An225 From Israel, joined May 2005, 200 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6249 times:
I need to go to Rio next month, and I need an advise with which airline to go. My options are:
* AF, all the way
* LY to MAD, and IB to GIG
* LH to FRA and Varig to GIG
Which should I choose?
- The price is not the same - LH is much more expensive, LY/IB is mid range and AF is the cheapest
- MCT is more or less the same
- Equipment is also different: AF - A320 and B747-400; LY - B757-200 / IB - A340; LH - B747-400 / Varig - MD11
So, which would you choose, and why?
My heart is more or less going to the direction of AF, but I haven't decided yet
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6228 times:
I just discovered a couple of weeks ago that Aviancas fares in Business Class for a flight going MAD - BOG - GIG are by far cheapest. You would have a second stop, on the other hand you could travel Business Class for about $ 2000.-
I don't know if stopovers are allowed. If yes, Bogotá is a very nice town, spend a night there!
Enjoy your trip and once in Rio don't forget to have an ice cream on the sugar loaf.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6186 times:
Quoting An225 (Thread starter): - Equipment is also different: AF - A320 and B747-400; LY - B757-200 / IB - A340; LH - B747-400 / Varig - MD11
Hy An225, i wish you a marvellous trip to my lovely city.
One little comment: RG will use in some days next month the 777-200ER into GIG-FRA.
Looking to your options, AF will add more points/miles into FF program (same to Star Aliance), it's the cheap one, and every time is good to travel in a 747-400. Furthermore AF has a special care with GIG-CDG, very good service, good and clean planes and always on time. At the same time probably it's the fastest trip and it's non-stop (BA and AV stops in São Paulo). More time available to drink chopp's at the Beaches !
If you need any further information concerning to Rio de Janeiro, don't hesitate in send more questions.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !