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 Post subject: Cheap flight from Europe to Venezuela / Caracas / Porlamar ?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:11 pm 
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Hi,

any advice on whats the cheapest way to fly to Caracas/ Porlamar from anywhere in Europe?

Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap flight from Europe to Venezuela / Caracas / Porlam
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:01 pm 
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This used to work, not sure if they closed this loophole. If you have a friend of confidence in Venezuela, have him/her buy you the ticket in Ven with bolivars with Santa Barbara Airlines. A condition is that the ticket to be at the counter in Madrid. Bring in your Euros and sell them for the open market rate, pay your friend in Bolivars (or Euros at open exchange rate) for the ticket, and you'll have lots of Bolivars left over for hotel/dinners/drinks.

This works because the government has exchange controls in place that give preferential dollars/euros to companies like the airlines. The street exchange is at least double the preferential, so your tix will be subsidized by the government. Every now and then they crack down on the practice, but I keep hearing people get away with it.

Caution, once you have Bolivares, figure on spending them because re-converting them to Euros is often a matter of finding another person coming in with Euros looking for a street exchange rate.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap flight from Europe to Venezuela / Caracas / Porlam
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:34 pm 
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look into charter flights to margarita or caracas from places like germany, netherlands or UK is your best bet. CONDOR flies for about 1500US return i hear.
Also check venezuelan airline CONVIASA .. i think they from madrid.
the change control thing doesnt work as well as in years past due to ven. government charging huge airport taxes to airlines. That said i am sure there are some deals around.
As far as i know you can no longer buy flights from venezuela agency with bolivares to venezuela originating from out of venezuela.
... 2 years ago my wife and i flew to NZ from Caracas for about 1300US$(return for both of us!) , now that same flight is around 7000US$ .... (tickets brought with Bs from venezuela and leaving)
I know several travel agents who are very reliable , if you PM me i can put you in touch if you want to see what they can do.
Take large cash bills (50's and 100's) to venezuela and change there (with someone you know well and trust). forget the bank card or it will be VERY expensive.
Good Luck.

http://caribbeankiting.blogspot.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap flight from Europe to Venezuela / Caracas / Porlam
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:17 pm 
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Ok thanks, Ill look into that. What If I fly from the US? What airlines fly from lets say NY to Venezuela?


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap flight from Europe to Venezuela / Caracas / Porlam
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:59 am 
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For those who need cheap flights from Europe to Venezuela: http://www.venezuelanature.com/flights/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap flight from Europe to Venezuela / Caracas / Porlam
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:04 pm 
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the best deal is if you have someone you know in Venezuela...a friend of mine who lives on Isla Margarita just told me, for friends he buys the ticket there, and pays only 700 USD !

Official exchange rate 1 USD = 8.5 B. Black market 1:20....


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap flight from Europe to Venezuela / Caracas / Porlam
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:29 am 
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Hi. I run crudokite.com con Venezuela.

I buy tickets form foreigners all the time.

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