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by geoshina
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4412

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Looking post-modern (see: more and more Chinese airports) does not a pleasant experience make. ICN is a vastly overrated hub. The security area is tight, smoke from the smoking "lounges" regularly seeps out, seating is scarce, and post-security food options are a let-down-- while on my wa...

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by geoshina
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 72
Views: 10290

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

AA is being faster in renovating their lounges and planes. That's for sure.
Even the implementation of the PY looks likes is going at a rapid pace.

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by geoshina
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 6803

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

I hope eventually the circumstances that will enable LATAM to be what it should be at EZE come together: Argentinian economy recovers, Argentinian market de-regulates, LATAM head office in Santiago realizes Buenos Aires is the second largest economic center in South America. In a scenario of normal...

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by geoshina
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 38
Views: 12978

Re: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson

JC fits EK First Class just like he fits in a Bugatti Veyron or a Bentley or any other posh car around. It's entertaining guys. And we like it :)

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by geoshina
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6612

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

Governments may come and go but the rules to play in Brazil tend to stay the same. TAM was never a government owned airline. There are still a lot of influential people in Brazil who had ties to Varig. TAP themselves are still government owned and Fernando Pinto, who is now in charge of TAP was Var...

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by geoshina
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6612

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

A few weeks back, there was an article published in ch-aviation that indicated a possible JV between TAP, Azul, Hainan and United Airlines. I don't see how United comes into this picture given their long standing JV with the Lufthansa group. A TATL JV between TAP/Azul/United and potentially B6 woul...

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by geoshina
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 22626

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I see all these number and then I realize that the state of São Paulo (not the city) have at least 400.000 people with Japanese background. Quite impressive and different from the US. If only the Brazilian government were not corrupt (I like to dream people), I could imagine quite a stronger economi...

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by geoshina
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 24111

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Um, yeah.... I’ll just move along now. Jesus take the wheel, what did I just read here? You read what you should have listened: tango. It is full of drama and sometimes may ends in a disaster :) There are so many ways to look at this history. I dunno if we will ever know it. If I was her I would tr...

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by geoshina
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service
Replies: 21
Views: 4065

Re: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service

I don't think British Airways is a premium airline at all. Right now they should change their name to "Flying" as it is getting more similar to "Vueling" than to Iberia. The good thing about JJ in LHR is the pre-departure @T3. Why? Now they can use the Cathay Pacific lounge which...

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by geoshina
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 22626

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

Back to GRU please. Someone also need to bring rates SAmerica to Japan/Asia down asap! I highly doubt it. It has been 7 years that JAL has stopped flying to GRU via JFK. In the meantime we now have EK, QR, ET, TK and had KE, EY and SQ to Asia. In my experience the ME3 + ET are the ones taking the t...

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by geoshina
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4649

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

At last. it was about time for Latam to move around.

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by geoshina
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news
Replies: 29
Views: 3563

Re: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news

Embraer will approach an american airline company and offer their E2 with huge discounts.
Airbus will say that this is illegal and blah blah blah

I wonder lol

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by geoshina
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO
Replies: 40
Views: 5872

Re: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO

At SCL, LATAM will venture into high risk routes and will tolerate losses for an extended period of time to see the viability of those routes mature. Lan Chile is run like an entrepreneurial start-up. The rest of LATAM is just producing rent. LATAM's major shareholders are the Cueto family and the ...

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by geoshina
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4981

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

I think Qatar /QR have managed to get a great amount of brazilian passengers going to Asia/Japan. Last month I did DOH-HND and NRT-DOH. There was a lot of brazilians on these flights. Plus the ability to do a stopover in Doha and with the recent visa free policy I think they will get even more pax i...

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by geoshina
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to increase GIG to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 4196

Re: British Airways to increase GIG to daily

For the first time since the Brazilian economic downturn, BA will fly to GIG daily, this time with the 787-8 as follows: This brings EU-GIG service to: - TP/AD 10x weekly from LIS - LH/SQ 7x from FRA - AF/G3 7x from CDG - KL/G3 7x from AMS - BA/JJ 7x from LHR - AZ 7x from FCO - IB/JJ 4x weekly from...

