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LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)  
User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7415 times:

Quick trip report.
Unfortunately I had to travel to BOG for the wrong reasons (very personal issue) and in the next 24 hours. I checked the usual rates Avianca, LAN & American. All had terrible rates in business for such short time in advance and both American and Avianca had very high rates in coach. LAN offered me a promotional rate of $399 taxes included so it was obviously my best and only choice.

Jan 2008
LAN Airlines
Boeing 767-300
MIA-BOG
Coach class
Load Factor: Approx. 90%




Early in the morning arriving at MIA's J Concourse (About 3:30 AM):



LAN Counters still closed, eventhough the screens said "It will be open at 3:30AM)



4:25 AM Counters still closed and boredom was all around us...





We were all trying to get distracted by anything.. here these two ladies were fighting from their cleaning carts in Cuban, yes in Cuban, that was not Spanish at all, we were all laughing to see them fighting in such loud way from their carts.. LOL



This bored passenger decided to weigh himself....



Finally around 5:15 counters open (Flight was at 7:15AM). Ticketing was a little messy but uneventful and as quick as they could due to the restriction in time before the flight. I think they did a good work in such conditions. Then I checked the concourse J before going through security:


It was practically no waiting after security and straight to the plane. Good luck again and it was a new one.






Breakfast was either an omelette or a sandwich. I saw the omelette and it didn't look good at all, it was completely dry, so I chose the sandwich which was just OK.




I think leg room is very decent in coach.




It is always a pleasure when you are over your own country again.. don't you agree? I am not sure if I am too patriotic or what but a special feeling gets me every time I see the Colombian coast...





Approaching BOG:












Landing:






BOG





Jan 2008
LAN Airlines
Boeing 767-300
BOG - MIA
Coach class
Load Factor: Approx. 50%


I had the luck of traveling with a beautiful "paisita" (a girl from Medellin or the coffee region, in this case from Manizales) beside me, so I chat with her the whole trip and completely forgot about the camera, but it was uneventful. The summary will be that it was pretty empty, plenty of free seats, business class was ocuppied in about 25% only.
The meal was another one of these "Snacks" that LAN invented to avoid serving lunch at 2:00PM. This time was a ground meat turnover and a soda. It felt like a domestic meal, really. Pictures for this leg are basically from BOG construction and some spotting. Have in mind that when I say construction in BOG is basically renovations of the current OOOOOLD terminal while the new one will be built:






"We will look like this the 20th of March":




















They are covering the columns with a more modern look, also changing the ceiling and several other things:

















Super Agent 86 (Maxwell Smart), on the screen at the Admirals Club:





The Admirals Club at BOG:



View of an AVIANCA's tail from the Admirals Club


I know this is not one of my best trip reports but if I don't do it right after arriving I never do it.. at least you have the record of the trip for future reference. Besides I have done several TRs from the same route and it is not easy to come up with original pictures anymore.. hehe

[Edited 2008-01-21 11:28:52]


I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
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User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7196 times:

good TR thanks for sharing men.

User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7169 times:

I just saw an error in the image loading. The part that did not load correctly on the first leg of the TR is this:

------------------------- -------------------------- ----------------------------

It was practically no waiting after security and straight to the plane. Good luck again and it was a new one.

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4168.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4169.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4172.jpg



Breakfast was either an omelette or a sandwich. I saw the omelette and it didn't look good at all, it was completely dry, so I chose the sandwich which was just OK.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4173.jpg


I think leg room is very decent in coach.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4176.jpg



It is always a pleasure when you are over your own country again.. don't you agree? I am not sure if I am too patriotic or what but a special feeling gets me every time I see the Colombian coast...
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4177.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4181.jpg



Approaching BOG:
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4184.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4185.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4186.jpg



http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4191.jpg





Landing:

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4192.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4193.jpg


BOG
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4194.jpg



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7164 times:



Quoting PU752 (Reply 1):
good TR thanks for sharing men.

Thanks..



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineAirbus767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6922 times:

Great trip report & pictures, I always enjoy reading the LAN reports especially - I see you flew on CXC, the newswet 767 on their fleet - the wing looks all shiny too - amazing!


LAN ~ United Airlines ~ Aerolineas Argentinas ~ Pluna ~ Varig ~ American Airlines
User currently offlineCybergus From Venezuela, joined Mar 2006, 500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6747 times:

Awesome T.R. It is nice to see my favourite airline in this forum. I just love the service of LAN. Nice to see that you had the chance to taste the new interior of the 767, i had the pleasure on October when i flew from SCL to CCS (The T.R is somewhere in this page), and the in flight PTV's and seats are something out of this planet...is very nice to see such product on LATAM.

Good Job Ricardo!.

Saludos desde Caracas

Gustavo



LAN Excellence in Flight
User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6570 times:



Quoting RICARIZA (Thread starter):
here these two ladies were fighting from their cleaning carts in Cuban, yes in Cuban, that was not Spanish at all

Maybe they should go on the TV show Laura en Accion(I love that show since I'm learning Spanish, can't understand everything though).

Nice report. I wish LAN flew out of ORD so I could do a direct there if I ever decided to go there to practice my spanish.

Have a good one!

Saludos Desde Chicago


User currently offlineMunichpictures From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6437 times:

Nice trip report thx for sharing

User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6358 times:

Thanks for the report!
I flew CXC on January 4, SCL-LIM, and it is truly a beautiful airplane. I had an upgrade, so I enjoyed the awesome Business Premium on that flight. I was just sad that SCL and LIM are only 3 hours 20 minutes away, I was sorry to get out of the plane.


User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6290 times:



Quoting Cybergus (Reply 5):
Good Job Ricardo!.

Saludos desde Caracas

Thanks Gustavo. Saludos desde Miami  Wink

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 6):
Maybe they should go on the TV show Laura en Accion(I love that show since I'm learning Spanish, can't understand everything though).

hehe, you mean Laura in America, but as an advice, that is not exactly the best way to learn Spanish, really, many times I can't understand myself.. be carefull with what you learn from that "Spanish combined with local dialects" LOL...



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6070 times:

Its always nice to read a trip report of my favorite airline of Latin America. Plenty of pictures and very well documented!

Thanks Ricardo.


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5824 times:

Nice pictures that brought back many memories of BOG.

Nice report.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17008 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5823 times:

Great TR

The pics are really good.

Brilliant work!!!


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5807 times:



Quoting Airbus767 (Reply 4):
Great trip report & pictures,



Quoting Munichpictures (Reply 7):
Nice trip report thx for sharing



Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 8):
Thanks for the report!



Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 10):
Its always nice to read a trip report of my favorite airline of Latin America. Plenty of pictures and very well documented!

Thanks Ricardo.



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 11):
Nice pictures that brought back many memories of BOG.

Nice report.



Quoting B747forever (Reply 12):
Great TR

The pics are really good.

Brilliant work!!!

THANKS A LOT GUYS!! Hope to keep it coming. I am switching jobs and in the new one I will have to travel more frequently...



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17008 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5801 times:



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 13):
I am switching jobs and in the new one I will have to travel more frequently...

That sounds good. So we will see more TRs!!!



Work Hard, Fly Right
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