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1. Posted by sionision (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

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We're planning to go to South America on our way to Australia, planning to leave the UK in October and get to Australia for mid-december. A quick search of flights websites as proved a little scary - price and itnierary wise.

Anyone got any good tips? we're pretty flexible on where we fly into and out of in South America.

2. Posted by yoelk88 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hey i am currently in australia and i am a uruguayan.. the cheaper way to get to south america from uk i really dont know it... but from south america to australia you have two main options:
1) Aerolineas Argentinas, from Buenos Aires to Sydney
2) LAN, from Santiago de Chile to Sydney or to Auckland and then to the city in Australia u want...
The sooner u book the flights the cheaper they'll be.. i hope i helped u

3. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

From the UK to South America, you'll probably find that it is cheaper to go via Madrid (iberia) Paris (air france) or Frankfurt (lufthansa) which have lots more conexions than London. In the UK, British Airways only flies direct to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires from London, but their prices tend to be outrageous!

Try Aerolineas Argentinas (london-madrid-BA) as they also fly to Sydney, which might be the best option (it is usually cheaper to fly the same airline even if it is multiple destinations)

Good luck!!

Let me know if I can help any further!

x x Miromar x x

4. Posted by artdealer (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y

Hi, you cam also try Lan ( just add ".com" to there name on any search engine ) from Madrid to B's A's and even Santiago de Chile, its a good Chilenian company, new aeroplanes and I have used it in and around Argentina and Chile.... they also have a web page in English, its cheap and reliable. Cheers from rainy BA, Bob

[ Edit: Edited on May 4, 2007, at 1:58 PM by artdealer ]