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From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:38 pm

Hey Guys!

This is my report on the trip I'm currently experiencing due to the Xmas break. It will show most of the details from the CCS-MIA, FLL-DFW and DFW-EGE (Vail) flights.

I'll try to make it as neat and fresh as possible so you guys can enjoy it.

I really hope you'll all like it.

1st Part Coming:
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Day 1: Caracas, December 17, 2006.

Excited to start a nice Christmas Vacation trip, I woke up at 07.30AM after my parents were ready to go. I had some breakfast and then loaded our car to leave home at 08.12 (4 ½ hours before our flight), having in mind that the situation to go down to CCS is very unpredictable due to the well known Bridge problem.

Our way to the airport was pretty smooth, since Caracas on Sundays is relatively easy to handle. We went through two of the most traffic affected areas in the city, and never slowed down a bit. Here are some shots of our way through Caracas:

Caracas:
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We then got to the famous “Trocha” (the alternate way to connect Caracas and La Guaira), reaching the queue to go through it at 08.42.

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After a bit of waiting, we were on the Trocha at 08.53 and passed it without any problems. On our way through it, I got to see the impressive construction of the new Bridge/Viaduct that’s taking place right next to the one that was before. Here are some pictures of it.

Inside the traffic through La Trocha:
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Construction of the Bridge/Viaduct:
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After we had that impressive sight, we continued our way to CCS at 08.59, having spent 17 minutes in that complicated area, very lucky I’d say.

Our way after passing the alternate road:
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The first tunnel:
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We then, arrived to the airport without any inconvenient at 09.12, exactly one hour after our departure from home, very good timing.

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We unloaded the car and proceeded to go inside the nice International Terminal at Maiquetia. I found a huge queue line and freaked out, but fortunately it was for the SDQ flight from VH. After that sight, we walked to the Business Class section of AA to check-in since my dad is a Platinum Member of their AAdvantage FFP.



As a result, we were kindly and quickly attended by two nice AA girls and got our boarding passes. At 09.57, we were done. Very efficient, I must say.

After we got our Boarding Passes and filled our Emigration Forms, we walked a bit to go to the new Security point that allows going inside the gates area. The airport was nicely decorated with some Christmas lights. I must say I really like how CCS is looking. Here’s a bit of evidence:

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As we went through security, at 10.18, we decided to go and get some coffee at the new Food Court, with restaurants like Tony Roma’s, Memphys, Budare (typical Venezuelan Food), Chicken Kitchen, Café Ole, Papa Johns Pizza, Chip’a’Cookie and American Deli.

After security check-point:
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The Food Court (sorry for the blurry picture):
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After we bought our nice coffee, we then went to the Duty Free shops to buy some Venezuelan presents (Toronto Chocolates and Ron Aniversario Pampero) for some friends up in the States.

Duty Free CCS:
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Rum area!
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Then I, obeying my wishes of spotting some aircraft, went for a small walk within the terminal. Here are some pictures of the walk:

The brand-new jet bridges:
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R7 to AUA
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VH to Puerto Plata
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VH to SDQ
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AV to BOG
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Our AA A300 to MIA
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The Time-Table at CCS:
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Lastly, we went to the American Airlines Admirals Club to wait for our flight. Inside the Admirals Club, the place was pretty full of people waiting specifically for our MIA flight since the aircraft was an A300. The JFK flight had departed some time before, so the place was mostly MIA pax. There, I got some pastries to eat, with some Venezuelan Cheese (Paisa). The table was very well presented with a vast variety of pastries and drinks. Here are some images of what I lived inside the Club:

AA’s Admirals Club Entrance:
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The table:
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The Club:
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The View:
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Guess who!? My little Broter!!! I guess it runs in the blood!
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Here we are!
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After a relaxed time in the Admirals Club, we went to Gate 24 as they called us for boarding at 12.20, 15 minutes after the scheduled boarding time. Since my Mom & Dad were flying up in Business Class with my baby Brother, we were the first passengers to board the A300.

