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Taca Expands In GRU  
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Central American airline TACA will expand its operations in GRU replacing the A319 with the A320 in its daily flights UIO-LIM-GRU from effect 15 April 2005. This will increase capacity on the route in 15%. TA is the only airline connecting Ecuador and Brazil with direct flights.

TACA also announced it will expand its capacity in CCS, UIO, BOG, SJO, EZE, LPB and VVI.

In 2009 TACA will take delivery of another 26 A320 and A321. If I'm not mistaken, after its recent fleet renewal, TACA has the youngest fleet in Latin America.

I consider TACA a quality airline with a very good service, probably one of the best in Latin America.

Rgs,

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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

QUOTE:
I consider TACA a quality airline with a very good service, probably one of the best in Latin America

hahaha, I can see you have never paid 400+ bucks for an LAX-SAL, GUA or MGA flight while being charged 6 dollars for a sandwich in flight and paying a 100 dollars cuzz youre bag is a pound over weight. TA is the pickiest, most stuck up airline, with the worst customer service. You HAVE to try CopaNENTAL and LAN.

MGA



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

My recent flight MGA-SJO-MEX with TA was excellent, top quality onboard service, certainly at the same level of CM, LA and JJ. Maybe I was just lucky...

Rgs,


User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

hardiwv:

Were you flying Ejecutiva?



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 3):
Were you flying Ejecutiva?

Yes. Maybe TA provides very difference service in both classes? Anyway, I had a very good general impression of TA.

Are you from MGA? Your country is beautiful, it really surprised me. Amazing landscape, extremely friendly people!

Rgs,


User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Hardiwv.

Thanks a lot. You are always welcome in Nicaragua!:D Born and raised in MGA. Iam currently in Los Angeles Though.

Remember that sandwich you had on the flight? if you were in coach you would have had to pay for it!!

MGA



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

MGA:

I certainly have plans to go back to Nicaragua but then on holidays to have more time to spend around Granada.

Sandwich? I had a full-course hot meal with TA on the leg SJO-MEX (I had a friend on Economy and he had a free sandwich+desert+drinks...[MGA-SJO was one-class flight with the ATR, basic peanuts service... Smile]

Rgs,


User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

hardiwv:

How long ago was this? I remember the times when TA had an excelent fillet in ejecutiva... Since about 4 months ago the most you get is a sandwich, and they sell it in coach.

MGA



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 7):
How long ago was this?

It was last week. Ejecutiva with full-course hot menu and free meals/drinks on Economy on the flight SJO-MEX. Maybe it is something specific for this route, considering that flights to MEX are highly competitive? Loads were about 95% on economy and 60% on Ejecutiva for a mid-week flight.

About the fillet, Nicaragua's meat is one of the best I ever tasted.  Smile

BTW, is there any schedule to finalise the renewal of MGA airport?

Rgs,


User currently offlineMarambio From Argentina, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

I flew EZE-LIM-CUZ and back with TA two years ago in Economy and I didn't have to pay for the food. I also recall the Costa Rican coffee I had was excellent. Is paying-for-food a new airline policy?

Saludos,
Marambio



Aerolíneas Argentinas - La Argentina que levanta vuelo.
User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Marambio:
The new "pay for food" policy is about 4 months old.

Hardiwv:
Try this website, it is the airport administration page. you will probably be able to find info about the airport there.

http://www.eaai.com.ni/english/index.shtml



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Hola, Marcos:

Quoting Marambio (Reply 9):
I flew EZE-LIM-CUZ and back with TA

In the case of Brazil TA flies UIO-LIM-GRU. Is TA flying CUZ-LIM-EZE? This seems a very interesting flight. BTW, TA will also use the A320 to EZE as of April.

Quoting Marambio (Reply 9):
I also recall the Costa Rican coffee

Another plus for TA...the coffee is indeed excellent (but now served only on Ejecutiva as far as I know).

MGA: would you consider TA inferiour to former airline NICA?

Rgs,


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 1):
hahaha, I can see you have never paid 400+ bucks for an LAX-SAL, GUA or MGA flight while being charged 6 dollars for a sandwich in flight and paying a 100 dollars cuzz youre bag is a pound over weight.

How much charge the others for the same route?


User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 11):
MGA: would you consider TA inferiour to former airline NICA?

Actually NICA was almost always owned by TA (last days were operated by an LR plane). They had a decent product. At least the food and booze was good! Last time I flew NICA we watched a B movie and when they started playing it, it was already about 20 min in!

MGA



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 10):
The new "pay for food" policy is about 4 months old.

That´s not true. More than a year ago.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 1):
and paying a 100 dollars cuzz youre bag is a pound over weight.

I bet that you were traveling with a 100 pound extra weight in your cartonite.


User currently offlineHR001 From Honduras, joined Nov 2004, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

TACA is trying to sell the new baggage policy as something good "simpler" as they call in and in Reality they took 40 free pounds from their passengers old policy two bags 140 lbs max new 100 pounds max. TACA is looking at ways to get extra $$ from other sources while lowering fares. We have to understand that air travel is not what it used to be, in Central America we becaame used to be pampered in the air by our airlines, but that is long gone. TACA is taking measures that some don't like as a way to defend their turf. Also we have to accept that TACA is Knowhere near to the type of service they had in the past. But again times have changed.


