RB211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4481 times:
I used to love to fly Delta's MD-11 from ATL to GIG, especially with the stop in Sao Paulo. I'm going back the second week in December and when I tried to use my Sky Miles, they told me they no longer fly there. What happened?
Airline photography. Whether they're fully clothed, butt naked, having issues or confused I'm taking pictures!!
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4242 times:
The service to Rio was orginally an extension of the GRU flight. When I first went to Rio in August of 2001, 3 flights per week were non stop and the other 4 were one stop in Sao Paolo. The next year, Delta offered daily nonstops. However, later in 2002 they stopped service all together. I believe that the orginal service to Brazil was with a 767. When I flew nonstop to GIG in 2002, it was once again a 767.
When we went in 2002, Brazil's economy was suffering from the collapse of Argentina's economy. They felt they could continue to make the GRU flights work, but not the GIG flights. Hopefully, now that things in Argentina and Brazil are stabilized, Delta will restart flights. There was another thread which quoted an Argentinian newspaper about Delta returning to EZE. Hopefully a return to GIG will follow.
Of course, they could just decide to transfer passengers to the CO flight.