MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33782 posts, RR: 70 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2684 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.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7718 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2388 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-JFK-FCO AM 788/AZ 77E | DBV-BEG-BUD JU AT7/733 | BUD-AMS 738 | AMS-MEX 74M
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11496 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
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
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.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !