Flights from S. America to the USA - cheap!
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 11, 2012 9:02 AM Last Post By: travelingfedora
Oct 1, 2012 9:45 AM
I'm planning on travelling in South America for a few months next year, and ending my trip with a month in America. I found a cheap flight from the UK (where I'm from) to Brazil so I'm going to start there and work my way around a few countries of my choice.
Then at the start of September I want to fly up to North America, see California, Vegas, New Orleans and Florida before flying home.
What I'm finding difficult is finding a cheap-ish (I know flights aren't cheap) way of getting from South America up to North America. I was thinking of flying from maybe Peru or Ecuador up to California but is there somewhere I should fly from instead that might make it cheaper? Any advice of flying between the two places would be much appreciated or any airlines I should check out as I'm struggling to find any beyond the UK search engines!
Oct 1, 2012 10:29 AM
Oct 1, 2012 11:06 AM
Oct 1, 2012 11:09 AM
Oct 1, 2012 11:59 AM
4Cheap doesn't always means good and Spirit has hidden charged and weight restrictions (you pay for hand luggage and also you pay for check luggage that is restricted to 40lbs, you go over it - you pay even more)
Spirit is a good option for domestic US flights if you travel light with just a briefcase, otherwise it may run exactly the same or more expensive than regular airlines
I suggest simply looking for best connection form several countries trough engines like kayak, sometimes you can find great prices. Miami is usually the cheapest port of entry but it's not always the case, if you do not intend to use Florida is also useless to fly there.
You will spend more on Miami-LA flight than you would by simply booking an direct LA route.
Peru, Ecuador and Colombia should have the best prices to US, but as I've said you just need to run several example itineraries trough the engine and check.
Oct 1, 2012 12:33 PM
Oct 1, 2012 12:56 PM
Oct 2, 2012 7:49 AM
Oct 11, 2012 9:02 AM
8Try round the world tickets (RTW). Airtreks is a good company with good prices. Use them price the long distance flights, so from continent to continent and country to country. However, I have generally found that using round the world tickets for domestic flights is somewhat more expensive. So for example, once your in the US, there are plenty of low fare options to get across the country. The downside with using Airtreks is that your flight dates are set in advanced and would have to pay to reschedule. Other companies that allow flexibility in that aspect usually charge higher upfront, so it depends on what your plans are and what works best for you.
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