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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32596 posts, RR: 72
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Very odd...

LanExpress has applied with DOT to offer once weekly service between Miami and Santiago de Chile, operated by LanChile:

http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=300399&docketid=19413

Service commences, pending approval, in November.


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User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1343 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1886 times:

Hmmm interesting, why have LANExpress file the request; rather than LAN?

interesting news MAH...



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User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

LanExpress usually operates only nroow-bodies like the A319 and A320. Do plan to introduce a multi-hop flight connecting all their LAN affiliates?
Santiago-Lima-Guayaquil-Santo Domingo-Miami. Sounds interesting.


User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

I think it should be a matter of rights.

Lan Express was founded as the rename of Ladeco (UC), the former competitor of LAN. UC was buyed by LA after IB's aweful management in 1995, at the time, LA took all international destinations of UC.

Since LA+UC represented more than 90% of all Chilean operations, the Chilean Anti-Monopoly Commission denied any attempt of fusion beteen them, so Lan Express and Lan Chile, by law command, must be different airlines.

So, I think LAN is using some of the former UC's rights to MIA to increase the frequency. Lan Express so far has only 2 international destinations, both of them operated by Lan Chile: Mendoza, Argentina (MDZ) and Rio de Jaineiro (GIG), plus some freight flights to MIA. I think this is also that strategy.

Regards )( Arcano



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32596 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

LanExpress usually operates only nroow-bodies like the A319 and A320. Do plan to introduce a multi-hop flight connecting all their LAN affiliates?

LanExpress' flights to Miami will be operated by LanChile.



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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Actually, those multi stop flights already exist, all onboard 767s:

SCL-LIM-BOG-MIA
SCL-LIM-CCS-MIA
SCL-GYE-BOG-MIA
SCL-HAV-CUN-MIA
SCL-PUJ-MIA

and also, among some combinations:
SCL-LIM-GYE-MIA
SCL-LIM-GYE-MAD



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User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

Are you sure they only operate narrowbodies? I'm booked on a 767 SCL-RIO in Jan and it says my flight is operated by Lan Express?

Is there any difference in service standards between Express and the mainline LAN operations?


User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

TrolleyDolley...your 767 for SCL-RIO is a LanExpress flight, but is operated by LanChile (now LAN...remember that!). I took that flight last february...so it's the same service LAN gives in all flights.

User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2570 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Just as a side note... LanChile offers the lowest fares in the CCS-MIA-CCS market. Regretfully they only fly 2X weekly  Sad

User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Yes, the only difference between Lan Chile and Lan Express onboard is the colors of the head rests in every seat.

Regards )(



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User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Thanks everyone.
Looking forward to my first LA experience. I've heard nothing but praise about its service standards.


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