Welcome to the return leg of my trip; SAL to YYZ
After spending a week in Central America's smallest nation, it was time to jet back to Canada.
Route & Aircraft details
Aircraft Registration: N603AV
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320
Operator: Avianca El Salvador
We arrived at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport around 5:30AM. The airport was already busy as the morning bank was in full swing.
As the sun began to rise, the departure lounge slowly began to fill. Along with our YYZ flight were flights departing to IAD, MCO, EWR, BOS, LAX and numerous destinations in Central America.
Despite being an early flight, SAL offered a good, yet small selection of breakfast options. From the restaurant I did some spotting. Here in N687TA, the same aircraft I flew from YYZ on. This aircraft was bound for BOS.
This A321, N692AV, was preparing for the LAX flight which was next to our aircraft.
Our aircraft swung into the gate about 1 hour prior to departure from SJO. I was hoping that it would have been a NEO aircraft.
Before getting to the actual departure gate, a second security screening was done. The agents confiscated items like coffee that were bought after the first screening which I found weird. Boarding was delayed about 30 minutes for an unknown cause.
Upon bording LRC626, I was quick to notice it was an updated Avianca interior. I was seated in the exit row, with more than adequate leg room.
Seat 15A had a clear view of the tarmac and of the other aircraft.
As we were slightly late, cabin crew set the mood lighting. We taxied to the main runway as the crew did the security briefing/
IFE route map
Taxi & Takeoff
View of the volcanos
Our aircraft flew outward over the eastern coasts of Central America. The views in the distant were of Belize and the Barrier reef.
Our breakfast service came about 1 hour into flight. The option I chose was the Ham and Cheese Crepe. This is one of two meals we got in flight as there was also a ham and cheese sandwich near to arrival into Toronto.
More inflight pictures as we made our way over the Gulf and over Florida.
Cruise over the USA
As we approached Canada, views of southern Ontario could be seen.
Descending into YYZ
Over the GTA
Landing and arrival at the gate by T1.
One last look at the chariot.
The mountain ranges of the nation's northern region.
Even during busy hours, SAL airport is easy to commute through. It was evident that the airport serves as a key transit point between the north and the south. This time around I got the opportunity to try a newer product of Avianca El Salvador. I enjoyed the crew's hospitality and In flight services. Thank you for reading.