A lot goes into booking a trip to South America. Most of our clients are primarily concerned with the basic ‘when and where’ type questions about their South American flight schedules. However, once the travel objective is established, the question then becomes how to get there, where to stay and what to do. Our travel consultants can tell you that flights are often the biggest challenge during the booking process because of timing, availability and price fluctuations. SouthAmerica.travel likes to keep our loyal readers informed of updates to flight schedules in order to make sure that booking your next trip runs as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.
We have three flight updates to share with you today. They span most of this incredibly large continent, from Venezuela in the north to Uruguay in the south. Let’s take a look!
1. United recently announced an exciting new route that will provide regular service from Houston, Texas to Santiago, Chile. Daily service will commence on December 7, 2014 with flights leaving from George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 9:05 pm and arriving in Santiago at 9:40 am the following morning (local time). United considers Houston to be the gateway to Latin America. The new route will make the Southern Cone of South America much more accessible to travelers who, up until now, have not had regular access to Santiago. This has put travelers (and their agents) in a position to try and route more trips through Buenos Aires, using it as a hub for southern destinations such as Patagonia, Easter Island, Ushuaia and Antarctica (click links to view our tours for each location).
2. Travelport and BQB Air are teaming up to make Uruguay more easily accessible to travelers and agents alike. Travelport will regularly post full inventories so that travel agents around the world have access to regional flights, which can often be difficult to locate and book. Based in Montevideo, Uruguay, BQB serves the southern part of the continent with regional connections to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.
3. Lastly, some bad news from Delta as they’ve announced a reduction in flights to Venezuela amid a dispute with the government over withheld revenues. The country does not have the most sterling reputation in recent years due to political unrest and upheaval. Still a beautiful place to visit, it will now be much more difficult to reach as both Delta and American Airlines have reduced service by up to 85%. Delta used to fly Atlanta to Caracas daily but will now provide just one round trip service per week. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of Venezuelan treasures to uncover for the adventurous traveler. You can customize your own trip, or one of our consultants will be happy to help you plan a vacation today!
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