Monday, November 28, 2016
More Flight to Book - Lima to Los Angeles
Since we have the main flights booked to Peru we were able to rest a bit and take our time searching for flight from Lima to LAX.
What is funny is even though we had a great deal from Vancouver to Lima with that amazing direct flight from LAX to Lima it was not a great deal to fly to LAX direct. WHY! Oh yes the flight demons.
All flight options that were remotely reasonable had at least one connection.
Remember in my blog a few days ago that I said that airlines watch flight routing and dates and price will suddenly jump up.
Well it happened to us.
There was a great flight with JetBlue that left at midnight from Lima and routed to Fort Lauderdale with a 3 hour layover there and then a flight to LAX for around $450 Canadian each. A steal we thought, plus that would save us a night's accommodation as we would be in the air overnight.
Oh but that doesn't sound appealing either. And leaving at midnight would mean that last day in Lima would be a long one. We discussed and then agreed that this was the best option and we went to book.
NOOOOO the fight now has jumped to $650 each. See even I have frustrations when booking.
Okay back to the drawing board. We knew that if we waited a few days that JetBlue would probably put that flight back down in price (in fact at time of writing this blog a week later the price is back down to $450 Cdn). I also needed to look for alternatives now too.
Now there was a great flight with Avianca (which I researched and had good reviews and great planes - make sure you check out seatguru.com). The flight was leaving at a better time of just after 10 am and had only one layover in San Salvador (but we don't change planes) with an arrival in LA that evening for a cost of $650 Canadian. Which was the same price as Jet Blue and was a shorter flight, better plane and flew during the day. So no brainer we booked it.
Sometimes things happen for a reason.