Flight from São Paulo Guarulhos Airport (GRU) to Buenos Aires Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini EZE on TC-LJJ, the second newest Boeing 777-300ER on Turkish Airlines’ fleet, delivered in June 2016. This plane is equipped with two GE90-115B engines.
Each day, TK operates TK15 from IST. The plane stops for 1 hour and 40 minutes in GRU and then continues to EZE.
My seat was 13A.
Some comments included in the video are the following:
Since March 2017 Emirates flies the A380 into GRU from DXB. This is so far the only A380 commercial service to South America.
Qatar Airways has reduced its capacity from DOH to GRU-EZE to a 77L from a 77W.
Since the airline was banned from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt’s airspace, QR’s planes have been forced to fly a longer route (initially with a stop in Athens and now direct) to countries in Africa
and South America.
Check the Flightradar24 maps the DOH-GRU, flight going through Oman instead of Saudi Arabia
And the GRU-DOH, through Turkey and Iran.
An appetizer before the flight at the GRU Star Alliance Lounge
Safety announcement featuring Zach King
Feel the vibration when engine #2 is being started. The GE90s are the most powerful jet engines flying these days and they produce a unique sound when they are started.
Announcement featuring Morgan Freeman
The meal has been downgraded to a sandwich and a muffin. They still offer wine and other alcoholic beverages. The Ancyra wine, from Turkey, is one of the best red wines that I’ve had on a plane (in coach)
TK offers a great variety of music. One of the best ways for me to relax on a plane is with classical music and a glass of wine. Remember that alcohol has a greater effect at high altitude and therefore you should pay particular attention to the amount that you are drinking in order to avoid feeling sick.
Grytviken is a settlement on the island of South Georgia. This island, claimed by Argentina, is currently a British overseas territory. Check out the pictures on the internet, the place looks beautiful.
Approach to EZE
While most of the times the landings are on runway 11, today we’ll land directly on RWY 29. In this case, we’ll be saving a lot of time as we are coming from the east.
We ended up arriving 30 min ahead of the scheduled time.
Comparing with 3 years ago, when TK’s flights were nearly always late, they have really improved their performance. All my last flights have been on time.
Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini Airport
Starting in 2018, all regional flights (neighboring countries excepting Uruguay) will only fly to EZE and not anymore to AEP.
That is part of the “Revolución de los Aviones” (Airplanes’ Revolution), where the freed slots at AEP will be handed to new entrants. While I fully support the entrance of new players, especially the LCCs as Flybondi, Norwegian and Avian, as a domestic carrier, I don’t agree at all with moving regional flights to EZE. EZE is much bigger and far away from downtown BA. Cabs and buses to/from EZE and downtown are very expensive, let alone the existing mafias.
Business travelers traveling for short periods to/from BA and SCL/GRU/POA/GIG, etc, will be very affected with this (myself included).
Equipment: Boeing 777-300ER
Recorded on August 19, 2017
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