RICARIZA
Topic Author
Posts: 2029
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:56 am

LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:23 pm

Quick trip report.
Unfortunately I had to travel to BOG for the wrong reasons (very personal issue) and in the next 24 hours. I checked the usual rates Avianca, LAN & American. All had terrible rates in business for such short time in advance and both American and Avianca had very high rates in coach. LAN offered me a promotional rate of $399 taxes included so it was obviously my best and only choice.

Jan 2008
LAN Airlines
Boeing 767-300
MIA-BOG
Coach class
Load Factor: Approx. 90%




Early in the morning arriving at MIA's J Concourse (About 3:30 AM):



LAN Counters still closed, eventhough the screens said "It will be open at 3:30AM)



4:25 AM Counters still closed and boredom was all around us...





We were all trying to get distracted by anything.. here these two ladies were fighting from their cleaning carts in Cuban, yes in Cuban, that was not Spanish at all, we were all laughing to see them fighting in such loud way from their carts.. LOL



This bored passenger decided to weigh himself....



Finally around 5:15 counters open (Flight was at 7:15AM). Ticketing was a little messy but uneventful and as quick as they could due to the restriction in time before the flight. I think they did a good work in such conditions. Then I checked the concourse J before going through security:


It was practically no waiting after security and straight to the plane. Good luck again and it was a new one.






Breakfast was either an omelette or a sandwich. I saw the omelette and it didn't look good at all, it was completely dry, so I chose the sandwich which was just OK.




I think leg room is very decent in coach.




It is always a pleasure when you are over your own country again.. don't you agree? I am not sure if I am too patriotic or what but a special feeling gets me every time I see the Colombian coast...





Approaching BOG:












Landing:






BOG





Jan 2008
LAN Airlines
Boeing 767-300
BOG - MIA
Coach class
Load Factor: Approx. 50%


I had the luck of traveling with a beautiful "paisita" (a girl from Medellin or the coffee region, in this case from Manizales) beside me, so I chat with her the whole trip and completely forgot about the camera, but it was uneventful. The summary will be that it was pretty empty, plenty of free seats, business class was ocuppied in about 25% only.
The meal was another one of these "Snacks" that LAN invented to avoid serving lunch at 2:00PM. This time was a ground meat turnover and a soda. It felt like a domestic meal, really. Pictures for this leg are basically from BOG construction and some spotting. Have in mind that when I say construction in BOG is basically renovations of the current OOOOOLD terminal while the new one will be built:






"We will look like this the 20th of March":




















They are covering the columns with a more modern look, also changing the ceiling and several other things:

















Super Agent 86 (Maxwell Smart), on the screen at the Admirals Club:





The Admirals Club at BOG:



View of an AVIANCA's tail from the Admirals Club


I know this is not one of my best trip reports but if I don't do it right after arriving I never do it.. at least you have the record of the trip for future reference. Besides I have done several TRs from the same route and it is not easy to come up with original pictures anymore.. hehe

[Edited 2008-01-21 11:28:52]
I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
 
Pu752
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:29 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:33 pm

good TR thanks for sharing men.
 
RICARIZA
Topic Author
Posts: 2029
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:56 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:48 pm

I just saw an error in the image loading. The part that did not load correctly on the first leg of the TR is this:

------------------------- -------------------------- ----------------------------

It was practically no waiting after security and straight to the plane. Good luck again and it was a new one.

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4168.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4169.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4172.jpg



Breakfast was either an omelette or a sandwich. I saw the omelette and it didn't look good at all, it was completely dry, so I chose the sandwich which was just OK.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4173.jpg


I think leg room is very decent in coach.
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4176.jpg



It is always a pleasure when you are over your own country again.. don't you agree? I am not sure if I am too patriotic or what but a special feeling gets me every time I see the Colombian coast...
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4177.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4181.jpg



Approaching BOG:
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4184.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4185.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4186.jpg



http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4191.jpg





Landing:

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4192.jpg

http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4193.jpg


BOG
http://arizainc.tripod.com/LAN2008/IMG_4194.jpg
I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
 
RICARIZA
Topic Author
Posts: 2029
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:56 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:51 pm



Quoting PU752 (Reply 1):
good TR thanks for sharing men.

