New Skyteam Member Aerolineas Argentina

Old Sep 23, 10, 5:56 pm
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New Skyteam Member Aerolineas Argentina

Found this today on the Flying Blue group. It is in Dutch. If this is true I am not that impressed with these folks. Less than stellar performance and service.

Link: http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/news/?ID=36406


According to sources, the contract could be signed by October. With Aerolineas signing, it would mean that Skyteam finally has a South-American partner.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 6:08 pm
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Here is the item in English:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-0...tml?cmpid=yhoo

While Aerolineas does not have a great reputation their performance has reportedly improved during the last year or so.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 6:13 pm
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I have a couple of flights in November that would be nice to get miles for!
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Old Sep 23, 10, 6:19 pm
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I guess the next step will be Aerolineas Argentinas and GOL merging...
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Old Sep 23, 10, 6:20 pm
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Good news!

Here is the list of destinations (I sure hope they add a DL hub soon):


NORTH AMERICA

-Dominican Republic
o Punta Cana - Punta Cana International Airport [seasonal]

-Mexico
o Mexico City - Mexico City International Airport

-United States
o Miami - Miami International Airport


SOUTH AMERICA

-Argentina
o Bahía Blanca - Comandante Espora Airport
o Buenos Aires
--Aeroparque Jorge Newbery [Domestic and Regional Hub]
--Ministro Pistarini Airport [International Hub]
o Catamarca - Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport
o Comodoro Rivadavia - General Enrique Mosconi International Airport
o Córdoba - Ingeniero Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport Focus City
o Corrientes - Doctor Fernando Piragine Niveyro International Airport
o El Calafate - Comandante Armando Tola International Airport
o Esquel - Esquel Airport
o Formosa - Formosa International Airport
o Iguazú - Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport
o Jujuy - Gobernador Horacio Guzmán International Airport
o La Rioja - Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid Airport
o Malargüe - Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón Airport [seasonal]
o Mar del Plata - Ástor Piazzola International Airport
o Mendoza - Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport
o Neuquén - Presidente Perón International Airport
o Posadas - General José de San Martín Airport
o Resistencia - Resistencia International Airport
o Río Gallegos - Piloto Civil N. Fernández International Airport
o Río Grande - Hermes Quijada International Airport
o Rosario - Islas Malvinas International Airport
o Salta - Martín Miguel de Güemes Airport
o San Carlos de Bariloche - Teniente Luis Candelaria International Airport
o San Miguel de Tucumán - Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport
o San Juan de la Frontera - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport
o San Luis - Brigadier Mayor César Raúl Ojeda Airport
o San Rafael - Suboficial Ayudante Santiago Germano Internatinal Airport
o Santa Fe - Sauce Viejo Airport
o Santiago del Estero - Vicecomodoro Ángel de la Paz Aragonés Airport
o Trelew - Almirante Marco Andrés Zar Airport
o Ushuaia - Malvinas Argentinas International Airport
o Viedma - Gobernador Edgardo Castello Airport

-Bolivia
o Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Viru Viru International Airport

-Brazil
o Curitiba - Afonso Pena International Airport
o Florianópolis - Hercílio Luz International Airport [seasonal]
o Porto Alegre - Salgado Filho International Airport
o Porto Seguro - Porto Seguro Airport [seasonal]
o Rio de Janeiro - Galeão International Airport
o Salvador da Bahia - Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport
o São Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport

-Chile
o Santiago de Chile - Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport

-Colombia
o Bogotá - El Dorado International Airport

-Paraguay
o Asunción - Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

-Peru
o Lima - Jorge Chávez International Airport

-Uruguay
o Montevideo - Carrasco International Airport
o Punta del Este - Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport [seasonal]

-Venezuela
o Caracas - Simón Bolívar International Airport


EUROPE

-Italy
o Rome - Leonardo da Vinci Airport

-Spain
o Madrid - Barajas Airport
o Barcelona - Barcelona Airport
o Santiago de Compostela - Santiago de Compostela Airport [seasonal]


OCEANIA

-Australia
o Sydney - Sydney Airport

-New Zealand
o Auckland - Auckland Airport

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Old Sep 23, 10, 6:23 pm
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Oy vey, Skyteam continues to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

AR hasn't even figured out how to sell tickets on its own website yet! That and the fact that the carrier can't decide which airport to operate its regional hub out of (one week it's aeroparque, the next its ezeiza), what a comical mess!
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Old Sep 23, 10, 6:36 pm
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It'd be nice to have a South American partner. Aeromexico and Delta do some limited SA service but it's all focused on ATL and MEX. This could mean lots more good connections.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 7:09 pm
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It will be nice to now have a SkyTeam choice to BsAs from MIA.

Whether you may or may not get what you pay for, AR is generally the price leader on that itinerary so I guess many of us will be trying it out in the near future.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by monitor View Post
It will be nice to now have a SkyTeam choice to BsAs from MIA.

Whether you may or may not get what you pay for, AR is generally the price leader on that itinerary so I guess many of us will be trying it out in the near future.
always good to have another choice to South America
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Old Sep 23, 10, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by lucycan View Post
I have a couple of flights in November that would be nice to get miles for!

Unfortunately, it can take almost two years between the announcement of intentions to join ST and the "closing" or effective date. You will presumably not be able to earn miles until the final closing.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 7:17 pm
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Maybe the ST affiliation will help them to improve their cities served and/or onboard service. Could still fly DL to BsAs, the connect on AR to other SA destinations.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 7:53 pm
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Originally Posted by WildUtah View Post
It'd be nice to have a South American partner. Aeromexico and Delta do some limited SA service but it's all focused on ATL and MEX. This could mean lots more good connections.
How much loniger when DL will reinstating the codesharing with Aeromexico again? How much the times when FAA will lifted the category II restrictions? Do you consider that FAA will have a improving the safety properly? I wasn't capable rules in Mexico will have try to improvable the safety porperly.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 7:54 pm
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While their reputation is spotty, it is mostly for canceling flights, and website issues. I will admit there have been improvements, and i bought 3 tickets on their website just a few days ago.

One route they are great for is EZE - AKL -SYD. They fly a 747 on the polar route, and its a nice way to connect down under.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 8:17 pm
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I've seen what their planes look like on the outside (at Aeroparque), and it did not inspire confidence. That being said, I'd love to use miles instead of paying $400 for a 1.5 hour flight.
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Old Sep 23, 10, 8:26 pm
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Were pieces falling off? What was it that gave you that negative impression?
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