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The Best & The Worst Airline In LatinAmerica  
User currently offlineWiLdmanVzla From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 616 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

For all of you... which one is th best airline in Latin America in terms of: safety, punctuallity & inflight service?... and the worst?

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12395 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

As for the best, I would have to say either Varig or LAN, with LAN taking the lead on the safety side; Varig has had a few scrapes over the years, but I can only think of one LAN accident (a 146 that went off the end of a runway, with 2 or 3 fatalities, many years ago).
Both airlines have excellent inflight service; never flown with either, but will be flying with RG next week.

As for the worst, could there be any competition for Cubana? (It surely counts as Latin American anyway?)


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2114 times:
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On many flights under my belt to Central America (4 times a year for ove 5 years), i would have to day Grupo Taca is definatly one of the best. MUCH. MUCH better than North American airlines seriving the area, believe it or not.

I dont think TACA has ever had a fatality yet, hope it continues like that for i have an upcomming trip with them soon.



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User currently offlineHPA318 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2114 times:

Best -1- LanChile - without a doubt 2- Varig 3- Aeromexico 4- TAM 5- Mexicana 6- Avianca 7- Copa 8- Aces 9- TransBrasil 10- LanPeruWorst-1- Cubana 2- Ecuatoriana/LAB/Vasp 3- Avensa/Servivensa 4- Taesa 5- Aerolineas Argentinas 6- Saeta/Lapsa 7- Aeroperu 8- AeroContinente 9- Grupo Taca 10- Iberia

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2102 times:

First Place......LAN Chile
Last.....Mexicana

everything else is in between.

Honorable mention...Aerolineas Argentinas


User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2105 times:

i have not flown on many south american airlines but after flying Lan chile i found them to be way better then any US carrier. Aerolines is by far the worste and i was quite surprised by how well of an airline PLUNA was!


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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2442 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

I'll have to say that AeroMexico is my top choice. Their service is quite good and always on-time. I'm flying them on saturday to JFK so I'll post a trip report after I get back.

The worst has to be Aerolineas Argentinas. I don't know why they trust a consulting firm like BSG to try to take them out of bankruptcy (cuting costs everywere), instead of trying to provide a better service to make passengers fly with them. It is amazing that AR has no money and most of their routes are protected from competition by the government. What are they doing?

I also like Mexicana, COPA and TACA, they are quite good choices to fly.


Rojo


User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

I'd have to rate LanChile as tops !!!

And while I've never flown Cubana.....nor will I.....I have to put them at the bottom, solely based on anecdotal evidence.


User currently offlineVX320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

I'm not going to name any as best but I'll say aero peru is one of the worst, it would explain why in spanish they call it "aeropeor" (aeroworst).

User currently offlineAero_Lima From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

In regards to the Aero PEOR where the hell is that from Aero Peru was a good airlne jus that it wasnt rich. Varig is using old planes. I think that LAN is the best SA airline

User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

I've flown on Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN Chile and Varig.
Aerolineas Argentinas left a lot too be desired and I don't think I'll be flying them anytime soon, so I'll rate them as the worst. LAN Chile, on the other hand was excellent and I would compare their service to be at the same level of European airlines. Varig was somewhere in between.


User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2709 posts, RR: 14
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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

AeroMexico is Fantastic- hands-down they're the best in LA. Cubana may have a bad safety record, but I've yet to have a good experience on LACSA- never on time, perpetually horrible service...


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10581 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

I´ve only flown LanChile out of every LA airline, and that airline is a good, very good airline by international standards. Now that they receive the best aircraft type of any competitor in that region (the A340) I´m pretty sure they´re at least one of the Top 3 of Latin America. All polls and topics on airline forums point to the direction they´re actually No.1.

User currently offlineWiLdmanVzla From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

For me?

LAN Chile can be good... VARIG & Aeropostal Venezuela both have wonderful inflight services... but there's is an small one with a great inflight service, excellent connections in their hub... but with a need to improve their airport attention... if they do that, be sure they will be the most friendly latin american airline


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