We have a LAN flight from Miami to Guayaquil with a layover/connecting flight in Quito. We have now decided to spend a few days in Quito and then we will probably fly to Guayaquil or Manta and are going to spend a couple of weeks exploring the coast. Our return flight is out of Guayaquil direct back to Miami. I called LAN and they said I would be able to get my checked luggage in Quito (ie it would not be checked thru to Guayaquil) They said in any case I would have to go thru customs in Quito and would have to recheck my luggage... ie definitely would be no problem not continuing on to Guayaquil. I want to start making reservations and will not be able to cancel and change places we plan to stay starting with Quito and continuing on to the coast probably fly to Manta and work our way down coast to Guayaquil and catch our return flight. Does anyone know if it is true that we will definitely get our luggage in Quito with no problem.