Review of Sky Airline flight Santiago Punta Arenas in Economy

Airline Sky Airline
Flight H2007
Class Economy
Seat 25A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 03:45
Take-off 10 Feb 17, 08:00
Arrival at 10 Feb 17, 11:45
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By 707
Published on 2nd March 2017
Hey everyone! This is the second part of my trip to Chile last weeks.
At the end of the report I included some pics of Santiago. I hope you like it!

H2007
Date: 10/02/17
Origin: Santiago SCL
Destination: Punta Arenas PUQ
Departure: 08.00 (08.10 real)
Arrival: 11.25 (11.10 real)

On the day of the flight I had to wake up at 3 am! Because the transfer I took, picked me up at 3.45 am -_- I imagined that we’ll pick up more people, and that would be the reason for the early pick up. But no, when I got on the van there was only one more passenger, and we were the only 2. So we went straight to SCL Airport. I ended up arriving at 5.30, like 2 hours and a half before the flight.

National Departures
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Airlines counters
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I went straight to SKY check in area (5 or 6 counters) where they were checking in passengers for all the airline’s flights. There were a lot of people and it was moving quite slow. I had already checked in for the flight through their website. That was the only way I could pick my seat (25A).

Finally it was my turn at the desk, and I still had to wait standing there because the previous people that dealt with this agent had a mistaken boarding pass or something like that. When she was with me I handed her my Argentinean ID Card (no need for us Argentinean citizen to travel to most of South American countries with a passport), but she couldn’t find me on the system. So I handed her my Iphone with the digital boarding pass (you are supposed to print 2 copies of this, but I had no printer and I had read somewhere that you could just show your Smartphone screen and it was ok)and it made things easier for her. I left my luggage and I went straight to security controls and national flights boarding area.
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National boarding…So early!
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National departures
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LATAM Boeing 787 preparing to depart to Easter Island IPC (I felt so envious for the people who will board that flight!)
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On the lower floor you can find shops
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As I hadn’t had breakfast yet I grabbed some at Dunkin Donuts
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When I finished my tea, I saw that my plane (an Airbus 320 registration CC-ABW) had arrived the gate. It had the logo of Banco de Chile, because SKY Airline has an alliance (Travelsky or something).
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At first the gate was another, then it was changed to number 22
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Sunrise at SCL
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At 7.30 the boarding was started. First passenger’s clients of Banco de Chile, then passengers on the back side of the aircraft (me) and finally passengers on the front side.
My row. I noticed the strange location for the reclining button.

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This kind of decoration makes you notice the low-cost carrier strategy SKY adopted.
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View from my window
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Reading material: Safety card, buy on board menu, and the monthly magazine
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At 8 we made push back and while taxing the FAs made the safety demonstration
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Finally 5 minutes later we took off heading south
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So as I had woken up at 3 am for this flight, I slept just a few hours. I ended up sleeping during most of the 3-hour flight. In some moments I woke up, stared at the view from the window and fell asleep again. As I was on the left side of the aircraft we were facing east and the sun was rising, so I left the window down almost all the time. Most of passengers were sleeping during this flight. Some times when I woke up I saw the FAs were selling items from the buy on board menu, but I had no intentions of buying anything so I continued sleeping.
Some views


When we were flying near Puerto Natales (I could see it far away) the captain announced (I don’t even remember hearing anything of him during the flight) we were descending. There was still some time to land.
After some turnings over the sea, we landed at 11.10. The captain nailed the brakes very hard!
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I don’t remember which aircraft is this
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We disembarked on the air bridge SKY Airlines is assigned on PUQ flights, straight to the boarding area. There was a mechanic escalator to the lower floor where the luggage belts are.
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There were announcing Aerovias DAP flights to Antarctica!
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Finally I found some seats to relax and wait for my Puerto Natales bus, near the chapel where some Jehovah Witnesses girls were handing some flyers.

Here I’m posting some pictures of Santiago:

Chilean Government House: Palacio de La Moneda
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Santiago City Hall
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Paris-Londres Neighborhood
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Museo de Bellas Artes
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Mercado Central
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Lastarria District
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Costanera Tower, the highest skyscraper in Latin America
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Views from Sky Costanera
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Verdict

Sky Airline

3.6/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew2.0
Entertainment/wifi1.5
Meal/catering5.0

Santiago - SCL

7.1/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.5

Punta Arenas - PUQ

4.3/10
Efficiency6.0
Access4.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Nice flight, but I slept most of the time!

Information on the route Santiago (SCL) Punta Arenas (PUQ)

2 Comments

  • Comment 388199 by
    Shisdu SILVER 670 Comments

    I am green, GREEN, with envy!!! This is the only part of the country I have not seen from an aircraft yet!! (And, curiously, the lakes between Valdivia and Puerto Montt. I'll have to solve that next spring)

    I liked those seats. Too bad Sky has chosen sewer-mouse-gray for their upholstery and antimacassars.

    I don't think this is the best place for the recline button. What if your neighbor is a fat, fat woman with a big, big booty, and she finds you squeezing your hand between your leg and hers. Will she believe you were just trying to recline your seat?! And believe me, some Chilean women have a booty as large as a house. I don't want to think about it!

    Do you know where the name of the government building, La Moneda, comes from? That building used to be the Chilean mint, where money was made, in Spanish: "casa de moneda". People called it simply La Moneda, for short.

    Glad to know that someone appreciates Santiago. Cough, cough, cough.

    Thanks for sharing. Y felicitaciones por tu viaje!! ^^

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