I have booked a business class seat on flight 601 from LAX to Santiago with a quick stop in Lima.
I understand that the flight will be there for one hour, arriving at midnight in Lima and leaving for SCL around 1 am. Does anybody know how they do this? Do they make us leave the plane? Customs/immigration involved?
Also, at arrival in Santiago, how do they collect the arrival tax? I believe is like $140 per person. Do they take credit cards??
As to arriving in SCL, the reciprocity tax/fee is only for passengers with US/AU/CA/MX passports.
It's now $160 for US passports and it's valid for the life of the passport. You can pay with USD or credit card. (relevant thread)