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Cheap Airfares to Buenos Aires on American Airlines

Looking to have a friend or family member visit you in Buenos Aires?  Now may be the best time to book your tickets as American Airlines is currently having an airfare sale on flights from the U.S. to South America.  We found non-stop roundtrip flights from NYC (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE)  in June for $668. (Unfortunately, flights from EZE to JFK are around $800 roundtrip, which is still pretty low, but not as good of a deal.)

To take advantage of these savings, you need to purchase your flights to South America no later than February 6. Then, fly out through June 27, and return by June 30. To get the best American Airlines discount airfare, travel on off-peak days (Monday through Thursday) and stay for a minimum of three-days or one Saturday night.

HINT: Try using Kayak.com as well since we found some deals on LAN airlines with 1 stop for $543 roundtrip.  These are some of the best prices we’ve seen in awhile.


Bringing My Stuff

I’m planning on being in Buenos Aires for a year or two, and since I heard that shipping anything from the US is a real pain in the ass, I’m planning on bringing everything I need with me. This includes all my clothes and personal items, as well as laptops, small electronics (Vonage router, wireless router, iPods, Wii, Wii Fit, iPod speakers, voltage converters), a PC and LCD screen. I’ve already sold a lot of my stuff on Craigslist and eBay, and the rest of my stuff is being put in storage.

I’m flying Delta and they allow you to bring up to 10 bags per person, but once you go over the fifth bag, that rate increases substantially (Bags 3-5: $150ea, Bags 6-8: $300ea, Bags 9-10: $600ea)  . I’ll probably try and bring no more than 5 bags and try to keep each one under Delta’s size and weight requirements, thus avoiding additional charges too (51-70 lbs: $80ea, 71-100 lbs: $150ea / 62-80 inches: $150 ea).  Still at 3 extra bags, I’ll probably plan to pay at least $450 at the airport.

I’m bringing my electronics and computers because I’ve heard that these items are quite expensive in Argentina, so it makes sense to bring what you can with you. Being that my work is pretty much all based on the Internet too, I need to have all the same things I would have at home.

I have a flight back to the US scheduled for December, so I’m hoping that anything else I need can be picked up then.