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Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:49 am

We've seen Ireland, Ecuador, now let's go on with Chile.  Smile

What's the current aviation scene in Chile like ... the following topics pop to mind:

1) Is the delivery date Q2 2007 for LANs first A318 still efective?

2) Will Aerolinea Principal really ever male it off the ground?
They are backed by Futura, so my forecast is they will see the same fate as Hamburg Chile, operate for one season, do their daily Chile Caribbean hop and shut down around october.

3) What about SkyAirlines aims on upgrading their fleet with A320 material?? They places job offers for A320 crews, yet there's no official statement from the Sky Management about furhter fleet plans. What about AirMan ... they would need A320 certification for line maintenance ... or will they let LAN do the job?

4) FACh buying A318 as a B735 replacement was the big rumor on this years FIDAE .... is it for real?

Now, le't see what the folks from Frankfurt, Geneva and Santiago will have to say  Smile

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:13 am

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):

1) Is the delivery date Q2 2007 for LANs first A318 still efective?

They should, and I remember read about onbe of the 2 343 left to be delivered in 2007. We'll see

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
Will Aerolinea Principal really ever male it off the ground?

Not sure, besides hearing something about summer season charters

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
What about SkyAirlines aims on upgrading their fleet with A320 material?? They places job offers for A320 crews, yet there's no official statement from the Sky Management about furhter fleet plans

H2 is not upgraded, they got a 320 for charter seasonal fights, to be mostly destinated to brazil destinations (Florianopolis, Salvador, Porto Seguro, etc)

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
FACh buying A318 as a B735 replacement was the big rumor on this years FIDAE .... is it for real?

This are news for me. The first replacement FACH would have to do is un upgrade to the presidential 735, that had an extra fuel tank removed and its range now makes it almost unusefull. Fach has told many times about a 762...

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:00 am

Ahh, this thread brings me back to my (too few) days of living in Chile...

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
4) FACh buying A318 as a B735 replacement was the big rumor on this years FIDAE .... is it for real?

Does Airbus make a 318CJ? If not, a 319CJ would seem like a suitable replacement. What does FACH use their 733 (ex D-ABXC) for?

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):

3) What about SkyAirlines aims on upgrading their fleet with A320 material??

Does H2 have any aspirations to fly long enough routes that the 732 would not be usable (narrowbody; not talking about the MAD rumors)? If not, it would seem that some of their 732s have a fair amount of life left in them, though birds like CC-CTU and CC-CAP are getting old.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:48 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
Does Airbus make a 318CJ? If not, a 319CJ would seem like a suitable replacement. What does FACH use their 733 (ex D-ABXC) for?

Mostly to transport personnel and families troughout the country
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:49 am

Quoting Arcano (Reply 3):

Mostly to transport personnel and families troughout the country

So when they need to replace that one, range isn't a big issue?
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:54 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 4):
So when they need to replace that one, range isn't a big issue?

It replaced the 707 used for that purpose, that's why I don't think the 733 is at any point targeted for replacement, as the Presidency's 735. The range of the 733 is enough for what is needed
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:24 pm

Skyairline is looking at two destinations in Argentina and Lima, Peru.

http://www.luchtzak.be/article13308.html

Finally, I flew to Santiago, what a beautiful city...

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:25 pm

Quoting Arcano (Reply 1):
They should, and I remember read about onbe of the 2 343 left to be delivered in 2007. We'll see

Great! This will hopefully mean Auckland and Sydney will go daily and potentially, we could see new non stop flights to Los Angeles, Johannesberg, Frankfurt, Heathrow or Barcelona!

Also, why aren't LAN putting in their new Business Class bed seats into the 343's? I mean the 763's are getting them, why not the 343's?
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:28 pm

If I am not mistaken, the A340-300 that will be delivered to LA during 2007 is precisely to make SCL-AKL-SYD-AKL-SCL daily.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:01 pm

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 8):
SCL-AKL-SYD-AKL-SCL

that route could be filled daily mostly by pax from Brazil,Argentina, and Uruguay (if im not wrong the biggest community of southamerican in australia). AR fares are quite above LA's, and service by AR, i'd rather take a buquebus all the way to AKL before taking an AR plane.
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:11 pm

Quoting PU752 (Reply 9):
AR fares are quite above LA's, and service by AR, i'd rather take a buquebus all the way to AKL before taking an AR plane.

