Latam Peru versus US prices

Old Nov 6, 19, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by goathead View Post
I did, it was actually 3 flights:Lima-PEM, PEM-Cusco, and Arequipa - Lima.

I actually just took the 3rd flight today, and had no issues with the tickets purchased on the Peru site.
First of all thanks for all the information. So I've been trying to book the Puerto Maldonado > Lima flight on the 20th of November at 14:06 (LA2082) on the Peruvian Website to save an enormous amount.

The price is just about double on the German website. Everything works fine up until seat selection, then it just says "Select your seats in advance" (Selecciona anticipadamente tus asientos) without anything beneath it. Literally just white. I've tried Firefox and Chrome on my phone (trying display as desktop site as well) and Safari on another phone.

Anybody have some experience with this? We even went to a LATAM agency, where they added a 16$ service charge per Person to the Peru rate. We chose (which I now regret) to instead try and book it online again. I've typed in all the information for me and my travel partner so many times I'm about to throw my phone across the room.

Edit: I also just thought I'd lost this entire text because I tried to attach a screenshot and my account is too young, but this website has an amazing restore function.
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Old Nov 7, 19, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Felix Schott View Post
First of all thanks for all the information. So I've been trying to book the Puerto Maldonado > Lima flight on the 20th of November at 14:06 (LA2082) on the Peruvian Website to save an enormous amount.

The price is just about double on the German website. Everything works fine up until seat selection, then it just says "Select your seats in advance" (Selecciona anticipadamente tus asientos) without anything beneath it. Literally just white. I've tried Firefox and Chrome on my phone (trying display as desktop site as well) and Safari on another phone.

Anybody have some experience with this? We even went to a LATAM agency, where they added a 16$ service charge per Person to the Peru rate. We chose (which I now regret) to instead try and book it online again. I've typed in all the information for me and my travel partner so many times I'm about to throw my phone across the room.

Edit: I also just thought I'd lost this entire text because I tried to attach a screenshot and my account is too young, but this website has an amazing restore function.
I have never had any problems booking flights on the Peruvian site. In fact, I made a reservation a few days ago, so I am not sure why you had an issue with seat selection. The only restriction that I have observed so far is that you need to use a MasterCard for payments. Visa cards issued outside Peru are not accepted.
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Old Nov 7, 19, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by krzysz View Post
I have never had any problems booking flights on the Peruvian site. In fact, I made a reservation a few days ago, so I am not sure why you had an issue with seat selection. The only restriction that I have observed so far is that you need to use a MasterCard for payments. Visa cards issued outside Peru are not accepted.
I ran into that issue as well, on an even earlier attempt which I didn't even include in my rant. Never managed to get past the empty seat selection page.

I ended up booking over a third party vendor (eDestinos) with a relatively terrible trustpilot score, so we'll see how it goes.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 5:58 am
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Old Nov 20, 19, 2:34 am
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for those who were successful in booking on LATAM PERU site using mastercard, can you please share which bank's mastercard did you use? and was it debit or credit


Citi Mastercard CREDIT card (issued by USA) is not working for me

The only other successful datapoint i saw was someone using Mastercard DEBIT card to pay for the flight - i am hoping to use credit card if possible
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Old Nov 20, 19, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by Felix Schott View Post
First of all thanks for all the information. So I've been trying to book the Puerto Maldonado > Lima flight on the 20th of November at 14:06 (LA2082) on the Peruvian Website to save an enormous amount.

The price is just about double on the German website. Everything works fine up until seat selection, then it just says "Select your seats in advance" (Selecciona anticipadamente tus asientos) without anything beneath it. Literally just white. I've tried Firefox and Chrome on my phone (trying display as desktop site as well) and Safari on another phone.

Anybody have some experience with this? We even went to a LATAM agency, where they added a 16$ service charge per Person to the Peru rate. We chose (which I now regret) to instead try and book it online again. I've typed in all the information for me and my travel partner so many times I'm about to throw my phone across the room.

Edit: I also just thought I'd lost this entire text because I tried to attach a screenshot and my account is too young, but this website has an amazing restore function.
I was able to book tickets on the Peruvian site with no problem and book tickets NYC - LIM roundtrip no problem. BUT, my traveling companion was trying to buy tickets on LATAM about 1 week ago and she faced the same issue with putting in all the info then "Select your seats in advance" with a blank screen. This was on the US site, not Peruvian. We tried for about 24 hours to buy these tickets (and like you said, typed in all the info over and over and over and over again) to no avail... the flights showed up as available but just wouldn't proceed to next step. So.. she gave up and is flying Avianca while I'm on LATAM!
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