My reply was and still is the following:maigueri wrote: I think the best way is booking from internet.
I wouldn´t trust from any peruvian or ecuatorian agency.
However, if you know of any particular untrustworthy Ecuadorian agencies, please feel free to name it/them.VOMKB wrote: You are obviously not from Ecuador, so for you to suggest that Ecuadorian travel agencies are somehow not trustworthy is pure bull. No business of any kind survives anywhere by being untrustworthy. Please don't offer advise for something you know nothing about.
Let me explain how things work. The FAA grades airports in South America. A bad grade means among a few things, that the airlines, especially national ones, will have a hard getting routes to fly to the US. One of the aspects being graded is safety. If a "drug mule" gets on an airplane and flies to an international destination, the airport will see that its grade is affected. The airport in Guayaquil is managed by a company called Corporación America. As a business, a low grade means that the company will or may lose revenue. It also means that the Government may lose revenue as there is a tax that travelers have to pay when leaving the country. It also means that the immigration and narcotics police have to be on the look-out for possible passengers that may be "drug mules." There is a profile that they look for and a red flag may be your country of origin, the country you may be coming from, your behavior or a combination of the previous factors. No narcotics cop at the airport will be looking for a bribe, knowing that if somebody transporting drugs gets on a plane and is caught at the arriving airport, that he/she will lose his/her job, lose his/her pension, and very likely face legal proceedings.maigueri wrote:Hi Jaime:
I´ve been in ecuador 2 weeks ago. ¿do you know my last impression of your country? In the airport a policeman took me and make me to go with him, "antidrugs control" he asked me losts of thinks like how much money i had, how much i earned, bla bla, after 30 min trying to intimidate me, i said him that i was going to loose my flight ,and he let me know that with some "interest" from my part i could go at that moment, as i didn´t pay him anything he put me on a scaner, and said that i had balls in my stomach ¿do you know what it means?
So please don´t say i´ve not been in ecuador i go to mancora twice per year and sometimes y have to choose guayaquil.
I am not too clear what you mean, but if you are trying to say that there are Ecuadorians that try to swindle foreigners, I would say that is not an Ecuadorian thing, as that happens in every country.maigueri wrote: Secondly you are ecuatorian and probaly honest, but i think u don´t see SOME ecuatorian people with "gringos" and foreigners, they are always treating to cheat them, and most of foreign people who have been there think that.
I´m sorry but that´s the truth, and if u know some honest agency i´m sure this woman will be very gratefull with that info
My reference about not writing what you know nothing about is explained in my first paragraph. There is nothing wrong with giving an opinion, but in the case of travel agencies statement, when you generalize and pass that as advise, then it is clear to me that you don't know what you are talking about.maigueri wrote: Regarding my lines aboutthe coup, CNN said "coup" and that´s what i wrote, now that you explain it, you look right and the media were wrong, but please don´t say "if u don´t know don´t write". I write what i think or i know and if i´m wrong i´ll be pleased to correct myself.
Maybe the chicken was too big, so at least you were well fed before boarding the plane since now a days airlines seem to have shrunk the meals. Finally, would you care to share where you are from?maigueri wrote: By the way, "the balls" were chicken and rice, and i almost loose my flight.
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