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TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:32 am

Date: 4 July 2010
Route: Santiago De Chile (SCL) – Sao Paulo (GRU)
Distance: 1626mi
Flight: JJ 8027
Flight Time: 3:29h
Dep. Time: 13:45
Aircraft: Boeing 777-32W/ER
Registration: PT-MUD
Dep. Gate: 10
Seat: 37A
Movie: The Notebook

175th flight on a Boeing 777
10th flight on a Boeing 777-300/ER
First flight on TAM Linhas Aereas
44th 777 carrier flown

Fresh from my trip on V Australia, I started to look at fares to fly on TAM from Satntiago De Chile to Sao Paulo. There was a great round trip fare which came to USD 315.00 including all taxes. I basically picked days that I could get the low fare and this route would be the cheapest and easiest way to fly TAM. Ticket was purchased on TAM’s website and it was very easy to navigate.

I had arrived in the morning via DFW on American Airlines and did some spotting. About two hours before departure, I started to look for a transfer desk where I could check in but I couldn’t find one. I walked to the gate and about 30 minutes later, I found a TAM agent at the adjacent gate. I gave her my e-ticket receipts and passport and after a minute or two, she gave me everything back along with my boarding pass.

I noticed on the departure screens that there was a Aerolineas Argentienas flight leaving from the same gate as the TAM flight and that the AR flight was running late. The TAM flight arrived about 20 minutes late at about 1210 and had to wait for about 30 minutes before the gate was available.. The gate next door was available but for some reason, TAM did not switch gates. Perhaps they couldn’t fit the large 777-300/ER at that gate but there had been a Iberia A340-300 there earlier so not sure about that.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip004.jpg

So the plane got to the gate at about 1240 so a 1250 departure wasn’t going to happen. First people had to get off and then the aircraft had to be serviced. Servicing took a while and boarding finally commenced at about 1310. The gate area was so crowded so it was very difficult for the gate agents to be heard. There was a huge line of about a hundred people trying to board but they started with families with children first and then boarded from the rear of the aircraft. Since I was towards the back, I boarded early which is what I prefer. As I was about to sep onto the aircraft, I noticed that the captain was in the jet bridge greeting all the passengers. That was a nice gesture and I have never noticed that on any other airline that I have flown. I was two rows behind door 4 so that I would have nice view.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip021.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip009.jpg

Seat was comfortable and legroom was okay. There was also a foot rest which was nice. Seating is 3-4-3 on TAM but did not feel cramped on my short flight.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip008.jpg

The flight attendants were all around 25 and looked absolutely gorgeous! Almost all of them looked like models. All flight attendants in economy class were female but a few in business class were male. Flight was completely full and most people seemed to be Brazilians returning from a shopping weekend by judging all the shopping bags. I couldn’t see any empty seats. I started to explore the entertainment system and it was very extensive; lots of movies under different categories, outside camera, air show and videogames.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip007.jpg

We finally left at 13:45 and then had a long taxi where we taxied past the Chilean Air Force’s 707s and sole 763. The safety video was a cartoon which seems to be very common these days. The flight attendants passed out candy during the taxi.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip010.jpg

Take off was to the south and we passed downtown Santiago on climb out.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip011.jpg

We continued straight for about 20 minutes before we finally turned to cross the Andes. Shortly thereafter the lunch service started. There were two options; pasta and chicken with rice; I had the chicken and it was really good. The portion was of good size as well. To drink, I had a glass of Coca-cola and a glass of Guarana which is a Brazilian soft drink. Each glass had one huge piece of ice, never seen such big ice cubes before. Salad was good and so was the chocolate cake for dessert.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip012.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip013.jpg

I watched The Notebook and it was very good. Later, I listened to some Brazilian Samba music on one of the audio channels, which I find very relaxing.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip014.jpg

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http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip017.jpg

Rest of flight was uneventful and on approach we flew past the airport and landed from the northwest. I was one of the last to get off the airplane so that I could take some more pictures of the cabin.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip022.jpg

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http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip024.jpg

A nice flight on TAM and I highly recommend them.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/TAM%2077W/TAM77Wtrip019.jpg

Next 777 carrier for me ? hopefully Ethiopian Airlines before the end of the year, otherwise Turkish Airlines in March 2011.

Comments or questions ?

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Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:23 am

Nice report, what was the arrival time?

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Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:31 am

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
So the plane got to the gate at about 1240 so a 1250 departure wasn’t going to happen. First people had to get off and then the aircraft had to be serviced. Servicing took a while and boarding finally commenced at about 1310.

