The fare to Punta Arenas we posted yesterday from Los Angeles is also available from New York for about the same price. ITA is pricing this anywhere from $869 to a little over $900. We managed to get it to $919. So possibilities of it being cheaper exist.
Sample Travel Date:
- September 1st – 9th
- Valid for travel from August 18th – December 10th with a 5 day minimum stay requirement. Must purchase by June 9th
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: NYC
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: scl
- Destination: PUQ
- Return Advanced Routing Code: scl
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- US – Chile: O
- Within Chile: Y
- LGA – DFW (Dallas) – SCL (Santiago de Chile) -PUQ (Punta Arenas) – SCL – DFW – LGA. Use NYC as the search and buying criterion.
- Two permitted. One in each direction.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- 15,256 miles or 6.0 cents per mile. LAN is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Per ITA, this fare is O class between US and Chile and Y within Chile. As such, it should credit 100% mileage with American. However, it is entirely possible that the intra-Chile segments are in another fare class that only earns 25% mileage and as such, you will earn 13,208 miles with this sample routing. Other mileage earning will vary with routing. Be aware of the possibility.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select LAN. Make sure you only select flights operated by American or LAN, LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador, LAN Colombia or LAN Argentina to receive mileage credit with American. LAN flight numbers operated by Aeromexico will not earn mileage with American or Delta or their partners besides LAN and Aeromexico.
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