I am planning a trip for January 2014 which would see me fly into Santiago around 10am or 11:30am (depending on day of week and airlines) from Australia.
Ideally I wanted to arrive at Iguazu that same day/afternoon/evening.
I know I need to leave significant buffer time between flight connections in South America. I was hoping there might be a direct flight from SCL to IGU or IGR but I can't find any?
It seems my next best/only option is SCL -> AEP, but I can't get to AEP in time for the last flight from AEP -> IGR which looks to be at around 5:30pm.
I know the flight schedules that far ahead aren't fixed yet, and that they will change between now and then, but I am trying to get some idea of what my options are to start planning how many days I have before flying out of Iguazu to Ushuaia for a cruise.
(I've looked at flying SCL to GRU etc but it is a big detour and doesn't get me any closer/faster.)
It looks like I will have to overnight in either Santiago or Buenos Aires as based on my SCL arrival time I can't get to Iguazu that same day (based on available search engine flights)?
(I've tried the LAN web site many times but EVERY time I try to search I get the error "Our system is overloaded at the moment. Please refresh the page and, if the problem persists, restart the process.")