I think 30minutes turn-around for a B777 is a great achivement.
 
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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:40 am

Hi Lars, another 777 ticked off the list. How many more carriers are left?

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The gate next door was available but for some reason, TAM did not switch gates. Perhaps they couldn’t fit the large 777-300/ER at that gate but there had been a Iberia A340-300 there earlier so not sure about that.

Sounds very odd. Unless there was another aircraft that was going to be using that gate shortly after?

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
First people had to get off and then the aircraft had to be serviced. Servicing took a while and boarding finally commenced at about 1310.

30 minutes is very good time for a turnaround on a 77W.

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Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:59 pm

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
As I was about to sep onto the aircraft, I noticed that the captain was in the jet bridge greeting all the passengers. That was a nice gesture and I have never noticed that on any other airline that I have flown.

Standard on any TAM flight. Also the leading FA should welcome the passengers together with the captain. Certainly a nice gesture and allegedly introduced by the late Comandante Rolim.

But I've been told that crews (flight deck and cabin) don't like it so much.
 
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Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:43 pm

Thanks for all your comments!

Quoting j0rdan (Reply 1):
Nice report, what was the arrival time?

18:15

Quoting debonair (Reply 2):
think 30minutes turn-around for a B777 is a great achivement

I guess I wasn't clear with the times; they started boarding at abut 13:10; we departed at 13:45 and the plane arrived at the gate at about 12:40 so a turnaround of 65 mins which is still very impressive. Don't think 30 mins turnaround is possible.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
Sounds very odd. Unless there was another aircraft that was going to be using that gate shortly after?

Yes, very odd. When we left at 13:45 there was still no aircraft at that gate.

Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 4):
Standard on any TAM flight. Also the leading FA should welcome the passengers together with the captain. Certainly a nice gesture and allegedly introduced by the late Comandante Rolim.

But I've been told that crews (flight deck and cabin) don't like it so much.

I thnk I rememeber reading about that somewhere. The capstain was there by himself and he didn't seem that happy about it.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 3):
another 777 ticked off the list. How many more carriers are left?

one, currently; PR. I have limited myself to flying carriers who have taken delivery directly from Boeing otherwise it would be too complicated and I would be flying on second hand carriers for all eternity. So you will not see a trip report for me on Transaero (UN) or Royal Brunei (BI) until they take delivery of direct ordered 777s.

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Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:20 pm

Hey man. Thanks for the report. Just one left eh? Well, when is PR scheduled to happen anyways? JJ seems to be a solid offering in YCL.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
As I was about to sep onto the aircraft, I noticed that the captain was in the jet bridge greeting all the passengers. That was a nice gesture and I have never noticed that on any other airline that I have flown.

= I have had this happen a few times ... just don't recall which airline right now. Anyways, I think it is a great gesture ... and too bad not all the crew are cool with it.

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Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:47 pm

Hi Alex ! Thanks for the comments!

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 6):
Hey man. Thanks for the report. Just one left eh? Well, when is PR scheduled to happen anyways? JJ seems to be a solid offering in YCL.

PR is the only one for now; more carriers will take delivery later like TK, ET, W3, GA, BI and BG. Hope to fly PR in early Mar next year when Iget my tax refund.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 6):
= I have had this happen a few times ... just don't recall which airline right now. Anyways, I think it is a great gesture ... and too bad not all the crew are cool with it.

I think it's a nice gesture as well!

Perhaps you experienced that on a TAM flight ?  

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Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:02 pm

Good trip report..thanks for sharing.

Btw...I´m very impressed that you have flown mighty T7 175 times, that´s 173 more than I have....haha!
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:01 am

Nice to see a trip report on another T7 from the The777Man himself   

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I had arrived in the morning via DFW on American Airlines and did some spotting

Wow, you specifically flew in just to do this trip.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
As I was about to sep onto the aircraft, I noticed that the captain was in the jet bridge greeting all the passengers. That was a nice gesture and I have never noticed that on any other airline that I have flown.

Usually they are just passing by and sometimes stop to say hello, but not a permanent fixture like the Purser who usually greets those arriving on board.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The flight attendants were all around 25 and looked absolutely gorgeous! Almost all of them looked like models. All flight attendants in economy class were female but a few in business class were male.

I saw the TAM crew at JFK huddled together at a remote gate, and I was so tempted to take their photo. Such a smart looking crew.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The safety video was a cartoon which seems to be very common these days.

I think they are introducing this to soften the mood, when demonstrating these otherwise life saving tips for those who are already fearful of flying.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The flight attendants passed out candy during the taxi.