Really? Interesting and quite difficult to understand... for an airline with inferior reputation and quality to effectively compete with a world-class airline like LA, lower fares are of the essence. I believe that lately AR is having the flight end at AKL and is sending the pax bound for SYD with QF or someone else... I can definitely see why this is happening.

NZ will eventually start flights to South America. It will be hard for AR to continue flying to Oceania once this happens.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:26 pm

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 10):
Really? Interesting and quite difficult to understand... for an airline with inferior reputation and quality to effectively compete with a world-class airline like LA, lower fares are of the essence. I believe that lately AR is having the flight end at AKL and is sending the pax bound for SYD with QF or someone else... I can definitely see why this is happening.

Eddie, not sure if you're getting what im saying, is that LA fares at BELOW AR's, and in-flight service by AR its really bad, as i mentioned, i'd rather take a boat BEFORE taking an AR flight AKL.
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:21 pm

Pu:
Regarding the service, it is all subjective and is really up to the experience that one has when they fly. I really do not want to get into a this vs that as I have had great and bad times on both airlines.

Both LA and AR are struggling with schedules as they need more aircraft to pump up their services. Keep in mind that QF wanted LA to go daily towards then end of last year! It was only last month that LA left Sydney at around 1800 as opposed to early in the morning. According to ground staff this has been happening quite a lot. And AR "where" sending pax back and forth with QF to minimise delays and maximise the usage of the A340.

As for fares, I strongly disagree. Both LA and QF are known in the Latin American community here in Sydney for charging more than AR.
So much so (and this has been mentioned before) some Chilean pax prefer to fly via EZE as the ticket works out to be far cheaper than to fly with LA.
Sometimes the price difference is up $500!
The Australian -South American market is largely supported by families/tourist. The ones that are willing to fork out big bucks for tickets are the mining companies that are in Latin America and travel J.

PS: If I am not mistaken Chileans make up the largest migrant community here in OZ!
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting PU752 (Reply 11):
not sure if you're getting what im saying, is that LA fares at BELOW AR's, and in-flight service by AR its really bad, as i mentioned, i'd rather take a boat BEFORE taking an AR flight AKL

Of course, hence the phrase:


Quoting EddieDude (Reply 10):
for an airline with inferior reputation and quality to effectively compete with a world-class airline like LA, lower fares are of the essence

in which the airline with inferior reputation and quality is AR. AR needs lower fares than LA's if they want to stay competitive, but they are not delivering according to what you said. I think they will end up dropping this route once LA's flights are up to daily and NZ starts flying to South America in 2 years or so.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:19 am

Why would AR drop one of it's most profitable routes??

The ones that would have a tough time is NZ as they would need feeder traffic ex EZE and SCL.

LA have it greatly covered with Lan xxxxx. And AR have a relative good network throughout South America. NZ would find it tough with EK heavily moving into it's turf (AKL-LAX) and there is no longer the power full RG to help it out.

LA have a great "hard product" that could easily compete with NZ although it would not hurt to put the "new J class" on it's A340!
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting Juventus (Reply 6):
Skyairline is looking at two destinations in Argentina and Lima, Peru.

Lima is now around since exactly two years and I doubt that it will happen. In between came the MAD struggle about traffic rights.
Finally the rumor about taking over Aerocondor in Peru. Finally not one of these things finally materialized. I am not sure im H2 is strong enough to afford an expansion. Some days ago I received a mailing that they were opening a new destination. I don't remember what it was, but it was domestic P... ?
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:10 am

Quoting Chiguire (Reply 15):

Roger....
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:25 am

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 14):
The ones that would have a tough time is NZ as they would need feeder traffic ex EZE and SCL.

No they wouldn't. They have connections to AKL from MEL/SYD/BNE/NRT/KIX/PVG/HKG/PER e.t.c and not to mention partner airlines like SQ from SIN or TG from BKK. I would say that NZ would be targeting PAX who want to connect in AKL to NZ's services, not the other way around.

If NZ flew to EZE or SCL though, they would have some connections on airlines like AC, UA, LX or LH. I know some of these airlines fly between EZE/SCL and Uruguay and Brazil.
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:12 am

Quoting Juventus (Reply 6):
Skyairline is looking at two destinations in Argentina and Lima, Peru.

