Review of Avianca Brazil flight Porto Alegre Sao Paulo in Economy

Airline Avianca Brazil
Flight O6 6123
Class Economy
Seat 4A
Aircraft Fokker 100
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 10 Jan 15, 14:40
Arrival at 10 Jan 15, 16:20
O6 15 reviews
Published on 11th February 2015
Hi guys, I`m here to continue the FR (after a long time), the previous one was this:
And before we go, some photos of Porto Alegre,Balneario Gaivota(SC) and Gramado:

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Cathedral of Porto Alegre

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Governor`s palace:

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City hall:

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Usina do Gasômetro:

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Beira Rio Stadium

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Dunes at Balneario Gaivota:

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Natal Luz (Christmas of lights) at Gramado:

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Santa Claus turning the lights of the city on:

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Maria Fumaça - Bento Gonçalves (Bento Gonçalves is the major produccer of wine in Brazil, the train is also known as the Wine train - Trem do Vinho):

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Some vineyard at Bento Gonçalves (at Vale dos Vinhedos - Vineyard Valley)

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Mini mundo (miniatures park):

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Snowland - Snow park:
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And now the FR!


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Avianca check-in:
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My ticket:

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Now some spotting:

POA boarding room:

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Our bird reaching:


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Excellent legroom:

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A Gol B738 in other finger:

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Safety card:

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Old plane…

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Another Gol:

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Take off:

Lagoa Guaiba:

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Usina do Gasômetro:

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Beira Rio:

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Porto Alegre:

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Salgado Filho International Airport:

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F100 wing:

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Cheese sandwich:

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And an orange juice:

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A coastal view:

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Avianca magazine, with an actress in the cover:

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Clouds over SP:

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A dam:

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Now, let me tell you the problem that hapenned. First the commander said that Congonhas Airport was closed beacus of the bad weather and that it`s flights were goint to GRU, so we would have to wait a little. After that Guarulhos Airport closed too, because of the weather, so, we again we entered in wait procedures. After some 3 turns over Santos the commander said we were goig to Rio Galeão, and there Avianca would see what would happen to us…

Landing at Rio de Janeiro GIG:

After some time waiting we unboarded and instructed to wait at gate 3 on Terminal:

Delta 767-400ER:

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After that they (Avianca staff) didn`t know nothing about us, and after some time said that they were waiting for a tripulation to take us to SP. And so the airport energy went over:

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So Avianca system went down and nobody knows nothing now. After a time, the lights come back and Avianca, after very discussions with us, gave a voucher for us, a dish of food at a restaurant in the airport, here`s the food:

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It was delicious…
After something like half hour after we finish our dinner they iniciated the boarding. So after something like 6 hours at the Rio (we reached about 5 P.M. and reacher the plane by 11:00 p.m) we were going back to SP.

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Now boarded, we waited more half hour until some documents to fly were brought to the pilot. After they reach we taxied and take off:

The meal was composed of drinks and some peanuts (just peanuts because of the hour, and beacause we already ate, I think):

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After 40 minutes we were landing Guarulhos:

After landed I got this picture of an A320 with the ney Avianca's livery:

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So, it's that, I hope you enjoyed. Thank you for seeing!
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Avianca Brazil

Cabin crew8.0
In-flight Entertainment6.5

Porto Alegre - POA


Sao Paulo - GRU



Well, Avianca is a very good airline, that representes 8,5% of the domestic passengers in Brazil. She is small, but has very quality. Despite the meteriological problems it was a goos flight and I hope fly Avianca again.
OBS: Rio Galeão isn't good!

Information on the route Porto Alegre (POA) Sao Paulo (GRU)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Porto Alegre (POA) → Sao Paulo (GRU).


The airline with the best average rating is Azul with 8.3/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 23 minutes.

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  • Comment 129311 by
    momolemomo GOLD 5000 Comments

    Thanks for this report !
    Very generous with the on-time perf grade.
    Wasn't it easier for Avianca to put everyone in a bus from Rio to SP ? With all the bus connecting the 2 cities, it could have been better.
    When I flew with O6 between Congonhas and Santos Dumont, we had a meal, not just a sandwich. Anyway, O6 is most of the time a good idea to travel in Brasil. Personally I prefer Azul.
    Obrigado :)

  • Comment 129331 by
    NGO85 1624 Comments

    Thank you for this report on your return flight!

    I agree, very generous with on-time performance (even if you did land at GIG on-time). I'm surprised the power went out at GIG, it looked very sunny when you were deplaning on the tarmac. At least it sounded like O6 handled the situation well.

    Seat pitch looks very good on domestic Brazilian flights.

    • Comment 129499 by
      02022001 4229 Comments

      Nice flight with Avianca. Thanks ;)

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