Broken promise

June 22, 2007 | By More

I promised not to mention again the chaotic situation of air traffic transportation in Brazil – a promise that, under the present circumnstances, will be quite difficult to keep. Today I want to send you all of those who read Portuguese to the note written by our friend Rodrigo Purisch (our blogging authority on aviation-related topics) in his blog. There, he has put together a handful of newspaper headlines that will give you an idea of how negligent the authorities of a country can be, and their couldn’t-care-less attitude towards the problems faced by the population.

For those of you who don’t read Portuguese, the bottom line is: there is ongoing chaos at the airports (only yesterday 69 flights left with a delay of more of one hour and 11 were cancelled, at Guarulhos airport only – the problem is affecting all airports in the country). When you plan your holidays, take into account the possibility of flight delays. The crisis, far from being closer to an end, seems to worsen at a frantic pace.

We foreigners at least don’t have to endure the indignity of joining a queue at 4 am to get our passports renewed. Sometimes it’s difficult to understand which way tourism is heading in Brazil.

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  1. Tony,

    Eu também tinha me prometido a não fazer mais comentários sobre o caos. Mas acho que a capacidade que o governo tem de me surpreender foi maior que minha promessa.

    Férias escolares e Pan à vista. O que esperar???

    Um abraço