C010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3613 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
That's really great news. US will add a lot connection options as it clear from the press release:
For US Airways customers, this agreement will eventually provide a convenient, single-source booking, ticketing and baggage connection option for many new destinations inside Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife and Brasilia through TAM’s Rio de Janeiro hub.
On the DOT's docket, there is a complete list of the destinations that are going to be offered with the US code from GIG:
BEL, BSB, GRU, CNF, CWB, FLN, FOR, IGU, JPA, MAO, MCZ, NAT, POA, REC, SLZ, SSA, VCP and VIX
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11318 posts, RR: 60 Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
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Quoting chepos (Reply 3): Hopefully this will improve the performance of the CLT-GIG-CLT route. Actually, this is something the airline should have sought from when the route was launched, but oh well.
A mistake for waiting on the still pending slot transaction for Sao Paulo. I just believe that after got nice results in December/January, any airline would look forward to further consolidate what they have on their hands.
In my view the code-share with TAM would give to them valuable passengers not only on GIG-CLT but also on many routes TAM will code-share on US flights*: