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U.S. to Cusco - Issues w/ Long Layover in Lima Airport?

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U.S. to Cusco - Issues w/ Long Layover in Lima Airport?

Booking round trip to Cusco, Peru from U.S. Irregardless of airline/flights pretty much all of them get you to Lima (from US) in early AM hours. From there it's a 6-7 hour layover before morning domestic flights to Cusco start up...

I presume one clears customs in Lima (and re-checks bags if necessary). Find your next gate and maybe nap for the remainder of the night/morning.

QUESTION: When getting to the domestic flight gate in Lima after customs - are domestic flight gates in a 'secure' area? One that you can safely flop down on while you wait w/o the worry of say a pickpocket or something in case you dose off?

QUESTION: Hotels in Cusco allow you to check-in early or drop bags for safe storage early and come back later in day for check-in?

(Traveled a bit in S. America (not Lima) decades ago (pre-9/11) - generally had few problems but crowded airports did pose some security issues back then)

Thanks!

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1. Re: U.S. to Cusco - Issues w/ Long Layover in Lima Airport?

* yes, you will have to go through immigration & customs in Lima, collect your bags & check for your next flight to Cusco.

* Of course "flight gates" are in secured area. There is no issues with Pickpocketing, but you still need to watch your belongings as in any other airport.

* Hotel early check-in will depend on the hotel & your room being available. But in any case hotels offer free luggage storage.

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2. Re: U.S. to Cusco - Issues w/ Long Layover in Lima Airport?

There are better layover options. We took AA from Miami and landed about 6am and got a flight to Cusco on LAN maybe 3 hours later. Definitely less than 6-7 hours.

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