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Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes EZE-SCL (+pics)

Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:45 pm

GOL is a Brazilian-based carrier and allegedly the Southwest Airlines of South America. As a former SWA employee, I wanted to test this product out to see what kind of niche is has established in a continent that has an ever-varying landscape of commercial aviation trends. On one hand, you have the more successful LANs, TAMs and Aviancas while on the other, you have the near-collapse Aerolineas Argentinas and the once-doomed Varig.

So, I booked a roundtrip SCL-EZE-SCL and had an enjoyable weekend in Buenos Aires and Colonia, Uruguay.

The return trip boasts more pictures, so I will instead focus on that segment.

DATE: 20 OCT 2008
Gol Transportes Aereos #7458
Depart: Ministro Pistarini Airport (Ezeiza) Buenos Aires, Argentina 9:30 A.M.
Arrive: Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International, Santiago, Chile 10:40 A.M.
Boeing 737-800, PR-GIB

Load factor: approximately 80%.

I was advised to depart for the airport approximately three hours before scheduled departure, so I left downtown BA in Recoleta around that time and headed towards Ezeiza. The unfortunate thing about the airport is that it is very distant from the city, and cab rides take approximately 45minutes to an hour and cost up to about $30 USD (for Argentina, that's pretty expensive). At any rate, the drive outside the city doesn't really show much, although what is cool about Ezeiza is that some of Aerolineas Argentina's aircraft are just sitting in the middle of a field and it's a pretty funky site.

There are two main airports in BA, and Ezeiza handles mostly just international flights. Domestic flights are out of Jorge Newberry airport closer to downtown. Therefore, the airport is smaller and traffic in, out, and within didn't seem to bad.

Check in area is very nice and the terminal seems a lot more modernized on the inside than on the outside. (The outside reminds me a A LOT of Dublin international airport!)

Anyways, check in went smoothly. Before checking in we were required to show our passports and our immigration cards that we received when we entered the country. I dropped my bags off and proceeded upstairs to get some breakfast.

I was hoping that around this time a lot of the international flights would be arriving from Europe and North America so that I could see some interesting heavies. As I ate my breakfast upstairs, I followed the TV monitors to see which flights were coming in from where and I was happy to see that my flight was on time! I also had a view of the lower level where passengers clearing immigration exit. It was one of those places with opaque sliding doors fenced around that deplaning passengers exit from and their greeters stand outside.

Anyways - aside from the distractions - after I ate I proceeded to immigration. All passengers had to pay an $18 USD airport tax! This I had not known about earlier. After doing this, immigration went smoothly, and I proceed through duty free into the terminal - and had a lot of fun during my free time to take some pictures!

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An Air Comet A330 had just arrived from Madrid. I got a nice glimpse of the morning sun in the backgrounds of these shots.

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An Aerolineas Argentinas A340 headed to Rome.

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Air France 772 arriving from Paris.

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Taxing to the gate.

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AA 772 arriving from Miami

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Aerolineas 744 preparing for departure to Madrid

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Alitalia from Roma

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Miscellaneous; Delta from ATL, TAM from GRU, and my GOL flight!

Soon, boarding time was called and I started to line up for the flight. I immediately noticed that the routing was, indeed, scheduled in a truly Southwest-esque point-to-point model by flying Porto Alegre, Brasil - Buenos Aires, AR - Santiago, CL - Lima, Peru all operating under the same flight number and crew.

I was seated in 25A, and I was able to board through the staircase on the back of the plane! So, I tried to snap as many as I could without getting caught.

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I think he was signaling to me to stop taking photos.

Flight boarded quickly and soon things were underway. We pushed back precisely at 9:30 AM and I was lucky to have an empty seat in between myself and the person in the aisle. The crew seemed primarily Brazilian-based but announcements were made in Portuguese, Spanish, and ENGLISH! I was pretty surprised about that. At any rate, the cabin interior is very simple and does the job. Strangely, there was no IFE on my way over but on this flight, overhead monitors dropped down and was playing something, but I didn't care to watch.

