i have read a ton of posts in the Peru forum about Taca vs. LAN and it seems TACA wins out in every way.
i am confused though as when i go to book a flight via taca.com to Cuzco it clearly states that i will be charged at $178 fee at the airport if i choose the PROMO flight. some people have posted that TACA does not charge this?
So, my questions would be:
1. has anyone booked via TACA, chose the cheapest price and then charged $178 at the airport?
2. if you were charged was it $178 once from Lima or were you charged $178 each way?
3. TACA also offers an ACCESS flight that is $148, based on the message i received prior to proceeding to the booking page the $178 fee does not apply to this flight, correct?
For your reference below is the exact message received when I attempted to book with TACA:
"The price of our PROMO fare in the route you selected (Lima to Cuzco) is exclusive to residents of Peru. If you are not a resident of Peru and purchase this Fare Family, you will need to pay a fee of $178.50 at the airpor the day of your trip. This fee doesn't apply for the rest of the Fare Families."
Once on the booking page there are 6 fare types: PROMO, ACCESS, BENEFIT, FLEXIBLE, PREMIUM, ELITE. Are each of these a different "Fare Family"?