TUNisia
Topic Author
Posts: 1515
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:24 am

AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:14 am

I'm leaving for a trip later this week to go down to Chile for Christmas and into the New Year to visit a friend. This is my first time going down there and I'm looking forward to it... but had a few questions about the flights. (JFK-MIA-SCL/SCL-MIA-JFK)

How is the service on AA from MIA-SCL in econ? Do all of the AA 763s have the new 777 style interior as of yet?

On my way back just after New Years i'm flying on LAN from SCL-MIA. How does LAN compare to AA on this route? Anyone care to share their experience? I booked the flights this way to get to experience LAN at least once on the trip.

Lastly, will the AAdvantage miles for the LAN portion of the trip post as fast as the AA segments or do they take a while?

Thanks!!!

TUNisia

[Edited 2006-12-16 20:19:54]
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
 
MAH4546
Posts: 24522
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:44 pm

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:41 am

Quoting TUNisia (Thread starter):
Do all of the AA 763s have the new 777 style interior as of yet?

No, and not all will. AA has 763s that were delivered more recently, as recently as 2004. These 763s, since they were ordered in the late 1990s, were ordered with the 772-style interior. AA does not plan on converting all 763s to the newer interior, especially since they share the same cabin layout anyway.
a.
 
ContinentalEWR
Posts: 3619
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 2:50 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:44 am

Fly LAN. Much better product. American's 767's are, apart from the 9 ordered in early 2001 and delivered through 2004 are getting old. The service is lousy. Grumpy, old flight attendants. Bad food.
 
TUNisia
Topic Author
Posts: 1515
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:24 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:10 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 1):
No, and not all will. AA has 763s that were delivered more recently, as recently as 2004. These 763s, since they were ordered in the late 1990s, were ordered with the 772-style interior. AA does not plan on converting all 763s to the newer interior, especially since they share the same cabin layout anyway.

Ehh! I was hoping they would as it makes the cabin seem so much fresher and alive. It's sad they no longer use the 777 on the route  Sad
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
 
jfk777
Posts: 5830
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:23 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:49 am

Lan, Lan, Lan Baby Lan, AA's 767 are old fart 767, been around since the first 763ER were selivered in 1988. Lan's are much newer and they have a new flat seat Business Class.
 
l1011buff
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:08 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:16 am

I flew LAN in October, EZE-MIA and was very pleased with the service, food and comfort. I'm 6ft4in (195cm) and could rest comfortably on the night flight. The F/As were pleasant and very professional. I would definitely book them in the future. Enjoy your trip!
 
Pu752
Posts: 421
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:29 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:42 am

Lan's the option, flew couple of weeks on their 763 delivered just month ago, splendid ! great service though confy and with inflight entertainment with PTV on each seat on the whole aircraft
 
jmy007
Posts: 540
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:18 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:12 am

I flew LAN to SCL back in June from LAX. Let me tell you the overall product is better than their partner AA.

Very friendly F/A's, good condition 767, really good food, with free alcohol. No PTV on this flight, but if you are flying back to MIA on them, there is a good chance you will fly one of their updates 767 with ptvs.

You'll see that LAN is a superior product.
Cookies are the Gateway pastry. They lead to Éclairs and Bear Claws.
 
rojo
Posts: 2254
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2000 6:08 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:15 pm

I have flown on both airlines to South America and my choice is AA only when the B777 is flying the route. Otherwise I will fly LAN. My last flight with LAN was SCL-MEX on a B767 without PTV's in coach (4 months ago) and the flight was quite standard and could be compared to any AA B767 flight but if you get the PTV's it is a different story. My last flight on a AA B767 was LAX-MIA (aircraft continued to EZE) much better than the B757 for the same route, but not the best product for South America...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alejandro Ruiz
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Matthew Lee - Contrails Aviation Photography



The miles for my LA flights always take 5 to 7 days to post into my AAdvantage account.

By the way, if you are an American citizen, don't forget your US$100 to pay for your immigration card.
 
eastern023
Posts: 631
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:54 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:32 am

I am visiting relatives on my mother's side in SCL as well leaving on sat 23rd. DCA-MIA-SCL AA metal both ways. True, LA product is superior. LA pissed me off a while back so I try to avoid them as much as possible.
AA will Rise Again!
 
