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Flying To Rio - Which Airline To Choose From?  
User currently offlineAn225 From Israel, joined May 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

Hello,
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

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5984 times:

I would fly:

Lufthansa
TLV-FRA - LH - 744
FRA-GIG - LH - M11

If not I would choose AF, then IB!  Wink

Why not choose BA - 763+744?

Rob!


User currently offlineAn225 From Israel, joined May 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5974 times:

Rob,

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Why not choose BA - 763+744?

I would love to fly BA (as a former employee in TLV station, I have a warm place in my heart), but they are too pricy for my budget


Cheers,

Uzi


User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5969 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.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5927 times:
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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.

Regards,
Felipe



New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
TLV-FRA - LH - 744
FRA-GIG - LH - M11

The MD-11 portion is operated by RG.

Quoting Legacy135 (Reply 3):
If yes, Bogotá is a very nice town, spend a night there!

Not to be picky but Bogota has nothing of a town in it. We have more population then Switzerland itself. We are 8 million in this "town".  Smile


User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4417 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

Go CO TLV-EWR-GIG and enjoy OAG's Airline of the Year 2005.


Live life to the fullest.
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8977 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5893 times:

How about thru LIS with TP/RG? RG B772 and TP A343 as options.

If not, sounds like the AF option is the best one... unless you haven't flown on the MD-11 yet and would like to try it out like many do.

Have a great trip whoever you fly with!

Cheers,
PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

if you start your journey to GIG in BRU, you may be pleasantly surprised.

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5753 times:

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 5):
The MD-11 portion is operated by RG.

This is a full codeshare flight with RG.

Quoting Richardw (Reply 8):
if you start your journey to GIG in BRU, you may be pleasantly surprised

Why? Does SN have plans for GRU/GIG?

In my opinion AF would be the best among the options you mentioned. As stated above, AF's flight to GIG is excellent.

As a second option, have you tried TAP flight via LIS (A340), they usually have very attractive fares. LH+RG via FRA is also very good, but AF is still better.

Btw, there were rumours that El Al would fly to Brazil. Anyhting in this respect? I would be great to see El Al B747 in GIG!

Enjoy the Wonderful City! Here is a useful link:
http://www.riodejaneiro-turismo.com.br

Rgs,


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

Concerning the service on board/airplane type, it's all a matter of taste.

For the fastest connection and most direct trip : AF is by far the best option.

TLV : 17h00 ---> CDG :21h05 AF1621 A320 Daily
CDG : 23h15 ---> GIG : 06h25 AF 442 B744 Daily Nonstop

GIG : 17h07 ---> CDG : 07h50 AF443 B744 Daily Nonstop
CDG : 10h20 ---> TLV : 15h55 AF1620 A320 Daily


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5691 times:

I would fly BA, otherwise whoever gives you the best FFP's/status.

User currently offlineAn225 From Israel, joined May 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

Thanks guys!!

Your remarks gave lots of information to think about.
I will probably fly AF, but I'll decide in a few days


Uzi


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