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Falkland Islands (aka Malvinas)
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Most visitors reach the Falkland Islands by cruise ship. Many (but not all) Antarctic cruises stop at Falkland Islands for a day or two. There are only 2 or 3 flights a week to the Falkland Islands:
- LAN (a Oneworld airline) flies a once a week milk run to Mount Pleasant (other stops between Santiago and Mt Pleasant vary from time to time but always include Punta Arenas).
- The Royal Air Force has a once or twice a week flight from Brize Norton in UK to Mount Pleasant with fuel stop on Ascension Island which accepts limited numbers of civilian passengers. This flight is currently operated by Flyglobespan.
TIP Both flights operate with only one class of travel - economy.
TIP Fares on both LAN and RAF are high. The only way to save money is to fly LAN and book a long way ahead, get a points award or include as part of an around the world fare/South America pass.