Argentina's flag-carrier airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, was established in 1949 and offers domestic and international flights from its two main hubs in Buenos Aires. Domestic flights typically depart Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and international flights depart Ministro Pistarini International Airport, known locally as Ezeiza International Airport.
Aerolineas Argentinas is a state-owned airline headquartered in Buenos Aires and services 58 destinations all across Argentina and many countries in South America including Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay, as well as major cities in Europe, Africa, and Australia.
With a fleet of 56 consisting of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Aerolineas Argentinas is considered a very safe airline, and it is also a member of the SkyTeam Alliance. Aerolineas Argentinas carries over 14 million passengers annually and offers a frequent flyer program called Aerolineas Plus. Aerolineas Plus offers passengers incentives, such as earning miles for every flight with Aerolineas Argentinas, as well as some SkyTeam Alliance partner airlines.
Flights over 2 hours in duration offer in-flight meal services, and Aerolineas Argentinas has in-flight entertainment options on large screens for all cabin classes. Few Aerolineas Argentinas flights offer free or paid WiFi services.
There is an Aerolineas lounge at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, called Salon Condor, which offers a relaxing ambience, children's facilities, a business center, and showers, among other amenities.
Save time by checking into Aerolineas Argentinas flights ahead of time online via mobile or computer devices. Check-in is possible between 48 hours and 55 minutes before domestic flights and between 24 hours and 70 minutes before international flights. Aerolineas advises that passengers arrive 2 hours before domestic departures and 2.5 hours before international departures.
Business Class passengers are allowed 3 pieces of checked luggage, each weighing no more than 23 kg/ 50 lbs. The carry-on luggage allowance is 1 piece, weighing no more than 10 kg/ 22 lbs, and 1 personal item such as a handbag, no more than 3 kg/ 6.6 lbs.
Club Condor Class
The checked luggage allowance for Club Condor Class is 3 pieces, each weighing no more than 23 kg/ 50 lbs. Passengers can also bring 1 piece of carry-on luggage weighing no more than 10 kg/ 22 lbs, and 1 personal item such as a handbag, no more than 3 kg/ 6.6 lbs.
Club Economy Class/ Premium Economy
The checked luggage allowance for Club Economy/ Premium Economy Class on domestic flights is 1 piece weighing no more than 23 kg/ 50 lbs. International flights allow 2 pieces, each no more than 23 kg/ 50 lbs. Passengers can also take 1 piece of carry-on luggage weighing no more than 10 kg/ 22 lbs and 1 personal item such as a handbag, weighing no more than 3 kg/ 6.6 lbs.
The Economy Class checked luggage allowance for domestic flights is 1 piece weighing no more than 15 kg/ 33 lbs, and international flights allow 1 piece, no more than 23 kg/ 50 lbs. 1 carry-on luggage piece of no more than 8 kg/ 17.6 lbs and 1 personal item no more than 3 kg/ 6.6 lbs is also allowed.
Carry-on luggage must be within the dimensions of 35 x 25 x 55 cm/ 13 x 9 x 21 in, and the personal item within 30 x 15 x 40 cm/ 11 x 5 x 15 in.
Oversized or excess luggage such as musical or sporting equipment may or may not be considered part of the allowed luggage. It is best to check specific details on the Aerolineas Argentinas website. Excess luggage can be purchased ahead of flight departure for a discounted fee, and excess baggage is charged per extra piece. Those traveling to South American countries or who have Promo fare tickets should also check the baggage allowance for their flight route carefully, as the luggage allowance for these tickets can be different. Those traveling with children should be aware that Aerolineas Argentinas offers infants not occupying a seat an additional 1 piece of luggage no more than 10 kg/ 22 lbs, with the sum of dimensions not exceeding 115 cm/ 45 in. This includes foldable pushchairs, strollers or car seats. Aerolineas Plus members who have Platinum, Gold, Elite, and Elite Plus SkyTeam status are allowed 1 additional piece of luggage with the same weight as the regular luggage allowed for their fare type.