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Flight 1
American Airlines Flight 2106
Airbus Industrie A300
N14077
Scheduled Departure: 12.50
Departure: 13.06
Arrival: 15.07



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When they called us to board, we were the first family to go trough. As a result, I went inside the jet-bridge with my little brother’s stroller so they could store it. On my way, the security staff stopped me to screen my carry-on bags and then, I proceeded to keep walking down to the aircraft. When I got to the door, I handed the stroller to the guy in charge and quickly went inside the neat aircraft. Here’s a picture of what I encountered:

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Naturally, I walked down the aisle with my sister to find our seats: 22A & 22B. When we got there, we took our time to take our laptops and cameras out and put all of our bags in the overhead bins. Then, we sat down and waited until the aircraft got totally packed of people. When that happened, we pushed back at 12.57, just 7 minutes behind schedule. Turned on the engines, and we were on our way to Runway 10. On the way there, the FAs informed us that flight time was going to be 2 hours and 57 minutes and we’d fly at FL320.

After Push-Back:
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We got to the runway, waited for two Aserca DC-9s to land, and at 13.06, we lined up Runway 10 and performed a powerful take-off, making the common left turn towards the States. Here’s the take-off video:


After take-off we climbed smoothly without notice. The FAs quickly started moving their carts to start the beverage and food service while the screens were showing “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”.

The service consisted in a choice of Beef or Pasta plus the choice of any drink available. I chose the Beef that came along with some rice and pickles, plus the common bread, salad with a French Vinaigrette dressing and some kind of caramel flan for dessert. It was pretty good considering its air-food back in coach. On the other hand, my Sister chose the Pasta. It was, without a doubt, much better looking than the beef. It came along with the same choices than the beef (except for the rice and pickles, of course). I asked her if I could grab a bite and was also much better than the beef. However, I didn’t regret eating my choice since it wasn’t bad at all. To drink, both of us had a Diet Coke and after we finished, asked for some coffee. Here’s a picture of my meal:

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After the service ended, I just laid back and tried to enjoy the rest of the flight. I didn’t watch the movie. I’ve written most of this report on the plane since I think it’s much better when I write what I live at the moment, so I can be as specific as possible.

Anyhow, the flight was getting kind of long, so I decided to close my eyes for a while to make some time. Finally, at 15.34 (CCS time) the Captain announced our descent towards MIA. We never caught a single bit of turbulence; therefore the whole flight was rather comfortable.

Finally, after entering Florida from the East, we made a sharp right turn to line up runway 9 at MIA. Final approach was neat and then, the whole nice flight was obscured by a pretty tough landing at 15.07, local time. Here you can judge from the video:



After we landed, we proceeded to taxi to our D51 gate, setting the parking brakes at 15.12. As we came out of the aircraft, had to walk for approximately 15 minutes to get to the Immigration area, which was empty, for our good sake! We waited for approximately ten minutes and were attended by an intimidating officer, who interrogated and looked at us like if we had never come before. Luckily, thanks to my baby brother, he then showed his teeth and started a friendly conversation with us. There’s where you can see that these officers are trained to be like robots. No personality whatsoever.

When we passed through this point, went to pick up our luggage. That’s when the chaos started. MIA, at its worst time, is a living nightmare. More than two flights from CDG, LHR, MAD, MXP, FRA, CCS and BOG had arrived. The luggage area was as full as a manifestation, full of people from different parts of the world. To walk was almost an impossible duty. Fortunately, our bags came out pretty fast even though our carrousel was being shared with the BA flight from LHR. So, as we got our bags, we went straightly towards the exit and then to the Car Rental zone. We then went to the Bus Stop to go get our car and waited about 20 minutes since all buses were full. For sure, it has been one of the busiest days at MIA in my whole experience.

In the end, we arrived to the Rental Company and got out car. Then, all of us with a living hunger went to grab some supper to a typical Cuban restaurant that owns the title of the ‘first meal’ for us, every single time we come to MIA.

