Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
No - the only direct flights are with Aerolineas Argentinas and Qantas, they each fly Sydney-Auckland-Buenos Aires twice a week. The only possible Star Alliance route will be flying Air New Zealand from Sydney to Papeete via Auckland, and then connecting with a oneworld Lan Chile service onwards to Santiago.
I think its high time Star got some footing in this part of the world , this will really complete the round-the-world route. Id say if/when Air NZ gets some new long haul jets, they can easily do an Auckland-Rio service to feed into Varigs network.
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2629 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1704 times:
People not too close or associated with Latin America, and even living in other countries in S. America associate Brazil with Rio de Janeiro. When Brazil comes into mind so does Copacabana and and the large statue of Jesus Christ.
I don't mean to sound dumb, but wasn't Rio de Capital of Brazil before Brasilia was created?(Most people wouldn't know that) Interesting enough, Rio was once the Capital of Portugal during a certain time.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2472 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1677 times:
I agree. Everybody knows about Rio, as it's the prime tourist destination for Brazil (at least for foreigners). Not to mention numerous movies, songs, etc. I would hazard a guess that most people in America couldn't even name another Brazilian city! Sad but true.
I've never even been to Brazil, but I could name several tourist destinations in Rio. As God is my witness, I can't think of a single identifying trait of Sao Paulo--except traffic, dirt, pollution and skyscrapers. Sorry but that's the picture "promoted" by the city.