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What Is Varig Like?  
User currently offlineFRA_M25 From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 29 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

I'm going to travel to Sao Paulo in January.
I'm going to fly with Varig on the route LHR-GRU.
Has anybody travelled with Varig? What is the service like and what about the safety?

Regards


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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1282 times:


I can't tell you about their service and stuff but you really have something to look forward to as it seems like you'll be flying aboard their brand new Boeing 777 jets !
That should be awesome for you !

Rgds,
B737-700


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Hi:

I never have flown on a Varig flight, but some friends and member of my family which have flown with the brazilian carrier told me that the service is excellent in all classes (good meals, great audio and video programing, and aiport services). In relation with the safety, Varig has no problem with that, excellent and modern aircraft with one of the best maintenance of Latin America, acknowledged in all the world.

Good Luck in your trip!

Best Regards,
RJ_Delta.


User currently offlineFRA_M25 From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Thank you very much for the replies.

Regards


User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Hello,

I´ve done this flight before. It comes from Conpenhaggen. Anyways... VARIG is a fine airline for the Latino standards. It currently uses the 767-200 in this route.

VARIG is passing through a modernization program in order to be more competitive, since it lost market-share for its archrival TAM. VARIG has just received its first 777-200.

More news to come! Have a great trip!



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

I flew on their MD-11 from LHR to CPH in July, we were three hours late but otherwise it was a good flight. Nice seats and a nice snack, definitely better than SK on the same route. Crew wasn't nice and no explanation of the delay was given but I still enjoyed the flight.

As far as I know, the 777s are only doing GIG-GRU-LHR-CPH while MD11s are kept on GIG-GRU-LHR runs.

Lufthansa747
HEL/EFHK



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

There's definitely no 767-200 doing this route, it's a 777 for the CPH flights (days 3,5,7) and also 777 for the LHR only runs (not an M11 as I stated earlier). So daily 777-200 from LHR. You should enjoy the 3-3-2 seating!




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User currently offlineJocke08 From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

I flew Varig Business Class last Christmas/New Years on the route Fankfurt-Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro, and Rio de Janeiro-Paris on yje way back.

The seats where very comfy (at least in Buisness Class), but it looked rather nice back in coach too!!
Food where really great, some of the best I´ve ever eaten on an airplane!
Entertainment was good to!
The F/A where friendly, although they didn´t inform us at all after a HUGE drop!!

But I can definitly recommend Varig, they are really safe to, thats for sure!

Have a nice trip!

Jocke
Stockholm, Sweden


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1231 times:


Wow, Varig will have a 3-3-2 configuration on their 777s ? That's gotta be awesome !
Unbelieveable Emirates has a 3-4-3 ! That's 2 seats more in a row. How can Varig do that ?



User currently offlineShortfinals From Malaysia, joined Jul 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1203 times:

Just went to their website www.varig.com.br and did the virtual tour. Their Y class looks like 3-3-3 to me, with no PTV's if I recall correctly

User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1204 times:

Yes, it seems after all that eco is 3-3-3. There was lots of discussion of the 3-3-2 configuration on this board but a picture at http://www.naviosecruzeiros.tur.br/extr/a_varig777.asp clearly shows it's 3-3-3

Regards,

Lufthansa747



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Lucky girl!!  Smile I have a lady friend in Rio and I've always wanted to fly Varig. I'm hoping that when I finally get to go there that I'll be on an MD-11. I'd like to be on the 777 too but I've never been on a tri-jet. Also I'll have lots of time to try a 777 in the future.

Have fun!!

Kris
from YYC  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

I usually travel with VARIG, the service is really wonderful, very nice f/a.
It is really safe, even better if you fly the new 777.
The 777 has PTV's in all seats, and if you can travel first class it will be really great, because VARIG spent 6 million dollars to change galleys and seats in the first class that has 6 seats that would be a million dollar seat.

GüeroSinFé


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Varig in their main cabin does have PTV's at every seat.


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User currently offlineShortfinals From Malaysia, joined Jul 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Ooops. Didn't look at the picture properly. My mistake. I thought there weren't any PTV's. I am booked to fly it on Jan 10 GRU-LHR RG8756. I was already looking forward to that anyway. Now only more so because of the PTV's.

User currently offlineFRA_M25 From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1134 times:

Well I thank you very much for the replies and I think
I made a good choice and I'll certainly enjoy the trip
to Sao Paulo in January.

Regards from Frankfurt


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