LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

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T_ROBO
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Re: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

Postby T_ROBO » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:00 pm

For the 787, I flew AA and felt very good about the environment condition: higher cabin pressure, more moisture in the air, warmer temperature. The only complaint is that seats in the coach section are really narrow and the seat level is raised when you recline (not good for short people). If you sit in the business section, it is good (another complaint is that they eliminated the first class section :-))

For LATAM, I flew for the first time a few days ago from Lima to Santiago. Got upgraded to first (Airbus 320) and the seat was comfortable (not the same as the first class private cubicle in the AA B777), and the food was good (they served quiche for breakfast, and it was a lot softer and creamier than the quiche served on AA flights).

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Re: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

Postby john » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:39 pm

My wife and I had our first flight on a LATAM 787-8 (3-3-3 config.) this past week...we were in coach-class as it was a flight/hotel package deal. Cabin service was excellent as usual.

My observations:

- cabin interior space good
- limited overhead luggage space
- entertainment system good, albeit no remote
- not impressed with the dimming windows
- seats are very narrow
- arm rests do not lift up
- tray table design poor (no lip to prevent food tray from falling off)
- cup-holder design is very flimsy (which likely accounts for many missing rings)

Didn't experience too much seat discomfort (but we're small people). Fortunately, the flight from Santiago to Easter Island (and back) is under 5 hours duration...however, don't think I would enjoy an 8+ hours flight in coach-class.

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Re: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

Postby papageno » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:45 pm

Mmm-hmm, right, try it for a nonstop of 13 hours, then let us know what you think.

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Re: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

Postby Dosedmonkey » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:42 pm

papageno wrote:Mmm-hmm, right, try it for a nonstop of 13 hours, then let us know what you think.


Agreed horrible.

My wifes just used the new British Airways flight London Heathrow to Santiago direct. Over 14 hour 787 flight, but I imagine there seating will be better then LANs 787 cramp set up. Prefer the older LAN planes purely for the seating.

Anyone else flown this flight that started in new year?

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Re: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

Postby Donnybrook » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:04 am

Dosedmonkey wrote:Anyone else flown this flight that started in new year?


I did the BA Lima to London and back in October, which started a bit before the Santiago/London and is a couple of hours shorter. I went Premium Economy and found it fine. Just knowing I didn't have to connect to London anywhere was great.


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