Perhaps this was discussed, i did check the forum, but I didn't see anything about this.
Is United forming a codeshare agreement with Azul? I read that on one of my news alerts this morning. I seems it would start early April. If so I would be one happy flier! I love Azul.
I find Azul the best of the 3/4 big airlines in Brazil. If they can fill the connection from GRU to GIG and also take UA fliers to the major cities, it is a far better flying experience than TAM or GOL. I haven't flown Avianca brazil yet, rumors are that they are indeed better than TAM. Even better would be an Azul flight from GIG to GRU to get one of the 4 UA flights to IAD, EWR, ORD and even IAH. Although nothing would beat an EWR/GIG non-stop.
If there was an earn and redeem codeshare between United and Azul, what would that mean for Avianca Brazil.
Also since UA is stopping the GRU/GIG tag, have they arranged for a local carrier to fill that tag? It does seem like Azul with their E-Jets may be the right size vs an Airbus.