The TacaAvianca group of airlines based in Central America and Colombia today released economy promo tickets tonight for only $239 round trip from LAX to Lima! A price ...
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Avianca and TACA merged last year, though the two airlines still operate separately and are not formally affiliated with an alliance. Currently, ...
According to this article on wsj.com, it appears that Star Alliance will be seeing a very large jump in presence in Central and South America. It's been announced that Copa Airlines and Avianca-Taca will be joining Star Alliance.
Having flown on Copa on a few occasions, I have to say I'm pleased with this. Matthew can comment on his experience with Avianca. :)
So the next question is to see what happens if LAN and TAM complete their merger. Will they pick Star Alliance or Oneworld or will Skyteam try to lure them over to the darkside?
Day 1: Los Angeles to Bogota via Mexico City on Mexicana + Bogota to Lima on Avianca
Day 2: Lima to Cusco on LAN Peru + Cusco
Day 3: Cusco to Aguas Calientes on Peru Rail + Climbing ...
In a few hours, I will be returning to LAX for another long day of travel. Today I will be flying from LAX to Bogota, Colombia via Mexico City on Mexicana, than from BOG to Lima on Avianca. After a quick rest in Lima, I'll be on an early morning flight to Cusco on Lan Peru where I will spend a couple days exploring Machu Picchu.
I have had to cancel my last two trips to South America so I am very excited that I am actually going this time. I'll keep you updated on my progress throughout the week.
No Picture of the Week this week, but I hope to have some great pictures to share when I return next Saturday.
I'm finalizing the plans for a trip to South America next month and had to contact both Mexicana and Avianca today via telephone. I was very impressed with the high level of service for a "no status" flyer like me. Hold time was about two minutes for each airline and the agents were courteous, helpful, and profusely thanked me for my business.
Can't say the same for United. Thankfully, I am shielded from having to deal with the United International Call Center or surly U.S. agents, but I shudder to think (vividly recalling what it is like) what most travelers have to deal with--20 minute hold times and incompetent agents--when trying to reach United.
Am I exaggerating?