Add news
March 2010April 2010May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022February 2022March 2022April 2022May 2022June 2022July 2022August 2022September 2022October 2022November 2022December 2022January 2023February 2023March 2023
News Every Day |

I flew from Miami to Argentina on the country's flag carrier for the first time. I was thoroughly impressed with the A330 economy trip after low expectations.

The Aerolineas A330 at the gate in Miami.
  • Aerolineas Argentinas is Argentina's flag carrier and has a fleet of Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
  • I flew for nine hours on the A330 from Miami to Buenos Aires and went in with low expectations.
  • While the food was nothing to write home about, the economy product had unexpected perks.
When I was planning my November 2022 trip to Antarctica, I knew I'd have to get myself to Ushuaia, Argentina — the southern-most city in the world.
Standing at the port with the Ocean Endeavour.
Standing at the port in Ushuaia with the Ocean Endeavour — the expedition ship that took me to Antarctica.

I spent $5,700 to travel to Antarctica on an expedition cruise ship. Here are 9 things I think everyone should know before going.

I found the best way to get there would be on Aerolineas Argentinas — the country's flag carrier.
An Aerolineas Argentinas aircraft at an airport.

See inside the Ocean Endeavor, a ship that sails to Antarctica. Rooms can go for over $10,000.

I preferred Aerolineas over low-cost options because the carrier flies to the South American city multiple times a day, meaning I had options if things went wrong.
Inside Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737 with blue headrests.
Inside Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737. This aircraft had thinner seats than the one I took to Ushuaia, but both were perfectly comfortable.
Low-cost carriers like JetSmart only fly the route a few days a week, meaning if one flight was canceled, I might have to wait several days for the next one.
A white JetSmart plane with a picture of a cheetah on the tail.
But, before I could hop to Ushuaia, I had to first take a long-haul trek to Buenos Aires. I booked my flight for about $1,000 roundtrip from Miami, with a few days' stay in the capital city.
BA sign in Buenos Aires.
The BA sign in Buenos Aires.
After booking the flag airline, I started to do research and saw a lot of reviews knocking it for things like seat comfort and inflight entertainment.
An Aerolineas Argentinas aircraft.
However, users of travel website TripAdvisor named Aerolineas the best major airline in Latin America in 2019 and it was number seven on Skytrax's 2022 list of best airlines in South America.
Out the window of an aircraft window.
Granted, Aerolineas still lost to low-cost competitors, like JetSmart and Chile's Sky Airline, which come in third and fourth, respectively.

Source: Aviacionline, Skytrax

Nevertheless, I was still a little concerned about my nine-hour trek from Miami to Buenos Aires — especially since I'd never flown the carrier before — so I went in with low expectations.
The check-in line at Ushuaia airport for my flight back.
The check-in line at Ushuaia airport for my flight back.

Source: Skytrax

But, I was pleasantly surprised, and I actually think the long-haul flight was a great experience comparable to US mainline carriers. Here's what it was like.
A selfie of the author on a plane.
I arrived at Miami International Airport around 3:00 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. departure. I couldn't check in online so I had to get my boarding pass from the ticket counter after showing my passport.
An Aerolineas sign at Miami airport branded with Delta.
Aerolineas and Delta Air Lines are codeshare partners.

Source: Aerolineas Argentinas

Fortunately, the line was short and I only waited about five minutes. Passengers should pay attention to bag weight because the agent weighed mine at check-in.
The check-in line for Aerolineas at Miami.
I only had a carry-on, which could be up to 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Mine was about 11 and the agent let the extra kilogram slide, which was nice, but I wouldn't count on that every time.
My carry-on was a 35L Cotopaxi multi-color backpack.
My carry-on was a 35L Cotopaxi backpack.
I was off to security shortly after. Because I didn't get TSA PreCheck, I did have to wait about 30 minutes to clear the checkpoint.
The author holding her passport and boarding pass.
According to the TSA's website, Aerolineas Argentineas is not enrolled in TSA PreCheck.

