Today I bring you a flight that family and work issues have made at least about 80 times.
AR and LAN are unique airline with regular flights to Ushuaia. AR has around 6 flights a day and just LAN 2.
Ticket cost me $3500 or USD411.
It is a 3 hours flight. Its the longest flight in Argentina and the only flying with A340/A330 (in addition to 737, 738 and E190). Formerly this was the route they made the MD-88 of Austral Lineas Aereas.
The reason why AR use an intercontinental range aircraft for regional flights is because they use their warehouses for loading goods for local industries. Ushuaia is at 3100km of Buenos Aires. In fact, on average this aircraft fly in 60% of their occupation.
Ushuaia International Airport Malvinas Argentinas is located in the Ushuaia Peninsula. Has one of the most beautiful approaches I've seen over the Beagle Channel.
Is located just 1 km from the border with Chile. In takeoff a heavy turn right is made to not enter the Chilean airspace.
i live about 5km from the airport. I can actually see the runway from my house :D!. Some pictures driving to the airport: A LAN A320 take off RWY 25.
Ushuaia Intl Airport Malvinas Argentinas. A Latin American magazine named one of the 15 most beautiful airports in America a few years ago.
Before doing the checkin, I stay outside to spot some flights.
AR 737-7 Heading El Calafate FTE with old livery.
Beautifuls AR 738s from SABE.
A brand new Austral E190 heading SABE.
AR A332 from EZE.
Pre departure waiting Area. Look at the wooden architecture!
Boarding 45 minutes late….
The little IFE
Another 738 from SABE.
Aerolineas Argentinas Magazines
Pushback and Taxi tu runway 25.
Takeoff. See the Navarino Island (Chile)
an hour after takeoff. a lunch was served. AR has these boxes with these collectible stamps. have all the historical fleet of ar.
I order a coke and a coffee. one near my passenger asked the FA if he could repeat the snack. The FA answer: there is only one per passenger!!!! when in fact i ordered on other flights on more than one occasion without any problem.
Near Buenos Aires
Landing at EZE. Whatch the video too!
25 minutes in the same position waiting for the bus inside the aircraft.
Ushuaia - USH
Buenos Aires - EZE
The flight was good and also the snack. delay in AR is constant on all flights. I'm so used to never take a flight on time.
Economy classis good for three hours flights but this same plane fly to Miami, Barcelona and Rome!
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