Aerolineas Argentinas signs up to SkyTeam

By David Flynn, August 30 2012
Aerolineas Argentinas signs up to SkyTeam

Aerolineas Argentinas is now officially part of the SkyTeam alliance, opening another avenue for earning & burning points as well as using status held with other SkyTeam airlines.

The Argentine flag-carrier will also implement SkyTeam's SkyPriority airport service for Elite Plus, First and Business Class passengers by the end of 2012.

Customers traveling on SkyTeam’s Go Round the World pass now benefit from even more seamless travel throughout six continents. Aerolineas Argentinas operates direct flights from Buenos Aires to Sydney, meaning for the first time customers can fly non-stop between South America and Australia as part of a SkyTeam Round the World itinerary. 

Aerolineas Argentinas joins recent SkyTeam recruits China Eastern and Taiwan-based China Airlines, with Garuda Indonesia also on the books for 2014.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Apr 2011

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Aerolineas Argentinas has a 4.2/10 rating on Skytrax, so is that a plus or a minus for SkyTeam?

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

01 Mar 2012

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believe it or not they are a lot better now. Their domestic fleet is quite modern and they are in the process of an upgrade of their international product.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2011

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You mean their domestic fleet got a paint job? Looking at the engines on the picture at this article they look from another era. ;) Ofcourse domestic flying is far worse with the cowboys of Air Austral!

10 Jun 2011

Total posts 56

Well considering that IB score 3.1 and AA 3.3 and even BA only manage a 5.8 on Skytrax, it does not say much for Oneworld, three of the biggest carriers in that alliance with very poor scores.  Those Skytrax ratings you take with a pinch of salt, very few of the reviews offer constructive feedback

Skyteam are being very strategic with airlines they are incorporating.  They have been very focused on emerging markets like China, Indonesia, Asia in general and South America and including airlines who are undergoing complete revamps of their aircraft, product and service like Garuda and Aerolineas

Both airlines were terrible but both are undergoing complete overhauls, Garuda is in line for major expansion and now offer a very high quality product and service on new aircarft.

Aerolineas are going through the same process and will re emerge a very different carrier in the future. China Eastern are also focused on raising the product and service on their international flights, they too have a long way to go

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