Marcopolo747 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 460 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1397 times:
I stand by comments on RG. Bear in mind I'm not an airline employee and my comments are based in my experiences as a passenger only and I've been flying around for the past 30 years . Regardless of what are midia reports and official statements , the last time I've travelled with RG on their MD-11, the space was so tight that when the tray was down I couldn't move at all, their MD-11s were bought second hand before they joined their fleet. All on lease they come from different sources Last additions last year came from LX. Check-in can become a nightmare mainly on domestic.
I agree with Regis when he says service is comparable to US carriers. Brazilians tend to be emotional about RG.
Of course, the choice depends on what you value when you book a flight.
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
You must have a bad flight, those MD-11's are great, seats are a little small but if you get a bulkhead seat you are fine. The MD-11 in my opinion is a nice ride and actually quieter that a 767. FAs were fine and very nice to me. Their flights do tend to be late a lot though, that was my only thing, I have flown 6 flights with them and all have been late, some over an hour. They change equipment and add flights without telling you till the last minute too. They are the best bet for flying to Brazil though.
Where in Brazil are you going? Been there twice, nice country.
VRG772 From Brazil, joined Oct 2003, 124 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
the aircraft is dirty and stinky
Stinky?? I fly RG lots of times, but I've never been into a stinky a/c of Varig... About delays OK, you're right... About been dirty, everytime I enter a RG a/c I find it clean, only later on, after some hours of flight PEOPLE make it dirty.
Stinky is something I've never seen.