Never seen this on any carrier. I guess no peanuts and drink prior to dinner.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Later, I listened to some Brazilian Samba music on one of the audio channels, which I find very relaxing.

No better carrier than a Brazilian carrier to listen to some Samba music!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I was one of the last to get off the airplane so that I could take some more pictures of the cabin.

The 4 seats in the middle differ in pattern from the 3-3 window seats. And it all nicely blends in with the colours on the outside. At least not a shock like when you now board a MH jet or a WY jet,which have totally garish colours than those found on the outside. There is a great 1:200 model available of the jet you travelled on.

I had no idea ET was getting T7s. Whatever happened to NZ 77Ws. Have they even got those as yet? You think PR will fly their 77Ws into YVR and onto to Las Vegas? I think currenly it's the A343.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:27 pm

Hi Flightsimboy! Thanks for your comments!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
Wow, you specifically flew in just to do this trip.

Yes, I'm just glad it worked out with my schedule. I've done this for a while now, trying different carriers' 777s.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
Never seen this on any carrier

I have experienced this a few times. I think 9W had it and at least another three or four carriers although I can't recal which ones now.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
The 4 seats in the middle differ in pattern from the 3-3 window seats. And it all nicely blends in with the colours on the outside. At least not a shock like when you now board a MH jet or a WY jet,which have totally garish colours than those found on the outside. There is a great 1:200 model available of the jet you travelled on.

Yes, thaat zebra pattern is very different. That's why I decided to stary and take a picture of it. It's different but still looks pretty good in my opinion.

I collect 1/500 models of 777s so will be getting a TAM one soon.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
I had no idea ET was getting T7s. Whatever happened to NZ 77Ws. Have they even got those as yet? You think PR will fly their 77Ws into YVR and onto to Las Vegas? I think currenly it's the A343.

ET should have their first in Nov10. First route has not been announced yet. NZ 77Ws have been slightly delayed but the first one should be in service in Jan11. PR cannot fly their 77Ws to the USA since the Philippines is a Cat II country according to the FAA. Therefore, no Philippine carrier can change equipment or add flighs.The 77W were acquired to fly nonstop MNL-LAX/SFO in both directions, something the 744 cannot do. Hopeflly, the Philippines will be a Cat I counry again and then PR could finally start 77W service to the US.

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Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:27 pm

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 9):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The flight attendants passed out candy during the taxi.

Never seen this on any carrier.

Also standard on all TAM flights.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:11 pm

Great report The77Man! ...

TAM seems like a really good airline!

I liked the interior of the aircraft, and the economy class seating color scheme. It is looks like a crossover between Oman Air and Etihad Y class seats.

The meal looked nicely presented though the portion seemed a little small.

TAM's A345 will be doing a charter flight to AUH in November for the Formula 1 race. Would be nice to catch a flight on that bird sometime!


Thanks a lot for sharing!

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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:46 pm

Lars:

Fantastic report, I love the amount of photos ... they really give a feel for what everything was like. Hopefully I can get on as many 777's as you have been on one day! I've only been on 3 so far ... about 170+ to go I guess!

Anyway, again, great report and great looking meal by the way ... it looked so good I'm kinda hungry right now!

Thanks for the great TR.

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Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:55 pm

Hey, Lars,

what a really nice story, together with good picures, well done.

Always interesting to secure such a plane and airline on short routes like this.

I saw that TAM machine for several times in FRA, CDG and also yesterday in MXP.
A very good insight here.

Looking forward to more 777 flights.

Greetings,
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Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:55 pm

Hi Lars,

Nice report and pictures, do plan to fly TAM myself next year though likely just domestic 320 flights.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I had arrived in the morning via DFW on American Airlines and did some spotting

- Any good for spotting? - might be worth a detour to.

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Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:54 am

Hi !

Thanks for the comments!

Quoting ronerone (Reply 12):
he meal looked nicely presented though the portion seemed a little small.

Hi Roni, it was okay for the 2h 30mis flight.

Quoting PeterSpence (Reply 13):
Fantastic report, I love the amount of photos ... they really give a feel for what everything was like

Hi Peter ! Thank you for the nice comments.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 14):
Looking forward to more 777 flights.

Hi Markus! Hopefully later this year  
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 15):
- Any good for spotting? - might be worth a detour to.

Hi Mark!

SCL ? Yes, I was in the transit area. A bit slow but interesting; 25 new registrations in 5 hours.

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Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:40 pm

Hi Lars,

excellent report about your latest 777 flight, TAM seems to offer a great product. However, I really prefer the seat design in the rear section.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
175th flight on a Boeing 777
10th flight on a Boeing 777-300/ER
First flight on TAM Linhas Aereas
44th 777 carrier flown

Simply awesome!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
There was a great round trip fare which came to USD 315.00 including all taxes.

