This is another article ideal needed to be written. I did airfare search at bottom with results and rates.
Directions to Pucon from Santiago
- This link describes it all from bussing and taxis to Pucon. Yes. It says Pucon Kayak Hostel but just leave that part out. These directions were designed for the do-it-yourselfer money saver.
Flights to Chile
- I just booked 8 flights for a program I'm leading from Charlotte, Atlanta, UK, Knoxville and Toronto.
Air Canada Surprising Rates
Surprisingly found out that Air Canada was much cheaper. But Atlanta and Charlotte would have a leg north to Toronto then direct to Santiago. But save close to $500.
Getting to Pucon
- Also, if you are going to Pucon checkout flying direct to Temuco. Sometimes it's not that much more and would save you a day of travel each way. By the time you taxi or bus from Santiago airport to Terminal de buses, take an overnight bus, pay for food... You might save just to fly to Temuco and us the 1.5 hour to Pucon. See Directions to Pucon link above.
Finding Cheap Fares
I got mine from Charlotte to Temuco round trip for just under $1500. Annually, I hear of one or two guests scoring a ticket for $900. Those finds are rare but they are out there. Post if you find something cool.
A. Start with the airline consolidators. Expedia, Kayak, Priceline, google "airfare consolidator."
B. Choose cheapest days of week-
Those are typically Tue, Wed and Thur. Flying on a holiday like xmas or new years can drop rates.
C. Search some of the airlines direct. Like Air Canada and AA websites.
Denver to Santiago; depart Nov 13 return Nov 28 (Changing these dates by one day seemed to add costs. thus, these are the cheapest days of that period according to AirlineConsolidator.com)
best rates are $1261 with LAN + AA + TAM combos.
AirCanada.com just selecting cheapest flights gave $1399.
OK. Paul. I think I am going to work on a more organized research of this. Post what prices you find.