Oneworld member Iberia is selling cheap flights to Santiago. You can fly nonstop from Madrid for only €396, or from other Spanish airports, e.g. Barcelona or Bilbao for a slightly higher price. Sadly, luggage is not included and would cost an additional €100.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
There’s almost daily availability before July 10 and after August 16.
Iberia uses an Airbus A350 for its flights between Madrid and Santiago de Chile. If you’re departing from a different Spanish city, you will have a layover in Madrid.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
By the way, we also have many other deals for our readers in Spain:
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This deal expires on February 21, 2021. You can either travel before July 10 or after August 16 – but your trip has to be at least 7 days long. You can find all available dates on Google Flights but as there’s almost daily availability, you can simply use our search form above, which will redirect you to Iberia’s booking site.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The flight to Santiago is issued in booking class A, meaning that the nonstop-roundtrip should get you:
- 6,662 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 6,660 Award Miles + 13,320 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 5,360 Points on Finnair Plus
- 3,330 Avios + 40 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 3,330 Qmiles + 28 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 3,330 Avios + 200 TP on Iberia Plus
- 3,330 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 3,330 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 3,330 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 3,330 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 3,330 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 3,330 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
Information & Tips for Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile is the capital and most important economic center of Chile. With its 5.6 million inhabitants, the city is also a key cultural center which attracts numerous tourists thanks to its location near both the coast and the Andes Mountains.
From the Airport to the City Center
Two different airport busses, CentroPuerto and TurBus, run from the airport to the city. The fare is about 3€ per person and the journey takes about 30 to 50 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Credit cards are accepted when buying a ticket at the airport counter.
Unfortunately, none of the two buses take you directly into the city centre. The buses from CentroPuerto go to the “Los Héroes” station, from there you can walk to the central Plaza de Armas in about 20 minutes and a transfer to the metro is also possible quite easily. A taxi is a bit faster and costs approximately 20€.
Best Time to Travel
The best weather conditions for sightseeing and other touristic activities are in spring between September and November and in autumn between March and May. Temperatures during these months are moderate and rainfall is low.
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