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  1. Kattmat
    Kattmat at |

    Just returned from Sao Paulo where I heard some interesting things about the coming world cup.
    The Brazilian regulator has established no-fly zones 2 hours before and 3 hours after each match making a huge mess of the scheduling for the airlines. They have also instituted huge penalties (fines) for delays of 15mins+ for both the airline and the Pilot (!) to make sure that these no-zones are respected.

    Hotels have not seen the anticipated number of bookings and are now dropping prices considerably.

    This will be really interesting 🙂

  2. Rio Guy
    Rio Guy at |

    TAM is going to lose customers based on their handling of flights during World Cup. I know a slew of travelers going to games around Brazil that have been screwed by TAM. Despite booking flights more than 6 months in advance of their travel day, TAM unilaterally changed their booked flights, ruining their travel plans. What is worse is that they don’t notify you of the change by email or phone. You only find out by logging on to the account and checking the reservation.

    In my case, we are losing almost an entire day of our trip. On top of that, they changed my flight to depart at 3:30 am. The pisser of it all is that they changed up the flights so late in the game and didn’t notify customers, there are no alternatives. TAM has you by the balls and they know it, and they don’t care. Forgot to mention that we are locked into 3 night minimum hotels that are a waste because TAM shortened the trip.

    I will never fly the airline again. They are a disgrace.

  3. Joey
    Joey at |

    @RioGuy and @KattMat, if the Brazilian authorities made the no-fly zones, that means all airlines, including TAM, are affected. I’d imagine anyone going to World Cup will now need to recheck their bookings!

    I went to Sochi earlier this year for the winter olympics where Olympic Park was literally next to the airport and gladly no flight changes were needed.

  4. john
    john at |

    why does it say honeywell?