Treeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1590 times:
Both are still used commercially. LAN is the group name and then LAN+ name are the subsidaries per country.
LAN recently 'opened up' here in Argentina but I dont hear LAN Argentina all that much - its still LAN. You can see this for example on the Aeropuertos Argentinas website www.aa2000.com.ar on the flight info page. The real operators are both LAN Chile and LAN Argentina but it is far more common now, such is their presence in the South American market to simply refer to them as LAN.
But as I say, commercially the 2 entities still exist!
Arcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1418 times:
Indeed, actually, flying LAN Express at least twice a month, you realize that Lan Express just operates Lan Chile (LA, or just "LAN Airlines") flights. So, you never buy a Lan Express ticket, all your domestic flights are "LA" and "operated by Lan Express".
I think it's just a matter of permissions and operations, as LAN Cargo still uses Ladeco (UC) flights in some routes.
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TimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
Recently flew quite a few internal LAN flights. The headrests have LAN Express seat covers fitted, otherwise you'd have no idea that the service wasn't operated by LAN Airlines. There was no distinction at check in or at any point that I could perceive.