magicalchaz
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GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:34 am

Hi again, hope you guys are not bored with my reviews yet.
This time is Varig First Class Flight RG8756 GRU-LHR on 6 August 2005

Here is the link to me review page and again enjoy
http://www.hflight.net/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?b=review,m=1123564284
 
Lufthansa747
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:56 am

Another great report! RG F looks much better than I have read before. I guess you just don't like caviar, one of my pet peeves is when airlines such as BA and UA don't serve caviar in First.

Keep up the great work!

Regards from BKK,

LH747
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fbgdavidson
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:02 am

Either the Thai military makes you travel a lot or you have very itchy feet! (47,000 miles in a month is pretty high for an 'average month'!) Regardless we are the beneficiarys of another excellent report  thumbsup 

PS. Doesn't it annoy you that you have to make a separate post for each picture on that website?
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
 
AlitaliaMD11
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pic

Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:13 am

Forgive my rudeness but you must be awfully rich to be always flying First Class or Business Class!  wideeyed 

[Edited 2005-09-08 23:13:49]
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LipeGIG
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:25 pm

Quoting Magicalchaz (Thread starter):

Great trip report! Good to see that Varig by far keeps with their service (IMO one of the best in the world). The problem is the lack of good equipment as they have only two good planes to face competition (PP-VRA and VRB, both 772ER).
I use to travel RG business on domestic and some int`l routes and i know the quality of their service is incredible!

Felipe
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
 
semsem
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:34 pm

Great pictures thank you. I flew on Varig on a 707 from Rio to New York in economy 27 years ago and it was great. However I am not sure whether they have maintained the quality of service as they too are facing hard times.
 
Brasuca
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:08 pm

Very interesting indeed and great Trip Report! Thank you!

However, what a shame on that monitor and Varig F Class... And it's a pity you could not enjoy RG lounge.

Long life to Varig!
Varig, Varig, Varig
 
LHB727230Adv
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:21 pm

Good report. Very interesting.

Cheers

[Edited 2005-09-09 16:22:44]
 
intothinair
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:25 pm

Well done. Excellent trip report. The food looked very delicious. Great to have a trip report of an airline, of which there aren't to many trip reports.

Cheers, Konstantin G.
 
Avianca
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:05 am

Great report (very intresting picutres) !

thank you.

regards
Avianca
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Brasuca
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:37 pm

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 4):
The problem is the lack of good equipment as they have only two good planes to face competition (PP-VRA and VRB, both 772ER).

You are right! Despite their financial problems, RG is a good airline after all. The problem was their not updated MD11. Look at this instead:

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bernardo Andrade

Varig, Varig, Varig
 
hardiwv
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RE: GRU-LHR With Varig MD-11 First Class (Many Pics)

Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:14 pm

As Felipe mentioned, RG's problem is the outdated planes/seats. RG seats for a first class looks even worse than an average biz class seat on a good airline.
However, RG service and food can make it up!  Smile

Nice to read another good report on RG, despite all its financial problems!

Rgs,
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