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Is Varig Going To Survive?  
User currently offlineJfazzer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 158 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

Hi everyone,
I am thinking of booking a Varig flight between LHR and CPH in August but am obviously concerned that they may be defunct by then
What do you all think? is it worth the risk?

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User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

www.easyjet.com
www.ba.com

The risk is definately too high!

Regards,
HBDAN



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Varig has cancelled 13 flights out of the Rio airports today, Thursday June 15. Varig will not survive much longer...but how many days, weeks, months have we said this?

Varig is bleeding out.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13200 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

I saw a booth for Varig Airlines at a Brazil tourism promotion show in Grand Central Station in New York City and wondered why they were there at all considering their status.

User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

Quoting Jfazzer (Thread starter):
Hi everyone,
I am thinking of booking a Varig flight between LHR and CPH in August but am obviously concerned that they may be defunct by then
What do you all think? is it worth the risk?

Most likely you would become a creditor.


User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

Quoting Jfazzer (Thread starter):
Hi everyone,
I am thinking of booking a Varig flight between LHR and CPH in August but am obviously concerned that they may be defunct by then
What do you all think? is it worth the risk?

Absolutely not. Booking BA or SAS would assure you the company you are flying will still be flying in August.

Varig is on life support. They could stop flying today.



Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

I would definetly not book with Varig. So many flights being canceled.

Now, why is Varig canceling all these flights? I'm sick of ANAC and Varig owns excuse. Is this because their loads are very low?


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
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Book the flight under a SAS ticket and flight code.

Felipe



New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

Jfazzer, if you want to travel on Varig due to the chance of flying a widebody on such a short route, then I would reccomend an alternative  Smile

KLM operates a mix of 763's and 332's into LHR daily from AMS, why not fly LHR-AMS-CPH  Smile

Kazzie just posted an excellent report here:
KL LHR-AMS-CP, Big And Upfront! (by Kazzie Jun 15 2006 in Trip Reports)

Personaly I would love to fly Varig, but if they are in major doubt then I wouldnt!

If you are set on flying Varig, then take these guys advice from a.net  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

RG (or better said Nordeste and Rio Sul) recently returned three aircraft to their lessors: B737-300 PT-MNE and B737-500s PT-SSN & SSO. I think the total number of aircraft between the two subsidiaries is something like 10.

RG itself is now down to 21 737-300s from about 25 at the start of the year. 767s, only 3 or 4 left now, and MD-11s, nine, down from 12 at the start of the year.

Saludos,

ZXV



How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Did I just understand Band News on the radio to say that RG has cancelled 87 flights tomorrow, Friday? I barely caught it as I was getting into my car here in Sao Paulo. Maybe my 11 years of Brasilian Portuguese is nothing to brag about!

User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Yeah, my Portuguese is playing tricks. Since last Friday, the airline has cancelled 82 flights total. Sorry folks for the wrong info.

User currently offlineJfazzer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 158 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Wow,
Thanks for all your comments guys, Your not very hopeful are you?
The real reason I want to take this flight is purely to get on the MD-11 whilst I still have a chance
I actually booked a flight last year between AMS and CDG with RG and low and behold they cancelled it. (Ended up on Air France A320!)

Oh well I might still take the gamble, Got to be it in to win it!

Jfazzer


User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

I lost track of things,
Are things still that bad?
Even after the sale of RG??


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Quoting JJMNGR (Reply 2):
MORE EASY JESUS COME BACK TO EARTH.

He will anytime.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23302 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):
Book the flight under a SAS ticket and flight code.

I don't think SK codeshares on the flight, though BD might.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Quoting Jfazzer (Reply 13):
The real reason I want to take this flight is purely to get on the MD-11 whilst I still have a chance

Well worth it. I have been on RG's MD-11 many times on routes of LAX-GRU and GRU-MAO about 6 times. Moments I will never forget.



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