I had to spend more than 5h. in SCL. Santiago Airport is Lan's main hub. And because of New Year, most of the stores, restaurants and cafes were closed. As this flight would be in Premium Business Class, I had access to both Lan lounges. Well, there was only the Neruda Lounge available, as the Mistral Lounge was under refurbishment… I'm sorry that I didn't take any picture at the lounge. I wasn't in a mood for pics… The lounge was overcrowded and the food available was very limited, just a few sandwiches and cookies. Not to mention the restrooms were dirty and smelt terrible… I just had a tea and a couple of sandwiches and I went spotting.
There's no doubt that Lan is at home in SCL…
An interesting comparison between the B763 and its younger brother B788
The 787 CC-BBA I flew once from EZE to SCL. I find the 787's nose similar than Hawker Siddely Nimrod or De Havilland Comet's noses… Am I the only one? :P
Lan A319 (CC-BCE) rather new in the fleet
A foreigner Copa Airlines B738, after a long flight from PTY
I bet this guy went clubbing in New Year's Eve…
Finally I boarded the Lan Colombia's (4C) B763. The cabin was surprisingly too dark and I didn't want to use the flash. Sorry for the low quality pics. The seat pitch was huge, as you can expect for a full flat bed seat
There were 2 Colombian cabin crew members -female and male- in Business Class. I asked the lady: May I visit the cockpit before take off? She went to the cockpit, returned to my seat, and replied: Sir, the captain is waiting for you… You can imagine how surprised I was feeling… I hadn't been treated so well since I flew with ANA… This is Avionero, aka Egghead :P
I returned to my seat and a glass of juice was served together with nuts and almonds
Nothing interesting outside…
The B763 new cabin, in B777 design
Everything was perfect except the cabina temperature… It was cold (I bet no more than 18°C). Next to me there was a girl seated and to break the ice (literally :P) I said: The Lan cabins temperature are always cold . She answered: You are right, I travel frequently with Lan. My brother is a Lan pilot. That's great, I said. Which fleet? I asked, Boeing 767, she replied. He's in the cockpit… She was nice, and we were chatting much about travelling but I missed the take off because of her. Unforgivable :P After take off, blankets, pillows and oshiboris were delivered
The ptv was big enough but I just watched the map
The meal was really disappointing. No printed menu and no option. Just only one meal for everyone. Too bad Lan…
The full flat bed seat was really comfy. I slept 3 hours, till 40 min before landing.
A cup of coffee and a scone was offered. Not much and I was hungry :P
We landed at BOG El Dorado Airport on time. 5AM…
Finally in Colombia… Just one more leg to Cartagena. Before I forget, the amenity kit was quite good with Salvatore Ferragamo's products. Someone put that Lan spoon in the amenity kit by mistake… :P
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Santiago - SCL
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A nice flight with a cockpit visit. The Colombian cabin crew was awesome, as friendly and polite as Colombians can be. The meal was really disapponting for a 6h flight... The IFE programming was ok, but I was too tired for a movie. The seat was comfortable but the cabin was too cold.
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