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Part 3: Colombia With Avianca (AV).SMR-BOG-MDE-BOG  
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12197 times:

Part 3: Colombia with Avianca (AV). SMR-BOG-MDE-BOG



Hi!

Welcome to the third part of my trip report covering my second lot of flights inside Colombia, routing Santa Marta-Bogota-Medellin-Bogota.

The first part, which can be found here.

The second part of my report can be found here.

Not long after I booked my international flights, I started looking at interesting places to fly to whilst in Colombia. There was a company called Easy Fly operating a fleet of Jetstream 31 that I fancied a ride on, as well as one of Copa’s Embraers. Oh, and of course, at least one flight on Avianca, ideally on the rather rare A318. However, it wasn’t until I was in Mexico last month that I actually hammered down some dates. I didn’t find the flight prices terribly good value. I had to discount Easy Fly quite early on as they had very high fares on very random routes. Copa too had high fares, normally a good 50% more than Avianca. Aires, Colombia’s no-frills airlines, have pretty much identical fares to Avianca, just without the frills.

I decided that I wanted to visit Cartagena, Santa Marta (both on the northern Caribbean coast), as well as Medellin, sort of in the middle. In the end I decided on a routing using just Avianca. It was a shame to just use AV, but then again, I did get a pretty good price on a five leg routing:



I had also found an even more interesting routing, which included a flight on Satena’s (the Government/Military owned airline) D328 between Bucaramanga and Medellin on an AV codeshare, which priced out even cheaper. However, the AV website wouldn’t let me book it, despite numerous attempts. A call to the AV call centre only created more questions rather than answers. Why have a codeshare if no one can book it?

Ideal itinerary


The entire itinerary
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A few shots from Cartagena. If you are in Colombia and have just one free day, I’d highly recommend Cartagena – beautiful city, and the restaurants were amazing. If you’re used to restaurant prices in Western Europe, you’ll love dining out here!
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Beautiful Colonial City Centre
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Some art at the museum


An impromptu party
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Old Fort
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Some incoming rain
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If you had to wait somewhere for a bus, this might well be the best spot
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Very Pirates of the Caribbean
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As was expected in the rainy season, it rained. Hard. A lot.
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After a few days in Cartagena, I took a bus over to Santa Marta.
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Santa Marta is famous for having (supposedly) the best beaches in Colombia, and for being the death place of South American hero Simon Bolivar.


During my one full day in town, I went to the Tayrona National Park – beautiful place. After a 90 minute jungle trek we arrived at an amazing beach. Wonderful day trip!
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After a great day in the National Park (where we had amazing weather), the rain started mid-evening. In just over an hour, the rain water was over my knees! Wow, that was a LOT of rain! Thank goodness it came in the evening, and not during the day. This was the main street in Santa Marta.
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Checking in for my flights. For some reason, I could only check in for my SMR-BOG flight, and not the connecting BOG-MDE flight.
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The next morning, after a rather long wait for a taxi, and a hectic drive through the outskirts of Santa Marta, I arrive at Simon Bolivar Airport (SMR) about fifty minutes before departure.
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SMR is located right on the coast. The terminal is small and open air. Pretty strong sea breezes fill the terminal, thanks to it being literally metres from the sea.

Check in areas. I was given a window seat for the next flight, and advised that my LH Miles and More number was in the booking. Guess what? I was given the non-reclining seat in front of the emergency exit, and the miles still haven’t shown up.
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Out front
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View from the check in desks – as you can see, the sea is pretty close!
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There was just one security scanner for the AV and Copa flights to Bogota. After the scanner, there were two waiting rooms, one for each flight.

