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LHR-Brazil-LHR TAM Azul B777 A321 A320 E190

Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:42 pm

Hi all,

This trip report covers the following flights taken in October/November 2009.

TAM:
LHR-GRU - B777
GRU-POA - A321
SDU-MCZ - A320
MCZ-GIG - A320
GIG-GRU - A320
GRU-LHR - B777

Azul:
POA-SDU - E190


At last I managed to get the pics together and post it.  

It was a well deserved trip to visit my family, friends and have a holiday on the beach.

LHR-GRU TAM B777
Check in was fast. Flight load 100% (again!). I won't say much about the flight as everything was similar as I described in my previous TR (click here)

Legroom:
Cabin:
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02141.jpg

Dinner:
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02142.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02143.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02144.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02145.jpg

Cabin after dinner:
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02146.jpg

Breakfast: (note the bizarre looking bread - lol, but it tasted good)
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02148.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02152.jpg

Approaching GRU, landing and taxi to the gate:
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02153.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02155.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02165.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02168.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02169.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02170.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc02172.jpg


Our plane
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc06529.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/lhrgru/dsc06530.jpg


GRU-POA TAM A321

Cabin
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc02173.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc02174.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06536.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06537.jpg

Legroom - tight but fine for the flight duration
Our neighbour at the gate in GRU
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06533.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06534.jpg

Taxiing
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06540.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06541.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06543.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06545.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06547.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06551.jpg

Over cloudy Sao Paulo
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06552.jpg

Breakfast (consisted of some cookies, jam and toasts - not really exciting and quite messsy to eat - but fine for this short flight)
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06553.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06554.jpg

Over Santa Catarina state and the sky is getting clearer
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06555.jpg

Approaching POA
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06558.jpg

At the gate in POA next to a Gol plane - in a bright, hot and sunny POA
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06561.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06562.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06564.jpg

Our plane
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06565.jpg

Gol at the gate
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/grupoa/dsc06566.jpg

Walking to the arrivals at POA


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RE: LHR-Brazil-LHR TAM Azul B777 A321 A320 E190

Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:49 pm

POA-SDU - Azul E190
POA airport
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02176.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06609.jpg

Azul check in was quick and the excess luggage was waived
Our plane at the gate
Cabin view
While taking photos of the cabin a FA came to me a bit stressed and told me photos were not allowed. The way she said it was like I was commiting a dreadful sin. lol. I said OK and giggled to myself. I find it quite amusing when FAs behave in a sort of dramatic way instead of just speaking normally. lol  http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02181.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06635.jpg

Legroom
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02182.jpg

Our neighbour at the gate
Taxing to the runway
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06638.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06639.jpg


Over POA and climbing
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06640.jpg

Snacks
Prior to the snacks, the FAs came to take drink orders. I found it quite a lot of work for them but later on the flight they told me it's not that bad and they are already used to it. I personally think a trolley service would be quicker and easier for them.
Then snacks were brought in a basket where you can choose whatever you want as much as you want. They were quite nice, sweet and savoury options. For exra drinks you just need to ask them.

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06646.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06647.jpg

Toilet
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02183.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02185.jpg


Approaching SDU
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06648.jpg

Maracana Stadium
Landing at SDU provides you view great views
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06655.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06657.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06663.jpg

Our neighbour at SDU
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06665.jpg


Our plane
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02188.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02190.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc06667.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/poasdu/dsc02193.jpg


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RE: LHR-Brazil-LHR TAM Azul B777 A321 A320 E190

Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:55 pm

GIG-MCZ TAM A320

Check in at GIG was fast and no problem but the check-in girl seemed bored.   The flight had a quick stop over SSA.

