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1. Posted by Thomasvo (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I was wondering what the cheapest airline / flightroute was to go from Australia or New Zealand to South America (one way ticket). Preferably arriving in Lima, but if for example a flight to Santiago de Chile is cheaper, that's ok.
If anyone can give me some suggestions that would be great.


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5232 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I have been looking into doing this the other way 'round, and so far it seems as if there's really only a single realistic option (which I wouldn't call cheap by any stretch), namely LAN, flying between Santiago and Auckland. The very cheapest I've seen that flight is $1140 (pretending to be a Qantas flight, but still operated by LAN).
I don't know if it's an option for you, but what I'm probably going to do is to make it a 'round the world ticket, and hop from Lima to Santiago to Easter Island to Papete to Auckland (and then onward).

Note however that I wouldn't call my searches exhaustive yet, so it's possible (if unlikely) for a better option to exist. If anyone knows, I'd be all ears...!

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 24, 2007, at 9:05 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by Thomasvo (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


I'm searching for this since I'm trying to avoid buying a RTW ticket. Going from Europe to Australia or New Zealand can be done quite cheaply, but I'm a bit worried about the price for Aus/NZ to South America and from South America to Europe.

4. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey there, aerolineas argentina fly sydney/Buenos aeres. Cost me $2300 return to lima. U can only fly to santiago and BA from OZ/NZ unless you go through the US, yuk.

I think some of the smaller airlines do it to, eg, air tahiti, air fiji.. malasia air for $1082 sydney/BA (just checked out the flightcentre website)

Play with you departure dates and which city you fly out of/into, the cheap flights are there, just hard to find.