Our A320 as seen from the departure lounge
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Tarmac
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For some reason in Colombia (although not in Medellin), you need to have your boarding pass checked (although not with your ID, but just to say you’re near the gate) before boarding. Why they can’t do this whilst actually boarding, I’m not sure. The rest of the world does. Queuing up to be ticked off before the flight.
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Departure lounge
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Actually boarding now. The ground staff tried to board by rows, but everyone ignored them.
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October 2011
Santa Marta (SMR) - Bogota (BOG)
Avianca AV 8485
Scheduled: 0930-1056 (1h26m)
Actual: 0935-1035 (1h00)
Airbus A320



Nice clean interior
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Well, nearly clean
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Copa next door
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Terminal and taxi
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Takeoff
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Moving map
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Annoyingly, they insist on showing these promotional Colombia videos, which get a bit repetitive. We’re already in Colombia!
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I decided to watch an episode of the Simpsons. Luckily, it was one I hadn’t see, and there was a special, super-long intro, which was pretty funny. Somehow, they managed to split the 20 minute programme up with THREE ad breaks. Bit excessive I think.
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Drinks are served
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Views
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PTV
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I couldn’t leave Colombia without listening to at least one Shakira song!
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Approach to Bogota
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Disembarking
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Once back in the terminal, I went to the transfer desk to see about changing my seat to a different window. FlyingFinn had just sent me a message saying his flight had beencancelled, and that he was now on an earlier flight. This meant that my flight was now fully booked, and there were no other windows to change to. Never mind, at least it was a short flight. After a lacklustre security check, I was back in the departures lounge. It wasn’t long before I was walking back down those dreary corridors to….the same plane that had brought me from Santa Marta. This is the third time I’ve ended up on the same aircraft whilst doing a non-related connection. First time was with China Eastern and B6262 (A320) flying Beijing-Nanchang-Shenzhen. Second time was with US Airways and N750UW (A319) flying Washington National-Philadelphia-Minneapolis. Now I can add Avianca to the list!
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October 2011
Bogota (BOG) – Medellin (MDE)
Avianca AV 8424
Scheduled: 1200-1257 (0h57m)
Actual: 1227-1256 (0h29m)
Airbus A320 N426AV

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These guys arrived from a connecting flight to find their seats had been given away. I guess they got the next flight.
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Taxi out to the active
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The Easyfly I didn’t manage to get on
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Monserrate Mountain in Bogota. The city lies at the bottom
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What’s this?
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Ah, AA B767
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Off we go
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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12211 times:

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Beverage service. This was by far the shortest flight I did, just 29 minutes from Bogota to Medellin.


Cruise
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Descent
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The Fokker flight to Cali
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Luckily, the weather was much better than when I passed through Medellin a few days before.
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After picking up my bags, I met up with FlyingFinn and SOUTHAMERICA (who had very kindly offered to drive us into town, after stopping for a quick lunch).

Drive into Medellin – very scenic
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EOH Airport (Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport), the handy city centre airport used solely by props and small jets.
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Our enormous rooms at the Holiday Inn Express
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A few photos from Medellin – great place it was too!
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Very tasty “Peruvian” food
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Some great artwork from Botero.

Interestingly, I’d already seen this status before, bizarrely, in Yerevan in Armenia
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I tried to check in online, but for some reason, it wouldn’t let me.
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We got a taxi back to the airport, where I went to use the SSCI machines.


Then there was a short wait to drop off my bags. From there, we went through security. Qucik and easy.
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FIDS
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The earlier delayed AV flight to BOG
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We enjoyed a beer before boarding
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The Cartagena flight pushing back
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FlyingFinns flight to BOG
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Today, the TVs were blaring out a film about Elizabeth the First.
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My A318 on stand
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FlyingFinn’s Aires flight taking off just as I was boarding
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October 2011
Medellin (MDE) – Bogota (BOG)
Avianca AV 8437
Scheduled: 1630-1720 (0h50m)
Actual: 1647-1728 (0h41m)
Airbus A318 N595EL



It looks like we left just in time – those storm clouds are pretty near
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We took off a bit late, just moments before the rain started to fall
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My final AV drinks service
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Not the best weather, but at least BOG is dry
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I managed a quick photo of the A318 emergency exit row. Is this the only Airbus with a missing seat like the old generation 737s?
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Nice sunset
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Arrivals
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I met FlyingFinn as arranged next to the Avianca Store, where I bought a nice leather passport holder. We headed down to the well organised taxi rank for our ride to the city.
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Well, I’ll leave this report here. My final instalment with Lufthansa and British Airways back to Europe will be up soon, along with photos from Bogota.

