hardiwv
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Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:31 am

Central American airline TACA will expand its operations in GRU replacing the A319 with the A320 in its daily flights UIO-LIM-GRU from effect 15 April 2005. This will increase capacity on the route in 15%. TA is the only airline connecting Ecuador and Brazil with direct flights.

TACA also announced it will expand its capacity in CCS, UIO, BOG, SJO, EZE, LPB and VVI.

In 2009 TACA will take delivery of another 26 A320 and A321. If I'm not mistaken, after its recent fleet renewal, TACA has the youngest fleet in Latin America.

I consider TACA a quality airline with a very good service, probably one of the best in Latin America.

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:34 am

QUOTE:
I consider TACA a quality airline with a very good service, probably one of the best in Latin America

hahaha, I can see you have never paid 400+ bucks for an LAX-SAL, GUA or MGA flight while being charged 6 dollars for a sandwich in flight and paying a 100 dollars cuzz youre bag is a pound over weight. TA is the pickiest, most stuck up airline, with the worst customer service. You HAVE to try CopaNENTAL and LAN.

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:41 am

My recent flight MGA-SJO-MEX with TA was excellent, top quality onboard service, certainly at the same level of CM, LA and JJ. Maybe I was just lucky...

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:56 am

hardiwv:

Were you flying Ejecutiva?
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:13 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 3):
Were you flying Ejecutiva?

Yes. Maybe TA provides very difference service in both classes? Anyway, I had a very good general impression of TA.

Are you from MGA? Your country is beautiful, it really surprised me. Amazing landscape, extremely friendly people!

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:46 am

Hardiwv.

Thanks a lot. You are always welcome in Nicaragua!:D Born and raised in MGA. Iam currently in Los Angeles Though.

Remember that sandwich you had on the flight? if you were in coach you would have had to pay for it!!

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:58 am

MGA:

I certainly have plans to go back to Nicaragua but then on holidays to have more time to spend around Granada.

Sandwich? I had a full-course hot meal with TA on the leg SJO-MEX (I had a friend on Economy and he had a free sandwich+desert+drinks...[MGA-SJO was one-class flight with the ATR, basic peanuts service... Smile]

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:17 am

hardiwv:

How long ago was this? I remember the times when TA had an excelent fillet in ejecutiva... Since about 4 months ago the most you get is a sandwich, and they sell it in coach.

MGA
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:35 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 7):
How long ago was this?

It was last week. Ejecutiva with full-course hot menu and free meals/drinks on Economy on the flight SJO-MEX. Maybe it is something specific for this route, considering that flights to MEX are highly competitive? Loads were about 95% on economy and 60% on Ejecutiva for a mid-week flight.

About the fillet, Nicaragua's meat is one of the best I ever tasted.  Smile

BTW, is there any schedule to finalise the renewal of MGA airport?

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:44 am

I flew EZE-LIM-CUZ and back with TA two years ago in Economy and I didn't have to pay for the food. I also recall the Costa Rican coffee I had was excellent. Is paying-for-food a new airline policy?

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:48 am

Marambio:
The new "pay for food" policy is about 4 months old.

Hardiwv:
Try this website, it is the airport administration page. you will probably be able to find info about the airport there.

http://www.eaai.com.ni/english/index.shtml
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:49 am

Hola, Marcos:

Quoting Marambio (Reply 9):
I flew EZE-LIM-CUZ and back with TA

In the case of Brazil TA flies UIO-LIM-GRU. Is TA flying CUZ-LIM-EZE? This seems a very interesting flight. BTW, TA will also use the A320 to EZE as of April.

Quoting Marambio (Reply 9):
I also recall the Costa Rican coffee

Another plus for TA...the coffee is indeed excellent (but now served only on Ejecutiva as far as I know).

MGA: would you consider TA inferiour to former airline NICA?

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:54 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 1):
hahaha, I can see you have never paid 400+ bucks for an LAX-SAL, GUA or MGA flight while being charged 6 dollars for a sandwich in flight and paying a 100 dollars cuzz youre bag is a pound over weight.

How much charge the others for the same route?
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:57 am

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 11):
MGA: would you consider TA inferiour to former airline NICA?

Actually NICA was almost always owned by TA (last days were operated by an LR plane). They had a decent product. At least the food and booze was good! Last time I flew NICA we watched a B movie and when they started playing it, it was already about 20 min in!

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:58 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 10):
The new "pay for food" policy is about 4 months old.

That´s not true. More than a year ago.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:17 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 1):
and paying a 100 dollars cuzz youre bag is a pound over weight.

