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Old 01-05-2003, 05:19 PM   #1
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EZE / SCL / PTY / CCS / POS

Hello!

Well, here we go...
I had reservations for COPA flight CM 448 (EZE (Buenos Aires) / PTY (Panama City)), connecting to CCS (Caracas), and then to POS (Port of Spain) , but I needed to chenge it because I was said it was very important to be at POS early Monday Morning. So I needed to travel on SATURDAY, but I wished to stay at home, son instead of leaving from EZE at Saturday noon, I departed from EZE towards SCL (Santiago de Chile) at 9:30 pm.
But this trip was going to be looooooooong.

Saturday 4th
7:00 p.m. The taxi was at home to take me to the airport
7:30 p.m. The first leg was a VARIG flight, using a 737-700. I had reserved 5C, thatīs my favourite when I need to travel in coach in a 737.
7:45 p.m. I was the only one to check in, so it was fast. My luggage was checked up to CCS. I prefered not to check it up to POS, because that was transfer among three different companies. After that I could go to the AMEX V.I.P. in Ezeiza. Is not like a President Club, but I have plenty of room to rest, make phone calls, plug the notebook, etc.
That VIP lounge may be used by anyone AMEX card holder, but most of the people donņt know that.
9:00 p.m. Boarding time!
9:30 p.m. Departure RG8648 EZE-SCL Itīs a 2:15 flight in a 737-700
FLight was almost full. Meal: Dinner, that was some meat, and vegetables. Strawberry mousse as dessert.
11:45 p.m. Arrival to SCL

There, I tought I had a big problem, since I had my upgrade for the COPA flight, but that flight it was at 4:45 a.m.
Fortunately, I found the VIP lounge for COPA, and they gave me service, even I had not the boarding pass with me. They told me that I could show it to them AFTEWARDS, when the company`people was showing.

3:00 a.m. The lady from COPA came to the VIP lounge, and asked me the passport, and the ticket, to check the luggage, and give me the BP.
4:15 a.m. Boarding time
4:45 a.m. Departure CM438 SCL-PTY Itīs a 6:20 flight in a 737-700
I had seat 1E. I prefer 1A or 1B, but is fine.
First service was a snack, with some cheese, meats, and strawberries.
Second service was a breakfast. Good creppes!
7:05 a.m. (9:05 a.m) arriving to PTY

Went to the Presidentīs Club , and had some rest waiting my next flight.
I was surprised for not seeing the young lady that was seated close to me at Bussiness, since I kew she had a connection flight. Well, when I went out I found her. She was waiting there because she didnņt kne she had right to enter the President Club !!!
10:45 a.m. Boarding time!
11:09 a.m. Departure CM223 PTY-CCS Itīs a 2:15 flight in a 737-200
I got 1F seat
Meal was a lunch. Didnīt like it. All was served in a single course, but the quality is nos as good as the lunch you get in a 737-700
1:20 p.m. (2:20 p.m.)
arriving to CCS

Here I called someone from COPA to help me with the last luggage transfer. The lady who came, not only did all the work for me, but she took me a VIP lounge in CCS. I had ended my "bussiness" part of the trip, then really I had no right to the VIP, but she gave me a pass to use it.
That was so nice!. My next flight was departing in 6 hours, that i was goining to use to work. But working in the VIP is far much comfortable.

Well, here Iīm taking some time to write this.
Itīs almost time for bording the plane.

9:00 p.m. Bording time
9:30 p.m. Departure (Aeropostal) VH 860 CCS-POS Itīs a 1:05 flight in a DC-9.
Iīll finish this one later.
(Iīll edit this one, to include the last segment)
I īll be arriving to POS at 10:35 pm !!!!
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