Review of Aerolineas Argentinas flight Sydney Auckland in Economy

Flight AR1183
Class Economy
Seat 25H
Aircraft Airbus A340-200
Flight time 03:30
Take-off 28 Jun 12, 13:00
Arrival at 28 Jun 12, 18:30
AR 38 reviews
koresh
By GOLD 1687
Published on 5th November 2016
Aerolineas Argentinas LV-ZRA AR1183 SYD-AKL

Flight Details :
Airlines: Aerolineas Argentinas
Flight :AR1183 SYD - AKL
Reg : LV-ZRA
Aircraft: Airbus 340-211
Dep - SYD : 13.00
Arr - AKL : 18.30
Flight time : 2hr 51min
Distance : 2160 kms

Was planning to fly A340-200 someday and this was the last chance. Booked ticket a week before the trip.

Was tracking AR from EZE, checked that it was running late by an hour. Originally, flight was to depart at 12.15. Below is the trip report in photos and video.

Full Trip Report



Note : Aerolineas Argentinas's (AR) last flight to Auckland. AR had serviced Sydney direct from Buenos Aires for few months, before air service was stopped.

Airport

AR did not have online checkin feature, Arriving at the airport on time, headed for check-in. I was not carrying much baggage for a few day trip to New Zealand.

After checkin, it was immigration and security, which was not busy at the time of the day.

Checking the flight flight schedule

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Flight Schedule

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After passing the duty free shops. checked the schedule, flight was delayed by 45 mins.

Delayed flight

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View of Sydney skyline

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Gate direction

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Heading towards gate

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Flight was allocated Gate 34

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Qantas A330

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Towards the gate

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Jetstar Airways A330

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Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 340-211

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Scoot to Singapore

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Walking to the gate

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Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong

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Since there was time for boarding, found a window to spot departures

Plane Spotting



Soon was time for boarding.

View of Airbus 340-211

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Most passengers were flying to South America. I was among few who were travelling to Auckland.

Gate activity

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Queuing to board the flight

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Welcome on board by the crew.

Welcome Crew

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Seating in the economy section was 2-4-2. Found my allocated seat. My neighbour was a student travelling to Chile.

Seat was fabric

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Window view

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Scoot pushback

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It was time for pushback. taxi to runway 34L.

Taxi view

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Passing the beach

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Watch the video for takeoff on a Airbus A340-200. Take off was smooth and long for a short flight to NZ.

View of Sydney City

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Heading North and then left towards the East direction.

Cruising over the Tasman Sea

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There was no entertainment except flight information displayed on central panel.

Flight Information

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Reckon would be very difficult flying for 10-12 hours to Buenos Aires with no entertainment.

Entertainment - Window view

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Apologies for the photos, portrait photos showing sideways.

Seat

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Safety Card

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Reading material

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Crew making announcement for snack service

Crew

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Flight map

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Window view

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Flight information

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AR logo

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Snack was served, Chicken burger, banana cake. Tea or coffee was provided.
Snack

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Sugar packet

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Inflight magazine

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Control panel on the seat

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Aerolineas Argentinas fleet information

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Economy Cabin view

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Flying towards North Island

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Cabin view

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Sun setting as the flight gets closer to NZ. Being winter, sunset was early.

Sunset time

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Soon was time for arrival into Auckland. After series of turn, landed into Auckland.

It was cool outside and there was frost on the wings.

Frosted wing

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Disembarkation

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Economy Class

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Knowing this was the last flight of AR to NZ, I asked the crew if I can take pic of the Condor class.

I was allowed to take photos.

Condor Class

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Flight crew was very friendly. I chatted with him and then thanked and deboarded.

View of Airbus A340-200

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Everyone deboarded the flight. Saw the crew again at the immigration.

Immigration was easy as I don't need visa for New Zealand. Was welcomed to NZ by the immigration offer and wished a pleasant stay.

Baggage collection didn't take long. I passed the quarantine without any issue.

Exiting

Went out to the car hire to pick the rental car. I had booked the hotel close to airport, took me 5 mins to get there.

Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.
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Verdict

Aerolineas Argentinas

6.6/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi3.5
Meal/catering5.0

Sydney - SYD

6.9/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services5.5
Cleanliness8.0

Auckland - AKL

7.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Aerolineas Argentinas's (AR) flight was good, exception being the delay which was common. Service was good, Crew was friendly. Sydney Airport wasnt busy during the time of the day , Auckland was customer friendly.

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