santos wrote:DT also operates LAD-LIS up to 13/14 Weekly and OPO 3/4 weekly during high season B77W/B772
TP operates LIS-LAD up to 13/14 weekly during high season too B77W
LIS will definitely be next. I won DUB would be so low yielding... and given that they funnel traffic to DUB at LHR with OW partner BA... Latam funnels Dublin traffic via Frankfurt not LHR and they’re very uncompetitive . KLM pretty much owns DUB>Brazil for price and timings.American Airlines offer...Jump to post
I think BOS-YYZ would be another failed attempt.
If I am not mistaken, JJ is also expecting to have 3 more weekly flights to FRA, but they are still waiting for the the slots they want.
Other than that, I think Portugal would be the next destination for JJ.
Oksman You are right, JJ have always operated the JNB-GRU route with the 767 and it really takes this northern route which adds 2 hours flying time. In a way the 767 has enabled JJ to open some routes such as FCO, BOS, seasonal LAS, BCN and JNB. It's also the smallest widebody in JJ fleet. I think t...Jump to post
Hopefully this portuguese beauty will soon make its way to GRUJump to post
For me it looks like the Latam and Iberia livery...Jump to post
If I am not mistaken, I took a college trip to Buenos Aires in 1999 with Canadian, from GRU to EZE.Jump to post
When will see a LATAM 77W painted in the new livery? Is the plan still to get rid of the 77W in favor of a 787/350 fleet majority? They were supposed to, but not anymore. Change of plans. The 77W will still be part of Latam. This year these birds will have a retrofit, with focus in changing the int...Jump to post
I guess it depends on the time that you arrive at LIS. If you arrive early in the morning when most of the TP widebodies arrive from Brazil and Africa than you are in for a treat, lol. I had this experience twice last year (GRU-LIS and GIG-LIS) and it was terrible. I had to wait a lot to pass passpo...Jump to post
I flew to LIS from PHL in 2009 with my family and it took us nearly three hours to get through passport control -- I've never experienced anything like that before. We resolved after that that if we were going somewhere on the Iberian Peninsula to only fly into MAD. Have you every experienced fly t...Jump to post
Azul could join Star Alliance if Avianca Brazil wasn't a member already. How about Azul in SkyTeam? Azul is part of the David Neeleman + HNA acquisitions which also includes TAP and Aigle Azur. Right now AD has a solid partnership with United. Plus with TAP it really makes you think that Azul is bo...Jump to post
Azul could join Star Alliance if Avianca Brazil wasn't a member already.Jump to post
Nowadays JJ has 2 daily flights to MIA, from GRU. One with 77W and another with a A359.Jump to post
Avianca Brasil (O6) has added a second daily flight to MIA, from GRU: O68510 GRU 09:55 MIA 15:25 O68511 MIA 07:00 GRU 18:30 O68512 GRU 23:59 MIA 05:35 O68513 MIA 16:55 GRU 04:30 Operated by A330, effective November 30th And Latam will change it's aircraft from A350 to 777-300ER effective June 30th.Jump to post
This may be a way for them to stop the flow of people fleeing the country. Maduro and the revolution in general actually want as much of the higher/middle class out of Venezuela as possible. Then they can do as they wish, not that anything is stopping them lately - never seen such a pathetic opposi...Jump to post
Well, it looks like the seasonal JJ flight from GRU to LAS will return in December. At first they announced that they would fly from June 2nd until September 30th, 2018. Now they will also fly from December 15th to February 29th, 2019. 3x/weekly. Tickets are already for sale and the operating aircra...Jump to post
They are having some trouble getting the desired slots at the schedule they want.
This month I'll take the Eva Air SFO to TPE in Business Class. I was looking at the lounge options in SFO, specifically the Star Alliance ones when I've noticed that it will be more than one year since the renovations at the "International United Club"have began. :O What are they up tp? A ...Jump to post
I keep thinking if this is also because of the imminent JV between AA and JJ. Maybe the AA/QF has taught them something? The JV between JJ/IAG have some conditions like keeping the same number of seat per year for 10 years, giving one LHR slot and creating another Brazil - Europe flight in other sta...Jump to post
I wonder if this also happens because of the seat configuration? I mean, the A350 has 3-3-3, right?
Azul also have it. It's called Skysofa and is equipped in their A330, where the config is 2-4-2. So it is more spacious and probably better suited for a family.
I dunno if it's successful or not.
FlyingJhawk wrote:Maybe it's time to start a "Things That Will Be Accomplished Before BER Opens" thread.
