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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1944 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, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1899 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 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1766 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, 2407 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1639 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, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1629 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, 2407 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1619 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 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1606 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 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1482 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, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1458 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, 2407 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1340 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 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

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


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