TAM Linhas Aéreas Business Class Flight Experience

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TAM Linhas Aéreas Brazil Boeing 767-300ER

Business Class Experience and Lounge Access

Welcome to my First Business Class Experience with TAM Brazil on a rather short flight from New York JFK Intl. Airport to Toronto YYZ, Canada. I arrived at JFK airport (Terminal 8) about 3,5 hours before departure of my flight to maximize my stay in the Admirals Club Lounge.

LATAM Check-In Area at JFK Airport
LATAM Check-In Area at JFK Airport

When I arrived I had to wait another 20 minutes before the first Check-In Counter was opened. I showed my passport, received my boarding pass, dropped off my bag and most important got my VIP Lounge Access Card.

 

VIP Lounge Invitation
VIP Lounge Invitation

Entering the Security Check through Priority Lane didn’t help at all since “traffic” was mixed again after passport check – so no time advantage.

Signs to Lounge
Signs to Lounge

I followed the sign’s towards the Lounge. What’s very interessting is that passenger’s on flight’s operated by Delta or American Eagle do not get access to the Lounge when flying Business Class on the same route…

At the time I entered the Lounge I had about 2 hours before boarding. After a warm welcome at the Lounge Entrance I explored the Lounge – since this was my first time inside one!

Lounge Drinks
Lounge Drinks

 

Breakfast Table
Breakfast Table

Free Drinks (water and juice) are available but also a good variety for my second breakfast – yogurt, cereals, bagels, coffee, tea and some nuts.

Lounge Food

I chose to go with some cake, yogurt and orange juice.

Lounge Seats with power socket's and Free WIFI
Lounge Seats with power socket’s and Free WIFI

The rest of the time I sat in a comfortable chair and used their free wifi.

All in all super amazing because I paid less for this Business Class ticket then any other airline could offer in Economy Class!

Preferential Boarding for Business Class Passenger's
Preferential Boarding for Business Class Passenger’s

At boarding time I was the first one to board the plane 😉

Business Class Cabin
Business Class Cabin

And this is TAM’s Business Class! 5 row’s in a 2-2-2 configuration.

TAM Business Class Seats with amazing legroom
TAM Business Class Seats with Amazing Legroom

The legroom was unbelievable for me – flying economy ever since…

TAM Business Class Legroom
TAM Business Class Legroom

Even with stretching my legs I could not reach the seat in front of me (I am 1,79m).

Welcome Drink
Welcome Drink

Before the pushback started everyone in Business Class was offered a welcome drink – choice was water or orange juice. Later in boarding process you could take a second one.

Business Class Cabin
Business Class Cabin

 The Business Class Cabin from my seat 5L.

TAM Boeing 767-300ER Takeoff from New York JFK
TAM Boeing 767-300ER Takeoff from New York JFK

 

We took off from New York JFK Airport more or less on time. Here is a wing view picture from my seat 5L.

Takeoff Video on Youtube

IFE: TAM's Inflight Entertainment System
IFE: TAM’s Inflight Entertainment System

The large Inflight Entertainment System (IFE) Screen in the seat in front of you offer’s a good varity of movies, TV Show’s, Games and Music. It was easy to control from your seat.

Hot Towel Service
Hot Towel Service

Even on this 1 hour flight hot towels were given to everyone. Great.

Wingview Onboard TAM Boeing 767-300ER from Seat 5L (Business Class)
Wingview Onboard TAM Boeing 767-300ER from Seat 5L (Business Class)

During the flight I had some nasty pressure on my ears not like on Norwegian’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which I flew with from London to New York.

Flight Map
Flight Map

Watching our flight path on their map.

Snack/Meal Time:

My seat 5L was served last which was not so nice. I basically got my food and 2 drinks while we were already descending (25 minutes to Landing).

Snack on this 1 hour flight
Snack on this 1 hour flight

Anyways – a chicken sandwich and a ham croissant were served. I choose to drink water and coke.

While I ate the flight attendants were already taking everything away starting on the other side. Was kind of stressful to eat these 2 sandwiches which were good.

Since everyone traveling to Canada has to fill out an immigration card I asked a flight attendant for a pen and got one! Very nice.

TAM Boeing 767-300ER Landing at Toronto YYZ, Canada.
TAM Boeing 767-300ER Landing at Toronto YYZ, Canada.

And this is how the flight to Toronto (YYZ) ended – with a good and on-time landing!

TAM 767 Plane at the Gate
TAM 767 Plane at the Gate

After de-boarding this was our TAM Boeing 767-300ER (PT-MSV) looked from the outside.

Thanks a lot to TAM Linhas Aéreas for the nice flight – see you again soon!

Hopefully again in Business Class!!

Here is my video version of this Trip Report with TAM:

 

Thanks for reading!

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