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TAM 3 Daily From MCO Eff Nov 2012  
User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

Pretty impressive that not only are there Two DAILY MCO-GRU but now DAILY MCO-GIG
I bet if Brazilians keep loving the mouse park this much they will get their own LOL



TAM Airlines to Launch Rio de Janeiro – Orlando Service from Nov 2012
by JL
Update at 0720GMT 30JUL12

TAM Airlines from 12NOV12 is launching Rio de Janeiro – Orlando service, where it’ll operate daily flights on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft. TAM currently operates twice daily Sao Paulo – Orlando service, also with A330.

Schedule:

JJ8116 GIG0913 – 1515MCO 330 47
JJ8114 GIG1013 – 1615MCO 330 x47

JJ8117 MCO1710 – 0440+1GIG 330 47
JJ8115 MCO1810 – 0540+1GIG 330 x47

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User currently offlineclrd4t8koff From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

That's pretty impressive. I lived in Orlando for quite a while but never would have guessed that MCO could support 3 daily flights to Brazil. Granted when you live in Orlando, you rarely visits the parks so perhaps I was just unaware of how popular Mickey Mouse is down south.

Are these just J/Y planes or do they have First cabins?


User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16878 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Thread starter):
I bet if Brazilians keep loving the mouse park this much they will get their own LOL
Quoting clrd4t8koff (Reply 1):
. I lived in Orlando for quite a while but never would have guessed that MCO could support 3 daily flights to Brazil.



I remember visiting Orlando in the Nineties and seeing Varig and IIRC TransBrasil or VASP at MCO, plus the parks were packed with Brazilian tourists.

Also around that time I believe AA launched their own MCO-GRU flight.

[Edited 2012-08-03 05:38:53]

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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8824 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4567 times:
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Quoting clrd4t8koff (Reply 1):
Are these just J/Y planes or do they have First cabins?

TAM's entire fleet of A332s have F cabins.


User currently offlineAF086 From France, joined Jan 2007, 1060 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Quoting clrd4t8koff (Reply 1):

Are these just J/Y planes or do they have First cabins?

Their standard A330-200 configuration is: 4F / 24J / 195Y



Please insert a "smart" joke here.
User currently offlineTW From Germany, joined Jul 2011, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Quoting clrd4t8koff (Reply 1):
I was just unaware of how popular Mickey Mouse is down south.

Prices for clothes, beauty products, electronics are so high in Brazil that the amount of money saved when purchasing a load of things in the US could pay for the trip. I don't know how many people fly to the US just to shop, but I have seen a documentary about some people doing it just for that reason.


User currently offlinesteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

Quoting TW (Reply 5):
I don't know how many people fly to the US just to shop,

It is a lot. Seriously. A can of shaving foam is $16. As is brie, for example.
Internationally branded clothes/luxuries - forget it. Take a couple of empty suitcases, save a fortune on the way back. Real still relatively strong, even if it has come off in the last six months - it is a million miles away from the US$1:R$4 of ten years ago.



eu nasci ha dez mil anos atras, e nao tem nada nesse mundo que eu nao saiba demais
User currently offlineDellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Orlando has been a very popular vacation destination for Brazilians for a long time. The market always existed. That's why TR, RG and AA already flew between MCO and Brazil. TAM decided to take a chance and established its own non-stop to MCO 3 years ago, offering Brazilians the opportunity to go directly to Orlando without having to connect in Miami. This maneuver was so successful that now JJ basically tripled their capacity on the market. The tickets are far from being low yield. Orlando shortly became one of TAM's top routes, pax and cargo wise.

I wouldn't be surprised if in the future the new B77Ws are deployed in this segment, instead of somewhere in Europe.

[Edited 2012-08-04 04:54:04]

User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting steve6666 (Reply 6):
Take a couple of empty suitcases, save a fortune on the way back.

No, buy the suitcases there too. It's going to be cheaper as well!!! LOL


User currently offlinejmbarros12 From Brazil, joined Nov 2007, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Quoting Dellatorre (Reply 7):
A can of shaving foam is $16

Another example: I bought a stroller for my daughter, payed US$ 800 with all the accessories included. The exact same stroller with all the accessories cost US$ 2.500 here in Brazil.

It´s insane.



Go Boeing!
User currently offlineandrefranca From Brazil, joined May 2011, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Quoting jmbarros12 (Reply 9):

The iphone 4s, here the cheapest is 850 USD in the US you buy it for 199 usd, GOV Br is a joke.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8824 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
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Quoting NWADTWE16 (Thread starter):
TAM Airlines to Launch Rio de Janeiro – Orlando Service from Nov 2012

TAM has accelerated the launch date of the new daily GIG-MCO service. The new service will commence on 29OCT12:
TAM to start daily nonstop Rio de Janeiro-Orlando service on October 29

Also, LAN will resume seasonal service between Santiago de Chile and Orlando starting on 13JAN13. Seems like Orlando is becoming increasingly popular with South Americans.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Quoting andrefranca (Reply 10):

An American friend of mine who is obsessed with Brazil buys a ton of Victoria Secret products and sells them in Brazil. Pays for the trip!!



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8824 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2657 times:
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Quoting Dellatorre (Reply 7):
I wouldn't be surprised if in the future the new B77Ws are deployed in this segment, instead of somewhere in Europe.

