MAH4546
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TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:24 pm

TAM today has inagurated their new direct "Brazil Hopper" service between Fortaleza, Brasil and Miami, Florida, via the cities of Belem and Manaus, providing an important daily link between the three northern Brazilian cities and the United States. The flight leaves Fortaleza every morning at 9.40AM, arriving in Miami at 7.20PM. A redeye departure leaves Miami daily at 8.30PM, arriving in Fortaleza at 8.00AM.

Despite the long flight time and two stops, it shaves three and a half hours over the quickest current connection between Fortaleza and Miami, which still requires two stops.

With TAM's introduction on the route, LAB, who now lacks a long-haul fleet, will suspend Miami-Manaus service, now routing all flights Miami-Panama City-Santa Cruz with 727s.

TAM now offers three daily flights to Miami with year-round non-stop service to Manaus, Salvador, and Sao Paulo. TAM also will be offering scheduled seasonal non-stop service to Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife for the busy Brazilian July holiday period with A330 daylight service.
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:56 pm

Is this new service with an A-330 or A-320 ?

Thanks

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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:17 pm

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 1):
Is this new service with an A-330 or A-320 ?

Airbus A320.

See ya,

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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:27 pm

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Reply 2):
Airbus A320.

Cuts it close. MAO-MIA =2,402 miles + Alternate + reserve fuel.

Sure it's not an A330?
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:55 pm

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 3):
Cuts it close. MAO-MIA =2,402 miles + Alternate + reserve fuel.

Sure it's not an A330?

It is a 2-class A320. North/south flyig has minimal headwinds as well. Miami is closer to Manaus than San Francisco.
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:43 pm

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 3):

Cuts it close. MAO-MIA =2,402 miles + Alternate + reserve fuel.

BTW: What's the alternate for MAO? (I guess there are a lot of alternates for MIA available in short distance...)
 
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:49 pm

An A330 is not the correct machine for such an operation with many stops like this route. It would kill the flight profitability.
 
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:23 pm

Quoting Jog (Reply 5):
BTW: What's the alternate for MAO? (I guess there are a lot of alternates for MIA available in short distance...)

From MIA it would be CCS or BVB. I'm confirming this info.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
It is a 2-class A320. North/south flyig has minimal headwinds as well. Miami is closer to Manaus than San Francisco.

With 12C 144Y and registration PR-MAG, just converted from a Full 168Y aircraft.

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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:59 am

So thats the reason PR-MAG has business class installed!

I flew her a few days ago and found it strange to see what I thought was a 1st-class section, its been a few years since TAM made all their 320's one-class.

TAM A320 biz class


Looks good to me!

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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:05 am

Quoting RG828 (Reply 8):
its been a few years since TAM mad all their 320's one-class.

Second semester of 2004, right? I had the chance to fly CGH-VIX in February 2004. My ticket was a coach ticket seat 2A in a one-class A320. At the last minute, JJ substituted the plane with a two-class aircraft and I had the chance to sit in the business class section of the plane. Service was identical for everybody but I had the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of more legroom. I am looking forward to flying JJ again soon.
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:31 am

For a just started service, loads are doing good!
 
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:11 am

I too flew one of these. CGH-PLU, a few days ago. But it was last minute so it was free seating, I did not get to sit on the front!
 
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:29 am

Great news from TAM. They are one of my favorite airlines flying and I sure hope this will lead to greater success.

Cheers,
A.
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RE: TAM Inagurates FOR-BEL-MAO-MIA

Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:52 pm

Quoting JJMNGR (Reply 10):
For a just started service, loads are doing good!

Very good, never lower than 100 pax, good loads also on C!

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 7):
From MIA it would be CCS or BVB. I'm confirming this
info.

Alternate confirmed as Santarem, the closer JJ base.

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 9):
Second semester of 2004, right? I had the chance to fly CGH-VIX in February 2004. My ticket was a coach ticket seat 2A in a one-class A320. At the last minute, JJ substituted the plane with a two-class aircraft and I had the chance to sit in the business class section of the plane. Service was identical for everybody but I had the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of more legroom. I am looking forward to flying JJ again soon.

I'm lucky. Tam keep a reserve aircraft and it's used on GRU-GIG-GRU. So all the days back from Rio i have the opportunity of flying on C seats (without C service) as they nowadays grant the seats for the top customers (Fidelidade Vermelho). Same on GRU-GIG legs JJ8011 and JJ8005.
Today 9 out of 12 was occupied on JJ3497 GIG-GRU leg.

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