Conclusions:

- CCS is at its best. AA’s staff there was exceptional; the airport’s infrastructure is better than expected and the services are as good as required. I’m proud of our airport.
- I was very impressed of the advance I saw at the construction of the new Bridge/Viaduct. They're really working hard.
- AA has the best service between CCS and USA. They have 4 daily flights between CCS and MIA. I have no complains about their service, however, I’d suggest the FAs to be more friendly and less robotic.
- Rush hour at MIA is horrible. People should avoid it.
- A service from CCS to FLL would come perfect for many people. Good thing Spirit is about to start on it soon.

Hope you liked my report!
The next leg is coming soon: FLL-DFW and DFW-EGE. Please expect it! Any requests, are very welcome.

Cheers.

Enrique.
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:19 pm

Nice report... CCS definately looks like it has improved.

Quoting 797 (Thread starter):
- A service from CCS to FLL would come perfect for many people. Good thing Spirit is about to start on it soon.

True, but you won't be able to bring any bags!  Silly

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Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:39 pm

Nice to see some scenery and airport photos from the very far land of Venezuela. Our prime minister is there today to visit President Chavez.  wave 
 
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:26 pm

Great trip report! CCS looks nice! Plus i'm amazed as well with the construction of the new bridge, looks impressive!

Well done Enrique!
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:28 pm

Hey man,

Great trip report! Did you find the A300's old? I always seemed to think that they should be replaced with more 767/737's.

Can I also just ask, what was the seat pitch in both Y and C? Did you find the Y seats cramped for your height?

Quoting 797 (Thread starter):
Since my Mom & Dad were flying up in Business Class with my baby Brother

OH! You should have got your Mum and Dad to take you in Business Class!

Thanks,
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:27 pm

Great report!

Looks like CCS has come a long way even since June 2005, when I visited. The terminal renovations were still under construction then, but the new arrival hall upstairs had just opened a few weeks before.

I also drove across the *old* bridge on the La Guaira highway. Fortunately it was at night, so I couldn't see that it was about to fall down!

I agree with you about MIA - when MIA has a bad day, it's a really bad day. I've missed more connections at MIA than anywhere else.
 
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:13 pm

Great report and excellent pictures Enrique!

I concur to all what you say about CCS, improvements have really been huge since 2003, and now using the airport is really pleasant.

In some months, with the new viaduct, Caracas will have a really excellent situation.
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:02 pm

Great report and pictures! Nice pictures from Caracas. Looking forward to Part 2!

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:17 am

Great report Enrique!!, and as you said, we should be really proud of our hometown airport, looks really sharp. As TGV said, once the bridge is built, CCS will be easier to reach, and will improve others passengers movement.
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:33 am

Very nice report, Kike, I love reading the reports, and looking at the videos; looking out of my window here in IS lets me want to puke.  Silly

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:00 am

What a great report and thanks for sharing it.
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:24 pm

I would like to visit CCS. But they realy don't have any spanish schools there for spanish students. I love the accent and I can understand it.

Did the crew make any announcements in spanish? Also does AA use mostly Spanish speakers on their Latin American routes and MAD run?

Great report!

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:25 pm

I love the pics. I didn't realize that you got new Mazada 6's over there. Cool.

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:34 pm

Hey guys,

I'm glad you all enjoyed the report. I'll work harder for the next part!

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 4):
Did you find the A300's old?

Yes. I don't like AA's A300s. People usually think that the bigger the aircraft is, the more comfortable you are. Not true. The aircraft is rather old and worn and not as comfortable as the 738s.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 4):
I always seemed to think that they should be replaced with more 767/737's.

They don't do that because A300s are their cargo donkeys. It has more capacity than their 767/777s and is perfectly suited for the route range. It makes loads of money...

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 4):
Can I also just ask, what was the seat pitch in both Y and C? Did you find the Y seats cramped for your height?

I'm not so sure about the pitch, sorry. However, I'm 100% sure is much less than on the 738s... I found myself very uncomfortable, especially when the girl in front of me reclined her seat. That pisses me off...

