LAN Lan Chile

May 12th, 2008, 03:00 PM
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LAN Lan Chile

Arrogant, rude Cabin Crew on Lan
LAN Chile, Flights LA 800/801, SYD-AKL-SYD.
May 2/7,2008
Food, dreadful.
Do not fly LAN!
goldcoast2 is offline  
May 12th, 2008, 05:49 PM
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I had no problem with LAN the many times I flew with them in bueiness class and couple of times in economy.

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May 13th, 2008, 01:50 PM
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"Do not fly LAN!" Because driving to Easter Island is a good second choice?
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May 13th, 2008, 07:43 PM
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I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I love LAN, and for my travels within South America, I'll always go with them if that's an option. They have lots of fans over on the Latin America forum.
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May 15th, 2008, 02:01 AM
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Maybe it's the Pacific flights that are bad or mediocre--not many airlines go to South American from Sydney so there's not a lot of choice, unfortunately.

I've flown with LAN twice to Brazil and they seemed to use the most outdated aircraft with the fewest amenities to go from Sydney to Santiago. Santiago to Sao Paulo (and vice versa) was a much better flight, better food, service etc.
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May 15th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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I'll have to disagree about the equipment they use on the SCL-SYD route. LAN uses A343s. They acquired the planes around 2001. The 340 series didn't pan out as the most successful model for Airbus but it is a fairly new model with all the latest technology.
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May 15th, 2008, 03:44 PM
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Hmm that's curious, the bit of technology that was missing on one of my four long haul flights was individual video screens and hence video on demand. I don't usually care that much, but after 16 or so hours...
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May 15th, 2008, 03:49 PM
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I meant the planes are modern and fairly new. The backseat video is an option, not standard, so having it or not does not mean it's an outdated, old equipment.
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May 15th, 2008, 05:30 PM
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I guess Susan7 can say that the plane has outdated IFE; but of course the book publishers around the world may disagree.
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