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.
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.
Entering the Security Check through Priority Lane didn’t help at all since “traffic” was mixed again after passport check – so no time advantage.
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!
Free Drinks (water and juice) are available but also a good variety for my second breakfast – yogurt, cereals, bagels, coffee, tea and some nuts.
I chose to go with some cake, yogurt and orange juice.
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!
At boarding time I was the first one to board the plane 😉
And this is TAM’s Business Class! 5 row’s in a 2-2-2 configuration.
The legroom was unbelievable for me – flying economy ever since…
Even with stretching my legs I could not reach the seat in front of me (I am 1,79m).
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.
The Business Class Cabin from my seat 5L.
We took off from New York JFK Airport more or less on time. Here is a wing view picture from my seat 5L.
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.
Even on this 1 hour flight hot towels were given to everyone. Great.
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.
Watching our flight path on their map.
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).
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.
And this is how the flight to Toronto (YYZ) ended – with a good and on-time landing!
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!