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Old Nov 27, 18, 11:19 am
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9:17pm flight

I apologize if this has already been answered, but I haven't seen this info so far in the threads that I have been reading.

I have a 9:17pm flight from EZE and am staying near the San Martin metro station. What time should I leave my hotel (I'll have my room as late as I need)? I am thinking that cab is the best way to get to the airport but I'll be in rush hour traffic or is there a better way at this time of the day?
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Old Nov 27, 18, 11:30 am
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Standard advice for the evening flights to the USA is to leave downtown BsAs up to four hours in advance to allowed for traffic jams, blocked roads, and long lines at EZE. Of course, this depends somewhat on whether you have access to elite check in lines and lounges at EZE, although don't expect great lounges.

If this is the DL nonstop to ATL, there's a separate check in area for DL with separate lines for SkyPriority (which you have as a PM) and I've never had to wait more than about five minutes. After passport control and security, it's not a particularly long walk to the gate that DL uses. Very close to the gate, there's a big new AR lounge and a big new AmEx Centurion lounge facing each other on the mezzanine level, almost looking down over the DL gate. Both of them are OK and seem to have adequate seating, but IME wild children running loose and screaming. F&B is disappointing and definitely worse than DL SCs unless you have the Centurion card for access to the inner sanctum with food served from a menu and good champagne.
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Old Nov 27, 18, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by localady View Post
I apologize if this has already been answered, but I haven't seen this info so far in the threads that I have been reading.

I have a 9:17pm flight from EZE and am staying near the San Martin metro station. What time should I leave my hotel (I'll have my room as late as I need)? I am thinking that cab is the best way to get to the airport but I'll be in rush hour traffic or is there a better way at this time of the day?
Taxi is the best way. It is a mess getting from Retiro area to the highway, due to a lot of construction. If you're on the highway by 5pm (weekday), it should typically take less than 45 minutes to EZE. Later? All bets are off. (It takes me 25 to 60 minutes and I'm right by the on ramp.) I'd allow 90 minutes to get to the airport and you'll probably be there in 60. (I'm figuring to allow 30 minutes Retiro to highway ramp - approx 4 km, and it will probably be less.)

EZE exit formalities can take about an hour after check in. Allow for this. It may be less. Unlikely to be more.
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Old Nov 27, 18, 12:04 pm
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I'll tag on to the OP's question: same thing - 9PM flight on a Saturday in mid-January EZE-GRU. What time should I leave the center?
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Old Nov 27, 18, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
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Standard advice for the evening flights to the USA is to leave downtown BsAs up to four hours in advance to allowed for traffic jams, blocked roads, and long lines at EZE. Of course, this depends somewhat on whether you have access to elite check in lines and lounges at EZE, although don't expect great lounges.

If this is the DL nonstop to ATL, there's a separate check in area for DL with separate lines for SkyPriority (which you have as a PM) and I've never had to wait more than about five minutes. After passport control and security, it's not a particularly long walk to the gate that DL uses. Very close to the gate, there's a big new AR lounge and a big new AmEx Centurion lounge facing each other on the mezzanine level, almost looking down over the DL gate. Both of them are OK and seem to have adequate seating, but IME wild children running loose and screaming. F&B is disappointing and definitely worse than DL SCs unless you have the Centurion card for access to the inner sanctum with food served from a menu and good champagne.
Thanks MSPEconomist

It is the Delta non-stop to ATL. From the Delta Website it looks like I'll have access to the AR lounge as PM and flying steerage. How is F & B generically at EZE? Any recommendations for a quick dinner at the airport? I like to eat early before the flight, skip the Delta meal and sleep...
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Old Nov 27, 18, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by localady View Post
Thanks MSPEconomist

It is the Delta non-stop to ATL. From the Delta Website it looks like I'll have access to the AR lounge as PM and flying steerage. How is F & B generically at EZE? Any recommendations for a quick dinner at the airport? I like to eat early before the flight, skip the Delta meal and sleep...
EZE is certainly not a dining destination. The most appealing looking place (I've never eaten there) is located at the foot of the "B" pier - not far from Gate 9. The AR lounge F&B was improved as compared to previous visits (October) but it certainly was no gor may experience.
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Old Nov 27, 18, 1:20 pm
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I hearfrom freinds in AA2000 that improvements are coming to F&B at EZE - mid december apparently but I wouldnt bet on the date
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Old Nov 27, 18, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by localady View Post
Thanks MSPEconomist

It is the Delta non-stop to ATL. From the Delta Website it looks like I'll have access to the AR lounge as PM and flying steerage. How is F & B generically at EZE? Any recommendations for a quick dinner at the airport? I like to eat early before the flight, skip the Delta meal and sleep...
I've noticed a variety of family-friendly type restaurants at EZE, but I've never considered eating there so I don't know. You should probably check out the lounge food first to see whether the free stuff is enough. Would a big late lunch work on your last day in BsAs?