Source: TSA

I finally got to the gate about an hour after arriving at the airport and patiently waited for boarding, which started right around 5:00 p.m.
Boarding Aerolineas' blue A330 aircraft.
I was assigned seat 16A, which was toward the front of the economy section. I took a gamble not paying for my seat in advance and I got lucky with the window.
Walking onboard the plane looking at gray seats.
Because the Airbus A330 cabin is configured in a 2x4x2 layout, I only had one person next to me in my row. I definitely prefer this layout for couples or pairs traveling together.
My view from my seat looking forward with TV screens and overhead bins in view.
And, despite some reviews saying the seats were not that comfortable – I beg to differ. The economy seats were padded and easily on par with what is offered on carriers like Delta Air Lines or United Airlines.
United Airlines Boeing 767 seats.
The regular economy seats on United's long-haul Boeing 767-300.

Source: SeatGuru, I flew on United's aging Boeing 767-300ER from Boston to London in economy and the updated cabin made the plane feel like new,

Each reclining seat came with a plush, adjustable headrest…
My adjustable headrest with a white cover over it.
…an inflight entertainment screen…
My seatback TV screen with 16A and a welcome sentence shown.
…a handheld remote…
The author holding the remote, which stores in the seatback.
…a light pillow…
The white pillow with the Aerolineas logo on my lap.
The pillow was thin but it did the job.
…a foldable tray table…
The tray table folded all the way out.
…coat hooks...
The coat hooks poking out from between the seats.
...a large seatback pocket…
The seatback pocket with papers in it.
…and industry-standard legroom, offering 31 inches of pitch. The seat width was a little narrow at 17 inches — about one inch less than Delta.
My legs showing the legroom — there is a gap between my knees and the seatback.
United's 767 offers 31 inches of pitch and 17.3-18.5 inches of width. Delta's A330 economy offers 31-32 inches of pitch and 18 inches of width.

Source: Condé Nest Traveler, SeatGuru

As a shorter traveler at 5'3" and on the smaller side, I easily fit in the seat. But, taller travelers may consider paying for an exit row seat for more space.
The seat and seatbelt viewed from above.

I flew on Delta's Boeing 767 from Sweden to New York in economy and it was the best transatlantic flight I've taken in a long time

The seat also came with a few added perks I don't commonly see in regular economy, like a footrest…
The gray footrest pulled out from under the seat.
…as well as a cup holder. Granted, mine was broken and the airline couldn't fix it before my flight, which was a little disappointing.
A view of me and my neighbor's seats, with the TV, remote, and cup holder.
Mine was the one on the left.
But, it's rare to find a cup holder in economy in the first place — I've only seen it one other time on Singapore Airlines' A380.
Orange juice in the cupholder.
The cupholder on Singapore Airlines A380 in economy.
The footrest was the most shocking though. Typically, this amenity is reserved for premium economy, like United's Polaris Plus cabin.
United Airlines' Polar Plus cabin on its Boeing 787.
United Airlines' Polar Plus cabin on its Boeing 787 has a footrest and legrest. Singapore's premium economy also had a footrest, but not its regular economy.
I also liked the space between the armrest and the fuselage. I was able to store my purse and jacket here instead of underneath the seat in front of me.
The space between the armrest and wall with my jacket and purse.
After boarding was complete, announcements were made in both Spanish and English and we pushed back right on time. Due to traffic in Miami, we were airborne about 30 minutes later — but we still arrived on time in Buenos Aires.
Looking out the window from the runway, the engine and another plane are shown.
About an hour after takeoff, the flight attendants served dinner. My meal came with pasta, an egg and spinach muffin-looking dish, bread, and a caramel dessert.
My dinner with pasta, yellow egg muffin, bread, and pastry on a blue tray.
We were also served drinks, like soda, juice, coffee, and wine — I opted for Diet Coke.
My Diet Coke on the tray next to the pastry and bread.
I thought the food was fine, but nothing to write home about.
A close-up of the pasta with olives and sauce.
It didn't have as much flavor as the long-haul economy meals I've tried on carriers like United, Delta, Air New Zealand, and Singapore...
My meal on Air New Zealand with beef, peas, a chocolate dessert, bread, salad, and utensils.
My economy meal on Air New Zealand from Auckland to New York was much more flavorful with more creative options.

I flew on the world's 4th longest flight in a 'Skycouch' — an economy seat that converts into a bed — and it was a lifesaver on the 16-hour journey

…but it was definitely better than on Air Canada. Overall, future flyers should expect an alright meal, equivalent to a high school lunch.
Flying internationally on an Air Canada 787.
My Air Canada meal did not taste good, in my opinion.
Fortunately, the comfort made up for the mediocre food. After dinner, I settled into my seat and started browsing the movie options. I was happy to find titles like "Knives Out" and "Les Miserables."
Movie titles showing on my inflight screen, including Knives Out, Kung Fu Panda 3, and Les Miserables.
I thought there were plenty of movie and TV options to pass the time. But, it's still always a good idea to bring pre-downloaded content on a phone or laptop, just in case.
A view of my row of seats with a laptop playing a movie.
My neighbor used her laptop for entertainment the entire flight.
There is no WiFi on the plane — which I'm sure is a pain for business travelers — so make sure you have entertainment already downloaded before boarding.
The galley area with wine and sodas.
I watched a movie before falling asleep for about four hours. While I can normally sleep on planes as long as there is a headrest, the footrest made the journey even more comfortable.
My economy seat with my feet on the footrest on Aerolineas Argentineas in November.
My economy seat with my feet on the footrest on Aerolineas Argentineas in November.
About an hour before landing, we were served breakfast, which came with a roll, a muffin, a granola bar, and yogurt.
My meal on the tray table.
The flight attendants also offered us drinks like juice and coffee with breakfast, the latter I desperately needed after only four hours of sleep.
My coffee in a white cup on the tray table.
Overall, I loved this meal because it was simple. The items were things I'd eat at home before an early-morning flight as they're light and easy on the body.
Me holding the muffin.
And, it was actually breakfast food. On my recent Singapore flight from New York to Frankfurt, I was offered a sandwich or pizza for breakfast — I couldn't stomach either on a red-eye.
The pizza in Singapore's A380 premium economy from New York to Frankfurt.
The pizza in Singapore's A380 premium economy from New York to Frankfurt.

I flew on Singapore's mammoth A380 in premium economy to Germany and the service was great, but the seat had one major flaw I couldn't overlook

After eating, I headed to the lavatory to freshen up before landing. I thought the bathroom was clean, and there was enough space to change clothes.
Looking down at the lavatory sink and toilet.
We touched down in Buenos Aires around 4 a.m. local time, and while I was tired — I didn't feel miserable. I got enough sleep to hold me over thanks to the padded seat, the headrest, and the footrest.
Walking to bag claim at EZE airport in Buenos Aires.
My only critique would be the dinner could offer stronger flavors, but that's hardly a dealbreaker on a nighttime flight when I planned to spend most of my time sleeping anyway.
Looking out the window at night with city lights below and the engine.
I also ate at the lounge right before boarding, so I wasn't worried about being hungry.
Overall, after a comfortable and on-time flight, I think Aerolineas is a solid international airline. I would easily book the carrier again for long-haul travel, especially since it is often cheaper than competitors.
My blue Aerolineas A330 at the gate in Miami.
One note — I flew into Buenos Aires' main international airport (EZE), which is about 45-60 minutes away by car from the domestic airport (AEP).
Looking out the window at AEP at another Aerolineas airplane.
Onboard Aerolineas Boeing 737 at AEP bound for Ushuaia.
If you have a domestic or shorter international flight after landing in Buenos Aires — like my second leg to Ushuaia — it could go out of AEP. So, be mindful of that when planning your travel day.
The gray seats onboard Aerolineas Boeing 737.
The seats on my Aerolineas flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia.
Read the original article on Business Insider

Грузовик насмерть сбил пешехода на северо-востоке Москвы

Movie Roles That Clearly Pushed Actors To The Brink

The Colors of the Desert - The Pink Wadi Rum Nature Documentary

The ONLY 2 Shoulder Exercises You Need (NO, SERIOUSLY)

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Creatine

Read also

My boobs got saggy after weight loss so I paid over £3k for a boob job in Turkey – people say more men will fancy me now

‘We’re Not Rich Over Here’ Family Pleads With Haitian Gang For Release Of US Couple

Good And Bad Time To Face Sheffield Wednesday Believes Cheltenham Town Star

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on

News Every Day

The Ab Workout (MOST EFFECTIVE) — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here

News Every Day

Movie Roles That Clearly Pushed Actors To The Brink

Sports today

Новости тенниса
Екатерина Бычкова

Екатерина Бычкова - о возможной смене гражданства Грачёвой: А что в этом такого? Это было и 10, и 20 лет назад

Спорт в России и мире

В Москве прошел региональный этап чемпионата по футболу «Будущее зависит от тебя» между воспитанниками детских домов и школ-интернатов центральной России

All sports news today

Sports in Russia today


«Локомотив» победил ЦСКА и вернул серию на решающий седьмой матч в Москве

Новости России

Game News

Джиган продает особняк в Подмосковье за 200 млн после ссоры с Самойловой — в Сети обсуждают, где будут жить их дети


Самые популярные направления для строительства в Подмосковье – север и северо-восток

Губернаторы России
Владимир Потанин

Эксперт: храните средства в российских ЦФА, а не в биткоинах

Казахстан обещает усилить контроль за реэкспортом в Россию. Закроются ли лазейки?

Самый известный киборг из Хабаровска расскажет про роботизированные протезы

Большая дата для Большого театра: 247 лет со дня основания

Началось строительство четвертого этажа учебного корпуса в столичном районе Преображенское

Роджер Уотерс намерен через суд добиться проведения концерта в Германии

Соелма Дагаева, минкультуры Бурятии: "Прошло торжественное открытие Больших гастролей театра кукол «Ульгэр» в Тыве"

Рэпер Баста сыграл концерт в московском метро

Экс-депутат Худяков высказался о жалобах Шевчука на отмену концертов и безденежье

Михаил Мудрик: "Шутим с Зинченко о цвете Лондона"

Александр Зинченко: "Хочу стереть все воспоминания об "Уфе". Писал российским футболистам: "Почему вы молчите?"

Эмиль Смит-Роу: "Зинченко - один из самых техничных игроков, которых я когда-либо видел"

Екатерина Бычкова - о возможной смене гражданства Грачёвой: А что в этом такого? Это было и 10, и 20 лет назад

Sitronics Group оценит ИТ-решения участников хакатона «Лидеры цифровой трансформации»

Грузовик насмерть сбил пешехода на северо-востоке Москвы

Антонов назвал двуличным заявление Госдепа о сотрудничестве РФ и Белоруссии в ядерной сфере

«Рассвет» встречает девелоперов // Бывший завод застроят бизнес-центрами и жильем

Любовный и гороскоп отношений на неделю с 27 марта по 2 апреля 2023 года для 12 знаков зодиака

Российские миротворцы заняли оккупированную Азербайджаном высоту и призывают их вернуться на исходные позиции

Сборная Казахстана на ЧМ-2023. Сотворим историю или потерпим фиаско?

Актриса Наталья ФАТЕЕВА – Телеведущая и Писательница, Сценарист и Театральный Режиссёр.

На строительство башкирского участка трассы М-12 за 34 млрд рублей не нашлось желающих

Искусственный интеллект будет внедрен в Систему-112 Подмосковья

Учредитель экологического фонда рассказал, почему москвичам не стоит опасаться черного кольца над городом

В Нижнем Новгороде пройдет АРТ-фестиваль «Роза Ветров»

Путин в России и мире

Персональные новости

Юрий Шатунов

Памятник Шатунову и создателю «Ласкового мая» Кузнецову установят в Оренбурге

News Every Day

The Colors of the Desert - The Pink Wadi Rum Nature Documentary

Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости