-11's were delivered in 1991. The first delivery ever of an MD
-11 was in December 7, 1990. So, no, they are not 20 years old!
Also, seat pitch in Varig's planes is not 30/31" as stated above, but a generous 33 inches, according to
Varig's international service is pretty much comparable to those of the major US carriers. But domestically, Varig is far superior in my opinion, especially with regards to meals and beverages.
But yes, their flight attendants do their best to ignore you and treat you with contempt. Varig's fa's are so full of themselves that they see pax as nuisances, not as clients.
Anyway, overall Varig offers a good product. You'll certainly enjoy it.
[Edited 2004-02-10 15:55:54]