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TAM Vs. Varig  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

For those of you who have tried them...which one do you prefer....

for me :

TAM hands down and all the way !!!!!!!!

[Edited 2005-06-10 11:06:31]


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8929 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Service wise, right now, TAM. BUT, for everything else: Varig

Just waiting for the day they make their come back.

PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8929 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Ok, I'll give TAM another one: I like the A332 over the 767.

PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Hi!

I flew last year both airlines. I flew RG from Rio to Curitiba and back, and I flew TAM from Curitiba to Assuncion and back ( with a 20 minutes stop at Foz do Iguaçu ). In RG I flew a 737-300 and a 500 ( this one from Nordeste ), with TAM I flew the Fokker F100.
The service on RG was very standard, a small hot calzone pizza, a cake and a beverage, both flights were quite full taking in mind that those flights headed and came from Florianopolis. The airplanes looked a bit old but clean, although I had flown before on the 737-300 the 500 was a first for me.
TAM was a pleasant surprise. The service was good, we got a light meal on the first half of the flight until Foz do Iguaçu and the plane was full of empty seats on that section of the flight. From Foz do Iguaçu to Assuncion I think the plane got a good load of passengers. The Fokker F100 looked a great airplane for those types of flights, very silent ( the engines on the back help ) and a very flexible platform. Our flights came all way from Buenos Aires and headed to Santiago do Chile, and that really impressed me!!!!
Just for the posterity here it goes the registrations:

Rio/Curitiba - RG 737-300 PP-VQZ
Curitiba/Rio - Nordeste 737-500 PT-MNI
Curitiba/Foz do Iguaçu/Assuncion - TAM Fokker F100 PT-MQT
Assuncion/Foz do Iguaçu/Cutiriba - TAM Fokker F100 PT-MQM

Regards


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

You are provoking me. Wink This is the third RG related topic in a week.I never tried TAM, but I certainly hate RG.

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8929 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 4):
You are provoking me. Wink This is the third RG related topic in a week.I never tried TAM, but I certainly hate RG.

You've had one really bad experience. I'm sorry for that, but it doesn't mean the airline is sh*t. If you read trip reports, most people say they are average to good, even now a days that their service has deteriorated a lot.

I really don't take it personally, but you seem to hype things a bit considering you only flew with them that one time.

Saludos,
PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

TAM is better for me. I have flown Varig several time GRU-JHB and it wasn't that great of an experience. As for TAM on domestic flights....all I can say is that its great. Imagine what it would be like on an international flight.


LooneyToon
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting LooneyToon (Reply 6):
Imagine what it would be like on an international flight.

I can promise you they are very good !



A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineMD11junkie From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 3145 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I haven't flown either JJ or PZ, but I've flown RG. Their service is outstanding. And their MD-11s too Big grin

My votes go for RG.

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 5):
I really don't take it personally, but you seem to hype things a bit considering you only flew with them that one time.

Not quite.I flew them 9 times.The only good one was EZE-GRU-MIA in first class.All the rest was actually sh*t, puting it in your words.

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

TAM all the way! You just have to make sure you don't get one of those zero recline seats on the F100, they are a baaad pain. It's a pity TAM offer so few int'l destinations.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

No contest - TAM... even if I've just been downgraded from red Fidelidade membership to blue membership...  Wink

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

JJ along with LA are the best in the Americas (North, Central and South).

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

No doubt: TAM. You simply cannot compare...
TAM is one of the world's best airlines...


User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

TAM. Period. Varig is trying to survive and should take lessons on how to treat customers from her rival.

User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Overall : Varig, but being almost replaced by TAM.

Service: Varig

Internationally: Varig

Domestically: DEFINATELY TAM, there's no doubt about it.

Airplanes interiors ( maintanence, clean, etc...) : TAM

Punctuality: TAM

Best network:

International: Varig of course

Domestic: TAM



KLM- The Best Airline in the World!
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