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Has anyone purchased tix from Star Peru recently?

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I am trying to purchase a ticket for my nephew to fly Lima to Cusco to Puerto Maldonado to Lima. I searched flyer talk (?) for suggestions. It came back with trying trafico peru or despegar.com.

My first attempt with despegar came back with $494, that got cancelled and I had to call them (with help from a colleague who speaks Spanish). Because I am not a resident of Peru, they quoted $715. From everyhing I'd read, Star Peru didn't charge an additional fee for non residents. Have they changed their policy?

Trafico Peru came back with a slighly lower price if I sent a check via Western Union and only a $10 difference between Lan and Star Peru. Am I doing something wrong?
My next attempt will be to contact a travel agency. Any advise?

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