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(This answer will become invalid for trips commencing after LATAM leaves oneworld.) Answer. Yes, but you have to purchase a particular fare that is not usually advertised (a oneworld global explorer fare, sometimes called a xGLOBx fare, to be distinguished from the more usual oneworld explorer fare, an xONEx). Any competent travel agent can arrange this ...


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I can (from personal experience) confirm that it is absolutely possible to walk around the island at night alone. However, please inform your hosts before you leave and also inform them where you plan to wander around. Just in case. There are some closed areas which are only accessible with guides though (nature preservation and archeological sites), so ...


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The reason why you're seeing exorbitant rates on one-way tickets is because most one-way ticket buyers are businessmen who are price-insensitive. The reasonable approach (employed by many businessmen as well) is to buy a return ticket and throwaway the other leg. This is called throwaway ticketing. A return flight in September on the PPT-IPC route comes out ...


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I was in the airport on Easter Island in August of 2015. The only airline counter there is LAN (LATAM). No other airlines have any facilities. LAN offers daily flights from Santiago and weekly (some web sites say twice a week) from Tahiti. These are your only options. The Wikipedia page for the airport says there is seasonal service (also by LAN) from Lima ...


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The bottleneck isn't the WiFi, but the connection between the island and the rest of the world. I develop an Internet-enabled product and we have a client on Easter Island. I'm given to understand that the entire island shares the equivalent of a 3G connection. I don't recall exact figures from our network logs for latency and throughput, but they're pretty ...


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According to this website from an independent travel guide: The mobile phone signal on the island only works in Hanga Roa and not always correctly. Cuts in calls or coverage failures are common. Timidly it is extended to other places of the island like Rano Raraku, and it is hoped that soon it will be able to arrive at Anakena beach. In the (presumably) ...


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(as of 2017) As far as I can see, there's no cable going to Easter Island, so it is satellite broadband (4G) https://www.ses.com/case-study/entel (mirror) It should be robust, but not speedy.


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Gate cutoff times do vary from flight to flight and from airline to airline. For most airlines it's 15-20 minutes but can be substantially longer of there is "special factor" involved. These could be: extra doc/visa check at the gate, security at the gate, bus instead of a jet bridge etc. These factors are hard to predict and can vary even for the same ...


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