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by 402679
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ
Replies: 41
Views: 6114

Re: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ

Last year I did GRU-ZRH-SIN-AKL (LX + SQ) :)
Why fly the easiest route?

Another one I would like to try is GRU-JNB-SYD (LA + QF)

With the current air traffic situation this feels quite impossible.

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by 402679
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 98624

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Another repatriation flight

SAS will fly its A350 to Brazil tomorrow April 9th

CPH-NAT SK7030
NAT-GIG-OSL SK7031

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by 402679
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333945

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Another day with some unusual Latam flights:

- JJ9454 GRU-LAX B77W (PT-MUE)

- LA1102 GRU-LAX B789 (CC-BGK)

- LA1130 GRU-LAX B788 (CC-BBI)

Does anyone know why 3 flights to LAX? It's the second day this is happening.

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by 402679
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333945

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Yesterday 3 Latam flights departed out of GRU to LAX. It must be related to the COVID-19 situation.

- LA1132 - GRU-LAX - B788 (CC-BBE)

- JJ9452 - GRU-LAX - B777 (PT-MUG)

- LA1006 - GRU-LAX - B788 (CC-BBF)

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by 402679
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opportunities if SA goes under
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

Re: Opportunities if SA goes under

If SA goes bankrupt, I think Latam Brasil may upgauge the daily flight to B77W. It started with a B767. Now daily with A350.

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by 402679
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21342

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

I've just gotten an email from Latam.


From February 1st Latam will move to Terminal 4 and will be using Delta' Skyclub.

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by 402679
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations
Replies: 130
Views: 18765

Re: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations

Jal and Latam have codeshare agreements between GRU-JFK-TYO and GRU-BOS-TYO.
I could swear that GRU-LHR-TYO was also an option.

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by 402679
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122737

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I'm currently at SLC where I manage to get SkyPriority and lounge access due to being a Gol FF. Today I think me and all the Latam FF got a corporate Latam e-mail signed by Jerome Cadier which basically state: - a codeshare agreement has been signed today between Latam Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Ch...

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by 402679
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22659

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

I wonder how that 5 Star Airline by Skytrax is doing lol

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by 402679
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122737

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Also with due respect, you have to take out this mentality that these countries are only GRU, LIM, SCL, EZE. The way you wrote makes you picture that these flights are only occupied by tourists, which portrays and shallow and rather popular vision of Latin America. Other than that someone just poste...

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by 402679
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122737

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

A quick glimpse of maybe why Delta wants Latam (and what AA has lost) Latam Destinations in South America minus Brazil https://s.latamstatic.com/en_au/about-us/map-of-destinations/america/_jcr_content/content/imagenparacontenidof/imageComponent.asset.spool/Vamos_Mapa_Sudamerica.jpg Latam Destination...

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by 402679
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership
Replies: 29
Views: 7151

Re: American Airlines & Gol Negotiating Partnership

I dunno if any Latin American country offers DOMESTIC business class seats. Latam does not. Azul also does not offer it Sky is the same. I wonder if Avianca and Copa do it in their domestic routes... so there is no point in bashing AA for something that their latin american counterpart have never of...

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by 402679
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122737

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

They obviously never saw this Delta-GOL video back in 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyCIMJw0I-o Great video! Thanks for sharing. Having flown GOL 4 times throughout the DL/GOL partnership, I can honestly say that all of my experiences with them were very positive and I will miss them. I wish...

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by 402679
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122737

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

As of right now Latam still have agreements with Lufthansa and Swiss. Up until last year, they had agreements with Turkish and South African Airways, if I am not mistaken. I think Latam won't join an alliance since it will be able to maintain this kind of partnership and others. Much to what happen...

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by 402679
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122737

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

LATAM had as partners, AA (the largest carrier from US to South America), IB (the largest carrier from Europe to South America), QF (the most logical partner in Oceania?), effectively giving it the best traffic flows to all their relevant markets; plus an entire oneworld customer base (being the so...

