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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$751 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$264 or less

Good deal one-way

$128 or less

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Top airlines flying from Illinois to South America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,392 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Tv dont work in a fly of 4hr 30 min"

Cons: "Was 2hrs behind schedule"

Cons: "This flight was very delayed"

Pros: "Free wireless"
Cons: "I'm not in Charlotte"

Pros: "Service was awesome, 100% recommended"

Cons: "Everything could have been better. Flight delayed 3 hours due to JetBlue schedule mismanagement. No consideration for elderly when we had to change gates across airport. Poor communication on flight updates. And then as a perk to make up for delays, tried to sell us a credit card. Just Awful."

Cons: "The food can be better."

Pros: "Nice room"
Cons: "Food service"

Pros: "crew was friendly enough, provided the bare minimum of service"
Cons: "running water in the bathrooms hot coffee and tea"

Pros: "Unbelievable for the price."
Cons: "Nothing bad to say."

Cons: "Left very late because of delayed inbound flight and need for deicing."

Pros: "The rescheduling of my flight via a phone call"
Cons: "The delay of course"

Cons: "My first flight was delayed an hour due to pilot error (we left the gate on time, but sat on the tarmac for an hour). This caused me to miss my connecting flight, which stranded me at JFK because they only had one flight per day to my destination. JetBlue's customer service told me I could not reach my destination until the next day, which was unacceptable (I had a morning interview). In fact, the only thing they said they could do was *PARTIALLY* refund my ticket, even though they stranded me in a completely different city. They also said I would "be able to" book a new flight with a different carrier, which cost roughly $400, using my own money. In the end, I spent about an hour talking with customer service until they were "nice enough" to do a partial refund with an additional credit equaling the remainder of my $400 ticket to fly with them in the future. It was still a very poor interaction with customer service."

Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Took 3+ hours to get in the plane"

Cons: "The cabin crew was a little lacking and the captain did not mentioned that we had landed almost a full hour later than scheduled."

Pros: "Pilot’s smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "The weather haha."

Pros: "It was a great trip for the cost."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "I liked that the pilot was able to make up some time because our flight was delayed over one hour in Chicago."
Cons: "The notification that the flight was boarding early. I enabled notifications and still did not receive notification that the plane was boarding."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Being delayed from 6am to 1:30pm"

Pros: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes at takeoff but landed when it was scheduled, so it was fine. Flight attendants didn’t make you stay in your seat, so you could use the lavatory. A fine, uneventful flight. Free WiFi. Snacks. Drinks. Fairly comfortable seats with decent legroom."
Cons: "Wish the seats in front of the emergency exit reclined."

Pros: "Seat space for each passenger"

Pros: "Turbulence, wait time before landing and staying still for long periods on bothends"

Pros: "crew was supportive. wifi in the flight"
Cons: "the wait time and the boarding, off boarding of the flight. No electricity in the aircraft."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "IT WAS TWO BOURS LATE!"

Pros: "How easy it was to board"
Cons: "When I asked if there was any chance I could sit with my family they were nice enough to change are setting. Just a thought if the setting is random when you check in for your flight somewhere the computer should at least work with putting the last names together just a thought."

Pros: "Cheerful, efficient service. No hidden costs. Free gate to gate WiFi. Comfortable seats. Never flown them before and they are now at the top of my list."
Cons: "Nothing yet."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Flight was very late leaving Chicago. We sat on the plane for quite a while (over 30 min) shut up tight with little air circulation AND no information about why we were not leaving the gate. Flight crew were not very friendly - almost "marched" up and down the aisle and barked at people."

Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, nice choice of snacks and beverages. The JetBlue app is very useful."
Cons: "My in flight entertainment never worked. All I had available to look at was the JetBlue commercial channel showing me all of the entertainment I wasn’t able to watch. Not even the live view map worked. One of the attendants said something about resetting the system but I didn’t notice a change. I said something to one of the attendants a little later and she tried doing a reset again, but still no success. I could see other screens working fine and people were watching various programs while I just stared at a static map of the continental United States. Oh well, at least I was able to stream Netflix because of the free inflight WiFi."

Pros: "comfortable seats TV great beverages--actually get can or bottle"
Cons: "when we checked it, did not put us together"

Cons: "We arrived later for almost 2 hours"

Pros: "I dont usually fly, staff was friendly and helpful, made my experience less stressful."

Pros: "Our flight attendant Jeramy was FABULOUS!!"

Pros: "It was the very best ever. I loved the way they all took such good care of me"

Cons: "No movies just Direct TV."

Pros: "The comfort of the seats are amazing. I was able to sleep through almost all of the flight."

Pros: "No gate, waited 2 hours in plane"

Pros: "Everything is ok"
Cons: "Not a thing"

Cons: "When I scanned my boarding pass the Jetblue staff member told me my carry on was too big and had to be checked. This was puzzling to me because I travel often and do not have a problem with that bag. As I was sitting on the plane I saw everyone's bag's were bigger especially the man next to me. His was significantly larger and he had a large duffle bag between his legs causing him to manspread into my area. and yet i was told "make sure your purse is under the seat" seriously?! What about his giant duffle bag and huge carry on roller?!"

