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International conservationists have to travel a great deal. Over the years the members of our team have traveled to more than 100 countries, covering all continents. Usually our budgets are moderate, and we must really look for economic and yet practical ways to get to our destinations.

 

For years we have kept digital notebooks with information on flights and hotels that they have been using.  They are ripe and green and certainly not a recommendation. Some numbers and links may be outdated.

 

Most and for all, we made these notes for ourselves, so we can access them wherever we travel, whenever we need them. We thought we should share these with you, so we combined our notes on this page and put them on the net.

 

Dear visitor, our website gives you info about the Cuyabeno Park, our Cuyabeno Lodge, and Ecuador in general. Our lodge lies on a little seasonal island in the Cuyabeno Lake, which is the prettiest spot in the most beautiful Amazon park in all of South America.  Here you can find our program and our prices. Our website has hundreds of high-resolution pictures of Cuyabeno and Ecuador, with thumbnails that open by clicking on them. Give our pages a if you love our pictures or find our info useful. That way you help others finding those pages too. 

 

A quick overview of airline phone numbers and websites

There are phone numbers for airlines that fly to and from and within the USA, and a list of names of budget airlines that operate mostly within Europe. There is a fairly exhaustive list of ticketing websites for the Netherlands, some for Germany, one for the UK and a wide variety for worldwide and the USA. On flights, we recommend you not only use the general booking websites, but also check the airline website, and even call them. Booking by phone varies greatly with the agent answering your call. If you are lucky and have an experienced and helpful agent, he/she might get you a better deal. It's always worth trying.

 

When investigating, open the flights you are interested in different tabs, so you don't lose them and can  compare them later.

If you want to travel with a paper ticket, always go through a travel agent nearby. It's worth the extra $75. For e-tickets, you are usually better off booking over the web. Agents nowadays rarely match those prices, and always have to charge you $50 to $100 booking costs. Moreover you won't have to sit at the phone or in their office for an hour to listen what they see on their screen while you could perfectly well read that information yourself from your computer at home. 

 

If you go through a travel agent, make sure beforehand to ask how much their booking fee is. Moreover, travel agents like to charge you twice or three times. For instance, if the first part is with airline X, they will charge you a booking fee; the next part is with airline Y, again, etc. If that is their intention, it may be worth your while to either negotiate or find someone else to do your booking. Never go to a travel agent before having done your homework on-line, so that you have an idea of what the price should be. Be aware that travel agents have no interest to find you the cheapest ticket, but rather to sell you the ticket which is the easiest for them to find.

 

International booking websites

We have been finding that Kayak has been giving slightly cheaper prices (differences of 10 - 30 dollars) http://www.kayak.com. It searches the prices of quite a variety of web-booking sites all at the same time. It may be a good idea to at least check it to see what it comes up with. But we found it EXTREMELY UNSATISFACTORY for the actual booking: we recently used it and ended up getting a booking from AIRFARE.COM. This company has outrageously steep date change costs and extremely bad service in case of a weather related delay with a connecting flight. We ended up losing the money of the entire booking!

If you read the conditions of AIRFARE.COM you will probably decide to NEVER BOOK ON AIRFARE.COM. So after having checked you may want to go to the cheapest website listed on your Kayak search and book there or check the recommended flight directly from the airline and book it there, which by equal pricing is usually more reliable for changes than through one of the intermediary booking services.


Another website that does the same is:
http://www.answers.travel/
One first has to register and then log in (I find that annoying, but I guess its only once). After filling out destination and dates, you have to click on each site button individually. You may also like to check:

http://www.sidestep.com which claims to do the same is. If it is true, then this seems to be the more user-friendly one, but you don't get to see if it really goes through all the other sites, it just lists the results. A relatively new kid on the block is http://www.cheapoair.com, which seems to work with lots of budget airlines, so that certainly is worth checking out. 

 

Web designs continuously change, and ticket prices often vary by the hour, so you may want to try several websites and actually call airlines before actually booking for a trip.

 

For travelers from the USA, the biggest one is ORBITZ: http://www.orbitz.com. We find it a bit more user-friendly than most other on-line booking sites, but in may not always have the cheapest deals. It only books flight departing from the USA and I think only for itineraries of 30 days and under. Also rather poor performance for flights with a departure date of less than 7 days from now. But since we use this one a lot, we know its flaws best. We are sure, that many others have similar weaknesses.

