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AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:32 am

I'm trying to book a flight from LIT-POA on AA. A couple of months ago I was doing the same thing, but there are no direct flights from the US to POA so we have to stop over in GRU. A couple of months ago it was AA for LIT-DFW, AA DFW-GRU, and Varig which it said was a codeshare from GRU-POA. Now I just checked and it said they don't serve POA, which was no surprise but it didn't have the Varig flight on there. I widened the search to include all airlines, it then gave me the options of AA LIT-ORD, UA ORD-GRU, then a flight that said UA then the flight number and then said it was operated by Varig. Now the prices have jumped significantly. So any suggestions or answers would be much appreciated.
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:48 am

NW7474000,

AA codeshares with JJ, not RG...so that might be the problem, however I don't understand why no JJ flights showed up...did any? Which fare search engine did you use?

When are you planning to go on this trip?

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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:56 am

PPVRA, no, no JJ flights showed up. I used AA's website as the search engine. The preferable dates are March 24- April 3rd. Thanks for the help!
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:11 am

AA has a codeshare agreement with TAM for intra-Brazil services, though POA is not part of their codeshare agreement.

On a side note, American Airlines actually served Porto Alegre for a short time in the mid-1990s.
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:22 am

Very strange indeed, maybe AA only code shares with JJ on to/from MIA fights. Try to contact AA for more info...I found this on UAs website, check it out: (through ATL)

LIT&dest.0=POA&mon_abbr.0=Mar&date.0=24&hour_ampm.0=5+am&mon_abbr.1=Apr&date.1=3&hour_ampm.1=5+am&ecert_num=&rt_ow=Round+Trip&best_itins=2&return_to=best_itins>

Good luck, feel free to ask any more questions!

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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:28 am

Something went really wrong...

Just go to UAs website and enter the data, it gave me a route through ATL...price seemed reasonable...no idea if it's a good deal or not though, I'm not familiar with this route.

Sorry...

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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:30 am

Here is what I could find(US website). Around $1,660.

To

American Airlines 10:03A - 11:45A
LIT-ORD
CR7

US Airways 9:30P - 10:55A‡
ORD-GRU
763

Vasp Airlines 12:30P‡ - 2:05P‡
GRU-POA
732

Return


Varig Airlines 4:00P - 5:30P
POA-GRU
733

US Airways 8:30P - 5:10A‡
GRU-ORD
763

American Airlines 7:48A‡ - 9:28A
ORD-LIT
CR7

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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:30 am

MAH4546,

Yes, I remember seeing their aircraft (767 I believe) at POA...haven't been there in a while.

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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:35 am

This is what I found at UAs website:

Delta Airlines 254 Mar 23 6:32 pm from LIT to ATL arrive 9:04 pm Non-stop
Delta Airlines 123 Mar 23 10:25 pm from ATL to GRU arrive 9:45 am (Next day)Non-stop
Varig S.A. 2329 Mar 24 12:05 pm from GRU to POA arrive 1:35 pm Non-stop

Return

Varig S.A. 8720 Apr 3 7:20 pm from POA to GRU arrive 8:55 pm Non-stop
Delta Airlines 104 Apr 3 10:55 pm from GRU to ATL arrive 7:30 am (Next day)Non-stop
Delta Airlines 972 Apr 4 9:45 am from ATL to LIT arrive 10:25 am Non-stop


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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:49 am

PPVRA, The only problem with UA is they don't fly out of LIT so I have to fly AA to ORD which ups the price significantly. Thanks for the info guys!
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:34 pm

Why not just make seperate reservations? Or would that just be too hard and too complicated for the date of you travel? I do not mean that as an insult I am just saying...
 
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:33 am

If you can make the trip up to XNA UAX just started service to there you might be able to find a more reasonable price from there! I came up with $1481.50 on the UA website....its UAX operated by OO from XNA to ORD then UA to GRU then UA operated by RG to POA and the same on the reverse. Or even better MEM POA on UA is only $1157.00! I think MEM is closer to LIT then XNA is.

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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:26 am

RG has agreement with UA and JJ with AA. Orbitz has very good offers LIT-POA for less than USD800 http://www.orbitz.com

Second option is if you buy a separate ticket GRU-POA. You will note that RG and JJ codeshare on this route so you can book a RG flight and find yourself flying a TAM metal!

Rgs,
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:34 am

Best I could come up with on AA/JJ is USD1038.50 - needs an airport change in Sao Paulo though, don't know how much fun that would be.


FXC1LIT/D23MARPOA/D3APRLIT

--------------------------RECOMMENDATION 1 (USD 1038.50)-----
PTC CUR TAX FARE BASIS
1 ADT 1 USD 1038.50 106.50 KLUS2M+WLUS1M
TOTAL 1 USD 1038.50 106.50

1 *AA3538 N 23MAR /LIT DFW 1739 1901 E0.CR7
. AA:JJ8111 K 23MAR DFW A GRU 2 1945 0856+1 0.763
. RG:JJ2792 N 24MAR CGH POA 1300 1430 0.733 17:51
2 JJ3054 N 03APR POA CGH 1700 1827 0.320
. AA:JJ8110 W 03APR GRU 2 DFW A 2150 0621+1 0.763
. *AA3737 Q 04APR /DFW LIT 0741 0856 E0.CR7 17:56

1 LAST TKT DTE 03DEC04 - SEE ADV PURCHASE
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:45 am

Best I could come up with without change of airport in SAO is USD1104 on AA and RG



--------------------------RECOMMENDATION 1 (USD 1104.50)-----
PTC CUR TAX FARE BASIS
1 ADT 1 USD 1104.50 107.50 VLX1M+VLW1M
TOTAL 1 USD 1104.50 107.50

1 *AA3538 V 24MAR /LIT DFW 1739 1901 E0.CR7
. AA 963 V 24MAR /DFW A GRU 2 1945 0856+1 E0.763
. RG2329 L 25MAR /GRU 2 POA 1205 1335 E0/733 16:56
2 RG2119 L 03APR /POA GRU 2 1800 2020 E1/733
. AA 962 V 03APR /GRU 2 DFW A 2150 0621+1 E0.763
. *AA3737 V 04APR /DFW LIT 0741 0856 E0.CR7 16:56
** TO (RE)BOOK USE FXZ **

1 LAST TKT DTE 02DEC04 - SEE ADV PURCHASE
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RE: AA And Varig Still Codeshare Partners?

Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:56 am

Thanks for all the help I'm still looking around. Unitedtristar, thanks I'll do a little research on that I never thought of driving to XNA or MEM. You are correct MEM is about 3 hours away, XNA is about 5 hours away. Again thanks for the help guys!
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