GOL Linhas Aéreas is a Brazilian low-cost airline, based in São Paulo.It is commonly referred to as simply GOL. GOL was founded in 2000, and has since grown to become the largest low-cost airline in South America. The name GOL comes from the Brazilian-Portuguese word meaning 'goal'. The majority of GOL Linhas Aéreas’s destinations are located within Brazil. Popular locations include Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasília, and Fortaleza. Internationally, GOL LinhasAéreas generally flies to South American countries such as Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia. International flights, such as those between the UK and Brazil, are available on a codeshare agreement. The London Heathrow to São Paulo route, for example, includes a codeshare agreement with both Air France and KLM.
GOL Linhas Aéreas’s loyalty program, Smiles, allows you to earn and redeem points when flying on a GOL flight.
How to check inThere are several ways to check in for your GOL LinhasAéreas flight. The easiest way is to check in using the free GOL app on your phone, as this will allow you to download a digital boarding pass. You can also check in using a laptop or desktop computer, but you will need to either print out your boarding pass or print it at the airport using one of the GOL self-service kiosks. You can also use the self-service kiosks to check-in, or you can check-in using one of the GOL check-in desks at the airport. Finally, it’s also possible to check in using Twitter. To do this you will need to follow @VoeGOLoficial on Twitter and to then send them a tweet using the hashtag #checkinGOL. GOL will then send you a DM asking for the locator code on your ticket, and you will then be asked to confirm personal information.
It's possible to purchase seats with more legroom and a greater seat recline during the booking process.
GOL accepts the following payment methods: VISA, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, UATP, and Paypal. GOL does not charge a booking fee for using any of these payment methods.
Service on board
Depending on your flight, free snacks may be offered onboard your flights. This is usually a small packet of savoury or sweet biscuits. Air Shuttle flights are usually offered mini sandwiches, homemade cakes, croissants, or cookies as well as tea, coffee, juice, or soda. An inflight menu is available on all flights, except for Air Shuttle flights, with a number of light snacks and drinks that you can purchase. Popular menu choices include salads, sandwiches, crisps, noodles, soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, beer, and wine. GOL is gradually beginning to offer Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment on-board its flights, and so there’s a chance this may be available on a flight you book.
In 2016, GOL was Brazil’s most punctual airline according to research compiled by Official Airline Guide. During that period it had an on-time arrival performance of 84.63%.
Baggage allowances and fees
GOL hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees
Cabin bag size: 55cm x 45cm x 20cm.
Hand luggage weight allowance:5kg per piece
Number of hand luggage pieces allowed: One piece.
Cost to check in oversized luggage: Costs vary depending on region.
GOL hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees
Hold baggage size: 203 cm total dimensions.
Hold luggage weight allowance:Economy: 23 kg. GOL Premium: 32 kg. Diamond: +20 kg. Gold: +20 kg. Silver: +10 kg. Smiles: n/a
Number of hold bags allowed:Normally one piece.
Cost of GOL hold luggage: Costs vary depending on region.
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