FINALLY! American Airlines launches LAX-EZE flights
American Airlines has the most routes of any national carrier to Latin America. They head to almost every country from the Caribbean and Mexico south.
Buenos Aires has, for a very long time, been on many people’s wish list for travel. It’s quite a long flight from the US, and unless you’re living in Miami, flight are expensive and often with horrible connections, especially from the west coast. We used to fly from Seattle to Los Angeles to Mexico City to Buenos Aires on Aeromexico to get there before. They used to be an Alaska Airlines partner and the service, on the Dreamliner, was exceptional.
Well, now there’s an even better option to get to Buenos Aires…
American Airlines Launches LAX-EZE service
Direct service to South America from the West Coast used to be limited to Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo from Los Angeles on both LAN and Korean Air, yes… Korean Air flew to Sao Paulo. Gotta love those fifth freedom routes.
As you can see in the photo, there are quite a bit of new routes starting up… including Miami to Cordoba! This will be a huge addition for Cordoba to have nonstop service to Miami, especially considering most people in Argentina would have to route through Buenos Aires to get out.
While it’s a new route, I imagine that it’ll be hard to get good award space on that flight when it goes on sale on April 2.
“We’re creating a world-class customer experience and as the largest U.S. carrier in Mexico and South America, we are committed to offering more choices with the best schedules for our customers in the region,” said Vasu Raja, vice president, Network and Schedule Planning. “As we look to strengthen our network, we’re excited to add more nonstop flights to places like Buenos Aires, maximizing connections across our network.”
I’m only seeing one day so far with space available for awards. If you read this first and are lucky enough to grab it, congrats! This isn’t surprising though… it’s high season in Argentina!
Current fares are showing up as over $8,000 in business class. Lemme just say. NO F-ING WAY. That’s stupid insane, and of course you can get a little bit off of the price by starting your journey elsewhere, but still… DAMN!
I imagine that’ll come down over time, or maybe they just haven’t loaded the discounted fare buckets for sale yet.
Service begins on December 19th to the Buenos Aires route and April 2 for the Cordoba route!