I bet that you were traveling with a 100 pound extra weight in your cartonite.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:32 am

TACA is trying to sell the new baggage policy as something good "simpler" as they call in and in Reality they took 40 free pounds from their passengers old policy two bags 140 lbs max new 100 pounds max. TACA is looking at ways to get extra $$ from other sources while lowering fares. We have to understand that air travel is not what it used to be, in Central America we becaame used to be pampered in the air by our airlines, but that is long gone. TACA is taking measures that some don't like as a way to defend their turf. Also we have to accept that TACA is Knowhere near to the type of service they had in the past. But again times have changed.


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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:52 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 15):

I bet that you were traveling with a 100 pound extra weight in your cartonite.

Pardon my ignorance but what is cartonite??
Also, didnt TA start the Menu thing around September of 04'?

MGA
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:59 am

When I was relieved of my possessions at the airport in LIM (including my TA ticket from LIM to BOG the next morning), I was astonished that the TA rep in LIM insisted I purchased a completely new ticket, even though I had a police report and all the details of the ticket that was purchased from the TA town office in CUZ.

In my complete naivety, I thought that TA would just charge me for reissuing a new ticket and give me a new one against an FOI. How silly of me to expect such practices!

It was only by behaving like one of the irate pax we see on Airport that I finally got my way and was issued a new ticket for $50.

I don't know if this is standard practice in the Americas (it certainly isn't in Europe), but it did leave bad taste in the mouth.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:05 am

Yes, indeed TA expanded capacity in BOG. It now has 2 daily flights, one to SJO with A320 and one to LIM with A319. It only operated 10 weekly flights six months ago and a year ago only the daily to SJO.
 
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:15 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 17):
didnt TA start the Menu thing around September of 04'?

Eight months ago? Probably.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:52 pm

Quoting MGA (Reply 1):
CopaNENTAL

That's quite funny.

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 2):
My recent flight MGA-SJO-MEX with TA was excellent, top quality onboard service, certainly at the same level of CM, LA and JJ. Maybe I was just lucky...

Try same route again. I bet go'll get the same results.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:55 pm

Quoting MGA (Reply 7):
Since about 4 months ago the most you get is a sandwich, and they sell it in coach.

Which routes?
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:33 pm

TACA has the worst customer service I ever experienced.y they treat their passangers like cattle dont believe me : board one of their red-eye "buses" from LAX to SAL or GUA. If you complain, they'll kick you out of the plane. It happened to me after I complain about one of the boarding agents that was screaming at passengers. She screamed even louder and call security to have me removed from their "interprovincial" bus. Worst of all Guatemalan agents and flight crew.
 
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:17 am

What happened to TA's MEX-LIM non-stop service using A319's. I noticed in AM printed schedules that AM is no longer codesharing with TA to LIM (it seems to be codesharing with LA instead), but I am not sure if the route was demised or if it remains.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:54 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 22):
Which routes?

LAX-SAL, LAX-GUA, LAX-MGA, LAX-SJO... and I even fly ejecutiva!! I used to enjoy those Prime Fillet's with pasta! Big grin.... now all i get is a Chicken sandwich that ALWAYS gives me a stomach ache!

Andahuailas:
Thats some funny stuff.... I know personally how bad those TA agents get... I got it on with the Manager at the MGA airport a couple years back and with a boarding agent in LAX. I was so pissed off at the MGA manager that I missed my LAX connection flight at SAL just to take my time and file a huge complaint against her!

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 24):
What happened to TA's MEX-LIM non-stop service using A319's

I think they stopped it or became seasonal. I know that AR has a MEX-LIM flight with a 310 though.

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:07 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 25):
LAX-SAL, LAX-GUA, LAX-MGA, LAX-SJO... and I even fly ejecutiva!!

I flew C SJO/LAX several times (as well to JF k, MIA and CCS) with TA and never ever got a sandwich. Always a hot meal as Hardiwv stated in reply 6.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:15 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 26):
I flew C SJO/LAX several times (as well to JF k, MIA and CCS) with TA and never ever got a sandwich. Always a hot meal as Hardiwv stated in reply 6.

How far back? The sandiwch (4 bucks in coach...) is all you get on the LAX flights now... As I said before, I loved the meals TA used to give out.. Forget Tony Romas, give me "cocina del aire"!! I fly these routes about every 2 months and same old sandwich. Havent flown TA in about 2 months though...

MGA
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:19 am

Sorry, I misinterpreted you. I was talking about Clase Ejecutiva. And yes, they are selling sandwichs since... a year ago or so.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:25 am

Hey TACAA320. We should start messaging. We have 2 Threads going and going! At least we're getting Central America Noticed... Anyways, I was looking at a TA Special and the LAX-SJO flights for 260. As cheas as can get... I might be down there in a couple of months. Do you guys in CR ever get 2gether (maybe with Rootsair)? maybe spot a couple of TA 320's and wait for the IB 343?

