why is there no direct flights from Brazil to South Africa?

why is there no direct flights from Brazil to South Africa? Why are they wasting twice as much fuel when they could just fly directly across the atlantic? Are Brazilians fricking moronic or something?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Are Brazilians fricking moronic or something
    Airlines choose the routes, not the countries they operate in.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also you absolutely can fly direct to South Africa via Sao Paulo

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Neither areas can regularly afford tickets

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gee anon, why are there no direct flights between two poor shithole countries that have no cultural connections?

    What other poor shitholes don't have direct flights? Is there an Indonesia-Nigeria flight?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >comparing BRICS countries to mud hut countries

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no cultural connections?

      Angola is a nearby country that also speaks Portuguese and has a lot of Brazilians working there so there should be direct flights to Southern Africa.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Brazilians don't give a shit about either Angola or South Africa.

        t. Brazilian

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Brazil to SA has a head wind

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Short answer, there are direct flights from Brazil to South Africa, moron. You just need a larger plane, and there isn't a ton of demand. Therefore it's only really offered from São Paulo due to demand.

      Long answer, ETOPS, Extended Twin Operational Performance Standards. Basically, it's how far a twin engine plane can be from a useable airport. This is based on the time that the plane can fly with only one engine. So if you can fly for 2 hours with only one engine, your ETOPS time is 120 minutes.

      Now, you might notice that there isn't any land between Brazil and South Africa. This means that you need a higher ETOPS rating, which means a larger plane and higher operational costs.
      The only twin engine plane with an ETOPS rating high enough for this trip is the Airbus A350-900, with a rating of 370. Other than that, you're looking at quadjets like the Boeing 747.

      Pic related. Dark shade is ETOPS 370, and the lighter shade is ETOPS 330.

      It doesn't, jet streams run west to east.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the Brazilian govt doesn't subsisdize air travel like most rich western countries

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous
  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think there's direct flights from Brazil to Australia.
    So all these Brazilians in Australia must be taking 2-4 planes

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      most just transit through santiago

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      There used to be some flights from GRU (São Paulo) to Cape Town (South African) and Joahanesburg (Latam and South African) prior to pandemic. It seems at least some of those flights will be back soon.

      No. Too distant. People either go to Santiago, then Auckland then Australia or go through Doha/Dubai. But damm, it's expensive.

      >no cultural connections?

      Angola is a nearby country that also speaks Portuguese and has a lot of Brazilians working there so there should be direct flights to Southern Africa.

      There's a flight São Paulo - Luanda few times a week.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are direct flights, moron. And the most common indirect route is through Luanda via TAAG, not whatever the frick is in your image lol

      This is sadly true.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody from SA wants to go to Brazil and vice versa. Thirdies want to come north to firstie countries where they can escape crime and leech welfare. Firsties only go south to 'find themselves' or bang poor desperate women and get a tan. In short: the monkey doesnt want the plantain over the banana, he wants the chocolate bar.

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