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by geoshina
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to add 789 to LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 12079

Re: AA to add 789 to LAX

Rajahdhani wrote:
I wonder where we will see the 77W (and their first class), being re-deployed to. Here's to hoping to greater yields in future, and a justified return on the 77W and their premium cabins.



If I am not mistaken, the 77W will come back to the DFW-GRU rotation

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by geoshina
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil starts GRU-MIA
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Avianca Brasil starts GRU-MIA

It offers a nice competition in this route with a great product and crew.

Next August Avianca Brazil will also start the GRU-SCL-GRU route with 2 daily flights (A330 ad A320)

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by geoshina
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 80
Views: 22579

Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

dash500 wrote:
LXwing wrote:
First flight for the retro livery now in the air! :yes:
TP103 LIS-CNF


I was proud to be on that first revenue flight of the retrojet :smile:



I missed for just one day :(

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by geoshina
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A320 to South America?
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: AA A320 to South America

MIA-MAO

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by geoshina
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 9354

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

So Ryanair doesn't allow electronic boarding passes simply so they can charge $60 if you lose your printed one? Nope, you got it wrong. If you have their app you can download the boarding pass directly to your phone. I kind of wondered. So if you don't print at home and don't have a smart phone the...

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by geoshina
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South American Service to CPT
Replies: 63
Views: 5468

Re: South American Service to CPT

I see your point, but I believe it would be really hard to get Brazilians and/or Argentinians to go for their sun-and-beach holidays to Réunion or Mauritius, two costly places where even language would be a major issue, when they have just as spectacular (if not even better) beaches at home ...at l...

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by geoshina
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing 2 oceans: Newest business class by SAA and SIA
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: Crossing 2 oceans: Newest business class by SAA and SIA

what a great FR to read. Congrats! :) I really feel sad that SQ does not fly to Brazil anymore. I remember that by entering the airplane at GRU I could already feel like I was in Singapore. About the SQ C seat. I think it is gorgeous and huugee! But I can never have a good sleep whenever I'm in it. ...

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by geoshina
Fri May 26, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 4953

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

JJ tried and surely managed to offer a great customer experience before being acquired by LA. That's a fact. Right now it is just an average airline with an average product and average customer service. Just like LAN is and always will be. They do not manage to be on the forefront of anything. Just ...

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by geoshina
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition
Replies: 34
Views: 6093

Re: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition

Thanks Polot for the correction. With the new law in Brazil foreign airlines can fully take over a Brazilian airline, is that correct? Even though I don't see LATAM allowing that to happen. A388 I actually think the Cueto family are clueless about what to do with Latam Brasil. So I would not be sur...

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by geoshina
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: I had the lounge to myself (really!) so I made a video tour with my iPhone! Cathay Pacific LHR T3 First Class Lounge
Replies: 7
Views: 3447

Re: I had the lounge to myself (really!) so I made a video tour with my iPhone! Cathay Pacific LHR T3 First Class Lounge

Nice review! I had the chance to use this lounge last month. It's an oasis.
Lounges at T3 are really putting BA lounges to shame, don't you think?
The American Airlines arrivals lounge is also pretty damm good!

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by geoshina
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17
Replies: 43
Views: 9067

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17

And today was also the day that Air China changed it's equipment, from A332 to B789 with more Y seats.
The flight is PEK-MAD-GRU.

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by geoshina
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18
Replies: 16
Views: 3460

Re: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18

This change will involve the equipment change in the FRA-GIG route, which will be altered from the 748 (with F) to 744 (no F).

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by geoshina
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ increases service to EZE
Replies: 46
Views: 4779

Re: NZ increases service to EZE

Fact is your "obvious markets" have been nothing short of a bloodshed for foreign operators for the past two years. Trash yields, downgauging equipment, cutting back services and/or leaving Brazil altogether. Don't see that happening in the rest of the neighborhood. You just forgot to men...

