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User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 545 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1047 times:


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What can I say, I sure won't have a chance to see it never alive, but I'm happy knowing that such a birds are flying, I bet that is great seeing this beauty close, what can I say more? majestic, splendid, maximum expression of elegance, the Varig cs fits perfectly ro it.
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Savo, Salerno, ITALIA

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User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Montenegro,

As a Brazilian, I thank you very much for your kind words regarding Varig.

I am, myself, a big fan of Alitalia. One of my most tender memories is to travel with my granpa some 100km until Viracopos Airport to spot the Alitalia DC-10´s, which used to land over there some 20 years ago. It was just an extravaganza to watch such an increadible bird sitting alone in that huge tarmac.

Ciao!!!



The fastest way to become a millionaire in the airline business is to start as a billionaire.
User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Ciro,

thank you, but this constatation goes forward of simle "likeing". I think that is simply perfect, Varig has a wonderful cs and it is such a joy for me seeing new planes for such a glorious airline. I have never flied them, but who knows? I have a hope.
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Best regards.

Savo


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13186 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I remember the immaculate Varig DC-10's at LHR, I saw the first I think in 1978/79, I was watching aircraft land at LHR from my backyard with a telescope, and the first aircraft I focussed in on was one of these;


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For me, both professionally, and personally, this is my maximum expression of elegance;


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Going back to the late late 70's, this was a close second;



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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 913 times:

Thanks for the photos! Then and now, Varig has always had some lovely a/c.

I used to fly the DC-10's a lot between EZE and GRU, and the 742 to the UK. I remember very distinctly always getting a window seat beside the engines with the old 'GE' symbol.

Great airline-and great Brazilian service-always happy, always smiling.

Genuine happiness all round was what I liked most about Varig service!

Regards


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 879 times:
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& in a not too close second..

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User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 869 times:
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To tell you the truth, in my little 'corner' of the world,
one thing I have found since being a member here, are the number of airlines in the world!! Wow! I am still coming across 'new' ones in the A.net photo database, even just today. I had never heard of Varig until a few months ago, and have certainly never seen their aircraft, so it's very refreshing to be part of a world that goes beyond Qantas!!

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"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.." John Gillespie Magee Jr
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Varig has very nice colours and they looks amazing on the 777. I saw PP-VRB in LHR a few weeks ago.

They used to fly into HKG with 744s, then 743s then MD11s. Unfortunately not any more. Perhaps they will come back one day!! I hope so.


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 846 times:

ELEGANCE.............


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