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Write down your text between these tagsAU2708 – AEP-ROS 01/08/2012
I got to Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery some 3 hours before the flight. So I went to departures side and checked-in. It was really fast because I didn’t have any luggage and I have picked my seat when I booked the flight.
My Boarding pass
Then I went upstairs to get through security to get to the airside part. It was really fast as well. So I spent some hours spotting planes. AEP is my favorite Argentinean airport because it’s exactly between downtown and the Plata River. There’re only a few companies that operate in this airport. At the time I was there it was mostly Aerolineas Argentinas/Austral and LAN Argentina as it’s the airlines hub for domestic destinations.
LAN Argentina A320.
Aerolineas Argentinas brand new Boeing 737-800.
AR’s old MDs and Buenos Aires behind.
So at 18:00 I went near gate 11 and they were starting to board. We went downstairs where there was a bus waiting for us to take us to the remote location. There was our plane and E-190, the LV-CIE. We boarded very fast. The flight was 90% full there were most Argentineans and some Brazilians as well.
Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737-700.
My seat was 5A, I had chosen it when I booked the flight earlier that day. This new aircraft has PTV. There are a few TV channels, some music too. They use this aircraft for domestic and regional flights for less than 4 hours. Before taking off the FA came and gave us headset, they said it was a present and we could keep them. At 18:45 we took off and headed northwest, as Rosario is at 300 km northwest from Buenos Aires. A few minutes later the FA came to give us the snack. They were little plastic zip bags that contained a juice box, a cereal bar and a candy, we didn’t need more as it’s a 30’ flight!
Leg room, for me it’s ok, I’m 1.75 m.
View from my window
At 19.05 the captain announced we were descending and that in a couple of minutes we were landing in Rosario Islas Malvinas International Airport. Finally at 19.15 we took off. The captain thanked us for flying Austral and whished us a happy stay.
Rosario Airport Airside
Last view of LV-CIE
Rosario Airport Landside.
Austral Líneas Aéreas
Buenos Aires - AEP
Rosario - ROS
It was a great flight considering that a bus ride from BUE to ROS is about 4.5 hours!
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