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Sky Airline Chile

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Sky Airline Chile

Has anyone flown on Sky Airline recently? Looking to book a flight in October from Santiago to Punta Arenas and they are a ton cheaper than LAN. I've flown on national carriers in Greece (Aegean Air and Olympic) and was pleasantly surprised. Would SKY be comparable to something like that? Thanks!

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11. Re: Sky Airline Chile

#2, no differential rates for locals vs foreingers for domestic flights on Sky, unlike LAN.

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12. Re: Sky Airline Chile

There is a difference in how LAN runs its fares in different countries. In Chile there is no fare difference for local residents or foreign tourists if tickets are bought in country. Anyone can buy them. However, fares can vary if using different location LAN websites. Cheaper fares can be purchased by a local travel agent in your name in country. SKY also has some of these fares only available in Chile but only one website. In general, SKY has cheaper fares than LAN but a much smaller fleet.

There are different policies for Perú and Argentina. In Argentina there are some fares only available to residents of Argentina no matter where they are bought. In Perú there is an extra charge for foreigners on domestic flights.

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13. Re: Sky Airline Chile

Sky Airline: friendly staff, real food on board, pleasant flights, some boeings are old (but OK 'cause there's much more room for the legs), easy to buy via web at their website even with credit card and much much more cheap than LAN. LAN was a total deception for me - extremelly rude staff, poor food even In international flights, no TV on board in one way of the international flights and very expensive flights for non-chileans paying with international credit card (they do have two different prices for national and international clients - try to see it using their ".cl" website). We've flyed in both in january 2013.

Are you in doubt? Give Sky Airline a try!

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He tenido muchos inconvenientes generados en los vuelos de Sky.

Yendo puntualmente a los problemas generados tanto a mi como a mi familia, les comento que el día 14 de junio a las 22,05 hs. tenia previsto viajar desde Buenos Aires hacia Santiago de Chile por Sky para luego conectar con Copa Airlines hacia Panama y luego a destino final Punta Cana.

En virtud de cancelarse el vuelo de Sky aduciendo problemas climatológicos que solo afectaron a dicha compania ya que un vuelo de Lan de origen Buenos Aires y destino Santiago de las 21,30 operó con normalidad, al igual que el resto de los vuelos de origen Buenos Aires visibles en las pantallas de Ezeiza; Sky modificó nuestro trayecto enviándonos tanto a mi como a mi esposa y mis hijos de 9 y 14 años en un vuelo que partió a las 8,00 AM del dia 15 de junio de Avianca hacia Bogotá y luego a Punta Cana, llegando a destino 8 horas después de lo previsto. En el trayecto mi hija de 9 años sufrió varios episodios de vómitos provocados por el stress del viaje.

Mas allá de este inconveniente que se tradujo en la perdida de un día de playa y el festejo de mi cumpleaños 40 junto a mis padres que habían ido de sorpresa a Punta Cana; lo peor de los inconvenientes se generaron en el viaje de regreso ya que Sky no aviso a Copa Airlines (Copa) de la modificación de mi vuelo de Ida con lo cual Copa dio de baja mis reservas de vuelta, quedándome sin viaje de regreso hasta Santiago de Chile. Debido a la buena voluntad de personal de Copa y a la disponibilidad de asientos en el vuelo que partió de Punta Cana a las 18,06 con destino a Panama, pudimos llegar a Panama pero en el aeropuerto de Tocumen nos anoticiamos que el vuelo hacia Santiago estaba sobrevendido con lo cual, hablando con Sky Buenos Aires y combinando con Copa pudimos pasar el vuelo para el dia lunes a las 18,36. Para ello tuvimos que hospedarnos en un hotel en Panama (Riande Aeropuerto), cenar en Panama y pasar una nueva situación de stress con los niños. A pesar de varios llamados a Sky Argentina en ningún momento nos brindaron respuesta sobre cuando harían el reembolso de nuestros gastos y en todo momento me indicaban que guarde los comprobantes de gastos pero sin asegurarme el reembolso.

Recién a las 11,20 del día martes 25 de junio, a mas de 40 horas de mi partida de Punta Cana y con mis hijos cansados, perdiendo días de colegio y tanto mi esposa como yo perdiendo días de trabajo finalizó mi odisea generada por innumerables errores de manejo de Sky y Copa Airlines. Al día de la fecha nadie se hizo responsable de mis gastos y perdida de tiempo.

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15. Re: Sky Airline Chile

They are the second airline in Chile and they are a very good airline. They only sell one way tickets, this means that if you want a round trip you only have to add two one way tickets, but LAN offers one way and round trip tickets; this implies that the one way tickets can be much more expensive comparing the Sky air tickets. On the other hand, LAN has more daily departures and they are the only airline with authorization to fly to Easter Island.

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I am Chilean and the company I work for has offices in many cities, some of them only served by SKY so we are forced to fly with them in those routes. We hated it. We have so many stories of delayed flights and zero costumer service that I would never fly SKY unless forced to. For my personal trips I always fly LAN even if I have to play more.

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17. Re: Sky Airline Chile

Have flown Sky twice, once was on time the other late because they waited for passengers who were running late.

All good if not in a hurry or have a connecting flight.

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@julia88840

You can check in 01 suitcase/bag in Sky and it shouldn't weight more than 20 kg. (44 lb). If it weights 20.5 kg they might let it pass, that will depend however on the good will of the person at the counter (and how closely their supervisor is enforcing this). SKY in general has cheaper rates than LAN so they try to make as much money through excess baggage charges as possible.

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20. Re: Sky Airline Chile

Good Morning,

Yes we used Sky airline 2 years ago and must say we were very happy with the flight, the service and all. Highly recommendable.

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