Airline carriers and fees for non-Peruvians
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 20, 2012 6:38 PM Last Post By: Stormbird
Oct 13, 2012 4:00 PM
Airline carriers and fees for non-PeruviansWhat's the low down on fees for foreigners traveling from Lima to Cusco? I saw acceptable airfares on Orbitz, but they included using LAN or TACA, which from what I've read, will charge approximately $175 each way since I'll be a non-Peruvian.
I might just book separate flights, fly into Lima, then use Peru Star or Peruvian Airlines. The downside to this is, I might end up staying in Lima, which I hadn't planned on. I'm weary of booking independent flights on my own that require a connection.
Any comments on foreigners flying in Peru would be appreciated.
Oct 13, 2012 4:24 PM
1Basically, you got it spot on. They charge foreigners much more than locals. Everyone calls it the Gringo Tax.
But flying with Star or Peruvian will be just as good. And cheaper.
Oct 13, 2012 4:39 PM
2Agree with trent. Star Peru, LC Peru and Peruvian Airlines will serve you just as well, without that added gringo tax. I used the two former ones, would use them again without any hesitation. If you have to stay in Lima, Casa Ana is the place which works for me. I used to try to get out of Lima as fast as possible. Now, I look forward to a long layover in Lima. Lots of cultural sights to see along with the amazing coastal views off Miraflores! Lima is awesome!
Oct 16, 2012 9:54 AM
Oct 20, 2012 6:08 PM
4Does anyone have recent experience purchasing tickets to Cusco via Orbitz? If so, and TACA or LAN were your carriers, did u pay an extra fee, either at time of purchase, or at the airport?
Oct 20, 2012 6:38 PM
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