joacocifuentes
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Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:08 am

Hello everyone and thank you all for reading my Report.- This last weekend I had to attend to National Congress of Diabetes organized by FAD, Federacion Argentina de Diabetes.- As I live 1000km away from Cordoba, where the congress was going to be held, we decided to go by plane.- This included a 300km drive to the airport in Buenos Aires, AEP.- We had 2 options to get there, AR or 4M... In spite of my love to AR we chose 4M because it was cheaper.- The inbound flight was very early in the morning and I fell asleep. But here I go with the outbound from Cordoba, COR to AEP.-

We arrived at COR and hour and a half before our flight so we had a lot of time to spare.- Cordoba is nice airport and it's served by any carriers, including Copa Airlines, Lan, Gol, Aerolineas, Sol... The check in was easily done in the Self Check in Machines and as our flight was 30mins delayed we headed to a little bar so we could wait while having a drink.-

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Curbside at COR.-

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Inside

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Mama posing ?

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1608_zps62b2bcc4.jpg

Checking in.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1609_zps7e0c8493.jpg

Bag drop-off

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1610_zpsd761e4cb.jpg

Check in quiosk.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1611_zps65434171.jpg

Best friend of men, smelling

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1612_zpsb1b2d923.jpg

Just a backpack for me.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1614_zpsbc3c5109.jpg

2 orange juices and one croissant, 10 dollars, what do you think ?

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As always.-

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Security

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Our plane being served.- LV-BTM

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1619_zpsfae9f6d9.jpg

AR attached next to us.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1620_zps18ae04af.jpg

Ceiling under construction.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1621_zps04663a30.jpg

Boarding!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1624_zps5c2e9b5d.jpg

Walking to the plane, AR next to us.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1626_zpsbb63cd55.jpg

Everybody onboard!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1629_zps4aabbb1b.jpg

Engine!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1630_zpsd9c47ebf.jpg

Yes LAN! Take me home.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1633_zpsadf05cf0.jpg

Almost there.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1634_zpsa8229076.jpg

Here we are, 18L.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1636_zps3a17f87d.jpg

LAN is well known here.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1639_zpsee8f7b6a.jpg

Pushback!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1641_zps5d988c09.jpg

Here we go.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1643_zpsc661aeec.jpg

Bye Cordoba,   

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1644_zpsf2808665.jpg

The city.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1646_zps19ebaa3d.jpg

Cabin while ascending.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1647_zpsc6e145dd.jpg

Country down there.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1648_zps593484c3.jpg

Yes you are!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1649_zps388c5c8b.jpg

Service coming in!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1652_zps0d97cc85.jpg

Little box, with a glass of diet coke.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1653_zpse76db140.jpg

What's Inside?

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1651_zps82d98f09.jpg

Aaaahh! Flying, oh yes.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1655_zps7e784337.jpg

IFE, no map today.-

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Have you?

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1658_zps801f9b2d.jpg

Going down, already?

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1660_zps0f46d077.jpg

Close...

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Buenos Aires!!!!!!!!!

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Panamericana.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1676_zps6336c0c5.jpg

River's stadium.-

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Racing!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1682_zps49cd572f.jpg

Touchdown!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1686_zpsa91ce362.jpg

The city.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1690_zps02793bae.jpg

AR old livery.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1691_zps0d4cf328.jpg

Skyteam!

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1693_zps0205c82c.jpg

Austral rules the place.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1698_zpsc63c0c13.jpg

Andes Lineas Aereas.- Very little regular flights, booked with them for August next year.-

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Bye BTM!

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Descending.-

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u602/joacocifuentes/IMG_1704_zps3920a6e6.jpg

Almost under the wing.-

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Bus!

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Luggage.-

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And we are out ! Thank you for reading! And see you soon, joaquin!

PS: This report was basically pics.- In spite of how much I love flying, this was the saddest flight of my life.- Crying all over and not in the mood for taking notes.-
 
lychemsa
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:00 am

Those LAN snack boxes look awful. I noticed them on other reports.

If I go back to Argentina I will pick AR.
 
EL-AL
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:00 am

Hey Joaquin,

Thank you for this report, very rare to find reports about domestic flights in Argentina, it was very interesting. Also first time I see AER airport pics from inside. Now that airport bus is classic! How old is it?

I have at least 2 israeli friends who were born in Cordoba, and the next commisioner of the Bank of Israel was also born there, believe it or not.

The flight looked OK, why didn't you like it?

Thx again, Jonathan
every day is a good day to fly
 
joacocifuentes
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:02 am

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 1):
Those LAN snack boxes look awful. I noticed them on other reports.

If I go back to Argentina I will pick AR.

Hahaha I liked them.- I like AR better than 4M too.-

Hi Jonathan!

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 2):
Thank you for this report, very rare to find reports about domestic flights in Argentina, it was very interesting. Also first time I see AER airport pics from inside. Now that airport bus is classic! How old is it?

Thank you for reading! Yes I know.- AER is going under some reconstruction.- The bus should be from the 90's!

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 2):
The flight looked OK, why didn't you like it?

I was not in the mood. The flight was fantastic! Thank you again for reading 
 
lukeyboy95
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi Joaquin,

Many thanks for the report and giving us a dose of SA aviation.

The snack was probably OK for the length, but it does seem rather that the South American carriers are following America's model of low quality. Bit of a shame!

Don't suppose I will do much flying when I am there!

Luke
Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
 
joacocifuentes
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:31 pm

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 4):
Hi Joaquin,

Many thanks for the report and giving us a dose of SA aviation.

The snack was probably OK for the length, but it does seem rather that the South American carriers are following America's model of low quality. Bit of a shame!

Don't suppose I will do much flying when I am there!

Luke

You are welcome my friend.- It lasted one hour sharp so I guess it was fine.- AR gives you more or less the same think when you fly AEP-MVD which is 30 minutes long!

Hahaha you'll have to figure out how to go back from Ushuaia to the UK?
 
lukeyboy95
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:47 pm

Quoting joacocifuentes (Reply 5):
Hahaha you'll have to figure out how to go back from Ushuaia to the UK?

Yes! I will not even think about it till closer to the time. It's cheapest for me to try and get to Brazil, and get out that way. Pretty much sure it will be on Condor!

Luke
Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
 
MSS658
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:45 pm

Hello

Interesting report of LAN's shorthaul service. I just flew LA the other day from MAD to FRA
Snack box looks the same as on my meal to Frankfurt.


Greetings
Marc
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joacocifuentes
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RE: Take Me Back Home LanArgentina!

Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:12 am

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 7):
Interesting report of LAN's shorthaul service. I just flew LA the other day from MAD to FRA
Snack box looks the same as on my meal to Frankfurt.

Hey Marc, Thank you for reading! I bet they are all the same boxes.

Saludos

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