Who Provides the Best Air Service Santa Cruz-La Paz?

by Dave
(Santa Cruz)

Anyone have any insight as to which airline has better service between Santa Cruz and La Paz -- Amaszonas or BoA?

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Oct 24, 2012
My wife and I usually take BOA
by: Paul Danielsom

My wife and I usually take BOA for this trip and have never had any problems. Tickets seem to consistently run about $100 a person.

Oct 24, 2012
Both airlines have their advantages
by: Anonymous

The government airline in-flight service is very good (although the snacks are measly) and the flight attendants act professionally. It's very cheap (of course because the government subsidizes the airline and it doesn't pay the same taxes as other airlines because the goal is to put other Bolivian airlines out of business). On the downside, it's almost never on time and doesn't seem to care since it has no real competition, my luggage has been severely damaged nearly every time I fly (with no offer to replace it unless I stand in line at the counter for another 2 hours), its planes have no first class or business class, and you should prepare to be at the airport at least 2 hours in advance of your flight, even if it's just a domestic flight.

The good thing about Amaszonas is that it flies to a lot of the little, tiny towns where other airlines don't fly such as Rurrenabaque and Uyuni, because it has tiny planes. The plane to La Paz is full-sized and it just added 2 more full-sized planes to its fleet, I think. It's prices are higher because again, every airline's prices are higher than BOA. It's flight attendants have always been friendly, no baggage problems so far for me, and lines at the airport seem to be shorter, although not much and not always. It's often on time or nearly on time.

Oct 24, 2012
Both airlines have their advantages
by: Anonymous

The government airline in-flight service is very good (although the snacks are measly) and the flight attendants are respectful and professional. It's very cheap (of course because the government subsidizes the airline and it doesn't pay the same taxes as other airlines because the goal is to put other Bolivian airlines out of business). On the downside, it's almost never on time and doesn't seem to care since it has no real competition, it's planes have no first class or business class, my luggage is severely damaged and irreparably damaged nearly every time I fly, and ever since it put Aerosur out of business the lines at the airline counter are really, really long. Prepare to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your flight even if it is just a national flight.

The good thing about Amaszonas is that it flies to a lot of the little, tiny towns where other airlines don't fly such as Rurrenabaque and Uyuni, because it has tiny planes. The plane to La Paz is full-sized and it just added 2 more full-sized planes to its fleet, I think. It's prices are higher because again, every airline's prices are higher than BOA and if their not, BOA will make sure they are. Their flight attendants are friendly, it's typically on time but not always, and the lines at the airport counter seem to be a bit shorter, although not much and not always.

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