All comments and questions welcome!
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Some of my other TRs:

Part 2: Colombia with Avianca (AV). BOG-MDE-CTG .
Part 1: London to Colombia via ARN/MUC/FRA on BA & LH
Part 4, British Airways Mexico City – London, World Traveller Plus
Part 3, USA and Mexico: Around Mexico with Aereo Calafia Cessna 208B & Viva Aerobus B733
Part 2, USA and Mexico: Sightseeing tour of San Diego Airport, and American Airlines San Diego - LA – Dallas - San Jose Cabo
Part 1, USA and Mexico: easyJet Luton to Paris, and BA Paris to San Diego via LHR in World Traveller Plus
British Airways to Scandinavia (LHR-CPH,GOT-LHR)
Where’s my bag? British Airways, Milan to London
What airline am I flying again? Bmi/Lufthansa Italia LHR-MXP
Albania and Macedonia: Austrian LHR-VIE-TIA, Macedonian Airlines SKP-ZRH, Swiss ZRH-LCY
Part 1, Lufthansa London-Munich-Frankfurt-Nanjing, Economy Class A321 and A343
Part 2, Cathay Pacific Shanghai to Tokyo via Hong Kong, Business Class A330 and B747-400
Part 3, ANA Boeing B767 Tokyo to Shanghai, & Air China Airbus A340 Shanghai to Beijing, Business Class
Part 4: Chinese domestics, inc. Joy Air Xi’an MA60, Tianjin Airlines ERJ, and China Express Airways CRJ
Part 5: Lufthansa Beijing-Frankfurt-London City, Economy Class A388 and E90
5 Countries, 5 Flights, 5 Days, with Ryanair (FR)
bmiFriday: Welcome to Sunny Norway, London to Bergen, A319)
Royal Jordanian, London to Aqaba via Amman. A330 and A320
Royal Jordanian, Amman to London, A330
London City to Antwerp with Cityjet and the Fokker 50
Croatian Airlines, LHR-ZAG,PUY-ZAD-ZAG-LHR, A319 and Dash 8
British Airways, Iberia & Binter to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, LHR-MAD-TFN-LPA-MAD-LHR, A320,ATR, A321
British Airways, London To Amsterdam, LGW-AMS-LHR, B737 & A321
British Airways up to a snowy Glasgow, with a change of flights and delay, LHR-GLA-LCY A321 and E90
Turkish Airlines Business Class from London to Istanbul. From Terrible To Fantastic
Turkish Airlines Business Class from Istanbul to Batumi (Georgia). Not again!
bmi Business Class, Tbilisi to London via Azerbaijan
Tallinn to London, with Estonian Air and BA, via ARN
Cuba! BA/IB London-Madrid-Havana, Business Class
Aerocarribean, Baracoa to Havana
Asia Trip, Pt 1: Qatar Airways Business Class (LHR-DOH-ICN)
Asia Trip, Pt 2: China Southern and Hainan Airlines (A321/A346)
Asia Trip, Pt 3: Malaysia Airlines, Hong Kong to Penang
Asia Trip, Pt 4: Qatar Airways Economy (HKG-DOH-LHR)
A weekend in Transylvania with Blue Air (LTN-SBZ)
Helsinki for the weekend on BA and KF
Easter in Ukraine with Austrian
UAE and Oman with BA and Air Arabia. Y & Y+
HKG-LHR-HKG Air New Zealand, Premium Economy and Economy
US Airways LGW-DCA-MSP-LGA-LGW
London Heathrow - Zurich - Venice on Swiss Business for the weekend
Chasing the Eclipse on China Eastern
Taiwan: EVA Air (HKG-TPE rtn), UNI Airways (TSA-HCN), Daily Air (TTT-KYD rtn)
UA HKG-SIN-HKG Y Class, SQ KUL-SIN C Class
Bangkok to Beijing, Egyptair Business Class
Air China Beijing to Harbin, B777 Economy outbound, A330 First Class return
Tiger Airways, Singapore to Darwin return
A selection of Chinese Domestics; China Eastern, Air China and Shenzhen Airlines
Hong Kong to London on Singapore Airlines (744/380/77W)
Qatar Airways Beijing-Doha-London Heathrow (A330/A340)
Air China First Class. Beijing-Guilin via Xi’an
Round Asia Trip. URC-HTN,OSS-FRU,ALA-URC-LHW-KMG-JHG-KMG-SYX,HAK-NKG-PEK-NRT-LHR,
Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Lucky Air, ANA, Economy and Business Class.