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by 402679
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia launching SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 8781

Re: Alitalia launching SFO

Funny how all of a sudden Alitalia is finding the US west coast where they should have flown for decades. Where are they getting the 777 ? They recently launched Santiago, Chile and Mexico City. Good Luck to Alitalia, they need all the divine intervention they can get. If I am not mistaken they are...

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by 402679
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122737

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

So:

United will have to recover Avianca
Delta will grab the biggest S. America airline
American Airlines?

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by 402679
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 33
Views: 8527

Re: JAL reveals updates 77W business class product

This configuration is excellent imo.
I've flown in the 789 (JAL) and 748 (KE) and it is private, spacious and you can sleep like a real bed.

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by 402679
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17745

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

I thought the "Vuelization" of BA was seen as good by the investors. But the customers... Alex Cruz was promoted to BA's CEO to "Vuelinizate" it. So he made what he was supposed to. Probably there is nothing left to make BA more low-cost :D. Unless they plan to start selling Scr...

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by 402679
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts 787 base at ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 9247

Re: UA starts 787 base at ORD

How about GRU? Keep the 772? 788?

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by 402679
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17745

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

I thought the "Vuelization" of BA was seen as good by the investors.
But the customers...

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by 402679
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 18564

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

If you wanna be adventurous you can do EWR-GRU with UA and GRU-EZE with either ET or TK. The connections times are really not good at all.

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by 402679
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17772

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

This past few weeks have been chaotic at JFK / LGA area. Mostly due to storms. I was supposed to fly BOS-JFK-GRU this past Monday (19th). Got on the plane at BOS and waited around 2.5 hours in the tarmac so that JFK could open again and we could fly. Right at that moment I noticed that the Delta ap...

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by 402679
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17772

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

This past few weeks have been chaotic at JFK / LGA area. Mostly due to storms. I was supposed to fly BOS-JFK-GRU this past Monday (19th). Got on the plane at BOS and waited around 2.5 hours in the tarmac so that JFK could open again and we could fly. Right at that moment I noticed that the Delta app...

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by 402679
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance
Replies: 8
Views: 3057

Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Ever since TAM went to OW, Star Alliance has lost all its grip in Brazil. Gol is taking the opportunity to be "in the middle". Kinda like Alaska Air. Closer to DL / AF / KL, while maintaining partnership with the likes of CM / EY / EK / KE / AC / SA / QR and recently ET and AT. Azul has ti...

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by 402679
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 10686

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

"It’s the horrible inequity is the true crime." okay, you don't know my homecountry gringo. Inequity have been going on a low for many years between 2006 and 2013, and still the crime rate went way up. Let's go back to talk about aviation. I'm sorry but have you ever read statistics about...

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by 402679
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 24694

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Yes, definitely. I've heard rumors that João Pessoa (JPA) and Maceió (MCZ) are in the pipeline. And I would guess that São Luís (SLZ) would be likely too. If they couldn’t make Manaus and Campinas work, I really can’t see how they could make Joao Pessoa, which is only 120km from Recife and can bare...

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by 402679
Fri May 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 63
Views: 9495

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

I still wonder what are the benefits for the passenger.

GRU-MIA and SCL-MIA are pretty much owned by AA/LA/JJ.

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by 402679
Thu May 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7563

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

I did manage to fly CDG-VIE-BKK this last holiday season and had such a great experience all around with OS and VIE airport. I wish them the best.

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by 402679
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes
Replies: 26
Views: 6675

Re: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes

Not to mention YUL-GRU with 789. But I'm a little bit skeptic about it.

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by 402679
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6454

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

LAS is / was just a seasonal route, if I am not mistaken.

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by 402679
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6454

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

Both Argentina and Brazil are not doing good, but as we can see the hermanos are the ones which must be suffering the most. Brazil still manages to see the return of MUC-GRU with LH in the A350, new YUL-GRU with AC 789 and LON-GRU with VS, which are rather unexpected imo. Latam still have not said a...

