RCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4328 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2780 times:
North America- American/Delta
South America- Dunno why people say RG is good for Sutham their network sucks, i would say LA.
Europe - Air France and BA
Africa - South African or Kenia
Middle East - Emirarates
Asia - SIA and Cathay
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8352 posts, RR: 11 Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2736 times:
As happy as I am to see SAA getting so many votes of confidence, I wonder about picking SAA as best carrier to Africa. From all destinations except the USA SAA have only 2 ports of entry in the African continent and they are both in South Africa; there is a lot more to Africa than this! By all accounts Kenya Airways and Egyptair are good African airlines too, and many other excellent airlines fly to this country, not to mention the rest of the continent. Every day you can drive past JNB and see BA, VS, EK, AF, LH, KL, QF, SQ..... SAA has lots of competition!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
YULQC From Finland, joined May 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2668 times:
Latin America: only flew MX and TA.. out of the two.. TA
Europe: Close but now they are a joint company.. KL and AF
Pacific: Only flew QF once from YVR to HNL.. loved every bit of this flight! And TN close second but only flew LAX-PPT-LAX...
RCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4328 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
Quoting SE210Caravelle (Reply 9): There netowk does not suck. Before making my decisions I viewed both airlines route network. They faired up pretty well and Varig has a larger fleet (I think) so I choose Varig.
First, those maps are worng, they do not show LA service either to MAD or FRA:.
Im saying RG´s network sucks b/c no one flying from the Us or Europe to countries like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela or Ecuador would use GRU, while LAN has hubs in UIO, GYE and LIM which are more central and atleast cover 2 of the countries, plus SCL but that is a bad location too.
PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8761 posts, RR: 42 Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 18): Quoting TR763 (Reply 17):
They don't?? Funny, I can see them
No, the image with the map that shows services to MAD, FRA, PPT, Easter Island, AKL and SYD does not appear.
I posted two images, maybe you can't see one of them. But FRA/MAD/AKL/SYD service are there. Including the Islands.
The second image has two views of the globe. One is from a polar view that shows Antartica and NZ/Australia and the other one shows part of S. America/West Africa/Europe.
Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 14): Im saying RGï¿½s network sucks b/c no one flying from the Us or Europe to countries like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela or Ecuador would use GRU, while LAN has hubs in UIO, GYE and LIM which are more central and atleast cover 2 of the countries, plus SCL but that is a bad location too.
Ok, but then nobody flying to the rest of the continent would really use LIM/UIO/GYE.
We have to look at this with relativity. Nobody really has a great route map in the region IMHO. LAN has a nice Andean network but lack on the international. RG flies to every country in SA except Suriname, the Guyanas and Ecuador (Bolivia has been temporarily suspended to local political situation) and has a pretty extensive international network.
However, one thing I do agree is that RG does not connect the rest of the continent to other Brazilian cities and that is really unfortunate IMO.
"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
TACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2455 times:
Europe: British, Virgin, Lufthansa.
North America: JetBlue, Continental [in such order].
South America: Lan, TAM [equals].
Pacific [Oceania]: Quantas, Air New Zealand.
Asia: Cathay, Singapore.