SAS and Lufthansa Business Class, LHR-OSL-FRA-FRA, B73G and B744



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User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12136 times:

Hi Gab,

Good to see the third part up. Cartagena really looks like a very beautiful place, shame about the rain but what can you do! That jungle tour and the (private?) beach look very nice too, no wonder you were all the rage about it!

A solid set of flights with Avianca, they are quite a nice company apart from that dump of a terminal at BOG and some problems with irrops and OLCI...

A bit weird (but nice nevertheless!) reading about my flights and Medellin from your perspective - I guess the feeling will only get stronger with the final installment  /


User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 699 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12046 times:

Loved the photo of the bronze statue in Cartegena...

Easy to see which part the locals always rub for luck....  

Have been reading yours & the Finn's reports, and must say that they're both fantastic....

Well Done

rgds


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11963 times:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
Cartagena really looks like a very beautiful place, shame about the rain but what can you do!

Yeah, Cartagena was lovely (in the sun)

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
That jungle tour and the (private?) beach look very nice too, no wonder you were all the rage about it!

Can't wait to go back sometime

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
I guess the feeling will only get stronger with the final installment /

I'm working oin that right now

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 3):
Loved the photo of the bronze statue in Cartegena...

Thanks!

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 3):
Well Done

Again, thanks!



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User currently offlineROGERBCN From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11813 times:

Hola Gabriel!

excellent TR.

Loved your photos of Cartagena and Santa Marta. The rain reminded me of Panama, since I lived there for a year back in the mid 90s and it was the same; we had rain the same way, lots of heavy rain for an hour and then sun for another while and rain again: flooded streets.... I remember I caught a great cold on the very first days.

BTW, did you hear of the song: 'Santa Marta tiene tren, pero no tiene tranvía....'

Flying around Colombia seems great fun especially being able to catch the A318.

Loved it, looking forward to reading the next part.

All the pictures are great.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlinesoamsky From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11801 times:

Nice report, I truly enjoyed it. What restaurants did you go to while in Cartagena? what was your favorite?

Regards!



Soar the blue of the South American Sky
User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6570 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11739 times:

Hi Gabriel!

Thanks for another great report with nice pictues! I especially like the pictures from Cartagena as I hopefully will go there in Jan/Feb. It looks very nice!

Avianca looks great and I'm very curious about the Avianca store in BOG

UA A319s also are missing the seat next to the exit just like the AV 318.

Looking forward to the final part!

The777Man



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11545 times:

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 5):
excellent TR.
Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 5):
Loved your photos of Cartagena and Santa Marta.

Thanks!

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 5):
BTW, did you hear of the song: 'Santa Marta tiene tren, pero no tiene tranvía....'

Nope, never heard it

Quoting soamsky (Reply 6):
Nice report, I truly enjoyed it.

Thanks

Quoting soamsky (Reply 6):
What restaurants did you go to while in Cartagena? what was your favorite?

To be honest, I couldn't tell you. That's one of the good things about Cartagena. There are little restaurants everywhere, and every one I tried had great food.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Thanks for another great report with nice pictues!

No problem!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
I especially like the pictures from Cartagena as I hopefully will go there in Jan/Feb. It looks very nice!

It is very nice

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Avianca looks great and I'm very curious about the Avianca store in BOG

The store isn't great (but is better than nothing), had lots of clothing, umbrellas, some books and some passport wallets. No models, or anything or much substence.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
UA A319s also are missing the seat next to the exit just like the AV 318.

Interesting to know. I wonder why they miss out the seat?



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User currently offlineBogota From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 819 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11503 times:

Quoting soamsky (Reply 6):
Nice report, I truly enjoyed it. What restaurants did you go to while in Cartagena? what was your favorite?

If you are interested please let me know via MSG and I can send you a list of some of the best ones in town.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Thanks for another great report with nice pictues! I especially like the pictures from Cartagena as I hopefully will go there in Jan/Feb. It looks very nice!

