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11. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

once again a thread being taken off topic.

just like you zoom we all have personal preferences and can make our own choices based on that.

Fly BA or don't - BA aren't gonna go down the tubes because of one less choosing to fly with them.

Back to the original question - l like jasons ans sit at the aisle you can get to the loo easily and not have to hassle others

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

The emergency exits always have a little more leg room, if you're prepared to agree to the "just in case" responsibility. Personally, I prefer window seats, as you can sleep comfortably in the window nook and not have people bumping into your shoulder every time they pass. I guess it all depends on your general loo needs!

13. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

[quote=Purdy]once again a thread being taken off topic.

just like you zoom we all have personal preferences and can make our own choices based on that.

Fly BA or don't - BA aren't gonna go down the tubes because of one less choosing to fly with them.

I agree Prudy, I hate when the thread goes OT - who do these people think they are !?!?!?! So let's GET BACK to where we once belonged.... my answer is : Seat 23D
PS. just an important side note: IMHO, stay off of BA's 767's because they're finding radiation on some, already pulled 4 planes out of service, have to inform over 30,000 passengers (it's been on CNN all day), this is VERY serious stuff, people should know........

14. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

I thought Varig were in financial difficulties too - personally l would steer clear of them!

There are and continue to be, but I think that it's probably relatively safe to book with them now. In July, they cancelled pretty much all their flights. Since then, they have been adding them back in stages. As they are only adding what they can afford to fly at now, I think it's pretty safe to fly them for up coming flights in the not too distant future.

Wikipedia covers this pretty well:

On July 20, 2006 Varig was finally sold to Volo for $24 million. Volo will not inherit Varig's previous debt but will have to complete several financial reforms in order to bring the airline up again. The "old Varig" and its debts will be acquired by Nordeste Linhas Aereas Regionais. The next day the new Varig cancelled all its flights except for Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo flights. The airline reported it needs more time to bring additional planes into service and all flights are cancelled until further notice.

On July 28, 2006 Varig announced they were cutting 60% of their staff. Varig layed off 5,500 of the 9,485 jobs, with a remaining workforce of only 3,985.

On August 23, 2006 Varig announced plans to lease 50 new Embraer E-190/195 aircraft under the BNDES Bank in Brazil. Varig also claims it is negociating with aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.

On September 13, 2006 Varig announced its intentions to resume more international flights in two stages, when given authorization by federal aviation authorities. In the first stage, Varig plans to resume flights to Mexico, Peru, and England within 180 days. In the second stage, flights to Chile, United States, and Portugal are expected.

On November 29, 2006 Varig announced periodic expansions to its domestic routes for the Brazilian summer season. Varig will begin these 7 new routes (including 3 new destinations) starting December 18th and lasting through March 4th, 2007.

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