LIM has been announced to death via IQQ, which could be interesting for pax from northern chile to avoid to conect via SCL to USA/Caribbean/Northern Southamerica

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 7):
Great! This will hopefully mean Auckland and Sydney will go daily

It's announced so

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 7):
we could see new non stop flights to Los Angeles, Johannesberg, Frankfurt, Heathrow or Barcelona!

Non Stop SCL-LAX has happened sometimes for seasonal peaks, although now with all LIM network it doesn't make much sense. I've always wondered why FRA is the only city for the continuation of SCL. Why not combine some SCL-MAD-CDG/FRA/LHR?

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 7):
Also, why aren't LAN putting in their new Business Class bed seats into the 343's? I mean the 763's are getting them, why not the 343's?

AFAIK, 340s are keeping their first class unlike the 767s, which is the reason the seats where changed

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 10):
for an airline with inferior reputation and quality to effectively compete with a world-class airline like LA



Quoting PU752 (Reply 11):
in-flight service by AR its really bad, as i mentioned,

mmm, you should fly LAN. Its EMBARRASSING the downgrade of the service. No more hot meals in SCL-LIM and SCL-EZE or domestic, and many other little things that are becoming annoying. I flew business to GIG for new year's and it was a mess (trip report pending).

On the other hand, many, many destinations have dropped a lot the fares in night flights. Fares that was unimaginable before... Would now LA be combining service and LCC?

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 12):
PS: If I am not mistaken Chileans make up the largest migrant community here in OZ!
Cheers

At least Australia has the second largest Chilean community abroad...

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 14):
LA have it greatly covered with Lan xxxxx. And AR have a relative good network throughout South America

Indeed, AR is a great option and competition for LA in SCL-Oceania market

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:49 am

two interesting updates in Chilean aviation:

1. Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL)

A lot of heavy work. First, the "new" runway will be closed in February for heavy repairing; it has only 1 year old and it had have a lot of troubles due to the concrete contamination with pomacite dust during construction.
The result? The upper lays lacks adherence and shows many cracks that demanded the warranty.
Meanwhile, and due to the passenger increase, a lot of changes are being made inside the terminal: new costumes, immigration control, etc.
More parking, new hotel better access to the terminal, etc.

2. Fuerza Aérea 1 (Air Force Presidential 735).
After Boeing demanded to remove the additionally fuel tanks, the aircraft is almost useless, which had created a lot of political critics: those who blame President Frei for buying such an inadequate aircraft in 1997, and those who think that a "new" presidential aircraft is no needed, or that the country has other priorities for spending that money.
The fact is that FACH already declared the aircraft no much longer useful and recognize they are looking for the replacement, for which the 735 would be given as credit.
The most likely choice will be a 762.

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:22 am

Any words on new airlines servicing SCL besides the potential arrival of NZ?. It sounds like SCL has lost all kinds of airlines and gained only a few. The lost od carriers through time like BA, KL, LH, AZ (quite sometime ago), CO, UA, MX to name a few. Only LX was swapped for LH. Lets not forget the Brazilian that went under or stopped service (Varig, Vasp and Transbrasil).

Any of these planning a return?. Did all the traffic go to LA?. I still pray for a IAD-SCL route on UA. C'mon there's got to be a way!

I was at SCL early this week on my way back to DCA via MIA on AA. A lot of work being done. Holiday Inn Santiago Airport is under construction as well as new parking garages. Good for them!.

About the presidential plane, why not buy an old LA 763, like they used to do with the 707. I guess LA no longer a state owned company has something to do with it.

What are LA next plans for expansion?. LHR, CPT or JNB feasible?. What about NRT or some asia destinations to avoid traffic thru US airports?.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:58 am

I am sorry I left out the short lived Air Madrid. I left SCL last Sunday 1/7/07 and there is still an A330 parked there with Air Madrid colors.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:58 pm

Quoting Arcano (Reply 19):
First, the "new" runway will be closed in February for heavy repairing; it has only 1 year old and it had have a lot of troubles due to the concrete contamination with pomacite dust during construction.

