Easter Island - OWE rules?

Old Jul 13, 04, 9:38 am
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Easter Island - OWE rules?

A series of posts I dug up from last year left me with a niggling question - is Easter Island considered a South American destination or SWP? Someone posted that IPC was an okay Global Explorer destination but "excluded" from S. America for the purposes of OWE. Even though our D tickets apparently would only get us coach seats, it looks like an interesting place for a few days. Can anyone clarify? Thanks.
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Old Jul 13, 04, 10:34 am
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Easter Island (airport code "IPC") is considered part of South America for Oneworld Explorer purposes. Not sure about the Global Explorer, but I know from first hand experience that one can do a round trip to IPC on an Oneworld Explorer.

If you want to see a trip report I did on my Easter Island experience, do a search in Trip Reports under my name.

It is a great experience and one I would highly reccomend. Not a bad way to earn miles either!
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Old Jul 13, 04, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by PresRDC
If you want to see a trip report I did on my Easter Island experience, do a search in Trip Reports under my name.
Very cool report. IPC is now officially on the list.
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Love to IPC

The D class is very limited on this service but you should always carry a set of the rules and a clear statement of your ticket basis. Then you can try if the full business fare seats have not gone for an on the spot "upgrade" at the airport.

Enjoy, I have never had the time to stop on the island in all my Pacific crossings. It has to come soon.
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Old Jul 13, 04, 2:12 pm
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If you are okay with a quick trip to the island, you have approximately 18 hours between the arrival of the LAN flight from SCL and its departure back to SCL (it continues to/from Papette, Tahiti) and can schedule a quick tour of the island. In three hours, I saw all the major sights and got a feel for the place. A longer stay would have been nice, but I can say I saw the main sights.
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Old Jul 13, 04, 2:33 pm
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Unhappy Ok, great idea

Well that has sorted that out. I have two trips to South America before the end of the year from Europe and it will have to get squeezed in with one of those. I will do one as a status point run and now I know what to do with the xONEx ticket that I will use on that trip.

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Old Jul 14, 04, 5:10 pm
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IPC is an absolute must. Good for three days but its possible to stretch it to a week if you really want to slow down (it's not a stereotyped "tropical paradise" though).

Entry to Chile at SCL will cause you to pay Immigration (US $ Cash) somewhere between $30 and $50 or more - depending on the words on the cover of your passport. The only way to avoid it is to have a Chile stamp already in your passport. It's not covered in the tax component of your ticket. Be warned!
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Entry to Chile at SCL will cause you to pay Immigration (US $ Cash) somewhere between $30 and $50 or more - depending on the words on the cover of your passport. The only way to avoid it is to have a Chile stamp already in your passport. It's not covered in the tax component of your ticket. Be warned!
I believe the Reciprocity Tax, payable on arrival at the airport, is as follows, depending on your passport:

Australia USD 30
Canada USD 55
USA USD 100
Mexico USD 15
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