LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11465 posts, RR: 58 Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5551 times:
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Just to advise, the last one Boeing 777-200ER under Varig colours, PP-VRF, will depart GIG probably this Monday or Tuesday (June 25 or 26) due to a technical problem (should be this Friday, June 22nd).
This is the last of eight 777 that Varig operated till their problems in June 2006 to depart back to lessor after received good engines (PW4090). Rumors that the new operator will be Royal Brunei.
It will fly as N208UA and up to know i don't know the destination.
As soon as GIG confirm it's departure i will post again.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
Yes, it will be the fourth and it will also be leased. The first two (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo) are brand-new planes, whereas the third is ex-PP-VRA. Originally, AM agreed with ILFC to receive 3 brand-new planes with the last one scheduled to arrive at the end of this year. I have read here that AM no longer will receive the third brand-new plane because it was able to get both VRA and VRB, and because of AM's bad financial situation and the pending sale of the company. I hope this is not the case and AM will receive the third new one as planned, for a grand total of 5 777s.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7647 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 2833 times:
Quoting VC10er (Reply 11): am due to fly gru to mexico city in business. what am i to expect in terms of seat type?
Hey VC10er, it depends on whether you will fly in a 777-200ER or a 767-300ER (MEX-GRU is not yet an all-777 route because of AM's lack of sufficient planes). The 772ER has much better Clase Premier seats than the 763ER, with a much better IFE system too. Check the website of AM, Amadeus or SkyTeam to see what plane you will be getting. If you have the time, look for a report in the trip reports section about a NRT-TIJ flight in business.