Remember, each booking is an adventure of questionable fun. Moreover, the differences simply change over time. So you may try any selection of the following:
http://www.flights.com/
http://www.qixo.com
http://www.novatravel.com
http://tickets.priceline.com
http://www.expedia.com
http://www.travelocity.com/

http://www.cheattickets.com Customer service: 888-922-8849
http://www.bootsnall.com/
http://www.cheapticketscanada.com/  
http://www.hotwire.com/  (Have not used them for quite a while, but you can bid on a flight destination or hotels in the city of your destination, but then have to accept the airline and flying time offered to you) .
Ahhhh........... Don't forget to bookmark this page or put in into your Favorites. You may need it again in the future.

 

Some European booking websites:

http://www.Onetravel.com
http://www.attitudetravel.com
http://www.skyeurope.com/
http://www.buzzaway.com/
www.farebeater.com

http://www.jetonly.com/
http://www.corendon.com/

For those with flexible travel dates:

http://www.air-hitch.org  Air Hitch,
http://www.lastminute.com 

Around the World Tickets:

http://www.thetravelleruk.com/
http://www.bridgetheworld.com/
http://www.travelbag.co.uk/

Nederlandse ticketing websites:

http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/
http://www.vliegtarieven.nl
http://www.goedkoopopvakantie.com
http://www.waarheenwaarvoor.nl
http://www.vrijetijd.com
http://www.ltur-ams.com
http://www.vliegwinkel.nl  , +31 -20 - 7942183
http://www.seatonly.nl
http://www.cheaptickets.com

http://www.cheaptickets.nl
http://www.tickettracker.nl
http://www.atp.nl/
http://www.skyscanner.net/
http://www.vliegticketvergelijker.nl/
http://www.etn.nl/lcostair.htm
http://www.tickettracker.nl/
http://www.scandinavian.net 
http://www.lowcostairlines.nl  
http://www.kilroytravels.nl
http://www.elmarreizen.nl
http://www.d-reizen.nl
http://www.kras.nl
http://www.tui.nl/vliegtickets/
http://www.hollandinternational.nl/
http://www.wegolo.nl/
http://www.vluchtendiscounter.nl/
http://www.vliegticketvergelijker.nl/
http://www.bimanair.nl/
http://www.worldticketcenter.nl/
http://www.skybreakers.nl/

Belgische ticketing sites:

http://www.brusselsairport.be/#
http://www.airstop.be/

 

Deutsche sites:

http://www.gexx.de
http://www.ltur.de/
http://www.opodo.de/
http://www.statravel.de/
http://www.parken-und-fliegen.de/

 

Some European price-fighter airlines:

http://www.Ryanair.com 
http://www.airberlin.de/
http://www.easyjet.com/
http://www.airberlin.com/
http://www.budgetair.nl
http://www.skyeurope.com
http://www.welcomeair.com
http://www.flybmi.com
http://www.atlas-blue.com

 