The one major complaint that I have about GOL is the seat pitch - it sucks. I do not know whether this was simply designed to accommodate as many PAX as possible, but I know for sure that on a 3 hour + flight, this would be painful.

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Don't know if you can tell too well about it from this shot, but you can get a glimpse of some notes for a presentation I had to give in a few hours!

We lifted off smoothly and I had a great view of the airport and the new planes sitting at the terminal. I could tell that an AA 767 had arrived from D/FW (my hometown) and IB 346 from Madrid (lot of traffic between deep South America and Spain, it seems) and then I saw BA. It would have been a lovely view had not there been so much smog. I was disgusted - I spent my entire weekend in that contamination?? I didn't snap a photo of it, (wouldn't have turned out well) but I hear that it is worse in Santiago. I have seen Manhattan from the air and it looked just like it - buildings and water - but BA had just this thick, sickening looking smog, everywhere.

Within a few minutes the crew began to distribute immigration cards - which they had also done on the flight over from SCL - before catering. I thought that was strange. Afterwards, they began catering. Their uniform scheme is very simple - white shirts with the logo on it. They were extremely nice and I was shocked to see that we would receive meals and drinks for FREE!

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These are from the night flight over - I ordered a Brazilian drink - Guava something? It was like ginger ale. They also served a turkey sandwich on whole wheat and a croissant with manjar (dulce de leche, not common in North America) inside.

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These are from the trip back; we got a similar sandwich and a cookie. I was very full from my cheap and delicious breakfast at Ezeiza, so I wanted to save for my lunch in between classes later, but then I remembered that the tomato would get me caught at immigration because of vegetable prohibitions and fines.

We did not get a nice view of the Cordillera (chain of Andes mountains separating the Chile/Argentina border) because of weather. The captain announced that apparently, there were storms in the area so we had to veer a little south of our planned route and we would be about 15-20 minutes delayed. All I saw, therefore, were those clouds.

I passed time preparing for my presentation and doing some reading for my Economics class and soon we were beginning our descent into Santiago. We landed at the airport with the delays intact, around 11:05 AM.

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I got to see my 2nd AF772 in two cities on a different continent - how cool is that?

Immigration went smoothly, luggage claim as well, and soon I was off to the Catolica to start classes!

Overall impressions: Gol is a great airline. It is simple, efficient, reliable, and has good standards of service. I think that they provide a good product on clean, new aircraft and cater their brand to different types of consumers. I think that they have developed the Southwest concept with some obvious variations - clearly, catering and international service being the main two. I applaud them and overall I would give service an 8/10.
 
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Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:00 pm

Thanks, perhaps the best GOL TR to date, certainly changed my impression of them, thanks!

Regards

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RE: Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes EZE-SCL (+pics)

Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:24 pm

Very interesting report on GOL. I fully agree with BA319-131, this must be the best GOL TR this forum has seen.

GOL is a very nice carrier, however, in my vision, their fres are a bit on the high side for a LCC.


Glad you enyoyed your time in Bs As and in Colonia.
 
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RE: Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes EZE-SCL (+pics)

Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:16 am

Nice TR.

Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
I ordered a Brazilian drink - Guava something?

Actually the drink is called "Guarana" (made of guarana - a sort of a berry from a climbing plant that mainly grows in Amazon). It's very sweet but really good.  Smile

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RE: Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes EZE-SCL (+pics)

Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:04 am

Great report, good to see a GOL review - and even a very positive one.

Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
I think he was signaling to me to stop taking photos.

The usual madness...  Yeah sure

Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
At any rate, the cabin interior is very simple and does the job. Strangely, there was no IFE on my way over but on this flight, overhead monitors dropped down and was playing something, but I didn't care to watch.

The one major complaint that I have about GOL is the seat pitch - it sucks. I do not know whether this was simply designed to accommodate as many PAX as possible, but I know for sure that on a 3 hour + flight, this would be painful.

GOL should have only 177 (ex-ATA birds) and 178 seats which is not the maximum for the 738. PR-GIB is an ex-ATA bird - did it have old-style seats?

Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
These are from the night flight over - I ordered a Brazilian drink - Guava something? It was like ginger ale. They also served a turkey sandwich on whole wheat and a croissant with manjar (dulce de leche, not common in North America) inside.

Sounds really good.


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Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:27 pm



Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
I think he was signaling to me to stop taking photos.

LOL.Its amazing how in other places such as the US and the UK,you don't get hassled as much as when you are in the developing countries.

GOL seems to be a very nice airline to fly if you're just getting around.Very nice to read a TR on one of te lesser covered mega LCC's of the world.
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RE: Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes EZE-SCL (+pics)

Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:20 pm

Great TR!

That drink you ordered is Guaraná, made from a fruit found in the Amazon Rainforest. Perhaps the best soft drink one can find, anywhere.

all the best!
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Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:15 pm



Quoting FMAL (Reply 6):
That drink you ordered is Guaraná, made from a fruit found in the Amazon Rainforest. Perhaps the best soft drink one can find, anywhere.

VALE! jajaja, I thought it was rather nice, but my seatmate on the flight over didn't agree.

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 2):
GOL is a very nice carrier, however, in my vision, their fres are a bit on the high side for a LCC.

You are right, but finding good prices on air travel within South America is very arbitrary. As a Chilean resident, I have found that prices on LAN.com are substantially different if you use the Chilean website vs. the U.S. website. A domestic, 3hr flight to Arica can be purchased for $120 USD R/T on the Chilean site, but will be seen as $600 USD on the U.S. site. Similar for international flights. I purchased my GOL ticket when the exchange rate was really good (about $680 CLP - $1USD) so I got off okay, but I think that for the service and reliability you get they are a good airline. Suprisingly, Aerolineas was the most expensive of all three options including LAN and GOL.
 
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Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:54 pm

A nice trip report. Really enjoyed the pictures with the sunset...
Thanks a bunch for writing this report & sharing it with us...
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:43 pm

Good Trip Report, specially I enjoyed the Air Comet's pictures and the Air France's 772ER at EZE arriving from CDG in the sun in the early morning.
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RE: Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes EZE-SCL (+pics)

Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:28 am

Thanks for a great trip report. G3 seems to maintain its inflight product - too bad, its management has lost its way in the past 2 years or so.

Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
I ordered a Brazilian drink - Guava something?



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

Sounds really good.


PH



Quoting FMAL (Reply 6):
That drink you ordered is Guaraná, made from a fruit found in the Amazon Rainforest. Perhaps the best soft drink one can find, anywhere.

= Ok, I am addicted to Guarana. And, I am not the only one. I have a crazy Indian friend in Bombay and I got some amused looks at customs their explaining to the official that it was softdrink and I wasn't exceeding my alcohol import limit.

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Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:52 pm

Thanks for the interesting TR.

Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
They were extremely nice and I was shocked to see that we would receive meals and drinks for FREE!

I must say GOL onboard product and service is not bad. Yesterday I flew GVA-AMS on economy and to be very honest GOL is better than KLM economy product...If you also fly any US carrier in economy you will note that GOL is superior.

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 10):
G3 seems to maintain its inflight product - too bad, its management has lost its way in the past 2 years or so.

GOL suffered a lot because of its wrong management of Varig and the difficulties of keeping two very different brands.

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Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:49 pm



Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 7):
I have found that prices on LAN.com are substantially different if you use the Chilean website vs. the U.S. website. A domestic, 3hr flight to Arica can be purchased for $120 USD R/T on the Chilean site, but will be seen as $600 USD on the U.S. site. Similar for international flights.

You're so right. I had the same problem a few years back.. in the end I flew SCL to CLC with Aerolineas del Sur because I didn't know about the www.lan.cl and www.lan.com difference. Do you know if non-Chilean credit cards can be used on lan.cl ? Not a problem in the end: 5I were (then!) very good!
Nice report too, thanks for that.
 
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Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:09 pm



Quoting Avion660 (Reply 12):
You're so right. I had the same problem a few years back.. in the end I flew SCL to CLC with Aerolineas del Sur because I didn't know about the www.lan.cl and www.lan.com difference. Do you know if non-Chilean credit cards can be used on lan.cl ? Not a problem in the end: 5I were (then!) very good!
Nice report too, thanks for that

The same happens with TAM, if you buy through TAM foreign websites the fares are substantially higher if compared to TAM Brazil website which quotes fares in local currency.

