Airline - Varig
Airline - Varig London Reviews
Mar 29, 2004
The first round the world trip did not start with a flying start.. Not something that excites you at all when you are about to start the journey of lifetime.. The Airline Varig taxied on the runway at Heathrow and returned back to Gate. Pilot did not pass on any information and2 hours later they started serving alcohol to passengers which made it even worse. After 5 hours siting on the seats they finally announced that flight is cancelled and that everyone will be put in Hotels near heathrow. Thats not all, you had to take your luggage with you and find your name on list (which did not exist).. a complete "Chaos."
Anyway, next morning everyone just arrived at airport around 10am (Varig were not passing any info in proper manner andpassengers did not want to miss flights)..
Never ever (unless there is no other option available), am I flying Varig again in future.
This experience with Varig and then later with Thai has made me believe that on average the majority of carriers on OneWorld allianceare better than most of the Star Alliance ones..
Part of the Round the World 2004 - TWICE! travel blog
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