TACA Business Class on LIM-MIA Route

Old Jul 5, 12, 1:43 am
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TACA Business Class on LIM-MIA Route

Did anyone try TACA international business class? I suspect it's similar to US domestic F?

I'm trying to figure out an award flight from Lima to NYC on Sep 3rd. Ideally, I would prefer to take a direct LAN flight, but there is no availability. Same story for AA LIM-MIA flight.

Next best option is TACA LIM-MIA flight (and then MIA-CLT-JFK on US). Might be hard to catch zzz's if it's F-like product.

Thinking of booking LIM-MIA-CLT-JFK and then cancelling it if LAN availability opens up.

Any thoughts?
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Old Jul 5, 12, 8:56 am
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Old Jul 5, 12, 9:02 am
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It is my understanding that TACA still uses pretty much the same FC seat as they used to the last time I flew them, but that's more than 5 years ago. Equivalent to domestic US FC seat, so not much recline (though still better than coach).

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Old Jul 20, 12, 3:55 pm
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Try Avianca?

I just booked a business class award for November from LIM to BOG to JFK on Avianca (TACA partner and now Star Alliance). Both legs are on the internationally configured A330. It was a quick phone call to UA reservations.
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Originally Posted by brysal View Post
I just booked a business class award for November from LIM to BOG to JFK on Avianca (TACA partner and now Star Alliance). Both legs are on the internationally configured A330. It was a quick phone call to UA reservations.
Can you be more specific and provide flight numbers. I see that Avianca LIM-BOG are code shares on TACA and its A320, not A330.
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Old Jul 21, 12, 5:27 pm
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Never mind. I see what you are referring to now. They do have A330 flight, but there are no award seats on Sep 3.
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Not the answer you are looking for...but isn't F (or C/J) ALWAYS better than steerage???
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Old Aug 21, 12, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by I_Can_Fly_US_Airways View Post
Not the answer you are looking for...but isn't F (or C/J) ALWAYS better than steerage???
You can argue that intra-Europe business class is better than economy. I will say that there is statistically negligible difference.
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Originally Posted by BigRedBears View Post
You can argue that intra-Europe business class is better than economy. I will say that there is statistically negligible difference.
I have done TACA Business class, it is nothing special but much better than US airlines. Since it is a 320, you get domestic US type J seats. Food is ok, edible I mean.

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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...anca-taca.html
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Old Aug 22, 12, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by I_Can_Fly_US_Airways View Post
...but isn't F (or C/J) ALWAYS better than steerage???
You know ..... almost didn't want to take the complimentary upgrade on CO one time because I was moved to 1F with restricted legroom instead of my infinite legroom in 21F exit row. Of course someone snagged the exit row as soon as my u/g cleared so I wasn't going to move to a regular coach seat @:-)

Those seats would have been pretty much the same as Copa to keep my post OT

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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
You know ..... almost didn't want to take the complimentary upgrade on CO one time because I was moved to 1F with restricted legroom instead of my infinite legroom in 21F exit row. Of course someone snagged the exit row as soon as my u/g cleared so I wasn't going to move to a regular coach seat @:-)

Those seats would have been pretty much the same as Copa to keep my post OT

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