AA to Codeshare with TAM/LAN Colombia, New Routes DFW-BOG, MIA-POA/CWB

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  1. Eloy Fonseca Neto
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    Great News for us Brazilians, Press just announced that AA has signed an agremment with TAM (LATAM) airlines. This agreement still needed to be approved by certain agencies, but it is a strong indication that the new LATAM could joing the Oneworld Alliance. I was skeptical, but thrilled right now.



    LINK: http://economia.uol.com.br/ultimas-...tilhamento-de-voos-com-american-airlines.jhtm

    17/12/2012 - 13h40
    TAM assina acordo de compartilhamento de voos com American Airlines

    Roberta Vilas Boas
    Da Reuters, em São Paulo

    COMENTE
    A TAM Linhas Aéreas, que neste ano deu início ao processo de fusão com a chilena LAN, assinou um acordo de compartilhamento de voos com a American Airlines para aumentar as opções de destino para a América do Norte.

    Segundo comunicado à imprensa, o acordo ainda necessita da aprovação do Departamento de Transporte dos Estados Unidos, e do Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (Cade) e da Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) no Brasil, que pode levar até 11 meses.

    "Quando o acordo com a American Airlines for aprovado, poderemos aumentar e diversificar as opções de voos na América do Norte, região que recebe um intenso fluxo de turistas e de viajantes a negócios todos os anos", afirmou o presidente da TAM, Marco Antonio Bologna, em nota.

    O comunicado ocorre algumas semanas após a Gol Linhas Aéreas anunciar o início de voos regulares para Miami e Orlando.
     
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    If you want to read the news on AA, TAM, and LAN Colombia in English, it's here: LINK.
     
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    It looks like your link is broken David! Take a look! :rolleyes:
     
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    Time for a celebration!!! FC is back to OW for the US destinations. It is odd but nice to TAM back partnering with AA again!!
     
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    Thanks for the notice, though the eyeroll was completely unnecessary. It's fixed now.
     
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    BTW, the Wall Street Journal did report a few days ago that TAM was about to announce the OW choice. Somehow we all missed commenting about it, probably because we are so unsurprised.
     
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    One thing about this announcement that seems to be overlooked is that AA is also introducing some new routes to South America.

    Starting in late 2013, AA will fly DFW-BOG and start service from MIA to CWB and POA. AA's press release now up, too: LINK.

    I've sent a note to the admins to ask they update the thread's title to tell people what's actually in here. :)
     
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    Oh, I'm curious to see what's the aircraft they will put into service down there! I hope it's a 767, but I'm afraid it will be a 757!
     
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    Was actually just reading that article! For those who want it: LINK.
     
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    Florianopolis (FLN) is due to be added too but airport improvements and the new terminal there must be completed first, those scheduled for early 2014. That was announced in Valor on the 14th. Allegedly there are likely to be not only AA but LH that will have services there. No suggestion was made about the international destinations, but considering the populations and tourism of the area it is not a large stretch to imagine MIA and FRA. No prizes to suppose that LATAM will serve SCL and EZE, among others. In theory these services could be supported before the new terminal but the pressures of the World Cup probably will mean that Cuiabá and Natal will have international services first. AA has been doing a very good job of ensuring they're already in place for most World Cup cities.
     
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    Thanks for the link. That is more good news!
     
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    They might do a 757 for BOG, but POA and CWB are too far. If the deal with US happens they might even start deploying A330's for some GRU and GIG services so free some 767's for those routes. Don't forget the A321's coming, which might well replace 757's on some of the shorter LA routes.
     
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    :):):):)

    Looks like I'll have to hold onto that Citi card longer than previously planned. If only AA weren't simultaneously reducing their footprint in western NY....

    Now to pick nits: Cuiabá? Nossa... quem vai lá? :eek: (The joke I heard was that the CBF had to find a place for the Argentines to play their games, and thought that that city would do nicely.)
     
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    Achei no minimo uma pessoa deve pensar isso meio estranho. Concordo, nunca chance.

    I put that in just because it is such a joke. Anyplace taht names it's airport after Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon must have a sense of humor about flying. I have always been hugely impressed by him and all he accomplished from such humble beginnings. However, realistically, that airport is mostly suited for Cessna 206's and Caravans, maybe the odd floatplane. OTOH, in theory there are to be games there. Ideal for North Korea vs Iran, were either to have been so improbably successful to make the games.:p Even Argentina deserves better, say, Porto Velho, PVH wasn't named after Cândido Mariano but the State was!:rolleyes:
     
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    Ah, yes, this guy.

    NB: The city favors this unfortunate shade of lime green for buildings, signs and public spaces. Residents are proud of the moniker "The Green City."

    Cuiaba 2 006.JPG
     
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    Yes, that is. Indeed the Marechal. He probably looks much better in the marble than he did in real life. IIRC it was he who saved the life of former US President Teddy Roosevelt during a bizarre adventure. How did we high jack this thread to a Rondonian discourse?
     
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    Quite right. Back to the matter at hand: POA and CWB are both wonderful cities and AA is doing right to include them.

    The Gasometro, POA:
    Porto Alegre 009.JPG

    RIP, Oscar Niemeyer, CWB:
    Curitiba 006.JPG

    They're both just more cosmopolitan than is FLN, with worse beaches.
     
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    Very well said harvson3. My spouse, Curitiba born, is evidence of the wondrous greatness of the city. :D Truthfully, Curitiba is an exceptional place, a model of excellence in many ways.

    Porto Alegre is also special, not least because it is the closest major city to the wine country of Bento Gonçalves and Garibaldi.
     
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