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by geoshina
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 8995

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

I also learned that LA will take over the GRU-MXP with de 787-9 instead of the JJ A350 that will operate the SCL-MEL due the crew rest issue on the 787 ..... My guess is that LAN isnt seeing the potencial it has on they very own hands because of the lack of management . They underestimated the braz...

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by geoshina
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 8995

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

- 3 A350 will remain at JJ, out of 7 that they have received so far. They will be used in the GRU-MAD and GRU-CDG. This last route won't be used on a daily basis since they will also deploy a B77W. Out of these 4 planes, I think 2 will be leased for 6 months and 2 for 1 year. There have been some re...

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by geoshina
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil Close to Allowing 100% Foreign Ownership in Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 2863

Re: Brazil Close to Allowing 100% Foreign Ownership in Airlines

TWA85 wrote:
I am a little confused. How was LA able to purchase JJ and create LATAM Airlines group if the Brazilian government didn't already allow majority foreign ownership?


This is The question...

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2940

Re: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?

Two more upgauges: Air Canada - since Dec16 it is operating with a 788. On March17 it will use a 789 with one daily flight. Air China - will change from A332 to 789 Beijing – Madrid CA907 PEK0125 – 0655MAD 789 236 CA908 MAD1125 – 0410+1PEK 789 236 Day 2 service, operating as routine seasonal flight,...

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by geoshina
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4339
Views: 1454781

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Does anyone knows something about some or all of the LATAM/JJ A350s going to QR? And to make this rumor more consistent: "LATAM Airlines Brasil in recent schedule update adjusted planned International operation from 26MAR17, including reduced operation for Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft. As of 17J...

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by geoshina
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17
Replies: 43
Views: 9067

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17

[list=][/list] If there are increasing demand from Brazilian to travel to Southeast Asia, would LATAM/SAA/SQ/etc. start flying dorect flight between Brazil and SE Asia with a stopover at South Africa? Currently options are transfer via ME3/Europe, or transfer at South Africa with long layover or dou...

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by geoshina
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific moving to Terminal 8 at JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 2726

Re: Cathay Pacific moving to Terminal 8 at JFK

A wise move. Terminal 7 is a dump. Even after UA decamped to EWR for its PS service last year, the facility is bursting at the seams and can't cope with all the traffic it handles. I flew into T7 in October on BA from LGW and the line, even with Global Entry, was 90 minutes long. Four BA flights, o...

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by geoshina
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca switches Barcelona to Boeing 787
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

Re: Avianca switches Barcelona to Boeing 787

I did flew both the 787 and the A332 on the GRU-BOG-LAX route. The GRU-BOG is done with a 332. Their interior is really outdated and the biz class seats are not working properly. But they crew on the GRU-BOG-GRU were fantastic all the way. By the way, doesn't AV have some A332 with new business clas...

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by geoshina
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in J
Replies: 30
Views: 15127

Re: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in JHe

Here I was reading random FR on airliners when suddenly I see I though: "OMG he is that dude that make the wooden miniature of plane and parts!" How nice! Luca, you are the man! I loved your FR! It just goes to prove that you can not only do art with your hand, but write nice reports as we...

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by geoshina
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & Azul & Star?
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: UNITED & AZUL & STAR?

I think only Azul and Gol offers GRU-SDU flights.

With laTAM/Avianca you have to take the bus to CGH.

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by geoshina
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Europe- Argentina/Chile late 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4326

Re: Norwegian Europe- Argentina/Chile late 2017

Btw those are MAD-EZE/GRU/SCL numbers for 2015: MAD-EZE: 783,907 (Aerolíneas / Air Europa / Iberia) MAD-GRU: 686,821 (Air China / Air Europa / Iberia / LATAM) MAD-SCL: 412,638 (Iberia / LATAM) So Madrid-Buenos Aires is a larger market than any Sao Paulo - Europe combination (despite the local power...

