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User currently offlineCanib7599 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

Would appreciate learning more about UA flights to S.America:
gateways in USA to EZE & SCL especially. Am trying to book on points,
connecting from YUL via USA. Many tks

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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

UA doesnt fly to SCL anymore, they stopped a while ago. As to EZE, it is served from IAD, flight number UA847 departing at 9:48PM and arriving at 9:20AM the next day, 767-300 btw


ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

So from what I understand, the entire Pan Am route system to South America that United bought at the "fire sale" in '91 has been dismantled?

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

So has UA totally ben shut out of international Miami ops?

In 2002 there were quite a few 767's and 777's headed for South America.

UAL


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11559 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

United's South America network is a shadow of its former self. Less than ten years ago, United flew nonstop from the U.S. -- mostly MIA -- to Caracas, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. However, increased competition from other U.S. carriers expanding in the region (namely Continental and Delta) and the continual challenge of having to go up against the 800 lb. gorilla (namely American) which so handely dominates the region, forced United to recede, which was a smart business decision. Today, United has only three daily flights to the region -- daily nonstop service from Chicago and Washington to Sao Paulo, with a connecting flight to Rio de Janeiro, and a daily nonstop flight from Washington to Buenos Aires, continuing on to Montevideo.

If you're trying to get to Santiago and still get United miles, ordinarily you would just fly to GRU and connect onto a VARIG flight to Santiago. However, with VARIG's present situation, I would never buy a ticket on them for fear I'd lose the value of the ticket, plus lose the reservation itself and have to seek alternative options. In this case, you're best bet is probably to fly Montreal-Miami-Santiago with a single stop on American or fly Montreal-Atlanta-Santiago with a single stop on Delta, although the Delta piece from to Atlanta would be on an RJ most likely. Or you could always fly on Air Canada via Toronto, and you could still get your Star Alliance miles, but it has a limited schedule and would require a second intermediate stop at Buenos Aires on certain days of the week.


User currently offlineCanib7599 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

Wow, this is quite a suprise. AC flies daily YYZ-SCL-EZE, and apparently have already run out of available redemption seats, hence my interest in their Star Alliance partner UA. Do not have enough points to fly on AA or DL....many tks for yr replies..it surely helps.

User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

Hey Canib7599-

I would suggest checking out the *Alliance website. You can check scheduling and routing options for your desired itinerary. It will show you all *A connection possibilities.

I encountered the same problem last year when trying to redeem United miles to SCL from DEN. One option that I found was taking UA to GRU and connecting to LH onward to SCL. However, I believe LH has, or will soon, discontinue service to SCL.

Picarus


User currently offlineCanib7599 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

Picarus....many tks for this usefull info....what is the correct web-site?

cheers


User currently offlineCanib7599 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

Picarus....pls ignore previous message, as I found the website..tks

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7572 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

I don't know if this is of any help to you, but how about you book the UA IAD-EZE-IAD flight with your points and then just find a cheap way (i.e., LA, AR, or a European carrier) to fly between EZE and SCL?


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 9):
I don't know if this is of any help to you, but how about you book the UA IAD-EZE-IAD flight with your points and then just find a cheap way (i.e., LA, AR, or a European carrier) to fly between EZE and SCL?

AC, AF, LA and AR are all in the same price range. Around 300 dls (tax incl.)

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11junkie



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User currently offlineAirMailer From United States of America, joined May 2006, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

Quoting Canib7599 (Reply 5):
Do not have enough points to fly on AA or DL

In the FWIW department.
AmEx has been throwing non-stop bonus mile opportunities at me on my SkyMiles card.

They have their standard Always Double Miles, but I am seeing promotions like:
-- 20% bonus SkyMiles on all purchases any time I spend more than $5,000 in a single month.
-- Double Miles on everything for 3 months.
-- IIRC there was also like a 25% Spring Bonus or something

I have heard of some people getting triple miles promotions for a couple of months.
Plus DL has a deal with Avis that scored me about 2,500 SkyMiles on my last road-trip.

I'm mentioning all this because when you add all of that up with the 17,500 SkyMiles that you get just for signing up for a card, you can rack yourself up a free trip very quickly.

If you already have some SkyMiles, this could really do the trick.

I have earned 51,855 SkyMiles so far this year, and I've only taken 5 short flights with them.

Like I said, FWIW.


User currently offlineCanib7599 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Eddie Dude & MD11 Junkie::: muchas gracias !!
Excellent suggestion , as I only would require a OW SCL-EZE, seeing that
we are planning a cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso ( i.e open jaw)

Abrazo desde YUL


User currently offlineWillyj From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Quoting Picarus (Reply 6):
UA to GRU and connecting to LH onward to SCL. However, I believe LH has, or will soon, discontinue service to SCL.

LX took over the route. so it's still star alliance


User currently offlineShane From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

No more ORD-EZE? When was that yanked?

User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3428 times:

Maybe we should ask Air Canada to start YYZ-ORD-SCL since AC will be doing YYZ-LAX-SYD by using the 5th freedom right  Smile

User currently offlineJasonCRH From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting Shane (Reply 14):
No more ORD-EZE? When was that yanked?

ORD-EZE is a seasonal route now, december- march. the flight will return in time for the christmas high season to Argentina


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