Our plane at the gate
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02280.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02281.jpg

Cabin view
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02282.jpg

Approaching SSA
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02283.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02285.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02287.jpg


At the gate
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02288.jpg

Taxiing to the runway
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02289.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02290.jpg

Over somewhere in the Northeast of Brazil  http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02291.jpg

Our plane at the gate in MCZ
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02292.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02294.jpg

Gol at MCZ - Last year I took a photo of the same plane in POA
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/gigmcz/dsc02293.jpg

Unfortunately one of my suitcases arrived broken. So I had to queue for a while to be able to make a complaint as there were a other passengers in front of me whose bags didn't make to MCZ.
The girl was very polite and after filling the form she said they would collect my damaged luggage the next day and would either fix it or give me a new one. So everything seemed very efficient.
To make the story short, the suitcase was collected only 5 days later (after loads of "confirmation" over the phone it would be collected the day I phoned). The return would be after 2 days of the collection day, but obviously it didn't happen and it was returned nearly 2 weeks later! Very unprofessional.
On my return flight to GIG I spoke to the supervisor at check-in and complained about the bag incident and how unprofessional the whole process was. He apologised for that and transfered us to an earlier flight to GIG so we wouldn't have a long stop over SSA. That was a nice gesture of him.

So after a great holiday in MCZ it was time to come back. MCZ-GIG TAM A320
This flight had a short stop over SSA.

MCZ airport
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07373.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07362.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07369.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07366.jpg

View deck at MCZ
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07374.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07375.jpg

Santos Dumont - THE Aviation father! (some of you will definitely question that)  Our plane at the gate
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc02717.jpg

Cabin view
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc02724.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc02725.jpg

Legroom
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07413.jpg

Taking off
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07378.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07379.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07382.jpg

Snack
Hot sandwich. Small but tasty.
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc02758.jpg

Approaching SSA
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07387.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07388.jpg

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http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07390.jpg

Taxiing to the gate at SSA
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07391.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07392.jpg

At the gate
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc02721.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07393.jpg

Taxiing and taking off SSA
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc02726.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc02727.jpg

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Snack
Again a hot sandwich. Small but tasty.
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07384.jpg

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Approaching and landing at GIG
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/mczgig/dsc07395.jpg

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GIG-GRU TAM A320 & GRU-LHR TAM B777

A short flight (delayed 1 hour) to GRU with a round of drinks and peanuts.
The GRU-LHR 100% load. Usual flight, so I just took some pics of the dinner and breakfast:

GRU-LHR dinner
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/giglhr/dsc02839.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/giglhr/dsc02840.jpg

http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/giglhr/dsc02842.jpg

GRU-LHR Breakfast
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/giglhr/dsc02843.jpg

At the gate at LHR
http://www.simonpink.co.uk/tr/lhrbrlhroct09/giglhr/dsc02846.jpg

Overall TAM was good, planes were clean and crew friendly (apart from the odd grumpy one)   As usual, meals/snacks/drinks with good quality although dinner portions very small.
TAM's B777 seat is reasonably comfortable but the 10 abreast config is just dreadful. It might work fine just for short people.
TAM's A320 and A321 are fine for internal flights.

Azul was a great surprise for me. Good seat pitch, friendly ground crew and FAs as well as good selection of snacks.

Sorry about the quality of some pics.

I hope you enjoyed this TR and any feedback is always appreciated.

Cheers,

Ricardo

Previous trip reports:
TAM LHR-Brazil-LHR A330 B777 A320
Royal Brunei Business Class LHR-BNE-LHR
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RE: LHR-Brazil-LHR TAM Azul B777 A321 A320 E190

Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:45 am

Hi Ricardo,

Nice post and pictures, more so for me as I plan to visit Brazil next year.

Quoting morcegoa330 (Thread starter):
View deck at MCZ

- Is the landside or airside?

Thanks

Mark
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RE: LHR-Brazil-LHR TAM Azul B777 A321 A320 E190

Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:39 am

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 3):
Nice post and pictures, more so for me as I plan to visit Brazil next year.

Thanks Mark. Which part of Brazil are you planning to visit?

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 3):
- Is the landside or airside?

It's landside.

Cheers,

Ricardo
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