Great deal.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
As I was about to sep onto the aircraft, I noticed that the captain was in the jet bridge greeting all the passengers.

Very impressive.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I started to explore the entertainment system and it was very extensive; lots of movies under different categories, outside camera, air show and videogames.

That sounds very good.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Shortly thereafter the lunch service started. There were two options; pasta and chicken with rice; I had the chicken and it was really good. The portion was of good size as well. To drink, I had a glass of Coca-cola and a glass of Guarana which is a Brazilian soft drink. Each glass had one huge piece of ice, never seen such big ice cubes before. Salad was good and so was the chocolate cake for dessert.

The meal looks really tasty.


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Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:59 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
SCL ? Yes, I was in the transit area. A bit slow but interesting; 25 new registrations in 5 hours.

- Thanks Lars, sound like a good idea. I can take the overnight AV A319 from BOG then an afternoon LAN 763 or TAM 77W to GRU, perfect!

Cheers

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Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:32 pm

Hi Lars,

Great report and pictures of an obviously pleasant experience with TAM.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
As I was about to sep onto the aircraft, I noticed that the captain was in the jet bridge greeting all the passengers. That was a nice gesture and I have never noticed that on any other airline that I have flown.

Great - a very personal touch.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Seating is 3-4-3 on TAM but did not feel cramped on my short flight.

Interesting that TAM has this seating layout on the 777 as well - I knew this only from Emirates.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Next 777 carrier for me ? hopefully Ethiopian Airlines before the end of the year, otherwise Turkish Airlines in March 2011.

Sounds interesting.

Regards
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Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:41 am

Hi !

Thanks for the comments again!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
excellent report about your latest 777 flight, TAM seems to offer a great product. However, I really prefer the seat design in the rear section.

Yes, that's a very different pattern and I like it too.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Great deal.

Yes,that's why I didn't want to wait and go later; now was the time!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 18):
- Thanks Lars, sound like a good idea. I can take the overnight AV A319 from BOG then an afternoon LAN 763 or TAM 77W to GRU, perfect!

Yes,souns like a good plan but if you do take the TAM 77W,make sure you have plenty of connectingt time at GRU since the flght is late a lot.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 19):
Interesting that TAM has this seating layout on the 777 as well - I knew this only from Emirates

TAAG Angola and Air Austral has 3-4-3 and so does Air France onsome of their 777s.

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Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:55 pm

Hey Good TR.
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Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:46 pm

Hi Lars.

Excellent report. Very 'to-the-point' and most interesting. I am now only just starting to fully appreciate your reports and their extensive coverage of the 777 aircraft. If only we had an A330Man too!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
175th flight on a Boeing 777

Well done, an impressive amount. By the way. I've not flown one and have taken 150 flights. Soon though... a QR beast to CPT!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The flight attendants were all around 25 and looked absolutely gorgeous! Almost all of them looked like models.

Good stuff so long as the attitude didn't come with it.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
otherwise Turkish Airlines in March 2011.

Yes I would take that over ET ...

Again thanks,

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:50 am

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
Excellent report. Very 'to-the-point' and most interesting. I am now only just starting to fully appreciate your reports and their extensive coverage of the 777 aircraft.

Hi Luke! Thanks for your kind words. The 777 is my "niche" so to speak. Perhaps you can be the A330Man?

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
Well done, an impressive amount. By the way. I've not flown one and have taken 150 flights. Soon though... a QR beast to CPT!

You should have a great flight on QR ;they are a great airline!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
Good stuff so long as the attitude didn't come with it.

No, they were firendly.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
Yes I would take that over ET ...

I'll do both but on seperate trips; I'll fly TK LAX-IST and that doesn't start until 3Mar11 so probably will do ET before then.Have you had a bad experience on ET ?

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:29 pm

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
A nice flight on TAM and I highly recommend them.

Thanks for the great report. Any comments on the arrival in GRU? Immigration, gate, baggage?

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:07 pm

Hi Lars,
great report. Not something we see everyday and congrats with yet another T7!
I like the seating design, but legroom seems not so much to me. I'm a tall guy, can't be wrong?
Good to see a reasonable meal on this flight. Something we're missing on many European routes nowadays.

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:18 am

Hi Hardiww!

Quoting hardiwv (Reply 24):
Any comments on the arrival in GRU? Immigration, gate, baggage?

