For the first time in three years, I missed a post yesterday, but the reason for that will become clear soon enough. For today, I´d like to tell you a little bit about my experience with Peruvian Airlines.
For most of the time that I´ve been in Peru, I´ve made an effort to travel with LAN. In general, LAN is the best airline I´ve been on anywhere. However in Peru, they´re a little irritating because they charge non-Peruvians a $170 tax on basically every flight. For that reason, I decided to give Peruvian airlines a try.
Well, it all started out right, the price for a round trip ticket to Cusco was $200 (as opposed to the $370 or so my friends were paying with LAN). The people at the ticket office were very friendly and professional.
The problems, however, began when I showed up at 5 AM in the Lima Airport to catch my flight. The second I arrived I noticed that all the Peruvian airlines flights were delayed because of bad weather. The strange part was that NONE of the LAN flights to the same destination were delayed at all. Apparently Peruvian airlines flies very old planes that don´t have any instruments (or something) and they can´t land in fog. Not very frickin encouraging.
To make a long story short, my flight that was scheduled for 7 eventually left at about 1:30 in the afternoon. It was really annoying to sit there in the airport and hear announcements like, ¨Peruvian airlines flights are delayed due to bad weather¨ followed by other announcements like, ¨LAN flight 223 to Cusco has just departed.¨
Well, in the end, I got to Cusco, but we´ll see if I make it back to Lima today, another Peruvian airlines flight awaits me and I´m not really looking forward to it.