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 4):
OH! You should have got your Mum and Dad to take you in Business Class!

Haha! I know. Mom & Dad are doing that because of my little brother, who needs to be carried even though he sleeps most of the way. However, I've been rewarded some times when AA upgrade us just because of my dad's platinum card  Smile

Quoting TGV (Reply 6):
In some months, with the new viaduct, Caracas will have a really excellent situation.

I can't imagine how is that going to be. Caracas hotels are all full all year long! When the new bridge gets done, the airport's going to be a new MIA!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 7):
Looking forward to Part 2!

Oh good to hear this! I'll work harder!

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 11):
But they realy don't have any spanish schools there for spanish students.

PM me so we can talk about that!

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 11):
Did the crew make any announcements in spanish? Also does AA use mostly Spanish speakers on their Latin American routes and MAD run?

Yes. AA makes announcements in Spanish.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
I didn't realize that you got new Mazada 6's over there.

Best Seller imported car 2006!

Cheers!
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Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:23 am

Great report with some excellent pictures.

I have flown AA's A300 only once and was not overly impressed myself. Its amazing how run down the interior of that aircraft looks. CCS is looking really good these days, glad to see an improvement.

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Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:56 am

Enrique,

Very nice TR, with interesting details and, of course, the videos made your report even better! Congratulations.
The CCS terminal is really modern and clean. Looks very fresh! I admit that I felt a little jealous when comparing it to GRU. hehehe Big grin

Once again, I liked very much reading your report!


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Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:44 pm

My friend, very nice report!

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 11):
Also does AA use mostly Spanish speakers on their Latin American routes and MAD run?

they haven even some crew-bases in SouthAmerica.

Quoting 797 (Reply 13):
They don't do that because A300s are their cargo donkeys. It has more capacity than their 767/777s and is perfectly suited for the route range. It makes loads of money...

AA is not very intrested in Cargo in CCS, for the capacity they have they moving nothing in case of export. Import flights are good booked, but as all airlines into Caracas due lack of space.

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Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:30 pm

HEY ENRIQUE!
You have outdone yourself.. I am impressed! Thanks for that TR it was excellent, I think I spent several minutes on each picture checking up all the details and reading your descriptions!
Looking forward to part two my friend!

I have to post my TR, MIA-BOG on AV on J. (I am currently in Colombia for the holidays), I hope I'll meet your standards.. hehehe
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Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:21 am

Enrique, this report was simply amazing. I don't think I had read one like this before. So much details, yet it wasn't "heavy" to read.

I'm currently writing my report on Copa and Mexicana from CCS to MTY. I'll do my best, but it won't be as detailed as this.

Keep those reports coming bro!

Saludos desde Monterrey,
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Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:45 am

Hey nice TR...so you are in Vail right now. I a in COS untill the beginning of January......I might go up to the mountains for some skiing this year
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Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:11 am

Thanks for those cool replies guys, I'm very glad you all liked it!

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 17):
Looking forward to part two my friend!

It's done! I have to upload the pictures and I'll put it on the forum. Gracias mi pana!

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 18):
Keep those reports coming bro

Epale Luis!
Sure I will. As soon as I have time, I'll go to your report. Seems like you took very similar pictures hehe!

Quoting Venezuela747 (Reply 19):
I might go up to the mountains for some skiing this year

Oh, I'm going back on Jan 1st. Snow is amazing here!

Cheers
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Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:51 am

when you are going out of FLL stay away from gate F10 it gets packed with ticked people on Bahamasair Flights, plus one of the only two US visit stations in the terminal
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Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:54 am

Very detailed trip report, and nice views of the CCS terminal. A few more pictures of the terminal would have been nice.  biggrin  And thanks for the videos too made the report enjoyable to read.
 
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Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:40 pm

Very good trip report. Everything flowed great! I'm flying into EGE tonight, 12/27 on AA 2292. Hope you've been enjoying the snow!
 
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Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:30 am

Nice report, did enjoy, many thanks.

AA A300's are superb looking beasts, I love A300's, one of my fav planes.