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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:57 am

Please take a look at your instant messages.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:21 am

Quoting Andahuailas (Reply 23):
board one of their red-eye "buses" from LAX to SAL or GUA.

TACA are extremely cheap with their red eye flights arriving at 3 am. Honestly they can do better than that....and this whole business of buying sandwiches on board is a disgrace for central amercia. When will TA finally become a high class airline ?
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:25 am

Quoting Andahuailas (Reply 23):
they'll kick you out of the plane. It happened to me after I complain about one of the boarding agents that was screaming at passengers

Now I understand the 0 in your RR list.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:26 am

MGA

It´s is so sad to read your posts and see how instead of feeling proud of any Central America Airline as a CentraL American that you are, only stupid complaints are posted from your side.

I flown many times on TACA/LACSA and I do really think their service is just what I should get for the price I´m paying. Most times I do pay more on any U.S. carrier and I do really get less.

I can only say, I you are disappointed with TA/LR, well you have AA, CO, UA, DL....just buy them and stop flying Grupo Taca.

When are we going to understand that aviation these days is not the same. Airlines have to cut down in expenses to survive. When are people going to understand that when you buy an airline ticket is to get air transportation from point A to B, not to be fed or to get the last premier movie.

When u travel in train in coach, do you get anything?????, whe u go to the movies, do you get any free food at all????

MGA
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:36 am

Quoting JJJM (Reply 33):
MGA

It´s is so sad to read your posts and see how instead of feeling proud of any Central America Airline as a CentraL American that you are, only stupid complaints are posted from your side.



Quoting JJJM (Reply 33):
MGA
Stop your american type of thinking....remember where you came from and remember that only being united as latin americans can make the difference.

Hope you keep enjoying your flights with US carriers. FRIJOLERO!!!

As TACAA320 said. When are we (TA) gonna become a high class airline? Is called constructive comment. We talk of what we think should be and about what is wrong. Trust me, you have no idea of what kind of pride i have, I can assure you, you cant even compare to our greatness... QUE VIVA CENTRO AMERICA!!! LAS REPUBLICAS DE GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS y COSTA RICA!!!!
oh and by the way, we are known to have more of a european high class influence. Not been eaters you idiot! We are in a class by itself!

MGA

P.S. Keep enjoying youre flights on our National Carriers, I hope all the complaints we have talked about b4 apply to you. TA WILL loose your luggage in your next trip!
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:41 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 34):
As TACAA320 said. When are we (TA) gonna become a high class airline?

Sorry. I didn´t say so...
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:53 am

MY BAD TACAA320.... I stand corrected... as rootsair said...
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:57 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 36):
MY BAD TACAA320.... I stand corrected... as rootsair said...

That´s ok. No PROBLEM!
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:46 am

hehehe funny how the topic of this post is "Taca Expands In Gru" and some ended arguing about frijoles *beans* and "Taca is this, I'll never fly Taca as long as a live" "And I want lobster and champagne and my feet rubbed for a $200 ticket in coach. Or maybe it's just me?
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:07 am

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 8):
BTW, is there any schedule to finalise the renewal of MGA airport?

They originally told us they were gonna move us to the new terminal in April. New update says June, July; you know how it is here; same as SJO; they delayed the opening of the new counters so many times...and the terminal is not finished yet.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:59 am

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 11):

In the case of Brazil TA flies UIO-LIM-GRU. Is TA flying CUZ-LIM-EZE? This seems a very interesting flight.

TA is currently flying SJO-LIM-EZE with A319. I flew to LIM and spent a night there. The following morning I cought another TA flight to CUZ. Approaching at CUZ is amazing, by the way.

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 11):
Another plus for TA...the coffee is indeed excellent (but now served only on Ejecutiva as far as I know)

Too bad cattle class pax can't get some of that great coffee!

Saludos,
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:56 pm

Quoting MGA (Reply 34):
QUE VIVA CENTRO AMERICA!!! LAS REPUBLICAS DE GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS y COSTA RICA!!!!

What about Nicaragua ??
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:25 am

If TACA is that good why passengers still choose to fly LIM > GRU or UIO/GYE > GRU with COPA ???
Maybe it's because COPA flies TWICE DAILY?
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:12 am

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 42):
If TACA is that good why passengers still choose to fly LIM > GRU or UIO/GYE > GRU with COPA ???
Maybe it's because COPA flies TWICE DAILY?

I must say that TA's flights in this route usually fly full packed. And yes, I personally consider it that good.
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RE: Taca Expands In GRU

Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:53 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 41):
What about Nicaragua ??

I just supposed, everybody would suppose... but ok! QUE VIVA NICARAGUA!!!

MGA
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