All Antarctic flights are dependent on weather, runway conditions, and aircraft serviceability. Delays are a normal part of Antarctic travel. Roughly 64% of our passenger flights leave on the scheduled date or the night prior and 84% fly within 24 hours of the scheduled date. Based on these considerations, we have prepared the Advice When Purchasing Airline Tickets document below to give you further guidance on how to arrange your commercial flights to Chile.
We strongly recommend making both pre and post-trip hotel reservations in advance. While flight delays do occur, it is the busy season in Punta Arenas and hotels are often booked to capacity. Making post-trip reservations in advance is the only way to guarantee space in a specific hotel upon your return from Antarctica. In the event of a delay, our team in Punta Arenas will extend your hotel reservations. We cannot guarantee we’ll be able to keep you in the same hotel if they are at capacity but we will do our best to ensure you stay in the same or equivalent hotel. Please review our list of selected hotels in Punta Arenas and a map showing their proximity to our office.