|Quoting RJ_Delta (Reply 28):|
Your aircraft are LP580 CC-CPQ and for XL516 your plane is the CC-CWH, so finally you can enjoy the LAN's new interiors and new IFE.
So I hope that you don't have any problems in UIO, because the flight LP580 is delayed 3 hours.
I came up for check-in at approximately 9:40 AM
this morning, exactly three hours before my flight was to depart. The check-in agent told me that flight LP580 was delayed by 4 hours, and that there was no way I'd make my connection on to MIA
Before I had a chance to react, she told me that she was re-booking me on flight LP510, nonstop between MIA
. The flight left two hours before my original flight, and would get me to MIA
an amazing 6 hours ahead of schedule (and at a more reasonable 5:00 PM
instead of 01:00 AM
). Boarding was just beginning, so I ran to Gate 18 and was greeted by Boeing 767-38E/ER CC
-CIO, still with the old interiors and without PTVs.
On top of being immediately re-booked onto an earlier, nonstop flight, I got a seat in row 12. Row 12, being a bulkhead row, has a lot better legroom than the average economy class seat, but I ended up moving to a window seat in row 13 so that a family could stay together, and I preferred a window seat with standard legroom to a middle seat with great legroom. Throughout the course of the flight, I slept, listened to my iPod and read about half of Richard Wright's book Black Boy
; I never longed for a PTV. The in-flight meal consisted of a roll of bread, fettuccine alfredo with chicken, and some sort of South American dessert that I couldn't readily identify, but was tasty nonetheless.
The service, from check-in to arrival at MIA
, was top-notch, as always, and I was pleasantly surprised to be given an earlier, non-stop (read: more convenient) flight. While I do lament missing out on a visit to UIO
and flying on an aircraft with the new interiors, it was a great experience that reminds me why I haven't flown any other airline to Peru since LP