573 times:

I am just taking a guess, but I would say that G9 (Gol) might offer you the best fares.

As for inflight service and state of the planes' interior, I can only comment on my sole experience in Brazil: CGH-VIX-CGH with JJ and it was outstanding... fabulous. If JJ's usual service is always as good as the one I experienced, then JJ is one of the best airlines in the world and is worth experiencing it.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6549 times:

thanks guys, i am investigating my options, i am using Sth African Airways, cheapest and quickest from West Australia!


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6545 times:


Hi!

I flew last month both VARIG and TAM, and I have to admit that TAM was better than VARIG. My flight was from Curitiba to Asuncion via Foz do Iguacu and TAM gave me an excelent service, the flight was not crowded and the airplane was awesome, the little Fokker 100. In VARIG I flew round trip from Curitiba to Rio, the servive was a little bit lower than the TAM one but I can-t complain, VARIG used 733 from Rio to Curitiba and 735 the way back.
But I still think TAM is better.
Regards


User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6502 times:

Here is a Latin American online Travel Agency":

http://www.rumbo.com

The select on the Brazilian one.



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6450 times:

thanks for the info guys. pity i dont understand portugese on that Rumbo site!


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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6436 times:

GOL (G3, not G9) is an excellent airline but for some reason they still don't serve IGU.

Qantas077:

I'd recommend TAM, for they are generally slightly cheaper than VARIG, and their service is excellent. You will most likely get an A319 or A320 between GRU and GIG (as pointed out, the night flights and "red-eyes" are very cheap because JJ and RG are trying to compete with G3), and an F100 between GRU and IGU (moves a bit in the notoriously rough weather around IGU, nothing to worry about!).

http://www.tam.com

http://www.varig.com

Take your pick! One very sincere piece of advice however... AVOID VASP!!! They are a liability. They are cheaper than JJ and RG, but they are not cheaper than your life, so really, do what you can to avoid them.
Enjoy your trip!

XV

P.S. If you are coming from western Australia (Perth?), perhaps you could get a better deal using a QF/LA (oneworld partners) combo for PER-SYD-SCL-GRU.

http://www.lan.com

http://www.qantas.com.au




How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2408 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

Actually, it's shorter via South Africa than SCL or EZE alternative.

Does SA flies to Perth?

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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

i'm using the SAA option via Joburg, it's about $900 cheaper to say the least! i can still earn QF FF points using SAA also.  Smile

you can see the price range here, i am flying from Perth.

AUD2153


AUD2220

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[Edited 2004-07-24 00:20:10]


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