TWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2327 times:
I haven't been on TACA, but I live in Miami, so I know plenty of people who have. TACA is FAR from a well-run airline. It has a virtual monopoly over the 4 or 5 Central American countries it calls home and has really taken that for granted. The only thing consistant with TACA's flights are they're almost always late, and the planes, A320s included while relatively new are not cleaned well. Service on board draws nothing but jeers, and while not TACA's fault, the airports it draws on are old, decreped, and obsolete. In my opinion, TACA has a WAY to go before ever being considered for a major alliance. Yes, Crandal made arrangements with TACA, but that was only to further win concessions for AA down there while neutralizing a potential competitor. Remember that one of TACA's member airlines is Copa (of Panama) who is firmly alligned with CO, and has sold a significant equity stake to the houston airline. I'm sure Bethune and boys will have something to say.
SQMAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
Well talking about TACA I use to work for them.. i worked out of LAX.. and like i said I use to work for them. i think there the only airline to ever fly a 767-200 ( N767TA) from GUA to LAX with a rear crack landing gear and yes it flew with passangers when the flight goto LAX the aircraft was then taken out of service. also there Captain Haspon flys with one eye he has a glass eyes!!.. this was the same captain who flew the 767 that crashed on landing in GUA back almost 10 years ago. so if you ever fly to South America I would rather fly a U.S. Airline... service is much better!!!