Thanks..
I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
 
Airbus767
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:23 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:37 am

Great trip report & pictures, I always enjoy reading the LAN reports especially - I see you flew on CXC, the newswet 767 on their fleet - the wing looks all shiny too - amazing!
LAN ~ United Airlines ~ Aerolineas Argentinas ~ Pluna ~ Varig ~ American Airlines
 
User avatar
cybergus
Posts: 422
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:50 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:04 am

Awesome T.R. It is nice to see my favourite airline in this forum. I just love the service of LAN. Nice to see that you had the chance to taste the new interior of the 767, i had the pleasure on October when i flew from SCL to CCS (The T.R is somewhere in this page), and the in flight PTV's and seats are something out of this planet...is very nice to see such product on LATAM.

Good Job Ricardo!.

Saludos desde Caracas

Gustavo
LAN Excellence in Flight
 
tsaord
Posts: 1267
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:46 pm

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:27 am



Quoting RICARIZA (Thread starter):
here these two ladies were fighting from their cleaning carts in Cuban, yes in Cuban, that was not Spanish at all

Maybe they should go on the TV show Laura en Accion(I love that show since I'm learning Spanish, can't understand everything though).

Nice report. I wish LAN flew out of ORD so I could do a direct there if I ever decided to go there to practice my spanish.

Have a good one!

Saludos Desde Chicago
there are icons, then there are legends, then there is rick flair
 
Munichpictures
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:33 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:48 am

Nice trip report thx for sharing
 
PlunaCRJ
Posts: 301
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:05 pm

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:56 pm

Thanks for the report!
I flew CXC on January 4, SCL-LIM, and it is truly a beautiful airplane. I had an upgrade, so I enjoyed the awesome Business Premium on that flight. I was just sad that SCL and LIM are only 3 hours 20 minutes away, I was sorry to get out of the plane.
 
RICARIZA
Topic Author
Posts: 2029
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:56 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:15 pm



Quoting Cybergus (Reply 5):
Good Job Ricardo!.

Saludos desde Caracas

Thanks Gustavo. Saludos desde Miami  Wink

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 6):
Maybe they should go on the TV show Laura en Accion(I love that show since I'm learning Spanish, can't understand everything though).

hehe, you mean Laura in America, but as an advice, that is not exactly the best way to learn Spanish, really, many times I can't understand myself.. be carefull with what you learn from that "Spanish combined with local dialects" LOL...
I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
 
TACAA320
Posts: 7153
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:03 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:08 pm

Its always nice to read a trip report of my favorite airline of Latin America. Plenty of pictures and very well documented!

Thanks Ricardo.
'Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind'. Albert Einstein
 
miamiair
Posts: 4249
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:42 pm

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:05 pm

Nice pictures that brought back many memories of BOG.

Nice report.
Molon Labe - Proud member of SMASH
 
B747forever
Posts: 12889
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 pm

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:06 pm

Great TR

The pics are really good.

Brilliant work!!!


Thank you for sharing

B747forever
Work Hard, Fly Right
 
RICARIZA
Topic Author
Posts: 2029
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:56 am

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:39 pm



Quoting Airbus767 (Reply 4):
Great trip report & pictures,



Quoting Munichpictures (Reply 7):
Nice trip report thx for sharing



Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 8):
Thanks for the report!



Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 10):
Its always nice to read a trip report of my favorite airline of Latin America. Plenty of pictures and very well documented!

Thanks Ricardo.



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 11):
Nice pictures that brought back many memories of BOG.

Nice report.



Quoting B747forever (Reply 12):
Great TR

The pics are really good.

Brilliant work!!!

THANKS A LOT GUYS!! Hope to keep it coming. I am switching jobs and in the new one I will have to travel more frequently...
I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
 
B747forever
Posts: 12889
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 pm

RE: LAN Airlines ~ MIA- BOG - MIA (In Coach)

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:51 pm



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 13):
I am switching jobs and in the new one I will have to travel more frequently...

That sounds good. So we will see more TRs!!!
Work Hard, Fly Right

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ditzyboy, Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, KLAM, SurfandSnow, theobcman and 34 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos