Last week I posted about a fare sale going on for business class tickets to Buenos Aires, whereby business class tickets could be purchased for as little as $2,000 roundtrip.
Well, it appears as if the sale is getting even better.
For travel starting in April I’m seeing roundtrip business class available between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires for just ~$1,700.
As I mentioned last time, you can route via New York and fly American’s new A321T, connecting to one of American’s 777-200s. While business class is fully flat on American’s A321T aircraft, it’s unfortunately angled on their 777-200s. American doesn’t fly any of their 777-300ERs (which feature the new business class product) to Buenos Aires.
Further, the great thing about American is that you can use systemwide upgrades (of which Executive Platinum members receive eight per year) to upgrade any revenue fare, including a discounted business class one. So ~$1,700 for first class as an Executive Platinum member is a value that’s tough to beat.
For what it’s worth, if you’re looking for a bit of excitement, Aeromexico has even cheaper business class fares available between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, starting at just ~$1,600 roundtrip.
It seems like that could make for a fun trip report, no? 😀
Lastly, good business class fares are also available from Los Angeles to Santiago. For example, you can fly American’s A321 to New York and then LAN’s 787 to Santiago for under $1,800 all-in.
Do keep in mind that both Argentina and Chile charge reciprocity fees to visitors on US passports, though they’re valid for multiple entries across 10 years, so my guess is that it’s something most frequent travelers will either have or need to get eventually anyway.
Personally I’m pretty tempted by this fare, given the extremely favorable exchange rate at the moment between the US Dollar and Argentinian Peso…