Aerial Embarrassment

Opinion by Samantha Barthelemy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Passengers of American Airlines flight 256, departing from Rio de Janeiro’s Antonio Carlos Jobim (GIG) Terminal 1, to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), were lucky to make their 11:30PM flight on November 20. The same was probably true for passengers of British Airways 248, Aerolineas Argentinas 1257 and American Airlines 904.

Massive delays for air travelers have become the norm at GIG. The required three hours for international flights, which frankly, most people I know rarely comply with, is almost not enough to fly out of Rio de . . .

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