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Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:44 am

Really nice Trip Report. Looking forward to a report of your journey back to Venezuela or at least a few pictures of the new inmigration facility and baggage claim area.
I'm hoping that they finish the bridge sooner than later (or at least on time!!!)

Best regards,
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:03 am

Quoting MD13 (Reply 25):
PS: First Post !!!!!

welcome to the a.net family

saludos
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:19 pm

Hola 797,

I just read your trip report, very nice! You explained your trip report in such a way that we readers are actually experiencing it!!! Very well written report, excellent!

The take-off video from CCS is also very nice, the sounds of the engines is just great! Did you make that video? Very well done!

And the airport of CCS looks nice too, the new jetways made with glass look very nice! it must be more expensive to maintain such jetways but they certainly look nicer!

I'm looking forward to more of your trip reports  Smile

Saludos desde Curacao,

Roger Big grin
 
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:22 am

Great report.... and very nice and informative pictures. It most have taken you like 2 hours to make this report... so thanx a lot.....
Planes are soooo sexy, that I dont want to have sex in a plane, but with a plane...!!!!!
 
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:28 am

Guys the other parts are ready:
From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 2 FLL-DFW (pics+vids!) (by 797 Jan 4 2007 in Trip Reports)
From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 3 DFW-EGE (last) Pic&Vid (by 797 Jan 4 2007 in Trip Reports)

Hope you enjoy it!

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Quoting MD13 (Reply 25):
Looking forward to a report of your journey back to Venezuela or at least a few pictures of the new inmigration facility and baggage claim area.

Well this time I won't be making one, however I can take some pictures if you want!
By the way, Bienvenido a A.net mi pana!!! Big grin

Quoting A388 (Reply 27):
You explained your trip report in such a way that we readers are actually experiencing it!!! Very well written report, excellent!

That was the idea! Normally reports become boring at some point. I tried to make it as good as the experience so you guys don't get fed up!
Thanks mate!

Quoting A388 (Reply 27):
Did you make that video?

Yup.

Quoting A388 (Reply 27):
I'm looking forward to more of your trip reports

Sure, click on the other two parts and there's plenty more!!!

Quoting A388 (Reply 27):
It most have taken you like 2 hours to make this report

Hmmm maybe a bit more! But I liked doing it for all of you.

Thanks for those replies!

Enrique.
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:42 am

Quoting 797 (Reply 29):
Well this time I won't be making one

Don't worry, you have worked a lot in these trip reports, just relax on the way back to Venezuela with no cameras at all (believe me, it's much better hehe). Plus I've seen that inmigration hall tons of times.

Quoting 797 (Reply 29):
Bienvenido a A.net mi pana

Thanks!!!! Too much time reading these forums and I finally decided to join
 
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:15 am

Nice trip report, and nice to see the improvements in CCS since 2005.
Also nice to see the new bridge developing. I've seen recent pics, I think the steel structure is half way through by now.

Saludos.
 
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:11 am

Thank you Enrique for this great trip report ! Great entertainment !

Quoting MD13 (Reply 25):
PS: First Post !!!!! Smile

Bienvenido !
 
A388
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Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:49 am

Quoting 797 (Reply 29):
Sure, click on the other two parts and there's plenty more!!!

I will certainly read them! I am particularly interested in trip reports within the Caribbean, my region Big grin But okay, eventually I read everything of course Big grin

Saludos,

A388  Smile
 
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:52 pm

Hola Enrique !


By far the best TR i have ever read its just amazing


Saludos desde Cartagena.


Cheers
MATURRO727
 
797
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RE: From Caracas To Vail: Pt. 1 CCS-MIA (pics+vids!)

Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:08 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 33):
I am particularly interested in trip reports within the Caribbean

Well, then you'll be perhaps interested in a CCS-AUA report in about two weeks!!!

Quoting MATURRO727 (Reply 34):
By far the best TR i have ever read its just amazing

Glad you liked it bro! Thanks for reading

Saludos desde CCS
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