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travel to Fortaleza from US?

Postby TheKiteLife » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:01 am

Just curious what people have found to be the most cost effective/efficient way to get to the NE area of Brazil? I am currently located in South Florida.

Anyone have info on alternative methods of getting there; aka catching a ride on a freighter or something like that. Or maybe fly to Rio/SauPaulo and taking a bus up there (figure good way to see country).

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Re: travel to Fortaleza from US?

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:33 pm

TAM has direct flights from Miami to FOR.

Ask Karen at ozonetravel.com , she knows that connection!

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Re: travel to Fortaleza from US?

Postby kruzlifix » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:42 pm

I was looking for a good connection this summer from Boston to Fortaleza.
For us, coming from Switzerland the best connection is flying back to Lissabon and then to Fortaleza!
andreas :jump:

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Re: travel to Fortaleza from US?

Postby vilaprea » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:57 am

yes, TAM is the only airline that has a plane that flies from North America to Fortaleza.

Just keep in mind that it is night flight and it does stop in Manaus and Belem on the way to Fortaleza. Good thing is you don't have to do immigration until you get to Fortaleza around 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning.

On the way back, you do have to get off the plane in Manaus for about an hour (last time I flew there) and they will go through your hand luggage.

The flight via Sao Paulo 'might' be cheaper.

Don't forget to get your visa if you're a USA citizen!

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Re: travel to Fortaleza from US?

Postby TheKiteLife » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:44 am

for all thinking of going to Brazil, ozone travel has been a great source of help...

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Re: travel to Fortaleza from US?

Postby North_Wind » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:11 pm

vilaprea wrote:yes, TAM is the only airline that has a plane that flies from North America to Fortaleza.

Just keep in mind that it is night flight and it does stop in Manaus and Belem on the way to Fortaleza. Good thing is you don't have to do immigration until you get to Fortaleza around 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning.

On the way back, you do have to get off the plane in Manaus for about an hour (last time I flew there) and they will go through your hand luggage.

The flight via Sao Paulo 'might' be cheaper.

Don't forget to get your visa if you're a USA citizen!
Indeed don't forget the visa -- I took the flight and a couple on the flight had their holiday ruined. He had the right to visit Brasil without a visa, she was a US citizen and did not. They gave them an hour to decide whether only she went back or they both did.


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