Tales and travels: journey by Iceland, Fiji and Bali

Husavik Harbor, Iceland – Credit: Pixabay

On this article by Histórias and Viagens, which can be divided into three components, we are going to share with you the story of a few readers, who requested to not be recognized, telling their journey to Iceland, Fiji and Bali, all completed with miles.

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Now we allow you to go together with our readers’ experiences of their journey to Iceland, Fiji and Bali!

And we thanks upfront for the wealth of images shared with us and we remind you that we’re ready for you for the subsequent journey !!!

A Pandemic

The pandemic has brought on everybody to resign, grief, unpleasantness, arguments and lots of different issues. But additionally, for some, it made them take into consideration what’s essential in life.

For us, a pair who’ve deliberate the lengthy journey whose emissions and routes can be uncovered in levels, along with the pandemic which has strengthened that a very powerful factor is our household, the pandemic has additionally made us notice that it’s ineffective to have a whole lot of hundreds of miles, accumulating them if not utilizing them for unimaginable journeys.

Belo Horizonte Worldwide VIP Lounge

The journey that can be instructed was a visit constructed by a pair who, for 2 years, gave up nationwide and worldwide journey, in addition to quite a few different outings and leisure, with the only real goal of saving miles and cash for, as soon as in a lifetimemake a journey that, for us, was unprecedented, unforgettable and, above all, distinctive.

Subsequently, by making use of the educational gathered not solely by the Pontos pra Voar web site, but additionally within the WhatsApp PPV teams, we have been in a position to plan a number of weeks itinerary with visits to very totally different locations, with an enormous (anticipated) immersion in nature, and, after all, aiming to make sure that the pleasure of journey can be current in air transport.

Belo Horizonte Worldwide VIP Lounge

To this finish, we use factors from AAdvantage, Smiles and TAP Miles & Go, guaranteeing journey on executives from TAP, Finnair, Fiji Airways, Malaysia Airways, Emirates, American Airways and Aeromexico.

Moreover, on account of deplorable flight adjustments (and the sheer absence of help from the emitting airways), tickets have been bought that ensured a gathering with the shocking Icelandair govt.

The selection of Iceland

The selection of the primary vacation spot was specific!

Belo Horizonte Worldwide VIP Lounge

After 2 years of witnessing the closure of borders and the implementation of quite a few immigration well being necessities, we’ve thought-about selecting a spot to, because it have been, “disinfect” the Brazilian passport.

The thought was to create a vacation spot with few vacationers, with out massive agglomerations and with complete immersion in nature. On this, the 14 days of “quarantine” can be accomplished after which attempt to be welcomed in the principle locations of the journey: Fiji and Bali, each till then completely closed to the world.

Belo Horizonte Worldwide VIP Lounge

The selection was for Iceland. First, to satisfy the wants of some vacationers, uniqueness and breathtaking nature. Secondly, as a result of, in 2021, it will likely be one of many few international locations to declare that it’ll settle for residents of one of many international locations from new variants, on this case Brazil.

flights to Iceland

Issuing was very simple by choosing the TAP Miles & Go program. Now we have issued 3 govt sections, particularly:

Belo Horizonte – Lisbon
Lisbon – Copenhagen
Copenhagen – Reykjavik

With arrival at an remoted vacation spot on the finish of the day after boarding.

B767 from Icelandair

Sadly, a number of weeks earlier than the arrival, the primary setback: to alter one of many connections, inflicting an arrival in Reykjavík solely the day after the anticipated. Nevertheless, greater than 8 months after the tickets have been issued, a rental car and lodge booked have been already booked, the postponements of which might have severely broken the journey.

When contacted by TAP by way of shopper.gov.br, the corporate mentioned there was nothing they may do. We have been subsequently cautious to point that there have been a number of flights on the identical day as deliberate and initially issued, with TAP stating that as they weren’t Star Alliance associate airline flights, they might not approve the ticket.

Enterprise class cabin in 2-1-2 configuration

As Brazilian laws is obvious concerning the passenger’s proper to be relocated to flights of their selection and because the airline refused to take action, we’ve chosen to buy an Icelandair ticket departing from CPH, thus making certain arrival in Iceland on the date initially deliberate and for which we’ve issued the TAP ticket.

The quantities paid on the Icelandair ticket can be topic to authorized motion towards TAP as the one means to make sure the success of the contract initially agreed with the Portuguese Mileage Program.

Enterprise class B767 seats

Confins – Lisbon

At Belo Horizonte Worldwide Airport, after we checked in with the Portuguese airline, we discovered that it didn’t assure entry to the VIP lounge for enterprise class passengers.

Word: this has lately modified and passengers flying on the chief TAP now have entry to the Ambaar VIP lounge.

Assorted drinks menu

Fortuitously, Ambaar’s VIP lounge additionally permits entry for holders of a number of bank cards, which allowed us entry.

It’s a very nicely saved room, with a number of food and drinks choices. Comfy chairs with a view of the aircraft create the environment that, on the day of the TAP flight, was not so crowded.

Gin menu

The TAP flight was carried out with an A330-200 plane, already overhauled at Pontos pra Voar. Subsequently, we won’t share any images of this a part of the journey.

Arriving on the LIS, it was not doable to entry the Vip TAP lounge because of the fast reference to CPH, whose flight, to provoke the inconvenience of the journey, was significantly delayed to be launched from the finger, taxi and take-off.

Gin and pinch choices

Voo for Reykjavík

With the delay because of the Lisbon airport, we had one other downside: little or no time to test in in Copenhagen on the Icelandair flight bought because of the perspective of TAP Miles & Go. To make issues worse, after we arrived within the capital of Denmark, we discovered that TAP had not loaded our baggage on the flight in query, which means the luggage have been nonetheless in Lisbon.

Gin choices on board

Instantly, after filling within the baggage delay varieties, there was an try, within the public space of ​​the airport, to test in at Icelandair, at which period there was the primary constructive shock with this firm: the flight would take off half-hour and as there was no maintain baggage they determined to test in with none downside.

meal choice

And the constructive impression of the Icelandic firm was not restricted to this: getting on the aircraft that may have made the quick journey of about 3 hours, we didn’t come throughout a pseudo enterprise class so widespread in Europe (low cost seats with half blocked ), however with extensive chairs, in a peculiar configuration of the 767 in the marketplace with 2x1x2.

meal choice

Though boarding the plane was virtually accomplished, the crew paid praiseworthy consideration to arranging our baggage. To not point out our shortness of breath, as we actually ran from check-in till we acquired contained in the aircraft.

Candies supplied after the service on board

Complementing the wonderful expertise on such a brief flight, the service on board was glorious, each the providing of small and diversified bottles of Icelandic Gin and sweets impressed by the volcanic eruption, in addition to the good meals served.

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