Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor

Fly from Rio to Chicago. One hour connection in Sao Paulo: ok or ugh?!

Cristo Redentor

I was in Rio de Janeiro for business this last week. I have been dreading the Rio to Chicago return flight: I fly back to Chicago through Sao Paulo with only a one hour connection time. I didn’t pay attention when I booked my trip, but when I was in Rio, I called United Airlines twice to discuss my options. One hour is really too short.

The first call, the United person offered to rebook me on some flights that would get me to Chicago 4 to 8 hours later at a cost of ~$300. She acknowledged my concern about how short the connection time was but said it was within company policy. I didn’t do anything. Continue reading

Sugarloaf Mountain

Rio de Janeiro Tourist Day – Cristo Redentor and Pão de Açúcar

Poolside at the Promenade HotelI was in Rio on business for the week. On the day of the arrival, my host took a group of us on a site seeing tour of the city, featuring the famous Christ statue, Christ the Redeemer, and the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. Our driver picked up at our hotel on the Avenida Das Americas and the first stop was Cristo Redentor. Continue reading