June 24, 2002 at 9:33 pm #44453
My unhappy stay in Sao Paulo has come to an end – me being the fool I am, came here with a one way ticket to be with my (now ex)girlfriend.So, I’m stuck here until I can find a cheap ticket back to the UK – which just seems impossible what with it being the Summer in England, the World Cup happening and the Varig situation.Does anyone know any phone numbers or websites for travel agents – preferably ones that speak English – so that I can get back home?With immense sorrow and worry.Nonapplicable
June 25, 2002 at 12:50 am #44459
10 views and noone has any phone numbers they can pass on?! Please people, I can not tell you how desperate I am. I’m stuck here not knowing anyone except the PIG that cheated on me and having little grasp of Portuguese.Help a guy out…
June 25, 2002 at 10:00 am #44465
I don’t think there are any magic answers or sources of easy-to-get cheap flights unfortunately. If you just want to get out then check places like Expedia.co.uk to see what ticket availability is like.One way tickets can be just as expensive as returns, and the closer you are to the flight date it’s likely that the flight will be more expensive.You could try contact airlines direct to see if they have last minute cancellations, or can put you on a waiting list. With the likes of BA, Air France and KLM perhaps (if you don’t mind changing with the latter two). BA at least have English speaking operators here in SP, and their office isn’t far from Av. Paulista.
June 25, 2002 at 10:28 am #44474
I went to Yahoo and put in one-way sao paulo to london and came up with $1764 on american but not all days were available. The 27th still yes but not the 28th or 29th and then weekends are usually higher. That looks like a good price for tommorow…
June 25, 2002 at 10:32 am #44476
US routed flights can be lonnnnng to the UK, but if nonapplicable is desperate…
June 25, 2002 at 11:23 am #44482
[QUOTE=nonapplicable] 10 views and noone has any phone numbers they can pass on?! Please people, I can not tell you how desperate I am. I’m stuck here not knowing anyone except the PIG that cheated on me and having little grasp of Portuguese.Help a guy out…[/QUOTE] Sorry, to hear your predicament. I don‘t live in SP. What‘s a cheap flight to you?I think you need to go along the lines of you had your wallet pinched or are just low on finances, rather than the emotional breakup line. Try talking to the British Embassy or Consulate there in SP. They should help you out.Also try talking to the Airlines direct and explain your predicament, maybe they could help you out with a cancellation.Have you got somewhere to stay..??
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June 25, 2002 at 12:34 pm #44484
In 2004 I had to return to the UK on a matter of urgency and after making a lot of enquiries on the internet and ringing the airlines direct I came up with a very reasonable return flight rather than direct one way, which was incredibly expensive. BA quoted me 1000 pounds in economy for example. My return flight was half that andI was able to come back anytime within a year.I really dont know your circumstances but have you thought of giving life a go here? The very best of luck with whatever you choose to do.
June 25, 2002 at 3:03 pm #44487
I heard on the radio that BRA are now flying to Lisbon and Madrid. They are highly unreliable, but I’m sure they’ll get you there, and I’m assuming their prices are pretty reasonable. If you haven’t got too much stuff and are watching the reddies, you could hitch from Madrid to London – it should be doable in a couple of days.
June 25, 2002 at 3:45 pm #44491
The online services of http://www.expedia.co.ukor http://www.opodo.co.ukcan be searched for single etickets., but as previously been mentioned you are unlikey to find a cheap single and often cheaper to buy a return. The flights are very busy and seem to be approx a grand.http://www.journeylatinamerica.co.ukcan issue tickets and sent them to cities in Brazil and claim to be cheaper than buying them here. May be worth asking if they can provide you with a single.If price is an issue it may be worth seeing if you can get a seat on a charter flight from the North of Brazil to the UK.http://www.charterflights.co.ukare offering returns from Gatwick to Salvador this week from ¬£169 (plus fuel surcharges, ticket costs etc, but I imagine less then ¬£300 total). The website does not allow you to search from flights just from Brazil but it could be worth giving them a call or emaling and asking if they can provide this. THe flightsa re on Saturdays from Salvador.
June 25, 2002 at 5:33 pm #44510
I understand that its cheap to get back by boat but it takes a long time and you have to do the odd chore. You also get to visit lots of other places. As they say “any port in a storm”.
June 25, 2002 at 5:48 pm #44512
Swabbing the decks?
June 26, 2002 at 12:05 am #44543
Stay here in Brasil and meet another woman. You will. Get the f**k out of Sao Paulo though.
June 26, 2002 at 8:29 am #44557
Unless you want even the hope of a job, or lots of places to go and things to do…
June 26, 2002 at 7:41 pm #44656
[QUOTE=nonapplicable] 10 views and noone has any phone numbers they can pass on?! Please people, I can not tell you how desperate I am. I’m stuck here not knowing anyone except the PIG that cheated on me and having little grasp of Portuguese. Help a guy out…[/QUOTE] Just curious….why do you hate brazil so much?
June 25, 2006 at 9:33 pm #8364
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