Cartagena is great January and February, weather is cooler, humidity drops considerably and the afternoon breazes are fantastic. In January Cartagena is host to the Cartagena International Music Festival (Classical Music) founded by the same director as Spoleto Festival in Italy and Charleston, South Carolina, which brings musicians from all over the world and in February to the Hay literature Festival, which is an British Festival that has its origins in Hay on Wye in Wales.


User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1718 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11188 times:
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Yo Gabriel,

A nice picturesque report on some more Colombian domestic segments. It seems really great flying there over that lush green landscape, permitting clear weather. Great you scored another A318, they're so tiny & cute    (sorry, this sounds a bit cheesy ha ha ha). I wonder why the A318 doesn't have the PTV's installed like the A320?
The actual routings from the IFE show some twists iso straight lines, I guess this is due to mountains and such?

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
If you had to wait somewhere for a bus, this might well be the best spot

Great!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
Somehow, they managed to split the 20 minute programme up with THREE ad breaks.

Just like on tele at home  

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
This is the third time I’ve ended up on the same aircraft whilst doing a non-related connection.

Is it an omen?

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11002 times:

Hi Gabriel

Nice continuation of your trip! It was interesting to follow along with you! I never realised AV had such a domestic network as well, and with AVOD on 320's. Enjoyed the non-aviation pics as well.

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10937 times:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
A nice picturesque report on some more Colombian domestic segments

Thanks!

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
I wonder why the A318 doesn't have the PTV's installed like the A320?

Well, they got them second hand from Mexicana, and I guess they didn't think it worth fitting them when they are only used on sub 1-hour domestic legs

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
The actual routings from the IFE show some twists iso straight lines, I guess this is due to mountains and such?

Hmm, I guess so. They are short sectors, so fly pretty low, so they have to go around the mountains.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 10):
Is it an omen?

I hope not!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 11):
Nice continuation of your trip!

Thanks!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 11):
I never realised AV had such a domestic network as well, and with AVOD on 320's.

With a very mountainous country, it's the only viable transport method really

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 11):
Enjoyed the non-aviation pics as well.

Thanks



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10740 times:

Hi Gabriel,

wonderful continuation of your report. Really like the pictures of Santa Marta and Cartagena, certainly two very interesting towns. Amazing to see the amount of water during the rain there, wet season really means wet here.

A shame it didn't work out with the D328, but the Avianca flights were certainly nice as well. And nice that you caught the A318. Good to have IFE on domestic flights, but then, with the awesome scenery to watch outside you don't really need it.

Thanks again for sharing your trip, really enjoyed reading it
CaptainRed


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10656 times:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 13):
wonderful continuation of your report

Thanks

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 13):
Amazing to see the amount of water during the rain there, wet season really means wet here.

Yeah, it was definately the rainy season!

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 13):
A shame it didn't work out with the D328

Yeah, a big shame

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 13):
Good to have IFE on domestic flights, but then, with the awesome scenery to watch outside you don't really need it.

The IFE is completly unecessary on such short flights, but it's nice anyway



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User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 10497 times:

Hi Gabriel!

As usual a nice read!
Looks like you had another round of nice flying with AV in Colombia. And again it was nice that you got to fly on the A318.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
This is the third time I’ve ended up on the same aircraft whilst doing a non-related connection. First time was with China Eastern and B6262 (A320) flying Beijing-Nanchang-Shenzhen. Second time was with US Airways and N750UW (A319) flying Washington National-Philadelphia-Minneapolis. Now I can add Avianca to the list!

Has happened to me once. Flew LLA-ARN-CDG on SK on MD80 LN-ROP. When eating at ARN in between the flights i noticed my plane being tugged from the domestic terminal to the international one.

Will read the final part shortly!

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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10471 times:
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Hi GC,

Nice read and pix, thanks for sharing.

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
This is the third time I’ve ended up on the same aircraft whilst doing a non-related connection. First time was with China Eastern and B6262 (A320) flying Beijing-Nanchang-Shenzhen. Second time was with US Airways and N750UW (A319) flying Washington National-Philadelphia-Minneapolis. Now I can add Avianca to the list!

- Had the same issue with KE & an A380 last week!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5170 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10349 times:

Hi, Gabriel,

good to see some more photos from Colombia.
And also especially interesting to compare it with P.´s examples.
Well done, interesting story. Especially you´re local pictures from the first part of you´re stay, really good.
Something also for me.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10202 times:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 15):

As usual a nice read!

