Clarity On AA Ticketing Restrictions In Argentina

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  1. Pizzaman
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    Notes that AA sent out to travel agents yesterday:

    Argentina Point of Sale Restrictions
    September 26, 2014

    American Airlines has implemented sales restrictions for Argentina point-of-sale on our flights to/from Buenos Aires (EZE), Argentina. These sales restrictions do not apply to point-of-sale outside of Argentina.

    Reservations can still be made or ticketed for travel on American and American codeshare (AA*/OA) flights for departures prior to:

    ·84 days for flights departing EZE

    ·90 days for flights arriving into EZE

    Reservations cannot be made or ticketed for travel on American or American codeshare flights (AA*/OA) for departures more than:

    ·84 days for flights departing EZE

    ·90 days for flights arriving into EZE

    American will not accept bookings on other airlines with Argentina point-of-sale.
     
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    I understand the two conditions "departures prior to ## days" and "departures more than ## days" to mean the same thing, i.e. far in advance. What exactly does this "clarity" thing mean in English?
     
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    I think the clarification is that only sales in Argentina are affected for the EZE flights. If you purchase the ticket in the USA, for example, it can still be up to one year in advance.
     
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    With the exchange rates on the blue market being what they are, now is a fantastic time for anyone who wants to go to EZE. We were there a couple of months ago and could not believe how cheap everything was. Our blue market rate at the time was 11.9. Now it is around 15, so I can't even imagine how great the savings are. We paid for everything in cash, even the Park Hyatt which cost us around $130.00 per night with the exchange rate we got.
     
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    This makes perfect sense and avoids huge potential liabilities. AA is going to be paid in pesos on AR transactions. They aren't going to want to fly someone who paid $8500 (equiv. US$1000 @ official rate) 11 months from now, when that might be a $10000 or $15000 fare (assuming same discounted fare class, etc., and the $10000 is worth a lot less than the $8500 initially paid) .
     
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    The blue rate is 14.77 today. Said with a deep voice; "cambio, cambio, cambio" Ticket booked for diciembre and i hope the rate at least holds.
     
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    That's still almost double the official rate down there right now, yes?
     
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    $8.44/$8.49 (Buy/Sell) today
     
  9. Seat6A

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    Yes, the Blue Rate has been almost double the official rate. If you cambio with reliable people; restaurants and hotels you know it should be safe but always inspect the bills. I return to the same place on Florida street each time and they give a good rate. $100 bills get a higher rate then smaller bills.
     
  10. John Woram

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    That's a puzzlement -- on my last trip a US $10 got a slightly better than a US $20, and I didn't even try to exchange a US $100 bill. I'd guess it would be worth less, or not exchangeable at all. So, why the better rate for the bigger bills? As usual, ¿Quien sabe?
     
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    Guessing it's because the newer $100s have much better security features and can't be counterfeited (yet? as easily?) so they are safer.
     

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