After the great breakfast in the Club Lounge, we checked out and had the front desk arrange a taxi to the airport for us. Shortly, we were back at LIM.
It’s so busy there that they have security at the doors and will only let passengers in. We had to dig out our passports to gain entry to the check-in area. The check-in was quick because no one was using the Ejecutiva (Business) Class queue.
We then went upstairs to where security is located. It is a mad house because everyone is basically saying their goodbyes right in front of the entrance to security. We had to dodge so many people. Security was quick and easy and, eventually, we were at our gate ready to board.
Lima (LIM) – Cusco (CUZ)
16 February 2014
Depart: 10:25 am
Arrive: 11:45 am
Duration: 1hr 20min
Aircraft: Embraer E-190
Seats: 1D, 1K (Business Class)
Joann and I were the very first passengers to board the regional jet that fit only 96 passengers. There were only 2 other people in Business and Economy wasn’t full either.
The seats were fine, just like most domestic First Class recliner seats. Business Class has a 1-2 layout. We sat on the right side so we could sit next to each other.
For an 80 minute flight, the food was great – simple and fresh. It was a cold plate featuring chicken and some type of salsa. It was better than some meals I’ve had in domestic First in the States.
All throughout the flight, we were treated with breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains. Upon approach, there were amazing views of the city of Cusco.
Once we collected our checked bag, we went outside to look for the driver that we had arranged with our hotel. There weren’t as many taxi drivers as Lima airport so he was easy to spot and we were on our short journey to Palacio del Inka.