Flying back home tonight from Brazil, where Star Alliance carriers have moved into the new Terminal 3. Some thoughts. The good: - You don't have to be scared to go to the bathroom anymore. (Terminal 1's bathrooms were so bad, you weren't supposed to flush the toilet paper. You threw it in a bin next to the toilet. It smelled awful.) - Everything's new, so for now, it's clean. - You don't have to wait behind a wall that may, or may not, open to get to your gate - the Terminal 1 closing and opening walls are gone. The Neutral: - The lounge is now a single lounge: all Star Alliance shares a single 300 person lounge. It has nice aesthetics and comfortable furniture. It does not have enough power. - Terminal 3 is a soulless glass airport that looks no different than every other modern airport. I'm happy it's open and I'm happy to use it every trip. But to me, it has no character. - The food choices are numerous, but it's Carls' Jr., Pizza Hut, Starbucks, etc. Nothing interesting (that I found). The bad: - They still can't get the WiFi situation right. United doesn't run its own access points anymore, thankfully, so you rely on "GRU WiFi" via Boingo. But at prime time (evenings) for departures, it's overloaded and constantly kicked me off. Just like the old WiFi. - They put "blind people" access strips all over the floors. They're about 1.5 to 2 inches high. They're so easy to trip on. The FA on the way over was very unhappy with them, and I see why. ("Screw you, blind people! Get out of my airport!" *laugh*) Anyway, it's all a huge improvement over Terminal 1. Yay for futbol!