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1. Posted by travelasap (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hey Guys
I am planning a trip to south america in December travelling for up to six months. How did you go about booking your flight there? Do you know which is the best company and the cheapest? Will it be easier to book a single there and then book a return flight home when i know where i'll end up
Any help would be great!!
Thanks

2. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 9y

I am heading over at the very end of October from the UK and I won't be looking to book for another 6 weeks or so.

What you want is an 'open jaw' ticket most probably.

That will allow you to fly into (for example) Rio and out of Lima.

I have looked into this sort of ticket and flying with Iberia via Madrid was something like £750.

The ticket return date has some flex in it too. I think there is an admin charge to change the date but it must be within the 6 month trip.

Where are you planning on heading?
I plan to travel the continent in a clockwise fashion starting in Rio and finishing in either Lima or Quito. Haven't fully decided yet.

3. Posted by travelasap (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Thanks thats great!
I think i'll fly into Brazil and work clockwise travelling to Chile, argentina, Bolivia, peru and then up to the top of the continent.
It seems such a massive thing to do though! but i love travelling and just want to go now but have to save save save!

4. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 9y

well I will be travelling around a month or two ahead of you so if you need any tips now or later then send me a message.

I have been plotting a route for some time now and trying to pick up bits and pieces of info on lots of places.

It's really hard not to look into everything as I am so excited. But at the same time I know my route will end up in the bin and I will go with the flow. Just like to know which towns/area's are easy to travel between and what to expect.

Good luck,
Richard.