I read this the other day on a blog (can't remember which one-AJ's or Joel's, sorry). Lan Chile charges different prices depending on whether you can read Spanish or not. I couldn't quite believe it at first but then i remembered what my brother told me the other week when he said he wanted to book flights down to Puerto Montt on his visit here in January-that the prices were absurdly expensive. I just did a little test on lan.com. Flying to Arica on December 13th and back to Santiago on the 17th.
In Spanish, it costs $146,000 pesos. That's about us$300. In English it costs us$604. Double.
That's outrageous and i urge any reader to bombard Scam Chile with emails complaining about this pathetic attempt to rip off unsuspecting tourists. Email them at this linkand tell them what you think: