Well, haven't seen you around here for a long time, Mr. Planenutz.
How's it going? How was your trip on Avianca? You have to let us know! Do me a favor and please write a trip report, if you don't mind. I'm pretty sure that others like myself want to know what the experience was like.
Hijo de tú, donde andas?
What are you doing in London?
Well, let me tell you that it's true, here in the U.S. Airline offices keep shuting down. Actually, they aren't really shutting down, they just keep getting closer to the airport.
Near, my home in Hollywood, there was an office shared by three airlines, TWA, American, Delta that shared the rent cost, but unfortunatly it shut down. Also not to far from my house, there was the TWA Tower, which was an 8 story office tower with the TWA logo on top which had a ticket office on the 3rd floor and a telephone reservation center. This one was also shut down and the calls where transferred to St. Louis. My friend once worked there and he said, that they only paid minimum wage. It also costed you $3,000 for training. Can you believe that!
I have seen several United offices here in L.A., one in Pasadena and one in Hollywood. There is also 2 Korean Air offices, and very close to each other. One in downtown and a 4 story building just dedicated to Korean Air. They are only about a mile and half apart.
I have also seen others like Singapore Airlines and China Southern in Century City and China Eastern in Pasadena. Vasp and Transaero's offices are still there holding the logos but these are now vacant since they no longer fly here.
I once went to the AeroMexico ticket office which is located in El Segundo, very near the airport but so hard to get too. Its located on a higher floor and its hard to get find. I am sometimes scarred of going into some of these offices because they never have any timetables and the workers sometimes look at you as if you are weird.
Last time I was at TJ, I went to AeroMexico's ticket office located at Plaza Rio Tijuana to steal an Escala in flight magazine and there was a worker there who just stared at me. Like asking himself; what does he want!
However, went I flew Aeroperu I went to purchase my ticket at their office and the workers there where really helpfull and nice.
Hopefully, I'll get more courage to visit these ticket offices.
Los Angeles, CA
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