We just came across a website with most European low cost airlines

Aegean Airlines: Flights within Greece (home base) and Greece to Western Europe
Aer Arann: Flights within Ireland and from Ireland to England, Scotland
Air 2000: Flights between England (home base Manchester) and Portugal, Spain
Air Baltic: Flights between home bases Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine
Air Berlin: Flights within Germany and from Germany (home base Berlin) to Austria, Cyprus, Egypt, England, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey
Air Finland: Flights within Finland (home base Helsinki) and from Finland to France, Italy, Spain
Air Scotland: Flights between Scotland (home base) and Spain
Air Service Plus: Flights between Italy (home base Pescara) and Brussels, Paris
Air Southwest: Flights within England
Alpi Eagles: Flights within Italy (home base Venice)
Baboo: Flights between Switzerland (home base Geneva) and Czech Rep., France, Italy, Spain
BelleAir: Flights from Italy to Albania, Greece, Turkey
Blue1: Flights within Finland and from Finland (home base Helsinki) to Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden
Blue Air: Flights between Romania (home base) and France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey
Blue-Express: Flights within Italy and Italy (home base Rome) to Austria, France, Germany, Libya
BMI Baby: Flights between England (home base) and Czech Rep., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Wales
British European: Flights between England and Channel Islands, France, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Ulster
BudgetAir: Flights between Ireland (home base Dublin) and France, Greece, Portugal, Spain
CentralWings: Flights between Poland (home base) and Czech Rep., England, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain
Clickair: Flights between Spain (home base Barcelona) and Czech Rep., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland
Condor: Flights from Germany to most European countries
Corendon: Flights between Netherlands and Turkey
Dau Air: Flights between Germany (home base Dortmund) and Poland, Switzerland
EasyJet: Flights between England (home base London) and Denmark, France, Greece, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Ulster
Evolavia: Flights between Italy (home base Ancona) and France, Russia, Spain
Excel Airways : Flights from England and Scotland to Egypt, France, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
Fare4U: Flights between Malta (home base) and London Stansted
Fly Dba: Flights within Germany and from Germany to France, Spain
Fly Me: Flights within Sweden (home base) and Finland
German Wings: Flights within Germany and from Germany (home base Cologne) to Austria, Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey
Globespan: Flights between Scotland (home base) and France, Italy, Spain
Hapag Lloyd Express : Flights within Germany (home base Cologne-Bonn) and from Germany to England, France, Italy, Spain
Helvetic Airways: Flights between Switzerland (home base Zurich) and Austria, Belgium, Spain
Iceland Express: Flights between Iceland (home base) and Denmark, England
InterSky: Flights between Austria (home base Wien) and France, Italy, Switzerland
Itali Airlines : Flights within Italy and Italy - Croatia v.v.
Jet2: Flights between England (home base Leeds-Bradford) and France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
LTU: Flights from Germany to most European countries
Meridiana: Flights within Italy (home base Florence) and from Italy to England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
Monarch Airlines: Flights between England (home base London-Luton) and Gibraltar, Portugal, Spain
My Travel Lite: Flights between England (home base) and France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
MyAir : Flights within Italy and between Italy (home base) and France, Romania and Spain
Nordic Airlink: Flights between Sweden (home base Stockholm) and Norway
Norwegian Air Shuttle: Flights within Norway (home base) and from Norway to England, Portugal, Spain
Pegasus Airlines: Flights within Turkey and Turkey - Germany v.v.
Ryanair: Flights between England (home base London-Stansted) and Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden
Scandjet: Flights between Sweden (home base) and Bosnia, Croatia
SkyEurope: Flights between Slovakia (home base Bratislava) and Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland
Smart Wings : Flights between Czech Republic (home base Prague) and Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland
Snalskjutsen: Flights within Sweden (home base) and from Sweden to France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland
SnowFlake Airlines: Flights from Denmark (home base Copenhagen) and Sweden (home base Stockholm) to Czech Rep., France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Turkey
Sterling : Flights between Denmark (home base Copenhagen) and France, Greece, Italy, Madeira, Norway, Spain, Sweden
Sun Express: Flights between Turkey (home base Antalya) and Austria, Germany, Switzerland
ThomsonFly: Flights between England (home base Coventry) and France, Italy, Jersey, Spain
Transavia: Flights between Netherlands (home base Amsterdam) and Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Virgin Express: Flights between Belgium (home base Brussels) and Denmark, England, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
VLM Airlines: Flights between Belgium (home base) and England, Germany, Guernsey, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg and Netherlands
Vueling Airlines: Flights within Spain (home base) and from Spain to Brussels, Paris
Windjet Vola: Flights within Italy (home base Sicily)
Wizz Air: Flights from Hungary (home base Budapest) and Poland (home base Katowice) to Czech Rep., England, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden


For more information and booking consult:  

Links to all airlines of the world can be found here:

http://www.kls2.com/airlines/

 

Airline phone numbers for  offices in the USA

(Some numbers have changed and some airlines no longer exist):