Yes you will have access to the AR (departure) lounge at EZE as a SkyTeam ElitePlus (DM/PM/GM) traveling on a SkyTeam international itinerary. [You can verify this on the DL website using the lounge access drop down menu as well as on the SkyTeam website.] The lounge is clearly AR operated and not a contract lounge, so you should have access even on a basic economy ticket. IIRC I've just shown my boarding pass and passport to enter; I don't think you need a lounge invitation, but it might be good to ask at the check in counter just in case.

BTW, unless you're traveling during Christmas high season, I would think that a PM would have a good chance of a C+ "upgrade" (if you want it---watch out for being "upgraded" to a middle seat with more legroom) on the DL EZE flights as they don't seem to be elite heavy and often have lots of nonrevs in D1 and C+; I've also seem a lot of OPUPs as coach is often full. In that case, you would be served first and surely get your meal choice, so eating on board might not be bad. IME the FAs on these routes tend to get meals out quickly, but my experience is in business class and not around this time of year.
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Old Nov 27, 18, 7:48 pm
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I'll tag on to the OP's question: same thing - 9PM flight on a Saturday in mid-January EZE-GRU. What time should I leave the center?
What airline/class are you flying? Some of the check-in lines are horrendous. 5:30 and you should have extra time. I'd say 6, but you need to keep an eye on traffic, if there are any strikes / protests, etc. They don't impede EZE traffic very often but when they do ...
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Old Nov 28, 18, 9:21 am
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Why not take the Manuel Tienda Leon shuttle from Madero Station? Costs about $9-$10 USD.

Also, there is a rush of North American flights at EZE in the mid-evening time. Arrive a little early and avoid huge security and immigration lines. If you have club access it is a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
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Very close to the gate, there's a big new AR lounge and a big new AmEx Centurion lounge facing each other on the mezzanine level, almost looking down over the DL gate. Both of them are OK and seem to have adequate seating, but IME wild children running loose and screaming.
You've mentioned this multiple times, but I visit EZE twice a year, and mostly use the Centurion lounge, and I've seen kids, but not screaming and running loose. So, I'm just offering my datapoint on this. This year's visits were in April and October.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 5:33 pm
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All I'm going to say is I should've read the thread before my 9pm departure today. Our flight was scheduled for 9pm. Checked Google maps it says 45 minutes from our Palmero location. Based on that e choose to leave at 6:30pm. We have boarding passes in hand, no luggage to check, life is good right? Wrong! We hit traffic, toll booths, accidents. We had a pretty aggressive Uber driver too. We get to the airport at 7:55pm. Flight was scheduled to board at 8:10pm. Security line is looped around a bend. S/o is flipping out. I remind her that this is our problem and fault, she didn't like that. I get in line and she tries to talk to security. Nobody would budge or help, once again I tell her that nobody is obligated to help us. It's our fault. We get inside the doors, realize the security line there loops but it's moving. Finally get through that. Oh wait, Passport check. It is now 8:30pm. Now even I ask for help, guy is just like stand on the line. She's making a scene and someone in front of the line allows us to cut then. Thank you kind passenger . Passport control agent is in no rush and taking her time with everything. Once again this is our problem nobody else's. We get to the gate 8:43pm, door is scheduled to close at 8:45pm. Guess what??? Third security check! It's now 9:32pm and we just left the gate, I also have a pissed off S/O next to me.

3-4 hours is the right advice and I wish I read these threads!

Goodnight.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 9:02 am
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What airline/class are you flying? Some of the check-in lines are horrendous. 5:30 and you should have extra time. I'd say 6, but you need to keep an eye on traffic, if there are any strikes / protests, etc. They don't impede EZE traffic very often but when they do ...
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We have an Emirates flight in Business on a Sunday night in May. Coming from domestic flight at AEP. SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED 4+ hours after arrival at AEP. THOUGHTS ? suggestions on transfer? Thanks
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Old Apr 21, 19, 7:28 am
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Sunday night transfer from AEP to EZE is normally not problematic, the only notable exception would be if you happen to land on an extended holiday weekend and even then, since you are doing City to EZE (and not reverse), you should not normally encounter serious issues. Also, Emirates runs a very good show at EZE, so your check-in lines will be far better than the norm and should there be any extraordinary issues with immigration & security, Emirates normally has staff that think outside the box and if need be Im sure you will find someone to escort you through so that you don't miss your flight. In this context, 4+ hours seems a little extreme. I would budget 3 hours and you should normally have time to spare....

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We have an Emirates flight in Business on a Sunday night in May. Coming from domestic flight at AEP. SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED 4+ hours after arrival at AEP. THOUGHTS ? suggestions on transfer? Thanks
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