Resident only fares clarification for Aerolineas Argentina

oomotep

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I was looking to buy some round-trip domestic tickets within Argentina on the Aerolineas Argentina website, and on the last page before clicking buy this message popped up:

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I thought there was a new law that got rid of these "resident only" fares. Is this message just some leftover glitch on their website?

When I look at booking flights on the FlyBondi.com website, all the fares are the same and I don't see any "resident only" fares.

Has anybody booked these "resident only" fares on the Aerolineas Argentina website while not being a resident?

Thanks!
 

Rich One

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I was looking to buy some round-trip domestic tickets within Argentina on the Aerolineas Argentina website, and on the last page before clicking buy this message popped up:

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I thought there was a new law that got rid of these "resident only" fares. Is this message just some leftover glitch on their website?

When I look at booking flights on the FlyBondi.com website, all the fares are the same and I don't see any "resident only" fares.

Has anybody booked these "resident only" fares on the Aerolineas Argentina website while not being a resident?

Thanks!
Ask Ben
 

TheDonald

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Aerolineas is a corrupt, government-subsidized, socialist organization run by its unions that is poised for economic failure. Strikes are frequent, cancelations and delays are everyday occurrences. A pilot for American Airlines once told me he would never set foot on one of their planes. He said the maintenance was shoddy and the crew not up to standard. I will never fly Aerolineas.
 

elhombresinnombre

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Aerolineas is a corrupt, government-subsidized, socialist organization run by its unions that is poised for economic failure. Strikes are frequent, cancelations and delays are everyday occurrences. A pilot for American Airlines once told me he would never set foot on one of their planes. He said the maintenance was shoddy and the crew not up to standard. I will never fly Aerolineas.
Come on now, don't be shy.
You are amongst friends here so tell us what you really think.
 

Jerbo

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Aerolineas is a corrupt, government-subsidized, socialist organization run by its unions that is poised for economic failure. Strikes are frequent, cancelations and delays are everyday occurrences. A pilot for American Airlines once told me he would never set foot on one of their planes. He said the maintenance was shoddy and the crew not up to standard. I will never fly Aerolineas.
Macri has done all Argentines (except AA employees) and all visitors to Argentina a great favor by opening up the airline market to the low cost carriers. Many of my friends have tried the low cost carriers here and been very pleased. AAs has an unclear future given the certain capture of market share by the LCCs.

Many Argentines that I know are unfamiliar with their own country. The high cost and long duration of domestic travel are two reasons. To the extent the LCCs increase the consumer accessibility of intra-Argentine travel through lower costs and shorter travel times, I believe a greater spirit of Argentine patria will prevail.
 
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sts7049

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Aerolineas is a corrupt, government-subsidized, socialist organization run by its unions that is poised for economic failure. Strikes are frequent, cancelations and delays are everyday occurrences. A pilot for American Airlines once told me he would never set foot on one of their planes. He said the maintenance was shoddy and the crew not up to standard. I will never fly Aerolineas.
everyone has their own anecdotes. my company will not allow us to fly on any airline except LAN or AA, for me i find the AA fleet nicer so i go with them for work travel around the country. but even for personal trips i don't trust the LCCs. i also refuse to go to EPA.

edit to add - i largely agree with the first part of what you said, although i don't see how AA is any different than the others in this sense. everything here gets run by unions. and have you ever seen reliable timely flybondi flights?
 

ben

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I must say that as far as state airlines are concerned, you could do worse than Aerolineas.

They are usually on time, have a stellar safety record and even on routes where LAN flies compare favorably service wise. I have several clients who fly domestic frequently and refuse to fly with anyone except AR.

Even on international routes, AR beats AA service-wise hands down. Particularly if you’re flying with children. Argentines respect children and parents. Americans, and AA in general - how should I put this nicely? - do not.

The LCC’s, I don’t know where to start.
Flybondi has had a few close calls in just over a year of operating? I'd stay away.
The rest I'd be more comfortable with safety-wise, but can amateur hour in all sorts of small ways.
I refer to Andes and Norwegian, not so sure about Avianca.

Regarding the resident-only fares, they do still exist but are few and far between.
By all means purchase from an agent (ahem!) if you want to be absolutely positive regarding your trip, but generally speaking your odds are good.

Be careful luggage wise, every airline is different here and make sure you know what you’re getting. Again, an agent may be helpful with this.
 

oomotep

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Thanks for all the replies.

Would be nice to know from someone who has recently flown on a "resident only" Aerolineas Argentina flight bought through their website. Did you have any trouble during check in?


As far as FlyBondi, I flew them last year and they were fine. Super attentive flight attendants. On the other hand, my Aerolineas Argentina crew could have give zero fucks about anybody on the plane. Reminded me of United's crew :)

I'm just trying to get the cheapest flight price, and right now Aerolineas Argentina has it, but it has that warning message before purchasing.
 
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