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GRU transit: duty free?

Old Jan 21, 16, 3:49 pm
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GRU transit: duty free?

OK, next week I am doing a transfer from Delta ATL-GRU to Gol GRU-MVD, and back again in a few days. I'll have two hours layover on the way there and six glorious hours on the way back. I have no visa so I'll have to stay airside. As a Delta Diamond in Business Class, I believe I'll be able to experience the joys of the GOL Smiles Lounge, such as it is, in Terminal 2.

I wanted to ask about duty free, something I haven't found a clear answer to. Are duty-free areas in the GRU airport accessible to transit-only passengers? Thanks.
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Old Jan 22, 16, 4:25 am
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There are several shops just up the stairs/escalators from the Smiles lounge. I'm racking my brain trying to remember if any are DF. I'm almost sure that at least one is but if we don't have an answer before Sunday, I'm passing through GRU on my way home from SLZ and will report.
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Old Jan 22, 16, 3:59 pm
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I've transited in GRU Int-Int and tried but failed to distract the wife from the perfume counter which I assumed was duty free. Hard to tell nowadays as airport prices in S America don't tend to be any cheaper than land side especially in Buenos Aires.
What they do tend to have are brands not normally easily found in city centre shops. What exactly is it you are after?
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Old Jan 25, 16, 10:43 am
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Thanks! I am just looking to kill some time, and score some bourbon and maybe chocolates before meeting the folks in MVD I am staying with. I think there's a pre-customs duty free in MVD as well.
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Old Jan 25, 16, 10:46 am
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I goofed-I was in T3 rather than T-2.
Plenty of DF in T3.
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Old Jan 26, 16, 7:01 am
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T3 is the nice new one, correct? Delta seems to inhabit older terminals at quite a few airports... Can one do a quick run between T2 and T3 airside at GRU?

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