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  1. jeff1234

    Understanding Argentine Thinking

    You reminded of an incident years ago. Having dinner with a small group including my usually easy going mother-in-law in Miami Beach. After eating we sat chatting for awhile. Then the waitress came over to tidy up the table and my MIL went batshit crazy yelling at her. She later explained...
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    Understanding Argentine Thinking

    Twice I've seen 40ish women having loud fits because they got up and left (once a ferry seat, once a gym mat) unattended and when they returned someone else was using it. Despite many mats and seats being available nearby they got very upset and made a scene, demanding their exact seat/mat be...
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    Flight cancelled? Don't ask for your money back or you'll lose!

    I had the same problem awhile back, began to take screen shots of the offerring and that was useful a couple of times. Same with hotel offerrings.
  4. jeff1234

    tax for foreigners

    Perhaps you should ask for advice on what cities might be worth exploring during your time outside Argentina given your interests and finances and schedule.
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    Any information on flights to Spain?
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    tax for foreigners

    If you are only making the trip to Buenos Aires a few times each year, why limit yourself to Colonia? When transportation returns to normal there will be a wide variety of places a few hours away by ferry or plane.
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    110 Voltage help

    Excellent advice Rich One. Just about two days too late for me. Fortunately the smell of smoke is pretty much gone.
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    US Embassy says Argentina under Level 4 Alert

    Unbelievable!!! State Department Sends Stranded Americans Note Saying U.S. ‘Cannot Guarantee Your Security’ En Route to Kabul Airport https://news.yahoo.com/state-department-sends-stranded-americans-195547568.html
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    US Embassy says Argentina under Level 4 Alert

    The U.S. Department of State is not only responsible for travel advice but for the nation's foreign policy and international relations. They are tragically incompetent at both.
  10. jeff1234

    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    I got Pfizer. Second at end of May. I think booster should be Oct/Nov. Good thoughts. Thanks. If I get the booster in the US I'd get a US certificate which might be more useful for travelling in the future, maybe. Also, even though I'm in a priority group I waited months for the first...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    Anybody thinking about going to the US for a booster shot? Our friends there are recommending that we (seniors) go but we're concerned about flights and US hospitals filling up.
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    We've been getting the notices 3-4 days before.
  13. jeff1234

    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    On one of my cancelled flights the AA rep made it clear that her instructions were to treat any flight that appeared on her screen as real. She had no information about previous cancelled flights or government authorized flights. All she knows is that when AA cancels it, then it wont appear...
  14. jeff1234

    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    Go to Miami. If you see that a flight is leaving tonight, get on the waitlist, check your bags and stand near the gate attendant. You'll have a chance of leaving.
  15. jeff1234

    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    Clearly you wouldn't be able to book return until a seat is available on an approved flight. But how is that different from currently? Good point, by accepting reservations the airlines are engaging with passengers rather than leaving the market to Aerolinas. But, after having two of my...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    They do have a choice, the airlines could only sell seats until 8/6. Most businesses don't sell products that they dont have. At least those passengers who get reservations on approved flights would know they are actually going to be travelling. And perhaps if passengers weren't distracted...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    How about if the airlines only took reservations on approved flights? Even with two weeks notice the flights would fill up. Who does the current system benefit where they accept reservations and charge credit cards for flights that has not been approved?
  18. jeff1234

    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    I don't know if this will help anyone but I've heard of several instances where getting waitlisted and being ready to go has helped travellers to get on flights.
  19. jeff1234

    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    A family member just had her Aug 2 flight home cancelled. She is comfortable, staying with relatives but I feel bad for all the thousands of stranded people who are paying for hotels and restaurants, missing work, away from their family. The airlines are losing patience with flights being...
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    When I re-enter Argentina with my new iPhone, will the aduana charge me

    Many trips, never asked about my devices.
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