Hr001


User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 15):

I bet that you were traveling with a 100 pound extra weight in your cartonite.

Pardon my ignorance but what is cartonite??
Also, didnt TA start the Menu thing around September of 04'?

MGA



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

When I was relieved of my possessions at the airport in LIM (including my TA ticket from LIM to BOG the next morning), I was astonished that the TA rep in LIM insisted I purchased a completely new ticket, even though I had a police report and all the details of the ticket that was purchased from the TA town office in CUZ.

In my complete naivety, I thought that TA would just charge me for reissuing a new ticket and give me a new one against an FOI. How silly of me to expect such practices!

It was only by behaving like one of the irate pax we see on Airport that I finally got my way and was issued a new ticket for $50.

I don't know if this is standard practice in the Americas (it certainly isn't in Europe), but it did leave bad taste in the mouth.



I need to get laid
User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Yes, indeed TA expanded capacity in BOG. It now has 2 daily flights, one to SJO with A320 and one to LIM with A319. It only operated 10 weekly flights six months ago and a year ago only the daily to SJO.


Les escribo desde el frío de mi verde altiplano.
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 17):
didnt TA start the Menu thing around September of 04'?

Eight months ago? Probably.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 1):
CopaNENTAL

That's quite funny.

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 2):
My recent flight MGA-SJO-MEX with TA was excellent, top quality onboard service, certainly at the same level of CM, LA and JJ. Maybe I was just lucky...

Try same route again. I bet go'll get the same results.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 7):
Since about 4 months ago the most you get is a sandwich, and they sell it in coach.

Which routes?


User currently offlineAndahuailas From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2212 times:

TACA has the worst customer service I ever experienced.y they treat their passangers like cattle dont believe me : board one of their red-eye "buses" from LAX to SAL or GUA. If you complain, they'll kick you out of the plane. It happened to me after I complain about one of the boarding agents that was screaming at passengers. She screamed even louder and call security to have me removed from their "interprovincial" bus. Worst of all Guatemalan agents and flight crew.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7569 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

What happened to TA's MEX-LIM non-stop service using A319's. I noticed in AM printed schedules that AM is no longer codesharing with TA to LIM (it seems to be codesharing with LA instead), but I am not sure if the route was demised or if it remains.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
25 Post contains images MGA : LAX-SAL, LAX-GUA, LAX-MGA, LAX-SJO... and I even fly ejecutiva!! I used to enjoy those Prime Fillet's with pasta! .... now all i get is a Chicken san
26 TACAA320 : I flew C SJO/LAX several times (as well to JF k, MIA and CCS) with TA and never ever got a sandwich. Always a hot meal as Hardiwv stated in reply 6.
27 MGA : How far back? The sandiwch (4 bucks in coach...) is all you get on the LAX flights now... As I said before, I loved the meals TA used to give out.. F
28 TACAA320 : Sorry, I misinterpreted you. I was talking about Clase Ejecutiva. And yes, they are selling sandwichs since... a year ago or so.
29 MGA : Hey TACAA320. We should start messaging. We have 2 Threads going and going! At least we're getting Central America Noticed... Anyways, I was looking a
30 TACAA320 : Please take a look at your instant messages.
31 RootsAir : TACA are extremely cheap with their red eye flights arriving at 3 am. Honestly they can do better than that....and this whole business of buying sand
32 TACAA320 : Now I understand the 0 in your RR list.
33 JJJM : MGA It´s is so sad to read your posts and see how instead of feeling proud of any Central America Airline as a CentraL American that you are, only st
34 MGA : As TACAA320 said. When are we (TA) gonna become a high class airline? Is called constructive comment. We talk of what we think should be and about wh
35 TACAA320 : Sorry. I didn´t say so...
36 MGA : MY BAD TACAA320.... I stand corrected... as rootsair said...
37 TACAA320 : That´s ok. No PROBLEM!
38 RAMPRAT980 : hehehe funny how the topic of this post is "Taca Expands In Gru" and some ended arguing about frijoles *beans* and "Taca is this, I'll never fly Taca
39 MGASJO : They originally told us they were gonna move us to the new terminal in April. New update says June, July; you know how it is here; same as SJO; they
40 Marambio : TA is currently flying SJO-LIM-EZE with A319. I flew to LIM and spent a night there. The following morning I cought another TA flight to CUZ. Approac
41 RootsAir : What about Nicaragua ??
42 2travel2know : If TACA is that good why passengers still choose to fly LIM > GRU or UIO/GYE > GRU with COPA ??? Maybe it's because COPA flies TWICE DAILY?
43 TACAA320 : I must say that TA's flights in this route usually fly full packed. And yes, I personally consider it that good.
44 MGA : I just supposed, everybody would suppose... but ok! QUE VIVA NICARAGUA!!! MGA
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