Review of TAM flight Rosario Sao Paulo in Economy

Airline TAM
Flight JJ8131
Class Economy
Seat 7A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 09 Jan 14, 17:05
Arrival at 09 Jan 14, 20:00
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viajero90
By 4141
Published on 14th January 2014
Hi everyone! This is my third FR here so I hope you like it!

JJ8131
Date: 09/01/14
From: Rosario ROS
To: Sao Paulo GRU
Departure: 17.15 (17.05 real)
Arrival: 21.15 (20.30 real)

That day I arrived the airport 2 hours before the flight. I had already checked in online but I couldn’t print the boarding pass so I asked the agent at the counter to print me mine. As I was flying only with my cabin baggage the agent weighed it and told me it was a little bit heavy, but that she’ll let it pass for this time. She warned me that on my way back from GRU I’ll have to dispatch it.

TAM counters
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ROS Airport
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The tarmac seen from the landside
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As there aren’t many international flights from ROS, they open migrations and customs especially for each flight, so approximately 1 hour and a half before the flight we were invited to clear migrations and customs. On the boarding area there is also a very small duty free shop.

Sol Lineas Aereas Saab 340
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TAM Airbus 320
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My passport and boarding pass
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At 16.15 they started the boarding process, first passengers sitting on the back of the plane, and then passengers sitting on the front part.
The plane was an Airbus 320-200, the PR-MHP. My seat was 7A, I chose it when I checked in online. The flight was a 90% full; most of passengers were Argentineans who connected flights in GRU to many cities in Brazil or other international destinations such as New York, Miami, Paris and Milan.

The legroom was ok.
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The view from my window
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At 16.50 they closed the doors and the captain Patrick introduced himself and the rest of the crew. He announced that the flight time will be approximately 2 hours and a half.
At 17.05 we took off and headed north-west.

The Terminal
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Taking off
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San Lorenzo port
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My seat was extremely uncomfortable; the back was so hard it made my kidneys hurt! Thanks God it was just a short flight, I can’t imagine how it would be to fly many hours sitting there!

TAM started this new route on January the 2nd. this year
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One hour before taking off they served the snack. It consisted in a drink (coffee, tea, Coke, Sprite and the Brazilian classic Guaraná) and a vanilla flavored muffin. It was really poor…

The snak
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The on-board entertainment consisted on public screens where they broadcasted a program about the best restaurants in Latin America, they a chapter of the TV series “The Big Bang Theory” and a chapter of “Modern Family”, when it finished they put on the flight route.

The on board magazines
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The cabin from my seat
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The flight route
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Also there were some magazines. The TAM magazine came in Portuguese and English; in some other flights they offer a Portuguese and Spanish version.
At 20 hours Brazilian time the captain announced we were about to descent over Sao Paulo. It is incredible how huge is this city. You can only appreciate it from the sky; it takes many flight minutes to take from one side to the other!

The descent
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Finally at 20.30 we landed, and then we had to wait like 45 minutes inside the plane to get a free place to stop the plane and descent!

KLM Boeing 773
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Terminal 1 check in area
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When I got off I had to run a lot to get to my bus to downtown, on the way I saw KLM’s Boeing 773 called “Iguazu Falls National Park”
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Verdict

TAM

5.0/10
Cabin3.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering3.0

Rosario - ROS

7.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness10.0

Sao Paulo - GRU

7.8/10
Efficiency10.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Well I hope you have enjoyed reading this flight report! Any comments of critics are accepted!

Hope to see you soon!

Viajero 90

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