Thanks!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 15):
Has happened to me once. Flew LLA-ARN-CDG on SK on MD80 LN-ROP. When eating at ARN in between the flights i noticed my plane being tugged from the domestic terminal to the international one.

Agh, thats annoying!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 16):
Nice read and pix, thanks for sharing.

Glad you liked it

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 16):
- Had the same issue with KE & an A380 last week!

Well, with only a few in the fleet, I guess theres a good chance of that happening - what was your routing?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 17):
good to see some more photos from Colombia.

No problem, glad you liked them



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 10166 times:

Interesting part III of your series with some really nice pictures!

Quoting gabrielchew (Thread starter):
I managed a quick photo of the A318 emergency exit row. Is this the only Airbus with a missing seat like the old generation 737s?

I have also seen that on a Frontier A319.


PH



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10079 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 19):
Interesting part III of your series with some really nice pictures!

Thanks, glad you liked these photos!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 19):
I have also seen that on a Frontier A319.

I wonder why they did that when all the other 319 operators left it 3x3



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User currently offlinemikeology From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8445 times:

How did you like Santa Marta? Worth spending more than 2 days there? Trying to gauage what I should see for my 9 days in Colombia next month

User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8220 times:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 20):
How did you like Santa Marta? Worth spending more than 2 days there? Trying to gauage what I should see for my 9 days in Colombia next month

Although the question directed at the Gabrielchew, I would say that Santa Marta itself is not worth the 2 days, *but* the Tayrona Park nearby is worth visiting, and even staying at least one night, whether on a hammock, a tent or a much more expensive ecohub.
Just 15 minutes down the road from Santa Marta is Taganga, a small fishing village, now hedonistic hangout for tourists, mostly from Israel.
Santa Marta has the city facing the bay, and the more touristy (it certainly has a better beach) and higher rise El Rodadero.

I hope you let us know how you get on.


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3270 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8105 times:

Quoting mikeology (Reply 21):
How did you like Santa Marta? Worth spending more than 2 days there? Trying to gauage what I should see for my 9 days in Colombia next month
Quoting Summa767 (Reply 22):
Although the question directed at the Gabrielchew, I would say that Santa Marta itself is not worth the 2 days, *but* the Tayrona Park nearby is worth visiting, and even staying at least one night, whether on a hammock, a tent or a much more expensive ecohub.
Just 15 minutes down the road from Santa Marta is Taganga, a small fishing village, now hedonistic hangout for tourists, mostly from Israel.
Santa Marta has the city facing the bay, and the more touristy (it certainly has a better beach) and higher rise El Rodadero.

I hope you let us know how you get on.

Thanks for the help Summa!

Santa Marta is a nice city, but there's not a lot to do in the city itself. The main area attraction is the Tayrona Park which was amazing I;d have gladly spent a few days there on the beach and doing some jungle walks. Cartagena too was wonderful and definately worth a few days (3 nights would be good).



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User currently offlinemikeology From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8025 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 22):

I hope you let us know how you get on.
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 23):
Santa Marta is a nice city, but there's not a lot to do in the city itself. The main area attraction is the Tayrona Park which was amazing I;d have gladly spent a few days there on the beach and doing some jungle walks. Cartagena too was wonderful and definately worth a few days (3 nights would be good).

Thanks for the input guys. I fly into CTG on Saturday and out of Santa Marta on Thursday back to BOG. So I have time to decide how i split my time between the two cities. At this point im thinking just one night in SMR and hopefully doing the hike during the day


25 gabrielchew : No problem. Cartagena is lovely, but the National Park is better!
26 totesen : Great TR!!! i flew last summer to Colombia and the domestic flight to Medellin, Cartagena and back to Bogota was also with AV, also stayed at the holl
27 Post contains images airbuseric : Hi Gabriel, sorry to put a reply on this so late. Great report and good to hear also your Colombia adventures; Sure! This type is missing with me so f
28 gabrielchew : Thanks! Nice that you got flights on the Fokkers Well, the flights are only short! Thanks for replying anyway Eric! Nope, but I didn't go hunting for
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