Rgs,
 
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Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:14 am



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 11):
If you also fly any US carrier in economy you will note that GOL is superior.

G3's problem is the pitch. TAM's too.
 
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Quoting C010T3 (Reply 14):
G3's problem is the pitch. TAM's too.

Anyway, my last flight with GOL was CGH-NVT 1/02/09 with RG metal...and it was great! The pitch was excellent, far better than any European Y seat pitch. I know RG metal has better pitch than G3 metal...so the comparision is not fair...

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Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:06 am



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 15):
Anyway, my last flight with GOL was CGH-NVT 1/02/09 with RG metal...and it was great! The pitch was excellent, far better than any European Y seat pitch. I know RG metal has better pitch than G3 metal...so the comparision is not fair...

I know, but that config will be gone soon.
 
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Quoting C010T3 (Reply 16):
I know, but that config will be gone soon.

Really? What a shame, but then the configuration really does not match current market reality. I find RG by far the best airline in the domestic market in Brazil nowadays. Do you know which routes get RG frames apart from NVT and CGH?

Rgs,
 
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Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:12 am

Wow, the first two pictures are just gorgeous.
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Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:54 am

Thanks for share with us your opinion. I just flew 3 times with Gol in the past 2 weeks and they surprised me. All flights were on time, my impression is that the pitch was a little better (all flights were on former VRG planes) and the service was what i expect.
They even solve the critical line problem at GIG !
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:36 am



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 17):
Do you know which routes get RG frames apart from NVT and CGH?

Well I am under the impression it has become random. Only the shuttle shows regularity.

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 19):
They even solve the critical line problem at GIG !

Yes, they did. It took them too long...
 
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Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:02 pm

Btw, since you included Air Comet photo in my opinion Air Comet domestic product is better than LAN. Sometimes LAN product resembles GOL in the domestic market...I will never forget the cereal bar I got on LAN SCL-IQQ-LPB on the 1-class A319....horrible...a cereal bar for an international flight is difficult to understand!

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 19):
I just flew 3 times with Gol in the past 2 weeks and they surprised me. All flights were on time, my impression is that the pitch was a little better (all flights were on former VRG planes) and the service was what i expect.

I agree. It seems GOL is back on track, they have fixed their ground check-in problem and I hope they can now focus more on consolidating the integration with RG.

Rgs,
 
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Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:34 pm



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 21):
I will never forget the cereal bar I got on LAN SCL-IQQ-LPB on the 1-class A319....horrible...a cereal bar for an international flight is difficult to understand!

Was the flight operated by LAN Airlines or Lan Express? Even on a short haul LX flight, LAN serves a "snack box" so I am surprised you only received only a single item. Even still, bear in mind that that is still more than you would receive on a domestic US flight 5+ hours, and in some cases you would even have to pay for beverages.
 
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Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:25 pm



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 21):
Btw, since you included Air Comet photo in my opinion Air Comet domestic product is better than LAN. Sometimes LAN product resembles GOL in the domestic market...I will never forget the cereal bar I got on LAN SCL-IQQ-LPB on the 1-class A319....horrible...a cereal bar for an international flight is difficult to understand!



Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 22):
Was the flight operated by LAN Airlines or Lan Express? Even on a short haul LX flight, LAN serves a "snack box" so I am surprised you only received only a single item. Even still, bear in mind that that is still more than you would receive on a domestic US flight 5+ hours, and in some cases you would even have to pay for beverages.

I guess it also is important to consider when this was.. the market seems to have changed so fast even in the last two years. LAN down to Punta Arenas used to serve a fabulous lunch.. it's a relatively long flight after all. Has that disappeared? And all the way to LPB is even longer.. I would have been shocked also just with a cereal bar.

Now, way back in the 90's.. a drink on every sector ..e.g SCL - PMC - GXQ or SCL - ANF - IQQ - ARI... exhausting, but impolite to refuse!

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