Don't remember the gate we arrived at but it took about 45 minutes to clear immigration. I don't travel with checked bags but I'm sure the bags were out by the time I cleared immigration. The terminals were packed with people and they all had many large bags. It was diffiult to move around these people. Any plans for new terminals? They could really use it and there seems to be lots of space for that as well.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 25):
legroom seems not so much to me. I'm a tall guy, can't be wrong?

Hi Eric! Legroom wasn't great but not too bad. I'm 180cm and it was okay for me for this length of flight. Possibly on a longer flight the legroom would have been an issue. Perhaps you are taller than me?

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:14 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
Perhaps you can be the A330Man?

Are you kidding? They're way to popular! I'd have to make it a career! When I get a little more money I may tailor my flights towards the A380!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 23):
Have you had a bad experience on ET ?

No, just hear-say...
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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:21 am

great report, TAM honestly looks not bad.. even I did not heared to good thinks in the past.
They often have good fares out of LIM to Germany so maybe I will give them a try in the future!

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:43 am

Quoting Avianca (Reply 28):
hey often have good fares out of LIM to Germany so maybe I will give them a try in the future!

Thanks for the nice comments! Seems like quite a de-tour to fly LIM-Germany via GRU !

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:22 pm

Nice report 777Man. Great pics and comments. Very informative.

The seating looks a bit cramped in my opinion. Last time I took a flight with 10 across was back when 'Lauda Air' still flew!!! They were certainly not comfortable seats. Would you have taken the flight if the trip was longer? Most carriers are nine across and you'd think that would be enough.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The flight attendants were all around 25 and looked absolutely gorgeous! Almost all of them looked like models.

Kinda reminds of VS. Everybody looks young on the plane. Even the flight crew...  

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:09 pm

Quoting travelR (Reply 30):
Would you have taken the flight if the trip was longer? Most carriers are nine across and you'd think that would be enough.

H Thanks fo your nice comments ! Yes, would have taken a longer flight o TAM because the purpose was to go on their 77W. Seating was actually okay but for a longer flight I'm not sure; it may have felt cramped after a while. So I'm happy it was a shorter flight and shorter flights are also cheaper than longer ones...

Quoting travelR (Reply 30):
Kinda reminds of VS. Everybody looks young on the plane. Even the flight crew...

I haven't flown on VS yet; partly because they don't have 777s......  I've heard that before though.

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Hi Lars,

Excellent report! I can hardly believe that it has been your 10th B77W flight already! I have lost my virginity on this bird just couple weeks ago.

TAM looks a great way to fly! Just like other fellow A.netters, I am impressed by the captain's greeting at the door. You must have felt welcome on board.

Great in-flight service. Does TAM have caipirinha as well?

Thanks for sharing.

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Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:33 pm

Hi Suryo!

Thanks for your kind words!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 32):
TAM looks a great way to fly! Just like other fellow A.netters, I am impressed by the captain's greeting at the door. You must have felt welcome on board.

Yes, that was very special ! A nice gesture!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 32):
Great in-flight service. Does TAM have caipirinha as well?

I 'm almost certain that they had caipriniha but I didn't ask for it. I very much like the guarana' and have managed to buy it here in Los Angeles.

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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:41 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 29):
Seems like quite a de-tour to fly LIM-Germany via GRU !

well its around 1300mi more ... but hey we are airliner and flight crazy so combined with a good price, why not  
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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:21 am

Sorry for the late reply, but I've been wanting to comment on this one!

Excellent Trip Report, TAM's 77Ws look great. Besides the experience on the ground in SCL, it looks like you had a very nice flight too.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
As I was about to sep onto the aircraft, I noticed that the captain was in the jet bridge greeting all the passengers.

Wow, that's really impressive.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The flight attendants were all around 25 and looked absolutely gorgeous! Almost all of them looked like models.

Please tell me you took some pictures!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The flight attendants passed out candy during the taxi.

Just like TAAG Angola!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
hopefully Ethiopian Airlines before the end of the year, otherwise Turkish Airlines in March 2011.

I'll be looking out for these, especially the ET one.

Thank you for sharing, The777Man.
 
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RE: TAM Brasil 77W SCL-GRU In Y On 4Jul10 With Pics

Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:07 am

Hi MHTrippl7!

Thanks for yoour nice comments!

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 35):
Please tell me you took some pictures!

Unfortunatly not..........

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 35):
Just like TAAG Angola!

I knew I had experienced that before somewhere but just couldn't place it......Thanks!

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 35):
I'll be looking out for these, especially the ET one.

Looks like ET will be in Jan11 and TK in Mar11. Will hopefully write a couple of other reports before that  

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