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by geoshina
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Europe- Argentina/Chile late 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 4326

Re: Norwegian Europe- Argentina/Chile late 2017

I don't agree with your points of view. Of course Brazil is a much larger country, but that is why it has more competition in routes to GRU or GIG. You are comparing a country of 200M with a country of 30-40M (Argentina) and another one much smaller (Chile). Regarding who travels more, dunno. As it...

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by geoshina
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE on Short-Medium Haul ACFT?
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: IFE on Short-Medium Haul ACFT?

Avianca Brasil (O6) have IFE in all their aircrafts but the A318.
Azul (AD)also have IFE with live tv on their aircraft.
LATAM Brasil (JJ) has decided to put the app for download that serves as IFE. I've tried a lot and it is pretty reliable. They just need to put USB or AC power on their planes.

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by geoshina
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [JAL,77W,ORD-NRT] Mini-Mileage Run, Part 2/6
Replies: 13
Views: 12835

Re: [JAL,77W,ORD-NRT] Mini-Mileage Run, Part 2/6

Hey leyland1989! Great FR! Nice pics! I also agree with you. JAL have a very good economy class. I did travel with them on the CGK-NRT and NRT-DFW. The first in the 789 and the last in the 788. They were really great and confortable. One of the legs I did upgrade to Premium Economy. I did like the s...

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by geoshina
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Azul receive their A350?
Replies: 23
Views: 4214

Re: Will Azul receive their A350?

Their 330 sits in FLL everyday for 12 hours. Just like pretty much every other airplane that flies the Brazil - N. America Route and Brazil - Europe routes. The same thing happens in Argentina, for instance Come to GRU around noon and you see LH, AF, KLM, AA, UA, AC, LX, AZ, TP sweating under this ...

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by geoshina
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?
Replies: 58
Views: 8472

Re: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?

In a nutshell, the US 767s flew to Europe. some domestic hub to hub, Florida and the Caribbean and in the latter days of their careers they operated to Brazil too. After retirement they flew west - to the desert for a well earned rest. I had the chance to fly the 767 on their second day of the CLT-...

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by geoshina
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?

Hey guys. First time posting, long time reader. Brasilian families with portuguese background don't really consider themselves portuguese, since they've been in Brasil for hundreds of years. That's a misleading statement. Yes in the sense that if you're born in Brazil why would you consider yoursel...

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by geoshina
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?

Just a little side story. Last week I tried booking a trip from yyz-fln, a brasilian capital. Latam's north America Web site does not know where Florianopolis is. Porto Alegre is also out of their sales radar. From North America it's easier to buy a trip to Brazil (other than Sao Paulo and Rio) fro...

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by geoshina
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?

Yes, the ties between Portugal and Brazil are very strong both culturally and economically. These days in Portugal it's hard to tell what's Brazilian and what's Portuguese. As a Portuguese living abroad I see more and more Portuguese in Portugal speaking with a Brazilian accent and using Brazilian ...

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by geoshina
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?

So many reasons but you hardly answered the question correctly :) How else do you explain TP's 60+ weekly frequencies and 11 destinations? That is all about cultural links. Yes there are a lot of connections thru Lisbon today but TP was flying to a lot of these "secondary" destinations in...

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by geoshina
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?

I state this as British/Australian: it would be unthinkable for QF/NZ/SA/SQ/CX etc to cease serving LON - the former colonial ties to 'home' remain very strong, even if these days they are cultural over anything legal. Does not the same hold true in the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking worlds? I ho...

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by geoshina
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Why doesn't LATAM fly to LIS?

I don't think TAM / JJ has ever flown to LIS before.

I think Varig and Vasp did.

What happened is that Azul has taken over the VCP-LIS route that was operated by TP.
TP and AD are getting more cooperation as time goes by.

After the alliance change, JJ is now much closer to IB.

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