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by 402679
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japan Air Lines Back to Seattle March 31, 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 8854

Re: Japan Air Lines Back to Seattle March 31, 2019

Great flight report! I love all the details!

I've had my share of JAL Asia - USA flights. :) This inaugaural flight was awesome nonetheless. :)
I prefer the more laid back feeling of Cathay Pacific.

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by 402679
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 8381

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

This week Cathay Pacific and Latam have done another codeshare agreements in the GRU-JNB-HKG route, (besides GRU-LHR-HKG)

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by 402679
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week
Replies: 16
Views: 2739

Re: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week

But aren't those mainly Nisei or Sansei immigrants? i.e. ethnic Japanese youth that left Brazil for Japan, only to go back to Brazil? Nope, they are really japanese citizens, born and raised in Japan. Some with brazilians relatives, some with none . That's why I find it funny the assertion that jap...

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by 402679
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week
Replies: 16
Views: 2739

Re: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week

You would be amazed by the amount of young japanese people that come to Brazil. Either alone or because he/she has a relative that lives in Brazil. Most of them take a year or two off to come teach "nihongo" in かいかん or "kaikan" (japanese club) scattered throughout the brazilian s...

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by 402679
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 3076

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

So no capable Rouge plane to fly YVR-SCL. Competition with US airlines. Chileans don't need visa to the USA. Other than that, are the ties between Chile and Asia strong? If so, which countries? Brazil will lift visa for americans, canadians, japanese, australians. Let's see if this will increase tou...

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by 402679
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 3076

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

They could, but I dunno. The news of YUL-GRU by AC was definitely a surprise.
Maybe starting with Rouge?
You also have to think that chileans have Qantas and Latam going go Oceania. Maybe some pax connect in Australia / New Zealand with final destination in Asia?

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by 402679
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4971

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

I think I heard in the news last year that an American Airlines plane had drugs stashed in the nose that whent to Colombia. Wait.. here it is: https://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/31/us/aa-plane-cocaine/index.html Claiming that drugs are one reason for an existing comercial flight is an utterly display o...

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by 402679
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4971

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil&Argentina route

I think Asia, Australia and even Africa I'd say. TK and ET are also in the mix of airlines that take S. American pax to the other side of the world.

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by 402679
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 51
Views: 7597

Re: New Jewel Terminal

I think it is beautiful, but really MOIST, lol.

I was at SIN last week and one could see that there was still some work to be done.
I've noticed that the Skytrain goes into it. Will it be all open to public or part of the airside?

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by 402679
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5764

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

I think it will be the end of showers, lol.
About Suites, there are the new ones from EK in their 77W.
Or Qatar QSuites, which are very good.

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by 402679
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 9613

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

https://youtu.be/Tt7FI7ZJc0k?t=376
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SJP airport. :)
In one of the extremes of the airpot there is a supermarket, lol.

https://youtu.be/Tt7FI7ZJc0k?t=376

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by 402679
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 11721

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

Avianca also have a webcam in their B788 and some new A330 with the 1-2-1 config.

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by 402679
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 12331

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

Once flying TAP from LIS to GRU. I was flying economy and sitting at the aisle. An european gentleman also in the aisle decided to take off his boots and suddenly I felt like the walls were melting. I felt like we had crashed. I felt like I was dying thru my nose. Me and the people around it. The pa...

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by 402679
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4769

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

I recently flew CDG-VIE-BKK with OS and had a great experience all around.

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by 402679
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 16800

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

If only South Africa would grant CZ the possibility of CAN-CPT-GRU/GIG, or CAN-JNB-GRU/GIG/EZE.

It would be a rather interesting route, for sure.

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by 402679
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Brasil to start MUC
Replies: 13
Views: 3615

Latam Brasil to start MUC

Latam Brasil will start flying to Munich, Germany on June 25th 2019. Tickets are already available to purchase. LA8212 GRU-MUC 23:25 - 17:15+1 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays LA8213 MUC-GRU 20:15 - 04:34+1 Tuedays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays Aircraft: Boeing 767-300 Latam expansion to Euro...

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