Caught a bus very early in the morning to Santiago. Our travel alarm worked! We connected with another bus to Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benitez. Flew Sky Airline to Punta Arenas. Spectacular view of the Strait of Magellan form our airplane window. We were landing at relatively the same latitude south of the equator as we lived north.
It was extremely windy when we arrived at Aueropuerto Presidente Carlos Ibanez del Campo outside of Punta Arenas. Walking to our hostel in Punta Arenas after being transferred by bus from the airport was difficult.