This Brazil - Asia has been discussed a long time. Currently the ME3 + TK and ET have been the ones carrying the bulk of people from these two continents. They don't require visa or at least transit visa and they offer cheaper prices. I think AC could try it. But I doubt if it will succeed in this r...Jump to post
Well.. I just bought a r/t, GRU-SCL with EK. The seat map shows 2-3-2 in Business Class.Jump to post
I think this 772 will have the same new J seats, but in a 2-2-2 config.Jump to post
I think that south America is a partly corrupted market where latam and other actors with support of polititians has kept prices high until recent. I read the situation that Argentina has given up it's fight when latam was created an Norwegian might have the force changing the aviation industry in ...Jump to post
dcajet wrote:trex8 wrote:aemoreira1981 wrote:
As for the A333s, are they 238t frames?
GE operated them at 233K. Only used regional routes.
And that should be plenty, even factoring in BOG's height. These planes will be used in medium haul routes - with BOG-EZE being the longest one.
I know they fly the 787-8 within the Americas from Bogotá to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. Also to some domestic destinations. So I suppose the A333 will operate those routes to free some 787 to increase Madrid and start Munich. I´ve heard th...Jump to post
SQ flew SIN-BCN-GIG 3x weekly but suspended it in 2016 because of weak sales. I guess if the traffic is there they could restart it again, but where would the stop be? BCN again....or? I guess JJ entering the route (and kinda having success at it) with their 767 was also important for SQ to leave. ...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:oldannyboy wrote:777 is noisy - period.
In my experience it's easily the noisiest of all the widebody types. Second would be flying in the nose section of a 747.
Now... would this work: Considering the Japanese ancestry population of southern Brazil is close to one million individuals, and considering that a GRU-Tokyo flight would always have to have a stop somewhere, what would be the chances of LATAM using LAS as a stopover to Tokyo? Would this be feasibl...Jump to post
TAP is probably getting ready to the upcoming competition in the S. America-Europe route as Latam will start flying to Lisbon next year.Jump to post
Here is a post about it on Reuters: Brazil lower house approves Open Skies deal with U.S. https://www.reuters.com/article/brazil-aviation-usa/brazil-lower-house-approves-open-skies-deal-with-u-s-idUSS0N1M0044 If I am not mistaken, with the Open Skies approved, the AA/JJ JV will happen.Jump to post
Looking post-modern (see: more and more Chinese airports) does not a pleasant experience make. ICN is a vastly overrated hub. The security area is tight, smoke from the smoking "lounges" regularly seeps out, seating is scarce, and post-security food options are a let-down-- while on my wa...Jump to post
AA is being faster in renovating their lounges and planes. That's for sure.
Even the implementation of the PY looks likes is going at a rapid pace.
I hope eventually the circumstances that will enable LATAM to be what it should be at EZE come together: Argentinian economy recovers, Argentinian market de-regulates, LATAM head office in Santiago realizes Buenos Aires is the second largest economic center in South America. In a scenario of normal...Jump to post
JC fits EK First Class just like he fits in a Bugatti Veyron or a Bentley or any other posh car around. It's entertaining guys. And we like itJump to post
Governments may come and go but the rules to play in Brazil tend to stay the same. TAM was never a government owned airline. There are still a lot of influential people in Brazil who had ties to Varig. TAP themselves are still government owned and Fernando Pinto, who is now in charge of TAP was Var...Jump to post
A few weeks back, there was an article published in ch-aviation that indicated a possible JV between TAP, Azul, Hainan and United Airlines. I don't see how United comes into this picture given their long standing JV with the Lufthansa group. A TATL JV between TAP/Azul/United and potentially B6 woul...Jump to post
I see all these number and then I realize that the state of São Paulo (not the city) have at least 400.000 people with Japanese background. Quite impressive and different from the US. If only the Brazilian government were not corrupt (I like to dream people), I could imagine quite a stronger economi...Jump to post
Um, yeah.... I’ll just move along now. Jesus take the wheel, what did I just read here? You read what you should have listened: tango. It is full of drama and sometimes may ends in a disaster :) There are so many ways to look at this history. I dunno if we will ever know it. If I was her I would tr...Jump to post
I don't think British Airways is a premium airline at all. Right now they should change their name to "Flying" as it is getting more similar to "Vueling" than to Iberia. The good thing about JJ in LHR is the pre-departure @T3. Why? Now they can use the Cathay Pacific lounge which...Jump to post