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AF086
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Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:58 pm

EFF 03DEC07

RG8778 - GIG-FRA - ETD GIG 0220LT - ETA FRA 1720LT - DAILY - 763
RG8779 - FRA-GIG - ETD FRA 1515LT - ETA GIG - 0045LT - DAILY - 763

[Edited 2007-08-28 16:00:08]
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RE: Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:05 am

Does anybody know how the loads are on the two FRA flights?
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RE: Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:10 am

I guess these planes are based in FRA?
 
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RE: Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:38 am

I wonder if it has to do with the rotation of the B767 and the addition of further destinations ex Brazil ....
 
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RE: Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:21 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 2):
I guess these planes are based in FRA?

No, actually the plane is flying GRU-FRA-GIG-FRA-GRU. Thus, this schedule allows convenient red-eye flights on the GRU-FRA-GRU flight without having to park the aircraft at the ground in FRA during the day:

RG8740 - GRU-FRA - ETD GRU 2225LT - ETA FRA 1355LT - DAILY - 763
RG8779 - FRA-GIG - ETD FRA 1515LT - ETA GIG - 0045LT - DAILY - 763
RG8778 - GIG-FRA - ETD GIG 0220LT - ETA FRA 1720LT - DAILY - 763
RG8741 - FRA-GRU - ETD FRA 2205LT - ETA GRU - 0800LT - DAILY - 763

The new GIG schedule is much better regarding the departure time in FRA than the current one. Although a 2.20am departure at GIG is probably not the nicest it still allows you to use the whole day in Rio and get to the airport after dinner and some beers. IMHO the problem now is the arrival time at GIG...
 
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RE: Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:55 am

Quoting Jog (Reply 4):
IMHO the problem now is the arrival time at GIG...

I agree....not the best of time to arrive in Rio and, after clearing immigration, baggage claim, etc, leaving the airport at around 1:30 AM....Linha Vermelha, the highway that connects the airport to the main neighborhoods of the city (though much better policed today), is still far from being the safest place for you to go through on such hours of the morning...
 
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RE: Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting FMAL (Reply 5):
I agree....not the best of time to arrive in Rio and, after clearing immigration, baggage claim, etc, leaving the airport at around 1:30 AM....Linha Vermelha, the highway that connects the airport to the main neighborhoods of the city (though much better policed today), is still far from being the safest place for you to go through on such hours of the morning...

I'd say it's even worst for connections, since you'll have to pretty much rot in GIG waiting for the next flight.
 
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RE: Varig To Change RG8778/9 (GIG-FRA) Schedule

Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:14 am

Has anyone flown Varig within the last few months to frankfurt?. there is so much talk about when routes come back and when, but whats the experience like on board?
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