Am I just stupid ??

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1. Posted by Nevans (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Why is it that I can't find any air carriers to go from Manaus , Brazil to Santa Cruz / La Paz , Bolivia at a reasonable price ?? Tired of searching the net and coming up short.



2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Nevans

Well, how would I know, if u are stupid. This is only your 7th post, and I dont want to trawl through the others, just to answer that question.

Some flights are always expensive. Some are seasonally expensive. Some are expensive, on certain days, and just flying a day later will half the price.
U might be just unlucky, with the routes u want to take. If u base your plans more on the flight bargins available, it will be much more economical, for u.


3. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

A change of planes will be inevitable, which is one of the many reasons why I'd advice against going by air, and take bus and boat instead, if you can spare the time. I'm sure Manaus-Sta Cruz makes for an interesting journey.

GOL flies Campo Grande - Viru Viru (sta Cruz); I'm certain they also fly Manaus-Campo Grande. If you want to take into account the environmental issue, a compromise would be to fly to Campo Grande and go by train from there. There's lots of other alternatives that I could think of; just post back if you have further questions.


shortly after posting this, I spoke to a Bolivian friend of mine who claims there is direct LAB service between Manaus and Sta Cruz on thursdays and saturdays. Not bookable online, and reportedly it's the only direct connection.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 29, 2007, at 2:25 AM by bentivogli ]

4. Posted by Nevans (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks fella's , I'm all over it.