Star Alliance members Lufthansa and SWISS are currently selling premium economy tickets to Buenos Aires starting at €1,144 from France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. As their premium economy still includes 2x 23 kg of luggage (unlike Air France & KLM) and has comfortable seats, this is quite a nice price for a destination that rarely sees any big discounts in premium travel classes.
Availability is best in March and September. There are also some available dates in January, February, April, May, and August – depending on where you fly from. Feel free to use our search form below to be redirected to Lufthansa’s booking site:
You can depart from the following cities:
- From Luxembourg: €1,144
- From Toulouse: €1,148
- From Marseille: €1,150
- From Lyon: €1,152
- From Paris: €1,198
- From Brussels: €1,201
Lufthansa flies a Boeing 747 to Buenos Aires from Frankfurt, while SWISS uses a Boeing 777. SWISS’s flight has a 2-hour stop in São Paulo. I think that considering the different seats and the stop in São Paulo, I would definitely recommend flying in Lufthansa’s jumbo if you have the choice.
Feel free to take a look at our reviews of both airlines’ premium economy to help you make a choice:
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The fare rules mention a minimum stay requirement of 8 days, and that you have to book at least 28 days before departure.
Availability is best in March and September 2024. However, the availability varies quite a bit depending on where you depart, so checking Google Flights‘ calendar is not a bad idea. Once you’ve settled on specific dates, you should book directly on Lufthansa’s website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
The flights within Europe are in economy class, therefore being issued in booking class Y, while the long-haul flights are issued in booking class N. To give you an example, flying from Paris to Buenos Aires via Frankfurt (and back) would get you:
Mileage calculation is currently unavailable.
Feel free to use our mileage calculator to see how many miles you’d get for your personal itinerary:
Information & Tips for Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the significant cosmopolitan capital of Argentina. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo with stately buildings from the 19th century, such as the famous presidential palace Casa Rosada. Major sights are the Teatro Colón, a magnificent opera house with almost 2,500 seats dating from 1908, and the modern MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) for Latin American art.
Best Time to Visit
The seasons in Argentina are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore the weather in Buenos Aires is ideal in fall (Mar-May) and spring (Sept-Nov). The best travel deals are between April and June. The most beautiful time to visit, however, is in October and November when the jacaranda trees are in bloom.
From the airport to the city
By far the most comfortable way to get to and from the airport is by Taxi. Prices range from about 30-40€ per direction. You can either request a taxi in advance or contract with one in the airport.
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Information & Tips for Argentina
Argentina is a large South American country whose territory includes parts of the Andes, glacial lakes and the pampas, the traditional pastureland of famous cattle. The country is known for tango dance and music. At the heart of the great cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with elegant 19th century buildings. Including the Casa Rosada, the famous presidential palace with balcony.
Best Time to Visit
When to travel will very much depend on where you want to visit. Therefore we consider Argentina springtime (October to mid-December) and autumn (April to mid-June) to be the best times to visit Argentina. This way you can avoid the tourist crowds and peak season prices.
Entry & Visa
Most EU citizens do not need a visa to visit Argentina. Consequently visitors get a 90-day stamp in their passport upon arrival
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