World Cup Travel - Internal Flights

Discussion in 'WC 2014 Travel and Tickets' started by Pablinsky, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Pastor399

    Pastor399 New Member

    Jun 3, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I would be more concerned if it is finished or not.....i heard of one new terminal somewhere that never got finished but they still need it, so they have setup tents
     
  2. celtic67

    celtic67 Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    Australia
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Is this airport strike (20% of staff) likely to delay domestic flights out of Santos airport this evening?
     
  3. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you got the wrong airport.
     
  4. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    It all comes down to timing. I cleared immigration and customs in ten minutes but it took 40 minutes to get my match tickets.
     
  5. Ric_Braz

    Ric_Braz Member+

    May 13, 2009
    Wiltshire, UK.
    Club:
    AFC Wimbledon
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You are thinking of Fortaleza here.
     
  6. Kempa

    Kempa Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Washington Suburbs
    Club:
    Sao Paulo FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    You mean Santos Dumont, right? Which is the downtown airport in Rio. Not Santos, the coastal city near São Paulo. Santos airport doesn't have commercial flights.
     
  7. lucasc

    lucasc Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    Brazil
    Club:
    Vitoria Salvador
    Nah, GRU t3 is the one that became a poster child exactly because it finished on time.
     
  8. OrlandoCitySC

    OrlandoCitySC New Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In my past experience, when entering the country the line for residents goes 100x faster. I've waited in the foreigner line with 2 other families while they processed the entire plane of residents. Just curious if they are still operating like this right now?
     
  9. Kempa

    Kempa Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Washington Suburbs
    Club:
    Sao Paulo FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    It used to be that citizens would just show the passport and be waved through. Now they scan citizens' passports. What takes longer for non-citizens is the clerk flipping through the pages to find the visa if that nationality requires it. So, it's almost the same for citizens and non-citizens now.

    I entered in November with my wife. I am a citizen, she is not. She went through faster than I did because the citizens' line was longer.
     
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  10. sethuel1

    sethuel1 Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    New Orleans, LA
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leaving gru right now. 2hours from leaving the plane to getting to the gate for the next flight, including immigration , rechecking bags and printing a boarding pass and going back though security. Not terrible.

    Brazilian passport holders were very few so they flew through immigration. For Mr that was an hour or so.
     
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  11. OrlandoCitySC

    OrlandoCitySC New Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @Kempa I might be able to throw you a bone here. For years (since 1998) I have waited in the foreigner line while traveling to Brazil with my Brazilian wife. Last night, I found out from my best friend (also has a Brazilian wife) that he goes through the resident line with her. Apparently, you can go through either line as long as someone in the family has the required passport. I feel like such an idiot but so happy all at the same time hahaha!
     
  12. Kempa

    Kempa Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Washington Suburbs
    Club:
    Sao Paulo FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Thanks! We will try that next time.
     
  13. bkn0528

    bkn0528 Member

    Aug 2, 2003
    nyc
    TAM just changed my return flight and totally f****d me over. Now I have to fly out of Manaus in the middle of the night (2 AM) and waste a nonrefundable night in a hotel I've already paid for, plus, they changed my flight from Sao Paolo to NYC to a day later, meaning I also have to book a hotel for Sao Paolo. After two hours on the phone it boils down to "I can get a refund if I'm not satisfied with the changes". Unbelievable. F this airline.
     
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  14. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you're not using that room that night
     
  15. Ashan Rama

    Ashan Rama Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    has anyone not received (like me) e-tickets for all their Avianca flights? How can I be sure my booking is still valid?
     
  16. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    No, I had to log onto their website. If you have an old reservation code, there is a page to convert to the new number.
     
  17. Ashan Rama

    Ashan Rama Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    i got the new code but as it's too early to check in, i can't see the flight is still there or changed. Any way round this? I never created an account to have my flights listed there.
     
  18. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Go on checkmytrip.com. I just turned up to the airport and they issued a boarding pass there.
     
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  19. MFKS78

    MFKS78 Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    Newcastle Jets
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Just like to give an update to the locker situation

    Have noticed on my travels in recent days
    Sao Paulo Guarhalos
    Curitiba
    Porto Alegre
    All have lockers big enough to store suitcases for those interested
     
  20. ardit84

    ardit84 New Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    Orlando - FL
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    anyone has found flights on the 4th or 5th from fortaleza or rio to salvador to be able to watch 2 q finals?
     
  21. zachadu21

    zachadu21 Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am leaving Rio at 9:40 PM on the 4th arriving in Salvador at 11:40 PM. Planning to attend 58 and 59. Is this flight no longer available?? It is TAM #3152
     
  22. zachadu21

    zachadu21 Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the update. Any chance you or anyone else has spotted lockers at GIG?
     
  23. mdavis147

    mdavis147 New Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has TAM airlines been strict on carry on luggage? Wasn't sure if they checked the weight cause I thought I read it must be 11 lbs which is nearly impossible if you're not trying to have any checked baggage.
     
  24. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah nobody cares so far in São Paulo Natal or Salvador.
     
  25. MFKS78

    MFKS78 Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    Newcastle Jets
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Galeao is big never noticed them but wasn't looking on my trip through there.

    The places I mentioned had the lockers on the outside of the building IE the type of distance where you find the smokers going from the building IE out the door not far
     

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