Crossing the Andes onboard LAN Airlines

Crossing the Andes onboard LAN Airlines  |  Santiago de Chile, Chile  | Crossing the Andes beween Argentina and Chile is always a treat to the eyes. Without a doubt of of the many magnificent and beautiful sites I have seen around the world. Taken onboard LAN Airlines flight 532. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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LAN Airlines Business Premium Class

LAN Airlines Business Premium Class  |  LAN Airlines |  Last night I had a lovely flight onboard LAN Airlines Boeing 767, southbound New York City to Buenos Aires, Argentina with connection in Santiago de Chile. Total flight time 13 hours.Was a very comfortable and pleasant experience. I got my Business Premium Class window seat, express boarding and access to the Mistral VIP Lounge during my connection in Santiago de Chile, where I was able to take a refreshing shower and enjoy some bubbles.

A configuration of 30 Business Premium Class full 180 degrees seats/beds. This class has been specially created so that you really have the chance to unwind during your flight. Its cabin has been redesigned and you’ll sleep easily and pleasantly in its seats/beds. Take advantage of the way this class has been designed, down to the smallest details, as well as its exceptional service.
Seats recline and become 100% horizontal, turning into beds that are 23 inches wide and 73 inches long. The distance between seats increases to 74 inches, 32% more per passenger and far superior to that offered by other airlines.
Excellent service. You’ll be charmed by the friendliness of our flight attendants and more than pleasantly surprised by the exquisite menu and fantastic wine list. Call me snob or old style, but I love those airlines that style roll the trolleys and served directly from there. Such a small detail, that makes a huge difference in style and service.
A special menu created by well-know chefs and which includes typical, fresh South American produce. We also offer a selection of the finest wines from this part of the world, chosen by the only Master Sommelier in Latin America, Hector Vergara. I enjoyed a lovely Artichoke Soup, with a selection of cheeses and as the main course a Salmon. All with Torrontes Argentinean wines. Multiple options for dessert.
Each seat has a high-definition screen measuring 15.4 inches and an audio-video system which can be used at the passenger’s discretion, with a choice of 30 films (6 premieres and 24 blockbusters), 52 channels with series, 350 CDs and 14 games (only on indicated flights). They do not have the Noise Canceling BOSE headsets that I like, but something similar. I watched ARGO, while I was getting ready to fall asleep using the comfortable full bed configuration. The crew provided me with a nice pillow and a immaculate soft white blanket.
After a well deserved rest, I was gently woken up with my selection of Breakfast, 1 hour prior arrival to Santiago de Chile. I chose the selection of juices, hot beverages, pastries and other items the night before, so all I heard upon waking up was Good Morning Mr Melia, here is the breakfast of your choice.
The Amenity Kit by Salvatore Ferragamo is the perfect size, and includes hands and face moisturizers, lip balm, among many other things in a nice brown shade.
The seats might look narrow, and at first I thought I was going to feel a bit claustrophobic, but once I sat down, it was the perfect size, orientation and offers total privacy in case you are traveling solo willing to either rest or work. The armrest, has a panel you can pull up and have total privacy. Seats also offer iPhone/iPod connection and electricity outlets.
The plane took off on time from JFK International Airport and landed in Santiago de Chile slightly ahead schedule. From there a short and easy connection to my final flight to Buenos Aires.
At MISTRAL Vip Lounge at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, I have time to unwind, take a refreshing shower, check my emails and enjoy some bubbles before boarding my connecting flight. VIP Salons have fridges, telephones and computers. Some have showers and a wide range of business facilities and meeting rooms.
Without a doubt, I consider LAN Airlines as one of the TOP options to fly from New York City to any South American destination. This is not my first time flying LAN Airlines Business Premium Class. Last time I flew New York to Lima, Peru, and was also a very pleasant experience. Member of the OneWorld alliance, allows you to accrue miles on many of your favorite airlines. Departure from JFK Airport is from Terminal 8. Such a relief to know that in 10 days I will be flying back to New York enjoying the same level of service and comfort. Reporting LIVE from the Premium Business Class Cabin. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

(*) To book your tickets on LAN Airlines, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of MLGTPP, IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.

 

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TravelAgent Magazine Latin America for Gay Clientele

TravelAgent Magazine Latin America for Gay Clientele |  New York |  by Joe Pike for TravelAgent Magazine. Here is a copy of the interview I gave for TravelAgent Magazine in New York City about Latin America for Gay Clientele, Growing a Niche Market. Travel agent / consultant Carlos Melia offers tips on selling South America to gay travelers… (read the full interview). You may also watch the LIVE Video interview at TravelAgent. Enjoy…  CM
Travel Agent Magazine is the preferred trade publication of the agent community*  and boasts not only a powerful readership but one that’s active and engaged.Its readers are responsible for driving nearly half of all agent bookings!** Because of its reputation in the industry, Travel Agent Magazine has become the publication of choice for agents nationwide.

Nobert H. Customer Feedback

Nobert H. Customer Feedback ( from the United States ) • Carlos, We returned from your trip. I want to thank you for all the arrangements. Everything went wonderfully, The hotels were all great and the drivers were all there to meet us at the airports for all our pick ups. We enjoyed visiting Argentina, Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay, the Iguazu Falls and Santiago de Chile. Thanks again. Norbert

Patagonia ALL GAY Cruise

Patagonia ALL GAY Cruise • Sign up now and witness the first Patagonia Gay Cruise ever. The Skorpios II will sail into the world of natural beauty and ice on Saturday April 3rd. 2011 . Packages including all services (*) listed below go from USD 2490 on Double Base Occupancy. The perfect gateway to enjoy with friends, or even as a honeymoon option after getting married in Buenos Aires or any destination in Argentina. For more information and to receive a copy of the FULL PROGRAM please do not hesitate to Contact ME and I will send you all the latest news and info on this package to the south of Chile. CM

(*) Services included: Flight Santiago de Chile / Puerto Montt / Santiago de Chile + 05 nights at Skorpios II + All Ground Transfers + All Meals and Party Access + Access to all Tours and Activities.

Chris Randolf Customer Feedback

Chris Randolf Customer Feedback |  from Texas, United States  | One Note on our experience with Carlos Melia and CM by Carlos Melia. While planning our journey to Chile and Argentina Carlos suggested we also go to Uruguay while in Argentina. He took care of all the details from booking the ferry to accommodations in the town. I urge anyone traveling to Argentina to contact Carlos and have him book this trip..Get him to book you at “La Casa de los Limoneros“. This one was of the best highlights of our trip! This is a truly magical place. The owners are some of the nicest people on the planet and great cooks too I might add. I have never felt more peaceful at any other place in the world. The home is so warm and inviting and the property itself will leave you in amazement. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Without Carlos and CM by Carlos Melia. I would have never got to experience this Utopia. I have been all over the world and this is one place that I would go back to again and again.
Thanks again Carlos for the memories! Chris Randolf used my services at CM by Carlos Melia while visiting the following destinations in Argentina: Buenos Aires and Uruguay: Colonia del Sacramento.  CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of MLGTPP, IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.

 
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