Here is my trip to Brasil. It was an amazing trip. I did not have enough room to put my full route up in the title but I will explain as we go. This is my first Trip Report so please, be honest. Praise and Critizisum is always welcome
First flight: FAT
on United Airlines Express
This was the first leg of my flight. It is about a 45 min flight to LAX
. The flight was pretty full on the way to LAX
. One person sitting next to me actually on the connecting leg to ATL
. I got to see the wonderful coast line of my beautiful state. Something everyone sould see on a UAX flight or AE
flight. Just amazing! I got my glass of Ginger Ale on the flight. My favorite drink to have when I fly. Sorry everyone. I am under age to drink haha.
Second flight: LAX
on Delta Airlines
This was a pretty good flight. Not that great of service as they only went down the isles two times. Once to give us a drink and sell us the head sets, and then to refill and throw away trash. Flight time was about 3 1/2 hours. I once again had my Canada Dry on this flight. I had bought a turkey sandwich before getting on the flight so I could eat some lunch. I sat with, well guess, the same person that was on my UAX flight! It was great. We kept on on our conversation. So this made the flight go by a lot faster. I had a lot ahead! This flight was pretty amazing. Nice and smooth most of the way. We hit thunderstorms in ATL
when we were landing though.
Third flight: ATL
on Delta Airlines
This was my best flight...till the end. Flight time on this was just under 10 hours. Great service on this flight. F/A were the best I have ever had on ANY flight! Always had smiles on their face so friendly. I sat in coach on this flight. We watched 2 movies on this flight and were served 2 meals. A dinner and a breakfast. For dinner we had a nice turkey with mashed potatos and gravy with mixed veggies, a nice role, piece of chocolate cake, and of course, a Canada Dry. For breakfast about a hour and a half before landing was a granola bar, fruit, juice, and a yogart. Yes you guessed it, a Canada Dry. Looking out on this flight was just amazing. Flying over the Amazon seeing little lights here and there for small cities. I have been on this flight quite a lot but still amazes me on how beautiful it is even at night time. We flew over the clouds with the thunderstorm below us. Watching the clouds below us light up with the lightning. We did have some frequent light turbulance. But nothing that really turned to anything big. I ended up getting sick on this flight. I do not know what the problem was but the bathroom turned out to be my friend. No, not that way but threw the top hole. I am thinking that it was the mayo from the sandwich that I had on the earlyer flight. I can not have mayo but the sandwich came with some on it. The most embarassing moment of the day, we land at GRU
and over the intercom in portugese I hear them announce that we have a sick person on board so people need to exit down the right isle so the medics can get on the plane. Oh boy did I feel so embarassed. I did not ask for them to come on board but they insisted. They took me to the mini hospital care in GRU
to test me for different things. Took some blood and everything else. Not a good experiance being in another country, in a doctors little place, in a airport non the less, and then breaking a sweat hopeing you make your next flight. I did make my next flight as they escorted me to my connecting flight. I did not go threw customs. This was a shocker to me. So there is the trick, get sick, by pass security
Fourth flight: GRU
on Varig Airlines
This flight was a very smooth flight. Flight time was just over 4 hours. Once again, I sat in coach class. This flight seemed to speed by. I sat next to a nice older couple that was making their final destination BVB as well. On this flight the F/A did not do much. They all seemed to congregate in Buisness class and stayed there. I do not know why this is. But what I do like to see is more male F/A on Varig Airlines. You do not see it that much in the USA. Trust me, being a plane full of beautiful women, I will NEVER pass that up. Just an observation I made. I had lunch on this flight. I ate maybe 2 bites of this horrible meal! It was pasta with a "red sauce". It had to be the worst meal I have ever had on a plane on ANY airline. I ate the roll and my 2 glasses of Guarana
You can never pass this stuff up. I have it imported to me every month to my house here in Fresno. When I arrived in MAO
I had a 11 hour lay over for my flight going into BVB. So I know a family in MAO
and went to their house for a nice rest and eating out at the Chuhascuria (Spelling?).
Fifth flight: MAO
-BVB on Varig Airlines
This flight was about 40 min. Good flight at midnight. No bumps at all. This flight had 3 male F/A! Never seen before! We were served a meal box on this flight with my Guarana
The box contained a sandwich on a roll, fruit, chocolate, and cheese. Nice little meal. I would buy that any time over a meal on HP
. Before landing, there was a HUGE turn for final. Seriously seemed like we were vertical up and down! It was intense. If anyone has made this turn on final approach at BVB, you know what im talking about. Once on the ground, I got off the plane on the ladder to the tar mac to the best airport. Some might call me weird but this aiport is my favorite. Very small, viewing balcony outside, nice and homey. Nice little snack places in the inside of this as well. Baggage could just use some improvement. Not big enough for everyone on a 737. These flights are packed to the rim of brasilians!
Sixth flight: BVB-Marari (Tribal air strip)
This flight was about 2 1/2 hours on a Cessna. Great flight over the most beautiful scenery I have ever witnessed. Piolt spoke no english which made it great to learn more portugese. We landed on a small grass jungle airstrip (I will put up a picture of the jungle air strip here tomorrow)
Here are a few pictures of me in the tribe.
Me with the Yanomomi cheif in Marari.
Camping out in the jungle about 20 min hike from the air strip.
On my 6 hour hike to a small shabono to give medicine to the tribal people dieing of malaria.
I have plenty more pics of me in the jungle if you all would like to see more, just let me know.
Thank you for reading this. All comments welcome. Slander, Praise, or Suggestions.