In my previous post, I couldn’t contain my excitement. However shortly after writing my post, all that excitement turned into frustration and disappointment. After 2 hours of delay in the flight departure, LAN airlines finally canceled the flight for that day. They said that it was a “Technical Issue On the Plane” but from what I heard it wasn’t so. I was supposed to fly to Buenos Aires and my connection was Miami. It was 10:00pm local time and they very casually said that the flight would now take off only the next day around noon. I saw a lot of disappointed faces around me when the LAN crew member made this announcement.
My jaw just dropped to the floor when I heard “Manana” meaning tomorrow and I knew it was bad news. This delay meant I had to cancel my trip altogether. I tried to get on to another flight such that I would still reach my destination in the same time range as my original flight. However, the LAN crew was so irresponsible and they didn’t seem to care. Well not all of them were like that. There was one gentleman who tried his best to help me.
BTW, if you’re ever planning on traveling to South America, please do not fly LAN airlines! They suck in service, courtesy and clearly basic flying operations! My friends faced similar issues at several destinations in South America.
Anyway, long story short, after spending 36 odd hours at the airport, I finally boarded a plane back to where I started my journey. I guess South America will have to wait for me until 2012 after all.