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TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32600 posts, RR: 72
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

TAM today has inagurated their new direct "Brazil Hopper" service between Fortaleza, Brasil and Miami, Florida, via the cities of Belem and Manaus, providing an important daily link between the three northern Brazilian cities and the United States. The flight leaves Fortaleza every morning at 9.40AM, arriving in Miami at 7.20PM. A redeye departure leaves Miami daily at 8.30PM, arriving in Fortaleza at 8.00AM.

Despite the long flight time and two stops, it shaves three and a half hours over the quickest current connection between Fortaleza and Miami, which still requires two stops.

With TAM's introduction on the route, LAB, who now lacks a long-haul fleet, will suspend Miami-Manaus service, now routing all flights Miami-Panama City-Santa Cruz with 727s.

TAM now offers three daily flights to Miami with year-round non-stop service to Manaus, Salvador, and Sao Paulo. TAM also will be offering scheduled seasonal non-stop service to Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife for the busy Brazilian July holiday period with A330 daylight service.


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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1145 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Is this new service with an A-330 or A-320 ?

Thanks

LGA777


User currently offlineBrunoSBGR From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 1):
Is this new service with an A-330 or A-320 ?

Airbus A320.

See ya,

Bruno_SBGR.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Reply 2):
Airbus A320.

Cuts it close. MAO-MIA =2,402 miles + Alternate + reserve fuel.

Sure it's not an A330?


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32600 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 3):
Cuts it close. MAO-MIA =2,402 miles + Alternate + reserve fuel.

Sure it's not an A330?

It is a 2-class A320. North/south flyig has minimal headwinds as well. Miami is closer to Manaus than San Francisco.



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User currently offlineJog From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 273 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 3):

Cuts it close. MAO-MIA =2,402 miles + Alternate + reserve fuel.

BTW: What's the alternate for MAO? (I guess there are a lot of alternates for MIA available in short distance...)


User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

An A330 is not the correct machine for such an operation with many stops like this route. It would kill the flight profitability.

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
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Quoting Jog (Reply 5):
BTW: What's the alternate for MAO? (I guess there are a lot of alternates for MIA available in short distance...)

From MIA it would be CCS or BVB. I'm confirming this info.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
It is a 2-class A320. North/south flyig has minimal headwinds as well. Miami is closer to Manaus than San Francisco.

With 12C 144Y and registration PR-MAG, just converted from a Full 168Y aircraft.

Felipe



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User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
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So thats the reason PR-MAG has business class installed!

I flew her a few days ago and found it strange to see what I thought was a 1st-class section, its been a few years since TAM made all their 320's one-class.

TAM A320 biz class


Looks good to me!

[Edited 2006-06-04 21:10:11]


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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Quoting RG828 (Reply 8):
its been a few years since TAM mad all their 320's one-class.

Second semester of 2004, right? I had the chance to fly CGH-VIX in February 2004. My ticket was a coach ticket seat 2A in a one-class A320. At the last minute, JJ substituted the plane with a two-class aircraft and I had the chance to sit in the business class section of the plane. Service was identical for everybody but I had the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of more legroom. I am looking forward to flying JJ again soon.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

For a just started service, loads are doing good!

User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

I too flew one of these. CGH-PLU, a few days ago. But it was last minute so it was free seating, I did not get to sit on the front!

User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5073 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Great news from TAM. They are one of my favorite airlines flying and I sure hope this will lead to greater success.

Cheers,
A.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
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Quoting JJMNGR (Reply 10):
For a just started service, loads are doing good!

Very good, never lower than 100 pax, good loads also on C!

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 7):
From MIA it would be CCS or BVB. I'm confirming this
info.

Alternate confirmed as Santarem, the closer JJ base.

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 9):
Second semester of 2004, right? I had the chance to fly CGH-VIX in February 2004. My ticket was a coach ticket seat 2A in a one-class A320. At the last minute, JJ substituted the plane with a two-class aircraft and I had the chance to sit in the business class section of the plane. Service was identical for everybody but I had the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of more legroom. I am looking forward to flying JJ again soon.

I'm lucky. Tam keep a reserve aircraft and it's used on GRU-GIG-GRU. So all the days back from Rio i have the opportunity of flying on C seats (without C service) as they nowadays grant the seats for the top customers (Fidelidade Vermelho). Same on GRU-GIG legs JJ8011 and JJ8005.
Today 9 out of 12 was occupied on JJ3497 GIG-GRU leg.

Felipe



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