This year, TAM's 4 new B77Ws will be deployed on the GRU-MIA and GRU-JFK routes. TAM's 4 other B77Ws will remain on the GRU-FRA, GRU-LHR and GRU-SCL routes. However next year when TAM receives 2 more B77Ws, I wouldn't be surprised if TAM deployed one of them on the daily GIG-MIA service.


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2912 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2611 times:
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Quoting clrd4t8koff (Reply 1):

My partner is Brazilian and he loves Disneyworld and Universal more than anything. He is 37 years old too. There is something about these attractions that draw Brazilians like crazy.

Last time I was there was 2 years ago. The ratio of Brazilian tour groups (CNA?) to any other is 4 to 1. The arena for the Micky Wizard show was like a football stadium in Rio. One only heard Portuguese spoken and the kids and teens sang Brazilian songs so loud my eardrums burst...with a thousand Brazilian flags.

An old friend I stay in touch with lives and works in Tampa, she works the reservation lines for Disney. She told me that the section of Portuguese speaking reservation section is the largest.

I am not at all surprised. In fact I am surprised there aren't more flights. Perhaps there are? How many charter flights are there? Do any US airlines do that route?

Brazil is the country of the future...and this time really is!



The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3708 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2562 times:

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 13):
This year, TAM's 4 new B77Ws will be deployed on the GRU-MIA and GRU-JFK routes. TAM's 4 other B77Ws will remain on the GRU-FRA, GRU-LHR and GRU-SCL routes. However next year when TAM receives 2 more B77Ws, I wouldn't be surprised if TAM deployed one of them on the daily GIG-MIA service.

Everything became more difficult to predict now. TAM crews were informed that the airline will phase out all 3 763 this year.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8824 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2528 times:
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Quoting C010T3 (Reply 15):
Everything became more difficult to predict now. TAM crews were informed that the airline will phase out all 3 763 this year.

I would guess that the A332s that are freed up by the B77Ws would take over not only the GIG-MCO route, but also the GIG-MIA, BSB-MIA and CNF-MIA route. TAM may revert the MAO-MIA route back to an A320 service since the a/c from the GRU-BOG route will be freed up. Does JJ still deploy the A332 on the GRU-MAO route?

[Edited 2012-08-17 10:38:11]

User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2476 times:

From the UK, would always see large tour groups around the parks.
Very polite people, usually one or two up front holding the national flag for the group to follow.
Seem to be more of them towards the end of the year.



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User currently onlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2714 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting jmbarros12 (Reply 9):
Another example: I bought a stroller for my daughter, payed US$ 800 with all the accessories included. The exact same stroller with all the accessories cost US$ 2.500 here in Brazil.

Back in 2004 when I took a trip to Brazil, my pregnant Colombian friend who was living in Sao Paulo asked me to buy a stroller for her (she would pay me back) and bring it down to Brazil for her. She said they don't carry good brands in Brazil and they are outrageously expensive. Fortunately I flew non-stop ORD-GRU but I did have to custom wrap it since the original box was too big, overall was a pain in the ass. While on the trip, I was walking through a mall and came across a baby store with a bunch of strollers...sure enough exact same stroller for the exact same price, I wanted to kill her! Granted this was 8 years ago...


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8824 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
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Quoting C010T3 (Reply 15):
Everything became more difficult to predict now. TAM crews were informed that the airline will phase out all 3 763 this year.

The two B77Ws being deployed on the MIA-GRU route will free up two A332s, one of which will be deployed on the GIG-MCO route, freeing up one A332. Two B77Ws could operate the GRU-JFK route 2x daily, freeing up two more A332s:

JJ8080 22:30 GRU 05:30+1 JFK A332 daily
JJ8083 07:25 JFK 20:25 GRU A332 daily

JJ8082 08:45 GRU 15:45 JFK A332 daily
JJ8081 17:40 JFK 06:40+1 GRU A332 daily


Thus, the 3 A332s could replace TAM's fleet of 3 B-767-300ERs.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11440 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
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Quoting AF086 (Reply 4):
Their standard A330-200 configuration is: 4F / 24J / 195Y

In fact for MCO and MIA they release more J seats. I suspect they offer for sale 30 or 32J on these flights

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 12):
An American friend of mine who is obsessed with Brazil buys a ton of Victoria Secret products and sells them in Brazil. Pays for the trip!!

lol, he will need a lot of bags as this stuff is heavy !



New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25459 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting Rafabozzolla (Reply 8):
Quoting steve6666 (Reply 6):
Take a couple of empty suitcases, save a fortune on the way back.

No, buy the suitcases there too. It's going to be cheaper as well!!! LOL

How much can you bring back without paying customs duties and taxes?


User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 21):
How much can you bring back without paying customs duties and taxes?

In theory 500USD, but personal items, such as clothes , fragrances and etc. have no limit as long as it's obvious they're not being brought into the country for resale. As long as you don't by many of the same you're generally good to go.

Even items such as cameras, smartphones and tablets get a blind eye. Customs police is really strict about large electronics (computers etc.), liquor and tobacco.

I once brought back a Dyson vacuum cleaner, in the original box, no questions asked.


User currently offlineandrefranca From Brazil, joined May 2011, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 21):
Quoting Rafabozzolla (Reply 22):

And of course it also depends on the officer, some of them just let you go even if you're carrying 10 suitcases LOL, some of them stopped me even though I had only a small CARRY ON backpack!!!!

But if you're foreigner, they're unlikely to mess with you, as long as you don't bring 15 bottles of the same product! as the guys have said above!


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