Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
From July 1st LanChile will begin the new transpolar route from Santiago (SCL) non-stop to Auckland and Sydney, with their new, shining A340-300s, codesharing wiith Qantas.
Finally LanChile will retake what is their's...Lan was the first airline to cross the south pole (yep...wasn't Qantas, neither Aerolineas Argentinas), and now they will lead this route, because nobody beats Lan down here.
Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
Lan was the first one, with a 707. They had a scheduled flight, but it didn't last too much, because economy wasn't going well. They even flew to Fiji!
So please, wash your mouth whenever you speak about Lan hehehe
Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
By the way, you argentineans don't know how to loose...Lan beats Aerolineas, and Varig can only beat Lan in terms of size, but remember that Braziliann population is 10 times the chilean one, so its obvious that you need a larger airline.
And! do you know which is the largest latin american cargo airline? BINGO!
LanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 633 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
Lan_Fanatic: Althought I have to agree with you that LAN is a great airline, you seem to make it sound like it's the best there is and best there was ( as far as Latin America goes) The truth is that LAN was a bad airline before the privitization, they weren't that great. People would have rather flown Aerolineas Argentinas instead of LAN in the early 90's and before. The History of Latin American aviation began long before LAN became a great carrier. Exactly what will LAN "retake" ? I just don't understand why you must be so arrogant. I am Peruvian and proud of it too, APSA used to be a better airline than LAN, true that the Peruvian airlines today SUCK, but there is no need to say that one single airline is the best. I might say that Aero Continente is better than LAN, but is it? NO! Many people consider QF a better airline than LAN, just ask any Australian....see my point? I know you are proud, but let's be realistic LAN is just a really good Latin American airline. Size has nothing to do with it, I have had family fly AR, RG, MX, Aero Peru, and others, notice how LAN wasn't on that, that's because LAN used to be no better than say, any other Latin American airline. And, Cargo? Well when Aero Mexico rolls into Madrid with their "shining new 777s" they will cary more cargo than LAN will.
Don't get me wrong, I am Chilean too, and very happy to say it too. So don't think this is a whole thing against Chileans. If Air France served CDG-SCL who would the people want to fly? ( Especially the French) It's all about nationalism.
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2629 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1492 times:
There is nothing wrong with being just a bit proud and nationalistic about your airline. Each one of us hold their own national airline in our hearts.
LAN is a great airline, but you don't need to try to step on anyone's toes to prove that. I've also seen other LAN-CHILE enamored people here who wanna sound too "creme de la creme" (goody two shoes) bragging about LAN.
I admire the airline, it is definitely achieved great things. It took great business skills to get it there not magic. But don't use a low-class and childlike (I'm better than you) argument to make it sound good. I'm certain that everyone can agree that it doesn't need that kind of backing up and support. Besides, using petty nonsense and an "I'm too good for you attitude" has an adverse representation on your country. So, I wouln't suggest for you to use that method.
LanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 633 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1409 times:
Lan_Fanatic: No hard feelings make sure you respond to my " South American Aviation Enthusiasts" post.
I think it's great that LAN is serving SYD and AKL, I can now go RTW with oneworld and have seamless travel. I can go to all continents! I think it would be nice to fly LAN to Europe, but I must admit that if they got the 772 would have been much nicer . I am also very happy with LAN Peru, but I woul like to see some international routes where the plane actually says " Lan Peru". I would also like to see Lan Peru fly LIM-MAD-FRA with the 763s in Lan Peru colors. Maybe it's too much to ask for, but hey, it never hurts to dream.
AeroArgentina From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 192 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1400 times:
I don't understand how a 707 could make it across the antartica when even AR's 742's need a technical stop in Rio Gallegos. And in December of 1956 I seriously doubt LAN had any 707's. I really want more info on this route.
Crosscheck From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
I have heard a rumour that Qantas is pulling out of EZE, because they don't have enough aircraft to operate all the services they want to, and EZE as the lowest performing route had to go. They had wanted to switch their South American services to SCL, but still faced the same problem, lack of aircraft. With an up turn in traffic across the Pacific to the USA, Qantas needed to redeploy much needed aircraft else where.
Step in Lan Chile.
From what I've heard this flight by Lan Chile SCL-AKL-SYD is only a temporary arrangement. When Qantas have received the 6 additional 744er's, they will take the flight over, and Lan Chile will then codeshare on the Qantas aircraft. Supposedly it's all been decided upon, and Qantas will then feed passengers into Lan Chile's South American operations.
This is true co-operation between Oneworld friends.
PS This is only a rumour I've heard and could all be wrong, but I thought people might be interested.
Crosscheck From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
While it's right that Qantas wished to pull out of EZE due to the economic situation in Argentina, they did want maintain a presence in South America, and to make better us of their Oneworld Partner Lan Chile.
However with the withdrawal of services to EZE, Qantas are now able to return the MEL-LAX-MEL non-stop services to daily. This service was reduced partly due to a lack of aircraft.
Qantas also plans to have PTV's fitted in all their 747-400's by Jan/Feb 2003, so maybe this has warranted more aircraft offline than they had first thought. I guess this also explains the extended lease of VH-NLH.
As I said this was only something I had heard on the grapevine, so we will have to just wait and see if Qantas operate to SCL or continue to codeshare with Lan Chile.