Considering something I’ve never done before.
My husband and I need to fly to South America open jaw into Santiago, Chile and back from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our home airport is Louisville, KY but we frequently drive to Cincinnati for better flight options. However, this time, Cincinnati also doesn’t provide decent choices and/or could cost $1800 p/p or more.
On Delta we have “companion flies free” benefit for domestic flights. If we can get to Miami, we can fly direct to and from for about half that.
My thought is to fly to Miami the evening before our international flight and stay at an airport hotel. I think the international flight will also leave in the evening the next day. The return flight might be a little closer as I believe we will end up leaving for Miami on a Saturday night and flying home on Sunday afternoon/evening. We don’t leave until mid-December so I can’t see what is actually available yet but this bears out for November flights.
It seems like an open invitation to Murphy but do you think I’ve left enough time between flights? Would you plain not do this at all?
For what it’s worth, we are essentially doing the same thing once we arrive in Santiago. Arrive Santiago, spend the night and then fly to Puerto Natales. I don’t think it would even be possible at all to book a ticket straight through Louisville, KY > Puerto Natales.