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1. Posted by TTT2010 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I am doing a RTW (sort of) trip starting in November this year. We are going to South East Asia first as the it is the dry season there at that time of year.

We are then wanting to move on South America around March/April sort of time as that is when most areas have the least rain fall.

I NEED to finish in Australia as i will be hoping to get a working visa and stay out there for a while.

It's pretty backwards doing SEA and the SA, but it looks like the best way to do it.

But...i'm finding it very hard to find flights to South America from somewhere in Asia.

What would you sugguest?

What is the cheapest and easiest way to do this?

All suggeustions welcome.


2. Posted by senk (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I think your best way to do it would be go from asia to auckland nz/australia then chile. dont really know any other ways

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3864 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

You could fly to Los Angeles and from there book a separate ticket to South America.

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

may all flights have stop overs to the US.

Hong Kong might have flights to South America or any of the big cities in China.
Finn air and Air France????

Im also waiting for replies to this thread.

5. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

There are NO flights that directly connect SE Asia to South America, and VERY few flights between Australia and S. America. The shortest distance is via the USA (California). Check connections through Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo as well as all the U.S. carriers that serve Asia.

6. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

That's correct - there are no direct flights from SEA, but Korean Airlines flies to both SEA and to SA out of their Seoul base via the USA. At one time Japan Airlines also flew to Peru, I believe? I would doubt if JAL (with their current bankruptcy problems) still does that route. It would help if you told us which city you need in SA?

I just checked the Korean Air website, and you can get buy one ticket for a connecting flight from any of their SEA destinations to Sao Paulo.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Feb-2010, at 12:11 by Daawgon ]

7. Posted by msc12001 (Inactive 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi TTT2010,
How are you doing?
Regarding flights from South East Asia to South America:
Malaysia Airlines has twice a week flights from Kuala Lumpur to Buenos Aires (they make 2 stops: Cape Town and Johannesburg).
If you look for tickets in advance you may find good least cheaper than flying via Europe or via USA..

The trips takes around 20 hours, if you don´t choose to make a stop on one of those two cities. But I´ve took this flight a couple of times and it was worth for me!

so... Good Luck!

I live in Buenos Aires, whatever information you might need, please let me know!