Upon arriving at the airport in Cusco to head back to Lima and then to LAX, we found out that our flight had been canceled and we’d been moved to a flight 3 hours later which meant we missed our connection in Lima to head home. Annoyed and frustrated, we got our flights changed for the following day and spent the next 2 hours in the airport lounge figuring out all the details of the change. We had to find a hotel in Lima, get transport from the airport, move our connections from LAX to Portland and move our hotel in LA to the following day. All in all, it was stressful and a lot of issues caused from that one canceled flight. But we got it taken care of and headed off for an unexpected afternoon in Lima.
(Side note on the travel issues – we had travel insurance and I actually just received their answer the other day, denying our claim for any help on this. So just a heads up, always have a little bit of extra money ready if needed for things like this because even travel insurance isn’t always helpful).
Upon arrival in Lima, we checked in to the JW Marriott in the Miraflores neighborhood since we’d love the JW Marriott in Cusco and this property was no different – we loved it! It was the perfect location for a low key afternoon in Lima. We headed out for lunch and to explore the area a bit before heading back to our room and having an early evening in before leaving the following morning. And while it was a hassle that we ended up having to stay in Lima, we at least got to see a little bit of the city and enjoy an afternoon there, so in the end, it worked out.
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Christine Everyday says
What a neat place! I love the fountain.
It was such a cool little spot in Lima!
Emily Abernathy says
I love Miraflores and the Larcomar mall area! Great pictures. 🙂
It’s such a cool area!
Tori M says
I’m looking at purchasing travel insurance for our Europe in a couple months because I thought it covered things like that (if flights cancelled, covering hotels, etc). Out of curiosity, what company do you use and why did they deny it? I’m trying to figure out how worth it purchasing would be and/or how much coverage to get.
I thought it did too but it took forever (like 2+ months after our trip to get an answer) and they said that because it was a separate carrier that canceled the flight and they did move us to another one, they wouldn’t cover, which is really annoying. We used World Nomads but they go through another carrier for claims and they were not good to work with and I won’t use them again. From now on, I don’t know that I’d even do travel insurance as I feel like you’re not really getting anything in the end (at least in my experience) due to flight issues – I think maybe if there was a health issue it would be different, but I don’t know.
Tori M says
Wow! I don’t think it should matter who cancels, you had to move everything! That’s terrible. Thanks for the info though. It will make me double think about what kind of coverage they are listing.
Yea, I wasn’t very happy and won’t use that company again!