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GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)  
User currently offlineMagicalchaz From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 64 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 20818 times:

Hi again, hope you guys are not bored with my reviews yet.
This time is Varig First Class Flight RG8756 GRU-LHR on 6 August 2005

Here is the link to me review page and again enjoy

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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 20764 times:

Another great report! RG F looks much better than I have read before. I guess you just don't like caviar, one of my pet peeves is when airlines such as BA and UA don't serve caviar in First.

Keep up the great work!

Regards from BKK,


Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3826 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 20696 times:

Either the Thai military makes you travel a lot or you have very itchy feet! (47,000 miles in a month is pretty high for an 'average month'!) Regardless we are the beneficiarys of another excellent report  thumbsup 

PS. Doesn't it annoy you that you have to make a separate post for each picture on that website?

"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 20682 times:

Forgive my rudeness but you must be awfully rich to be always flying First Class or Business Class!  wideeyed 

[Edited 2005-09-08 23:13:49]

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 11512 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 20443 times:
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Quoting Magicalchaz (Thread starter):

Great trip report! Good to see that Varig by far keeps with their service (IMO one of the best in the world). The problem is the lack of good equipment as they have only two good planes to face competition (PP-VRA and VRB, both 772ER).
I use to travel RG business on domestic and some int`l routes and i know the quality of their service is incredible!


New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20369 times:

Great pictures thank you. I flew on Varig on a 707 from Rio to New York in economy 27 years ago and it was great. However I am not sure whether they have maintained the quality of service as they too are facing hard times.

User currently offlineBrasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 20231 times:

Very interesting indeed and great Trip Report! Thank you!

However, what a shame on that monitor and Varig F Class... And it's a pity you could not enjoy RG lounge.

Long life to Varig!

Varig, Varig, Varig
User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 20131 times:

Good report. Very interesting.


[Edited 2005-09-09 16:22:44]

User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 20122 times:

Well done. Excellent trip report. The food looked very delicious. Great to have a trip report of an airline, of which there aren't to many trip reports.

Cheers, Konstantin G.

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5954 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 19908 times:

Great report (very intresting picutres) !

thank you.


Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineBrasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 19784 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 4):
The problem is the lack of good equipment as they have only two good planes to face competition (PP-VRA and VRB, both 772ER).

You are right! Despite their financial problems, RG is a good airline after all. The problem was their not updated MD11. Look at this instead:

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Photo © Bernardo Andrade

Varig, Varig, Varig
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 19400 times:

As Felipe mentioned, RG's problem is the outdated planes/seats. RG seats for a first class looks even worse than an average biz class seat on a good airline.
However, RG service and food can make it up!  Smile

Nice to read another good report on RG, despite all its financial problems!


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