Thursday, June 11, 2009


I was looking into the airfare to Punta Arenas for the SP yesterday. Airlines tickets are outrageous these days. From SFO to PUQ (Punta Arenas) trip goes up to $2000+. They must be smoking something. Who would pay at that price.

Anyway, I decided to use my miles on the outbound for this trip. I have collect enough miles over the years and it's time to use them, especially in this economy.

Antarctica is not a place where you can count on planning and schedules. Everything operates with the cooperation of mother nature. One should expect long delays (I have experienced this in my trip to the Antarctica in 2005). So the return dates of the expedition will most likely change. I will buy the ticket back to the US after I complete the expedition. So it's a one way ticket! Doesn't sounds too good eh? :).

I made the reservation for the outbound. Man, airlines really know how torture their passengers when it comes to "free" stuffs they give. It takes 2 days to get to Punta Arenas from the US with 5 (five) flight segments! I hope it doesn't wear me out so much that it would affect my expedition. I have until June 15 to finalize this booking.

Looks like I will have go with this itineray as this is the cheapest way to reach to Punta Arenas.

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