Latin American Airlines Archive

The Amex Platinum Card Just Got More Valuable

I did a post recently on how to get into airport lounges when you fly as they can make your layovers a whole lot more pleasant or productive. I noted in there that my choice is the American Express Platinum card. It’s a hefty $450, but gets you into the lounges of three major airlines, […]

Good Advice on Snagging a Business Class Seat

I always find something useful in Wendy Perrin’s column in Conde Nast Traveler and when catching up on my magazines lately I ran across an especially good one. How to snag a bargain seat in business class delivers on the title. There’s nothing specifically about flying to Latin America, but the same tendencies apply. Often […]

How to Get Into Airport Lounges

If you travel regularly, or take a few flights a year with long layovers, getting into the more refined space of an airport VIP lounge can make your trip much more pleasant. More comfortable furniture, work spaces, snacks, and even a shower in some of them. Road warriors who put in enough miles to get […]

How Much of Your Flight Cost Goes to Fuel?

There are a lot of elements that go into the price of a flight, from staff costs to government fees to landing gate charges at airports. One big variable—and the ones most airlines use to justify all kinds of add-ons and extras—is the price of fuel. Well how much does it really cost to carry […]

Latin American Airlines – Spirit Airlines

True, Spirit Airlines isn’t really from Latin America: their hub is in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. But they do fly direct to the following countries from the USA: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Peru. Here’s a link to their route map. They now fly to four different destinations in Colombia. Last month […]

Touring Coffee Country in Colombia

On Friday I flew as a guest on Spirit Airlines‘ first flight to the Coffee Triangle area of Colombia, to the town of Armenia and have been touring around the region. It turns out this was the first international flight to this airport of any kind, so it was a big deal. The mayor was […]