Cons: "I missed my flight i spend longer than an hour in the line to get to the gate they never call for passengers or call names they were selling the tickets to other people didn't wait for people who got their tickets in advance, they say is not our fault that all those people missed the flight we not giving any compensation or hotel, I had to come back to New York paid for hotel and without my luggage worse experience in my life."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. Thank you!"

Cons: "Turbulence was terrible, understand that is not JetBlue issue - wanted to note."

Pros: "Captain and crew"
Cons: "Luggage handling"

Pros: "Crew was happy and friendly"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything"

Pros: "They refund me the money"
Cons: "I almost lost my international connection, had to pay double to get my destination on time"

Pros: "Ez check in with kiosk"
Cons: "I would like to see an organic food option, even with a fee if necessary. Recommendation, fruit like banana or apple. Certified organic."

Pros: "Boarding system efficient. Lots of leg room. Choice of snacks. Good service."

Pros: "This was my first time with JetBlue and I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the plane. It was pretty comfortable"

Pros: "Friendly staff and the on board entertainment and snacks"
Cons: "The last time I took JetBlue the flight was delayed by almost 3 hours"

Pros: "L.L Bean crew was amazing!! The tv channels and movies!!"

Cons: "Spirit Airlines are a collection of thieves who use bait and switch tactics and bully their customers while they are travelling."

Pros: "My bag came out really fast. Boarding on and off was a breeze."
Cons: "Paying for baggage when I could have just carried on."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was trying to save money for the church , but it cost me more then I had budget for"

Cons: "Had to pay $55 for my carry-on"

Cons: "Fee for baggage is ridiculous. Fee for baggage is ridiculous. Fee for baggage is ridiculous."

Cons: "Check in staff was very unprofessional. 3 delays!"

Pros: "Traveling with friends"
Cons: "Add on charges!"

Pros: "Seat 3D was larger size seat"
Cons: "Idiots seating behind me were loud"

Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "seat more comfortable than most airlines"

Cons: "... and they charge a penalty if you go to their counter first without going first to the check-in kiosk? Cheaper, sure, but totally lacks class"

Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Expensive bag check fees of $52 across the board, even though signs listed a variable scale based on weight that would have been cheaper. Apparently that's only available if you check in early and weigh your bags yourself or something, IDK..."

Pros: "If your looking for a cheap affordable means of flying then spirit is the perfect option."
Cons: "Spirit does not have many options per day, on average only one or two to each destination so your options are limited. They do not give you the ability to have your boarding pass emailed to you, you can only access it directly from their website. And your almost guaranteed to arrive at your destination later than expected because their flights are so often delayed."

Pros: "Reshedule"
Cons: "Poor services"

Cons: "Late boarding, lack of communication, terrible seat that did not recline"

Cons: "Spirit airlines employees are not friendly and difficult to deal with. Were not accommodating"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Spirit does not participate in TSA Precheck"

Cons: "Delayed for no reason"

Pros: "Arrived in one piece."
Cons: "Seat space nonexistent and they can't move back."

Pros: "We did opt for extra leg room with an added charge."

Pros: "Love the low cost"
Cons: "wish I could use the TSA pre-screen and get one free carry-on"

Cons: "Delay to taxi down but the rest was good"

Pros: "Free upgrade to emergency row."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Liquor, cat boarding on plane."
Cons: "Someone threw up. Had to switch flights"

Pros: "Luckily sitting by good people"
Cons: "Beer was warm and $7"

Cons: "My luggage was damaged"

Pros: "The plane looked brand new! Plenty of room! Friendly staff! We could even understand and hear the safety instructions! (Yes, even after flying several times I still pay attention to them.)"

Pros: "I didn't like anything"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "People"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Solicitation for credit card"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I didn't like anything"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "They were able to switch us to emergency row seating."
Cons: "Too expensive for everything. No room at all for anything. Super uncomfortable"

Cons: "It was delayed so long that they canceled it"

Cons: "NO TSA PRECHECK"

Pros: "I love everything"

Pros: "It's was late"
Cons: "Sprit counter employee are very rude"

Cons: "It was cancelled."

Pros: "We made it in 1hr and 15minuted"
Cons: "No room to stretch. Very close to others which is very uncomfortable."

Cons: "They lost $1500 of music gear of mine!!"

Pros: "Very cheap way to go if you don't have luggage to check. And if you bring your own snacks!"
Cons: "My seat and another passenger's seat were both double booked! Never seen that happen before."

Cons: "Ridiculous baggage charges. Paying to get a seat assigned? Really, doesn't the ticket price include that. Low cost mantra is a farce when all costs are considered."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "delayed"

Pros: "Price was good and everyone was friendly"
Cons: "No room to move"

Pros: "The Spirit woman at check in walked me and several older women through the new security check @ OHare. She helped us to simplify the process."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Every thing is very good"

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Illinois to South America

Airlines flying from Illinois to South America have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Illinois to South America

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Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Illinois to South America

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