Action Air Lines 

800-243-8623

Active Aero

800-872-5387

Aer Lingus 

800-223-6537

Aero California

800-237-6225

Aero Continente

Aeroejecutivos

Aeroflot

888 686-4949

Aerolineas Argentinas

800-333-0276

Aeromexico

800-237-6639

Aeropostal

888-912-8466

Air Aruba

800-882-7822

Air Aurora

800-443-0478

Air Berlin

Air Botswana

800-518-7781

Air Caledonia

800-677-4277

Air Canada

888-247-2262

Air China

800-982-8802

Air Europa

888-238-7672

Air Fiji

877-air-fiji

Air France

800-237-2747

Air India

800-223-7776

Air Jamaica

800-523-5585

Air Madagascar

800-821-3388

Air Malta

800-756-2582

Air Mauritius

800-537-1182

Air Moldova

Air Namibia

800-626-4242

Air New Zealand

800-262-1234

Air North Airlines

800-764-0407

Air Pacific

800-227-4446

Air Portugal

800-221-7370

Air Sahara

877-572-4272

Air Sunshine

800-327-8900

Air Tahiti Nui

877-824-4846

Air Transat

800-388-5836

AirTran Airways

800-AIR-TRAN

Air Vanuatu

800-677-4277

Air Vegas

800-255-7474

Air Zimbabwe

800-742-3006

Alaska Airlines

800-426-0333

Alitalia

800-223-5730

All Nippon Airways

800-235-9262

Allegiant Air

888-594-6937

Aloha Air

800-367-5250

Ambassadair

800-225-9919

America West Airlines

800-235-9292

American Airlines

800-433-7300

American Trans Air

800-225-2995

Amerijet International Inc. 

800-927-6059

Arizona Express Airlines

866-435-9872

Asiana Airlines

800-227-4262

Atkin Air 

800-924-2471

Atlantic Airlines

800-879-0000

Atlas Air 

800-462-2012

Austrian Airlines 

800-843-0002

AviaCSA

888-528-4227

Avianca

800-284-2622

Aviateca

888-477-8222

Avioimpex - Interimpex

800-713-2622

Bahamas Air

800-222-4262

Balair/CTA

800-322-5247

Baltic Intl Airlines

800-548-8181

Bangkok Airways

866-226-4565

Bemidji Airlines

800-332-7133

Big Sky Airlines

800-237-7788

Bouraq Indonesia Airlines

British Airways

800-247-9297

British Midland

800-788-0555

Bulgaria Air 

BWIA International

800-538-2942

CanJet Airlines

800-809-7777

Cape Air

800-352-0714

Caribbean Star Airlines

866-864-6272

Cathay Pacific Airways

800-233-2742

Cayman Airways

800-441-3003

Century Airlines

800-541-0410

Chalk's Ocean Airways

800-4-CHALKS

China Airlines

800-227-5118

China Eastern Airlines

800-200-5118

China Southern

888-338-8988

Colgan Air

800-428-4322

Comair 

800-354-9822

Condor

800-524-6975

Continental Airlines

800.300.1547

Copa Airlines

800-359-2672

Corporate Express Airlines

800-661-8151

Corsair 

800-677-0720

Croatia Airlines

888-426-7628

Cyprus Airways

Czech Airlines 

(east coast) 800-223-2365

(west, mw) 800-628-6107

Delta Air Lines national

800-221-1212

Delta International

800-241-4141

DAC Air Romanian Airlines

DHL WorldWide Express

800-225-5345

Dragon Air

800-842-9911

Dutch Caribbean Airlines

800-327-7230

East Coast Flight Services

800-554-0550

EasyJet.com

Egyptair

800-334-6787

El Al Israel Airlines

800-223-6700

Emery Worldwide

800-367-3592

Emirates Air

800-777-3999

Ethiopian Airlines

800-445-2733

Estonian Air

800-397-1354

EVA Airways

800-695-1188

Evergreen International

800-345-5556

Fine Airlines

800-923-9222

Finnair

800-950-5000

First Air 

800-267-1247

Florida Coastal Airlines

888-435-9322

Frontier Airlines

800-432-1359

Garuda Indonesia

800-342-7832

German Wings

Germania Express

Ghana Airways

800-404-4262

Grand Aire Express

800-70-GRAND

Great Lakes Airlines

800-554-5111

Great Plains Airlines

866-929-8646

Gulf Air 

888-359-4853

Gulfstream Intl Airlines

800-992-8532

Hapag-Lloyd Express

Hawaiian Airlines

800-367-5320

Hewa Bora Airways

Hooters Air

888-359-4668

Horizon Air

800-547-9308

Iberia

800-772-4642

Icelandair 

800-223-5500

Indian Airlines

Interstate Jet 

877-359-4538

Island Air

800-323-3345

Japan Airlines

800-525-3663

Jet Airways (India)

866-835-9538

JetBlue Airways

800-538-2583

Jet Express

800-806-8833

JetsGo Airlines

866-440-0441

Kenmore Air

800-543-9595

Kenya Airways

866-536-9224

KLM

800-374-7747

Knight Air 

Korean Air

800-438-5000

Kulula Airlines

Kuwait Airways

800-458-9248

Lacsa Costa Rica

800-225-2272

LanChile Airlines

800-735-5526

Lauda Airlines 

800-588-8399

Leading Edge Air Logistics

800-552-5323

Lithuanian Airlines

877-454-8482

Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

800-327-3098

LOT Polish Airlines

800-223-0593

LTU International 

866-266-5588

Lufthansa

800-645-3880

Lynx Air International

888-LYNX-AIR

Malaysia

800-552-9264

Malev Hungarian 

800-223-6884

Martinair Holland

800-627-8462

Mesa Airlines

800-637-2247

Mesaba Airlines

800-225-2525

Mexicana 

800-531-7921

Middle East

Midway Airlines

800-446-4392

Midwest Airlines

800-452-2022

Miles Above 

800-469-6453

Monarch Airlines

Mongolian Airlines

800-642-8768

Nantucket Airlines

800-635-8787

Nature Air

800-235-9272

New England Airlines

800-243-2460

North American Airlines

North Vancouver Air

800-228-6608

Northwest Airlines

800-225-2525

Norwegian Air Shuttle

Olympic Airways

800-223-1226

Pacific Coastal Airlines

800-663-2872

Pakistan Intl Airline

800-221-2552

Pelita Air Service

Penair

800-448-4226

Philippine Airlines

800-435-9725

Polynesian Airlines

800-644-7659

Phnom Penh Airways

Qantas Airways

800-227-4500

Rover Airways Intl

800-828-4668

Royal Air Maroc

800-344-6726

Royal Jordanian Airlines

800-223-0470

Royal Nepal

800-266-3725

Royal Tongan Airlines

800-486-6426

Ryanair.com

Ryan International Airlines

800-727-0457

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

800-221-2350

Saudia Arabian Airlines

800-472-8342

Scenic Airlines

800-634-6801

Shuttle America

888-999-3273

Silk Air

Singapore Airlines

800-742-3333

SN Brussels Airlines 

Sol Air

866-476-5247

Solomon Airlines

800-677-4277

Song Delta Air

800-359-7664

South African

800-722-9675

Southeast Airlines

800-359-7325

Southwest Airlines

800-435-9792

Spanair 

888-545-5757

Spirit Airline 

800-772-7117

SriLankan

877-915-2652

Sun Country Airlines

800-752-1218

Sunflower Airlines, Fiji

800-707-3454

Suriname Airways

800-327-6864

SWISS 

877-359-7947

TACA Airlines 

800-400-8222

TAM - Brazilian Airlines

888-235-9826

TAME (Ecuadorian/Galapagos)

TAP Air Portugal

800-221-7370

Tarom Romanian Air Transpt

Thai Air

800-426-5204

Tower Air Greece

Transavia Airlines

Transbrasil

800-872-3153

TransMeridian Airlines

866-435-9862

Trans International Express

888-244-8922

Tropic Air

800-422-3435

Turkish Airlines

800-874-8875

Ukraine Intl Airlines

800-876-0114

United Airlines 

800-241-6522

US Airways

800-428-4322

USAir Shuttle

800-428-4322

USA 3000 Airlines

877-872-3000

Varig

800-468-2744

Vasp Brazilian Airlines

866-776-3869

Virgin Atlantic

800-862-8621

Virgin Blue 

Virgin Express 

VLM Airlines

WestJet Airlines

800-538-5696

Wind Jet

World Airways

800-967-5350

Yemen Airways

800-936-8300

Yugoslav Airlines (YAT)

 

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Fax: (703) 908-0332
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Cuyabeno Lodge / Neotropic Turis Office in Quito, Ecuador:

Shyris Park Building, Av. de los Shyris N36-188 & Av. Naciones Unidas, Office 608, 6th floor.

Phone: (++593) (0)(2) 292 6153

Cell (mobile) phone: (++593) (0)999 80 3395

Map:

Find it on the Quito Map Zoom in, it is a very detailed map!

Email:

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