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1. Posted by Kaz P (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

Hi Guys,

I need some help with my plans please,

I am booked up as far as Oz, no problem there.

Now I am unsure from Sydney is it better to fly NZ North Island then South Island before heading off to South America. Or vice versa?

Next question is there any cheap n cheerful airlines from NZ to South America?

I have just had a seizure with my first look at prices £1000 each from Auckland to Santiago!

Any help to save my backpacking pennies would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Kaz

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 6y

I believe there's only about 3 airlines that fly that route, so prices will not be cheap. Aerolineas Argentinas is probably cheapest, but then you get what you pay for.

3. Posted by Kaz P (Budding Member 83 posts) 6y

Thanks for your reply Daawgon.

Thinking out loud here, if I got a RTW ticket to start in Oz could we maybe do South America, North America and finish at home England!!

don't laugh if it's a daft question?

Cheers

Kaz

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

That's definitely an option worth considering; especially if you intend to have a couple of flights within South or North America. (If you do go for that RTW ticket, and have the time, there's the possibility of getting to Santiago via Tahiti and Easter Island with the OneWorld RTW, which really makes it more than worth its money.)
Check up on how much a RTW ticket costs when bought in Australia or New Zealand, though. That can differ a lot per country. (I think it's actually cheaper when starting out down under than when starting in Europe, but am not completely certain.)