hello guysss of travelblog..i want to ask information about the tickets..im trying to buy ticket from salvador to rio but i see different prices in the website of tam airlines..
in potogese language they give a price and in another language another price higher so i guess for brazilian the prices is more economic am i right? can i buy this ticket even if im not brazilian?
in the Webjet website i found just potogese language and just one economic price? can i buy it?
I recommend going to the airport to buy your ticket. It is nearly impossible buying the ticket online because it requires a CPF number, kind of a SSN for Brazilians. All credit cards in Brazil are tied to their owner's CPF number, so if you don't have one, you can't really buy a ticket online.
GOL is usually the cheapest, but webjet is getting there.
I had a very bad experience with webjet this last january. They were late to open the register for me to buy a ticket (at their booth in the airport) and I almost lost the flight I needed to catch to go so Sao Paulo.
TAM is good, but usually pricey compared to GOL and Webjet.
I would say try to buy the webjet ticket and, if it doesn't work, feel free to write me back and I can help you (I speak Portuguese) with the website.
I see that this is really old but others may benefit. Try decolar.com. I think we ended out buying our tickets through the airline site but it's a good way to check out prices. We were able to buy the ticket on line without a CPF number. There was a place to put in the passport number - on the Avianca site. Decolar doesn't sell tickets for closer than 2-3 days before travel but, again, it will give you a good idea on where to look.
There is no reason to go to the airport to buy tickets, unless you are at an airport anyway. Online prices are also often cheaper. Decolar is a good website to buy tickets. While it is correct that one might have problems to purchase tickets with foreign credit cards, you might have luck by trying to buy GOL tickets it at GOL's argentinian website.
Otherwise get your ticket at an old-fashioned travel agency in Salvador. You know, the ones with a live travel agent sitting behind a desk :-)
Just to update this: you can now use overseas credit cards on Gol's website
and there's no need to go through the Argentinian site any more. When you first visit the site you can choose "Other country" and all the prices will be in reais but the language will be (mainly) English. It does have to be a credit card, though - VISA debit cards don't seem to work.
The same with Avianca and webJet. You can use AmEx and Visa, but not foreign Mastercard and Diners Club