Welcome to this trip report, I hope you like it! This flight is the second leg of my BOG-LIM-SCL-EZE flight. It was on a LAN Airlines Boeing 767 with brand new interiors.
So…that morning I arrived from BOG on a LAN Peru night flight from BOG. I got there at 4.30 AM and I still had four more hours for my SCL flight.
Air Europa A330
As I still had a lot of time I wandered through de terminal, I spotted some planes, and read my book for a while. When there was just an hour for the boarding to start I decided to find out which gate was I departing from (all my boarding pass was printed in BOG). So I heard a lady who was talking to an agent and he told her there gate was on the opposite side of the terminal, so I decided to follow her.
When I got there, there were a lot of people waiting to get in. There is a door which separates the international from de domestic airside terminal. Even there was a LAN agent waiting the door to be opened. The plane was already oustide.
Once they opened the boarding lounge, the agent told us to sit and wait for the boarding to begin. Meanwhile I could watch the whole boarding process. How the agents perform their tasks, how they detect which passengers is going to need assistance, the ones who travel with little children, the ones who carry big carry-on luggage which needs to be dispatched, and so..I was entertained for a while. Finally at 7.50 the boarding was started.
As I said, the plane was a Boeing 767-300 with brand new interiors! The registration is CC-BDD. I found it very nice and comfortable. On my flight from EZE to LIM some weeks ago I flew the Boeing 767 with the older seats and you could note the difference.
Legroom and electric outlet
At 8.40 the plane was taken to the north side of the runway, and after the departure of a really small aircraft and the arrival of an A319 we could take off.
At 8.50 am we took off and headed south
Some minutes later we headed southeast. I explored the new IFE PTVs, which is really cool! It has touch screens, and no remote control. There is a wide variety of film, TV series and music. There are also some tourism documentaries. Then I found a travel documentary about dining and gourmet places in my city, Rosario. So I took a picture of a part they were showing a fish restaurant which is near my home and we dine frequently there. It’s called “Puerto Gaboto”.
Most of these documentaries were about LAN (and its subsidiaries) hub and focus cities.
Then they served the breakfast. It included a ham and cheese sandwich (cold, not hot at the one I was served from EZE to LIM), some fruit pieces (very good!), crackers, jam and butter. Pretty similar to the breakfast I had on the other flight. The sandwich was smaller. The drinks were Juan Valdez coffee, tea, juice and water. It caught my attention that most of the crew (100% Chilean) were adult ladies (+50), way older that I was used to see in LAN’s flights. But I think this is very positive because for me, experience and attitude matters the most. It reminded me, some years ago when I flew American Airlines from EZE to MIA all the FAs were ladies in their 40’s – 50’s. Even one of them was retiring after that flight!
After an hour and something I could see land below us, and the captain announced we’ll be landing soon. We entered Chile by La Serena.
At 13.55 we landed
The first that caught my attention were the planes parked far away. I could see a QF 747. Then we passed near an Aeromexico 787. They started flying this aircraft to SCL a couple of days before.
It was funny that, that day I could spot all the “latin” 787. At BOG I spotted Avianca’s plane, they had started flying it some days before. Then at SCL I saw this Aeromexico. Then I finally flew LAN’s 787 to EZE (next trip report). So we parked near another LAN 767.
It was my first time at SCL. I had already been to Santiago, but that time I came by land. I was a bit disappointed. The terminal looked a bit old-fashioned and used, same as EZE’s Terminal A which needs a refreshing. As there was sill 2 hours for my next flight, I walked through the terminal and found the plan that will take me to EZE, the CC-BBI.
Well, it was all by now. In the next days I’ll be uploading my report on a 787 from SCL to EZE across the Andes.
I hope you enjoyed this TR! See you soon!
Lima - LIM
Santiago - SCL
I had a nice flight experience. I really liked the new seats, they are even more comfy than the 787 seats. The IFE is great. The crew was really kind.
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