Mack8994
Posts: 58
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:36 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:23 am

Hi there, I have never flown LAN (actually flying Lan Peru in April to go to LIM), but I have heard great things about them... I have many Chileans friends and from other South American countries, and LAN is the best right now.

Hope this helps.

Mack8994
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar!
 
Arcano
Posts: 2299
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:34 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting TUNisia (Thread starter):
How is the service on AA from MIA-SCL in econ? Do all of the AA 763s have the new 777 style interior as of yet?

I think currently all LA non stop SCL-MIA are the ones with the new interiors, wider PTVs and better seats.

On my way back just after New Years i'm flying on LAN from SCL-MIA. How does LAN compare to AA on this route?

I've flown LA and AA to MIA, and LA to JFK via LIM. Most chances will tell you'll get a "regular non ptv" 763 to JKF, but it's much more confortable than stopping in MIA for going to NY, so if you still have the chance, I would change your return flight.

So my advice is, all LAN: MIA-SCL-LIM-JFK.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 4):
Lan, Lan, Lan Baby Lan, AA's 767 are old fart 767, been around since the first 763ER were selivered in 1988. Lan's are much newer and they have a new flat seat Business Class.

and the said new economy...

Quoting Jmy007 (Reply 7):
Very friendly F/A's, good condition 767, really good food, with free alcohol. No PTV on this flight

As posted, SCL-MIA has been almost fully upgraded. I hope to fly to MIA for new year, but no sale yet!

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 9):
I am visiting relatives on my mother's side in SCL as well leaving on sat 23rd. DCA-MIA-SCL AA metal both ways

Guys, let me know if you need any tips. And remember to pay reciprocity tax! Big grin

Regards )( Arcano
in order: 721,146,732,763,722,343,733,320,772,319,752,321,88,83,744,332,100,738, 333, 318, 77W, 78, 773, 380, 73G, 788, 789, 346
 
TUNisia
Topic Author
Posts: 1515
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:24 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:07 pm

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 9):
I am visiting relatives on my mother's side in SCL as well leaving on sat 23rd. DCA-MIA-SCL AA metal both ways. True, LA product is superior. LA pissed me off a while back so I try to avoid them as much as possible.

 biggrin for me... the 22nd !!!

I'll be posting an extensive trip report once I return  Smile
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
 
eastern023
Posts: 631
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:54 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:54 pm

Quoting Arcano (Reply 11):
Guys, let me know if you need any tips. And remember to pay reciprocity tax!

Some people call it the RETALIATION tax!..Haha!
AA will Rise Again!
 
Tan Flyr
Posts: 1558
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:07 pm

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:43 pm

Beyond the discussion of the flights (nothing I can add there), if you are staying in Santiago, be sure to check out the clubs in "El Bosque" district..always used to be some very nice looking ladies to buy a drink for.

Also, check out some of the fine Chilean wineries outside Santiago..Some great wines there..particularly a variety called "Carmenere"...very nice.


Have a great trip!
 
eastern023
Posts: 631
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:54 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:24 am

One questions...is SCL all jetways or do they still haul passengers from the aircraft to the terminal in those blue buses?. If so how many Jetways do they have?. Is it there heavy traffic there when they are all taken?. Thanks for the information.
AA will Rise Again!
 
Arcano
Posts: 2299
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:34 am

RE: AA & LAN Routes MIA-SCL Questions...

Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:13 am

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 15):
One questions...is SCL all jetways or do they still haul passengers from the aircraft to the terminal in those blue buses?. If so how many Jetways do they have?. Is it there heavy traffic there when they are all taken?. Thanks for the information.

All jetways, equiped with 17 of them. Of course, traveling about 24 times a years in domestic, only 2 times I took a bus.

Some of the jetways are shared by both I and D terminal, but I've never seen any international flight using buses.

Enjou SCL, a lot of heavy work over there though...
in order: 721,146,732,763,722,343,733,320,772,319,752,321,88,83,744,332,100,738, 333, 318, 77W, 78, 773, 380, 73G, 788, 789, 346

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexa [Bot], AS512, AsiaTravel, blockski, Focker, Google [Bot], Jetstar315, knope2001, mtnwest1979, PanzerPowner, raedgar, rhuns, timberwolf24, TK787, Wraine, ZKLOU and 251 guests