World Cup Travel - Internal Flights

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

  1. Johnnyzs

    Johnnyzs Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
  2. soccergal1119

    soccergal1119 Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I'm attending 57 and 59. Leaving Fortaleza on July 5 6:55 am and connecting in Sao Paolo to get to Salvador.
     
  3. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can't speak for TAM, but Gol has the same restrictions and they are ignored. MANY people had the standard rollerboards like in the US. There is no way they are under 5kg. I would say the carry on situation, as to what people are carrying on, is the same as I have seen everywhere else in the world. I'm carrying on a large computer bag/briefcase and a camera backpack that I weighed at about 7-kg (15.5 pounds) total.
     
  4. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Foz Iguacu airport are pretty nazi on the carry on limit.
     
  5. SeaFishee

    SeaFishee New Member

    Feb 14, 2014
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Departed São Paulo and Salvador airports on Tam- nobody checked carry-on weight.
     
  6. popularside

    popularside Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    dublin
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    No problem bring beer and large bottles of water through natal but no chance with a small bottle of mosquito repellant on the previous trip. No way of knowing just try.

    So far so good on my flights. No cancellations on the day. Some queues and delays but nothing major.
     
  7. ardit84

    ardit84 New Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    Orlando - FL
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Which airline and flight #?

    When do you get to salvador?
     
  8. MFKS78

    MFKS78 Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    Newcastle Jets
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Finally got screwed by an airline in Brazil
    Went to the Ecuador v Honduras match in Curitiba last night.

    Got to airport for my flight back to Florianopolis with Azul

    Flight had been cancelled months ago

    Azul had sent my confirmation emails which I had on the phone saying good to go 3 days ago and about 10days ago. Checking the reference on the internet showed no indication the flight wasn't going ahead.

    Azul informed me they tried contacting people. A pile more people rocked up for the same flight with the same issue. Big stuff up there end.

    Anyway they came to the party sort of

    Option 1 was to await a flight this morning and spend a night in the airport.
    Option 2 was to get a Taxi at Azul's expense to Florianopolis.

    Took option 2

    Cabbie was bemused with the paperwork from Azul and had to check it with them and clarify with his boss afterwards I it was right to do.

    Ended up hitting the road. Unable to sleep with him whizzing about at 140-160kmph and the car rattling

    Had an hour hold up in Curitiba with a bad traffic accident a car was under a truck. Ouch

    Made it back to my hotel in Florianopolis at 3:30am

    Tipped the cabbie R$100 and made sure he was to fleece Azul as much as he could


    Thank god that was the only flight with them.
     
  9. soccergal1119

    soccergal1119 Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Gol 1823 from FOR to GRU and GOL 1164 from GRU to SSA. Arrive in Salvador at 2:35pm and hopefully get to the match on time
     
  10. vicapota

    vicapota New Member

    Jun 21, 2014
    I have the opportunity to get tickets to macth 57, quarter finals in Fortaleza, on 04/07, but am having trouble finding fligths from Sao Paulo at reasenable prices ( everything I found is over R$1000 for the return trip pp). Does anyone have ideas for alternative (and cheaper) ways to get to the game. Thanks a lot.
     
  11. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    $1000r for both legs is pretty reasonable.
     
  12. Leica

    Leica Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Anyone got refunds from GOL for canceled flight? I remember reading some sort of twitter contact option to get refund faster. Does anyone know?
     
  13. BUDOKAN

    BUDOKAN Member

    May 31, 2006
    Tokyo
    Club:
    Yokohama F Marinos
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I am in a same boat.
    My Japan TST turned to Colombia TST includes QF @ Fortaleza.
    But I can not find any flight from SP on July 3 or 4.

    I think R$1000 is reasobable tho...
     
  14. vicapota

    vicapota New Member

    Jun 21, 2014
    Yeah. I would prabaly pay the RS 1000, if I could go on July 3 and come back on July 5/6. But the prices to this dates were 2x as much and last time i checked not even that was
    showing on kayak. The best option i've seen so far was a promotiom Gol did two days ago: going to natal on July 2 and back from Fortaleza on July 7 for about RS 650 pp. I didnt buy because of the dates
     
  15. Ashan Rama

    Ashan Rama Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    #1190 Ashan Rama, Jun 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
    is it possible to check into Gol flights online beforehand? it seems to not allow me to do it for some reason. Edit - directly booked Gol flight seems fine whereas one booked through Expedia is not
     
  16. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yes, they e-mail me several days before, I think about 4-7 days before, and I checked in early for all my flights (4 so far).
     
  17. MFKS78

    MFKS78 Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    Newcastle Jets
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Just to let you know the drama today myself and 4 other plane loads heading to Belo for the Brazil v Chile match

    We were left in Rio at SDU

    The day was a joke a light fog delayed flights early morning and then flights were allowed to leave for some reason they wouldn't allow planes to land



    so there were no planes arriving to take the passengers of course very little info was given and by 11:30 am and not on a plane we were ********ed

    Ridiculous as the conditions were not even close to being bad

    add in then there were thousands of others walking out there were no taxis buses to get back to Copacabana

    just to top things off TAM are refunding my money in 40 days

    Ps I had a 9am flight for what it's worth

    Pps I am really looking forward to going to the France game and the Argentina game in the next few days at the same airport
     
  18. Ashan Rama

    Ashan Rama Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    So you never got to the game?
     
  19. MFKS78

    MFKS78 Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    Newcastle Jets
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    No after hitting the jackpot to get that ticket my dream to see Brazil play in the WC in Brazil will not be coming true.What sucked the most is I went to the effort to for go m50 in Rio on the same day and by the time I was clear of the airport disaster had no chance to make a last minute sale without getting screwed
     
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  20. Siempreconlamecha

    Apr 4, 2005
    Anybody know what's going on with flights out of fortaleza July5? Impossible everything is sold out, no?
     
  21. Ashan Rama

    Ashan Rama Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    I've had 3 internal flights in 2 days and all went smoothly. Avianca and Gol. Good sized seats too. Hopefully this standard continues.

    Based on post above sounds like it's prudent to get flights to city of game as early as possible in case of delays.
     
  22. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My rule is never fly on gameday
     
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  23. popularside

    popularside Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    dublin
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Really feel for you MFKS78. The flights to Belo H from GIG on saturday did all go it appeared although some others were cancelled. The fog looked pretty bad to me. I was surprised but glad ours took off. I was on GOL. I couldn't see the orange tip of the wing at one point on the runway. It was better when we took off but visibility was poor. I don't think it would have taken off in Europe.

    I lost a game before the tournament started to a cancelled flight but in the end all mine worked ok. I went to ten games in nine different venues. 4 games involved a morning flight on matchday and a 5th involved 2 morning flights.

    Now there were queues, there were delays and gate changes and sometimes no gate info. One left 90 minutes before the time on the departures board and from a different gate but they told us to ignore the board (Manaus to Brasilia) and we did. However they all worked. Everyone seemed to get on ok.

    Indeed TAP (Portugal's national airline) proved to be far far worse than any domestic airline in Brazil. I flew with 4 - Avianca, Azul, Tam & GOL.
     
  24. popularside

    popularside Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    dublin
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Good rule if it is your country and a vital game you cannot miss. However not practical during a world cup if you want to see a lot of games.
     
  25. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well if you decide to fly on gameday then I guess you just have to be prepared to miss the game. Especially in a country like Brazil with a very congested and inefficient air system and huge distances. My group just gave up on seeing most of the extra matches we wanted because of the risk.
     

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