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User currently offlineDlj1216 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

I'm planning a trip to Brazil in May. I'd like to know how is United service to Brazil?




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User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
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User currently offlineORDnDFW777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

767 service to EZE was nice, but I slept most of the flight. Food service in 1st was disapointing, but I was on a buddy pass, so I can't complain.

User currently offlineFMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

United will be serving Brazil from their international hubs in Washington Dulles and Chicago. The service from MIA has its days numbered.

From the airlines that serve the route and that I've been on, United was the best one, better then Varig or American, mostly because of the individual entertainment system UAL has. TAM has that too in their A330s, and its service in Brazil is great, so I'm guessing TAM's service can beat United. But as far as Varig and American are concern, no way. Oh, there's Continental too, I don't know about them either (they fly from Newark and Houston to Rio and Sao Paulo). Varig flyes from MIA, LAX and JFK, TAM only from MIA and American from MIA, DFW, and JFK.

United's service to Brazil is pretty good.


User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2646 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I liked CO better than UA on my two flights to Brazil.

I'd go for the shortest flight, and that is a long flight ORD-GRU!



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

My fiance flew UA from JFK-GRU home from her second trip here and said it was ok. She, much like myself prefer Varig. I don't care how old the MD-11s are, they are quieter and more comfortable than the 767. Check Varig's web site they have great deals..

User currently offlineFlygMolinaFmly From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

I fly to GRU every once in a while from RDU. I have flown American Airlines from RDU-MIA-GRU in a MD-80 and 767 respectively. Also, I flew Delta Airlines from RDU-DFW-GRU in a 757 and MD-11 respectively. Both flights come out to be about the same time but I prefered Delta. I just prefer the 757 and the MD-11 had plenty of room. I also flew Varig many many years ago and they are also recommended.

Gabriel Molina



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7592 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Some friends of mine flew UA from GRU to ORD and back last summer (business class) and they were very impressed. Even though so many bad things are being said about UA service, my friends were very pleased and recommended UA for that route. Hope this helps.

What I didn't know is that UA uses 763's in that route. I thought I had heard somewhere they were using a 772. Is there any chance that was the case some time in the recent past?



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineTripseven From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

I just went down to Brazil last month IAD-GRU-GIG and back (UA861 and UA860). Food on the way down was okay and excellent coming back. Best economy meal I've ever had. Small fillet mignon, other sides and treats, okay wine and great apple raisin pastry thing for dessert. I stuffed myself and it was actually too much food. PTVs are a nice feature on the 763 but they're small. One bad thing is a 3-hour stop in GRU. Not only is is a long wait but GRU has 70s decor and a annoying PA system that drove me insane.

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

LOL, yes GRU is definitely a unique airport. I had to wait when Varig added a flight to my trip back here, which turned out to be more of a nuisance and an hour delay!

User currently offlineNethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1088 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

I flew UA from SFO-MIA-GRU on 6th August 2003 Boeing 767-300ER in Economy plus.

It was great flight  Big grin, but full plane (pax in all classes and cargo and cabin bag). The food was average!!  Sad



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

I've been with United twice to Brazil, flying from Sao Paulo to Chicago and New York, very long flights but I found them to be very comfortable. There are PTVs on both the 767s and 777s and if you play your cards right and get an aisle or window seat on the sides of the aircraft, you will only have one person sitting next to you. Though the flights were long, the FAs gave adequate service throughout the flight. I wrote a trip report probably about 2 years ago about my trip, you could search for it in the correct forum. I can't compare UA to the other airlines flying the route, but I've flown down to GRU on 767s and 777s and the trip was good.

Bon voyage,

aio86


User currently offlineEMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

I've never flew UA, But I have always used CO, AA and DL.
From these three CO is the best one in my opinion..
Very friendly F/A and fairly new A/C

Hope you enjoy your time in my country  Wink/being sarcastic


Bem-vindo!

EMBTucano



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User currently offlineUsatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

UAs 763s have a decent IFE with a good supply of channels and movies, but the food is just average. If the 763 is full it will feel a little cramped when you are seated 9-10 hours, but unlike Varig's MD11s loaded, the aisles dont feel so crowded after mealtime and before landing.

I would fly UA just for the onscreen map, although I think CO has that in coach as well. AA on their 777s does too.



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User currently offlineDlj1216 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1900 times:

thanks for the responses!

i will probably be going GSO-IAD-FOR-IAD-GSO. sometime in between will be going FOR-IGU-FOR for my honeymoon.

i've never flown united to brazil, but have flown AA, DL, JJ, RG, CO. Of all those, RG & DL were definitely the worst. and the best to me was between CO & JJ.


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