Flights: LA801 – SCL to AKL, Santiago to Auckland

You may recall my previous flights with Latam, from Johannesburg to São Paulo, onwards to Buenos Aires and thence to Santiago. I'd come to expect okay-ness.  Which is fine. Safety most important and all that. Latam's obsession with queuing was much in evidence at SCL airport. The flight was boarding, but only for the 12,000 … Continue reading Flights: LA801 – SCL to AKL, Santiago to Auckland

Flights: Buenos Aires to Santiago (AEP to SCL LA351)

I was ready for the off by the time I got to Aeroparque airport in Buenos Aires.  When I'm  getting close to travelling, sometimes I'm like "okay, let's get out of here and get on with it" - like I'm anxious to see the new place. Everyone says AEP is only for domestic flights, but … Continue reading Flights: Buenos Aires to Santiago (AEP to SCL LA351)

Flights: São Paulo Transit & Latam GRU to AEP – LAN Ar 7862

Transit in São Paulo International couldn't be easier, never fear!  I flew overnight from Johannesburg to GRU and needed to transit within the same terminal (3) for my onward journey to Buenos Aires. Everything was well sign-posted. The airport is very well kept, which can't be said of all South American international terminals (cough, Buenos … Continue reading Flights: São Paulo Transit & Latam GRU to AEP – LAN Ar 7862

Transit: Getting through immigration at AEP Airport and into Buenos Aires – Remis / Car Service

There are guides online about how to take a bus from AEP (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) or EZE (Ezeiza) airports.  There are also numerous warnings about taking the bus, or taxis (illicit or not) - in terms of safety, swapped counterfeit notes, long routes, etc.  People are also defensive that these are great methods.  I'm sure … Continue reading Transit: Getting through immigration at AEP Airport and into Buenos Aires – Remis / Car Service

Flights: Latam JNB-GRU – Johannesburg to São Paulo (Freezing but good)

After my adventures in Virgin's Upper Class, it was back to reality with a thump and Latam's economy class flight from OR Tambo International to Sāo Paulo International. This was a late night flight leaving at 11.50 pm and due to arrive around 5am into Brazil. I'm used to overnight flights headed EAST (JFK to … Continue reading Flights: Latam JNB-GRU – Johannesburg to São Paulo (Freezing but good)

Flight: Virgin LHR-JNB – London to Johannesburg

Flying Upper Class with Virgin really is a pleasure.  The team were hyper-friendly (they could teach some of their grumpier lounge colleagues a lesson or two!). In this post, I'm trying out a new image display (see the tiled format below). I think you can still click through each image if you want to see … Continue reading Flight: Virgin LHR-JNB – London to Johannesburg