MedFlyerArg85
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Finishing 2018 on Andes' MD83 [Pics&Videos]

Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:38 pm

On Dec 28th 2018 I flew to Salta. I'd bought the tickets before the company had to return its B738 to the lessor due to Argentina's economic crisis; because of this, the flight schedule was modified several times. As soon as I knew about the decision regarding the Boeing fleet I got excited because that meant I'd be getting an MD.
We arrived to Aeroparque at 16.30 for a 18.00 departure. On our way to the ckeck in area, we realised our flight was delayed. After dropping our baggage we had a beer and then I decided to do some spotting.

Avianca Argentina - ATR 72-600 - LV-GUG
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Austral Líneas Aéreas - Embraer 190 - LV-CIE
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LATAM Argentina - Airbus A320-200 - LV-HQI
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Andes Líneas Aéreas - McDonnell Douglas MD83 - LV-AYD
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SPOTTING VIDEO
https://youtu.be/O6NAtGQbl4o

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OY 856
Buenos Aires-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP/SABE): 18.00/20.00 [20.52]
Salta- Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (SLA/SASA): 20.00/22.00 (22.41)
Date: Friday December 28th 2018
McDonnell Douglas MD83 | LV-WGM
Seat: 30F
Distance: 1274 km
Flight Time: 1 hour 49 minutes


Our route. FL320.
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Our plane just arrived from Bariloche.
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Boarding was called through gate 12.
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Wearing Travel Rock livery. Many high school students in Argentina take a senior trip to Bariloche so Travel Rock is one of the companies which organize these trips.
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Boarding.
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We were seated at row 30. Next to the rear galley.
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It was so hot inside the plane and some people began to complain about this.

LV-BFO wearing OneWorld livery. Her destination, Iguazú.
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TAKE OFF VIDEO
https://youtu.be/6pzJHN7iDHQ

Our plane went through a thick cloud layer with lots of rain and wind. Service began once we've reached our crusing altitude. It consisted of cheese crackes, sodas and tea/coffee. Last time I flew Andes was on Nov 2017, coming from Iguazú and they offered a vanilla muffin and some lemon cookies with chocolate.
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The FA wearing glasses is Guadalupe and I've already flown with her in Sept 2017, coming back from Puerto Madryn. She did an outstanding job and offered a second round of beverages. Kudos to her!
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View to one of the PW JT8D-219 engines, while descending to Salta.
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Landing in Salta on runway 02
LANDING VIDEO
https://youtu.be/LSUgu50tVAQ

FULL REPORT VIDEO
https://youtu.be/SbxZPN36Ldc
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KLDC10
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Re: Finishing 2018 on Andes' MD83 [Pics&Videos]

Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 pm

Nice report, thanks for sharing. It must have been quite a unique experience to fly with the MD-83 on this route. Seems like the snack offering could have been a little more substantial, but everything other than that looks good.
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MedFlyerArg85
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Re: Finishing 2018 on Andes' MD83 [Pics&Videos]

Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:06 am

KLDC10 wrote:
Nice report, thanks for sharing. It must have been quite a unique experience to fly with the MD-83 on this route. Seems like the snack offering could have been a little more substantial, but everything other than that looks good.


Thanks for your comment!
It was a unique experience as you said, indeed. Andes is the only remaining operator in Argentina still flying MD aircrafts so I got a special feeling for this company.
You are right: last time I flew with them, the snack included more items as showed in the pic below.

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