When the new runway was first open, they closed and refinished the old runway, right?
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:27 am

I have a broad Chile aviation question for everyone:

My sister is working on her PhD experiment in Chile, and I asked her to bring me a few of their charts. The pilots who fly to the island she works on said they order them but the number they gave her was not the right one. Does anyone know how/where to order Chilean charts? I asked the owner of the pilot shop at the airport where I instruct and she had no idea.

I'd appreciate any help!
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:27 am

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 21):
I am sorry I left out the short lived Air Madrid. I left SCL last Sunday 1/7/07 and there is still an A330 parked there with Air Madrid colors.

The aircraft is "in detention" till Air Madrid respond to the people that was left in Chile and Chileans in Europe after the flights ended.

It's all part of a group sue against NM

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 22):
When the new runway was first open, they closed and refinished the old runway, right?

Yes, and last december some portion of the end of the taxiway where the a/c turns to the runway also had cracks...
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting SLUAviator (Reply 23):
I'd appreciate any help!

You might dig your way through this website:
http://www.aipchile.cl/dasa/aip_chile_con_contenido/index.php
Plenty of OFFICIAL chilean airport and enroute charts!

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:58 am

Quoting Arcano (Reply 24):
Yes, and last december some portion of the end of the taxiway where the a/c turns to the runway also had cracks...

I was also told by pilots and the DGAC that the new runway wasn't straight, but merely had a 'wavey' surface, so when speeding up (and especially upon landing under ThR and brake) pilots experienced their plane shook and slightly sort of bounced up and down on the runway.

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:15 am

Quoting Arcano (Reply 19):
First, the "new" runway will be closed in February for heavy repairing

Thanks Arcano for the tip, so it will be again easier to get all traffic on just 17L for taking pictures! Big grin If it just wasn't so hot that we can only take pictures very early/very late in the day  Cool

Quoting Arcano (Reply 1):
they got a 320 for charter seasonal fights

Is this 9H-AEF from Air Malta? It is supposed to be already here at SCL...

Quoting Arcano (Reply 1):
They should, and I remember read about one of the 2 A343 left to be delivered in 2007. We'll see

AFAIK, LAN is not very happy with their A343, and I have heard that they do not want to take the remaining on contract (and definitely not the options), but rather 'trade' these for more A318/319/320. I also heard that they would be bringing in an ex AC A343 instead in the meantime, and in the long run would rather switch to B777/787. Do you know more about this?

I have also photographed some former Ryanair 732 with LAN, so will upload asap.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:13 am

Quoting Acontador (Reply 27):
Is this 9H-AEF from Air Malta? It is supposed to be already here at SCL...

WOW!!! Wait a minute! This is great news  Smile Will the plane be painted in Sky cls? or is it a pure wet lease? ..... Is anyone here able to get me a safetycard from that bird? -> http://www.safetycardsdechile.com

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:30 am

What about Aerolineas del Sur?, are they still flying?, how is their service? and do they have a website?

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:49 pm

Aerolineas del Sur, yeah, alive and kicking (well, sort of).

http://www.aerolineasdelsur.cl/index.asp

Still only 732, with a total fleet of 4, with following regs:
CC-CFD , CC-CJP , CC-CGM , CC-CSK .
They fly from SCL to Iquique, Antofagasta, Calama, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:19 am

Quoting Juventus (Reply 6):
what a beautiful city...

Indeed !
One of my favourite cities of South America.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:45 am

Quoting Acontador (Reply 27):
it will be again easier to get all traffic on just 17L for taking pictures! If it just wasn't so hot that we can only take pictures very early/very late in the day

Ya lo habia pensado...

Quoting Acontador (Reply 27):
Is this 9H-AEF from Air Malta? It is supposed to be already here at SCL...

Yes, as the first charters were starting this week.

Quoting Acontador (Reply 27):
but rather 'trade' these for more A318/319/320. I also heard that they would be bringing in an ex AC A343 instead in the meantime, and in the long run would rather switch to B777/787. Do you know more about this?

No, I haven't heard of it. I always thought more 343s was unlikely, specially after the purchase of more 767s.
But still, LA is too short of long range aircraft, and this year they're supposed to go daily to Australia and flights to MAD are always full. Besides, the 763 won't fit well for a EZE-MAD.
I thought maybe they would switch them for 346. But it does sound interesting your point

Quoting Lh526 (Reply 28):
Will the plane be painted in Sky cls? or is it a pure wet lease?

Not sure. At least the advertising show it painted in basic Sky colors (but with white tail). I heard that 732s will be allowed only to 2008...

Quoting Gabo787 (Reply 29):
What about Aerolineas del Sur?, are they still flying?, how is their service? and do they have a website?

I think their expansion plans are only the shadow of what was announced, but still, I've heard nothing but great references of Aerolineas' service.

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:52 am

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
3) What about SkyAirlines aims on upgrading their fleet with A320 material?? They places job offers for A320 crews, yet there's no official statement from the Sky Management about furhter fleet plans. What about AirMan ... they would need A320 certification for line maintenance ... or will they let LAN do the job?

Sky is also flying a weekly flight SCL-GIG-SCL.

Quoting Arcano (Reply 18):
mmm, you should fly LAN. Its EMBARRASSING the downgrade of the service. No more hot meals in SCL-LIM and SCL-EZE or domestic, and many other little things that are becoming annoying. I flew business to GIG for new year's and it was a mess (trip report pending).

And LA has just been awarded as the best Business Class in South America... i imagine the others! Also, i'm waiting for you trip report!

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:07 am

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 33):
Sky is also flying a weekly flight SCL-GIG-SCL

And Salvador, Porto Seguro and Florianopolis
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:14 am

When will SKY start their services to COR? Any one have any ideas?
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:21 am

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 35):
When will SKY start their services to COR? Any one have any ideas?

Actually I had no idea COR was in the plans of H2, and if you ask me, I don't see the point at all...

Regards )(
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:48 am

What is happening in Peru? Have just read that Travel agents have been protesting in Lima not only against LA but also Taca! Apparently they have been throwing everything from tomatoes to feaces at the LA offices!

What is happening with Mr Pinera since the corruption allegations where made against him regarding LA?
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:02 am

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 37):
What is happening in Peru? Have just read that Travel agents have been protesting in Lima not only against LA but also Taca! Apparently they have been throwing everything from tomatoes to feaces at the LA offices!

No idea! "El Comercio" journal does not inform anything

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 37):
What is happening with Mr Pinera since the corruption allegations where made against him regarding LA?

It's not corruption at all, it's for profit out of priviledged information since he bought stocks the day before they announced LA's profits. It's him who talks of corruption for he claims this is government manupulation
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:15 am

Quoting Arcano (Reply 32):
Quoting Acontador (Reply 27):
Is this 9H-AEF from Air Malta? It is supposed to be already here at SCL...

Yes, as the first charters were starting this week.

Carlos was the fastest, so he deserves the honours:


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Photo © Carlos P. Valle C.

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:19 am

Any new airlines from outside Chile coming to SCL?
AC/AA/UA/DL/B6/WN/US*/CO*/FI/BA/IB/AF/SK/LX/Sabena*/TK/LY/SA/MN/SW/AM/CE*/CX/CA/MU/JL/SQ/TG/MH/KA/5J
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:44 pm

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 40):
Any new airlines from outside Chile coming to SCL?

Varig has plans to return to SCL during 2007.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:41 pm

Arcano:
A quick question that comes to mind :
Why do you think that service standards have dropped on LA? Is it a cost cutting measure or is it morale amongst the staff that could attribute to low service standards been met.
I flew J class from SYD-AKL-SCL-EZE and all things where great aside from some bad apples ie crew!
 
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:12 pm

Nice thread you all !
Enjoying reading it, although I've never been to Chili (but would love to one day!).
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:37 pm

Quoting Acontador (Reply 39):
Carlos was the fastest, so he deserves the honours:

yea, I expected Carlos, Alvaro or Alejandro to drop in with a picture of it this days .... DAMN! I dehydrated from drooling over this plane!

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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:09 pm

Greetings from IAD!. Still curious about the new airlines going to Chile. How firm is NZ on opening SCL?. LA expansion?.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:59 am

Just back from the airport, and caught one stranger to this places:



Does anybody know what he was doing at SCL today (arriving at around 15:30)? Is this one on lease to PUA?
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:31 am

Is it SAETA?. I cannot read the airline logo on the fuselage.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:35 am

Travel Service, OK-TVB.
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RE: Bienvenidos A Bordo. Chile Aviaton Thread #1

Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:39 am

Quoting Acontador (Reply 48):
Travel Service, OK-TVB.

Ah cool!.
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