Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fly, no fly, fly?

After a long day and some intense discussions with the LAN personnel, it seems that we may eventually with a bit of luck fly, if there are any planes leaving to the Galapagos.

The way it works in LAN's world is interesting: as tickets' holders from 11/03, we would have priority over the passengers who are flying on 12/03... and kick them out of their seats.

It's a very much customer focused approach. We'll see how it goes.
On its side, the local competitor airline TAME has taken a boring approach by organising a couple of extra flights.

As of 11pm local time (4am GMT) we "will" fly as no tsunami will hit the Islands. See article in Spanish.


  1. re tsunami
    have Yumi got news from her relatives still living in Japan ?
    esperons you' l got an airplane to the Galapagos
    bises papy

  2. Salut Papi,
    we have been able to fly to Guayaquil, about 45 mins away from Quito. We are now waiting for our connection flight to the Galapagos.

    Yumi's family is fine as they live in Southern Japon. We are waiting to hear from a couple of friends in Tokyo.

    Talk soon

  3. Good luck with your flights. It would be a shame to miss the Galapagos. Glad you are all well. If you get there say hello to that old tortoise for me, the one with the ancient eyes!
    lots love

  4. As we speak, hope you've finally reached the Galapagos islands. Fyi, after talking to a friend living in Tokyo, the situation sounds so far ok in this area, not as severe as what we saw in the north-east part of the country. Glad to hear that Yumi's family is fine in the south bend!
    Keep us posted with news and photos of the iguanas...!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY THOMAS !!!!( avec 1 jour de retard...)
    Nous pensons bien à vous, et espérons que vos proches ne sont pas touchés par les malheurs du Japon.
    Fête bien cet pense qu'il sera sans doute un des plus "originaux"..alors profite bien !!!
    Très gros bisous de nous tous
    Tata Anne