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Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:16 am

Looking for tickets to Lima from the United States. I noticed on the return day of January 5 there is

LAN Peru 604 B767-300 LIM-LAX 1:30am
LAN Airlines 600 B767-300 LIM-LAX 1:40am

is this the same flight (looking on orbitz) with schedules coming from two different places or does LAN really operate two LIM-LAX flights 10 minutes apart?

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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:27 am

I don't know for sure, but believe that might be the case.

Consult http://www.lap.com.pe/vuelos.asp?vuelo=I&accion=L but you must do so about 10 pm Lima when the next days flights are also shown.
 
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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:33 am

LAX-LIM and LIM-LAX operate 2x on certain days. One goes on to Santiago. The other goes on to Sao Palo (?) (and vice versa when coming to LAX).

I'm pretty confident it is two aircraft that depart about the same time.
 
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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:02 am

Quoting SRT75 (Reply 2):
I'm pretty confident it is two aircraft that depart about the same time.

Thats some crazy scheduling on LAN's part. Whatever works i guess.

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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:22 pm

Whatever the case, LAN is by far your best bet to LIM from the states. Enjoy your trip!
 
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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:43 pm

Quoting Mason (Reply 4):
Whatever the case, LAN is by far your best bet to LIM from the states. Enjoy your trip!

any special info regarding LAN??? I am travelling next week with LAN CCS-LIM-EZE-LIM-CCS (1 part in business) but have no clue how they are, first time travelling with them...

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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:18 pm

This is correct. On certain days, there are two flights operated to Lima.

LAN 601 goes: Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires; while LAN 605 goes: Lima, Sao Paulo.

LAN 601 is operated by Chilean crew, while the one going to Sao Paulo is operated by Peruvian crew. Different spanish accents, but the same LAN service.

LAN Peru's flights are very popular given Varig's departure from the South American - West coast market.

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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:12 pm

Avianca, in my experience LAN are pretty good - have flown them international on the AKL-SCL sector in economy. It was a long sector but with nice interior, good food and good service - decent wine and good IFE. So the trip went pretty fast! I'd say LAN in economy are on on a par with Qantas/BA - and better than quite a few long-haul carriers out there (Iber - cough cough cough - ia.....)

Also flown them short-haul in South America - Chile to Bolivia and internally in Peru. Again, nice new planes, a snack even on short 40 minute sectors.

Obviously your trip is of a length to fall just about between short and long haul - but I'd say LAN offer a polished product. Business class is apparently pretty good - again, I don't know how that varies on flights within south america, but I think you're in for a nice ride!
 
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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:51 am

Quoting Ratypus (Reply 7):
Obviously your trip is of a length to fall just about between short and long haul - but I'd say LAN offer a polished product. Business class is apparently pretty good - again, I don't know how that varies on flights within south america, but I think you're in for a nice ride!

thanks Ratypus!

try to make a trip-report of the flights...

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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:32 pm

To/from LIM and SCL, LAN is the best airline. Personally, I don't know how they can compete with AA and DL to SCL, and with CO to LIM. Most flights are flown with the same aircraft (763), the only difference is that the DL and AA aircraft haven't been updated since the 80s. LAN's 767s feel like an entirely different aircraft. I would LOVE to see CO introduce the 762 EWR-LIM/SCL.
 
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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:54 am

Quoting SRT75 (Reply 2):
I'm pretty confident it is two aircraft that depart about the same time.

As stated, it's "two airlines" fly within the same hour.

Quoting Mason (Reply 4):
Whatever the case, LAN is by far your best bet to LIM from the states. Enjoy your trip!

I'll see. After flying AA for 16 years to LIM, we are trying the LAX-LIM-LAX r/t for Christmas. The ticket was sold to us by AA so we'll get Aadvantage miles. But I know the service will be different. It was, by far, the cheapest option.

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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:11 pm

Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 10):
The ticket was sold to us by AA so we'll get Aadvantage miles.

LAN is part of OneWorld anyway, so you should get them even if you buy them from LAN.
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RE: Question About LAN Chile/Peru And LIM-LAX

Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:04 pm

Hey, FLY2LIM, you won't be dissapointed by LAN. My best experience was last time I went to S. America, I flew CO EWR-LIM, then transferred to a LAN 320. EWR-LIM was 7 hours, and minimal service. As soon as we departed from LIM, our LAN crew served a full breakfast to all of us in Y, and the best fresh fruit I have had in a while! All for a 75 min flight. They're not perfect, but to LIM, it doesn't get better.

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