Thursday, October 9, 2008

Transport (Getting to Peru)

Updated 1 July 2012 

The majority of international flights will arrive in Lima, Jorge Chavez International Airport, LIM. After arriving, you can fly (if your destination is a big city) or take the bus, see getting around and tourism for more information.

Try taking a look at Insider Secrets to Cheap Flights and Fly Cheap! Airfare Secrets Revealed! to ensure that you'll get the cheapest flights available.  

More and more airlines are only allowing ONE check in bag when you LEAVE Peru. They will let you take two, but you will have to pay a fee. Be sure to check with your airlines.

If you're trying to get a low fare, try the following. Book in advance. Stay over a Saturday night. Travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Ask about promotions and if you’re flexible, give them a variety of dates when you can travel. Look for flights between Monday and Wednesday because fares often go up on Thursday.

You can track airfare through sites like Yapta and Airfare Watchdog. Try booking online, places that compare flights from different airlines, like Kayak are great. More tips can be found in the article, Cheap Flights to Latin America.

One tip to remember is that speaking Spanish will help you greatly. You'll be treated differently than if you speak English all the time, it'll help you assimilate, and you won't get the foreigner price. If you're looking to learn Spanish, check out Fluenz Spanish, Rosetta Stone, and Synergy Spanish.   

Airport Transport

Low Cost Carriers / Budget Airlines
LCC means basic. You can find some great deals, but you often have to pay for any little extra, such as meals, water, blankets, pillows, checked luggage, choosing your seat, etc. That being said, they will save you a lot of money. If you're looking to travel to various countries, try Air Passes.

Latin America
If you're looking for Peruvian airlines, check the getting around link.

Flight links 

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