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Like Delta at LAX, we had to check-in using the kiosks before we could drop our bags at the counters.
We were too early when we got to the airside.
Our time was spent mainly on a pizzeria where we had breakfast and we were joined by the Malaysian couple whom we met on the bus between Cuzco and Puno.
We had taken slightly different routes since leaving Bolivia. While we traveled to Salta after San Pedro de Atacama, they flew to Easter Island and Santiago before arriving at Buenos Aires. Turned out that we were on the same flight to Puerto Iguazú and we arranged to meet again in Rio.
No surprise that we would be boarding from a remote gate.
Flight: LAN Argentina 4M 4022
Depart: Buenos Aires Jorge Newbury (AEP) – 09:05
Arrive: Puerto Iguazú (IGR) – 10:55
Distance: 654 miles (1,052 km)
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200
Beside looking out at the Argentine countryside, I passed the time with the in-flight magazine.
Like the flight between Salta and Buenos Aires, snack box and drinks were distributed. We were still full from the pizza so we just saved them for later.
There were news about how rain had caused floods in northwestern Argentina and the neighbouring parts of Brazil and Paraguay and it was no surprise that we arrived at IGR in rather gloomy weather.
Funnily both gates at IGR had aerobridges and we were able to use them.
Something quite funny happened while we were waiting for our bags at the belt; there was a toddler who got up the belt and ran outside and his father had to go after him to get him back. Luckily the belt wasn’t moving at that time and everyone who saw the incident had a laugh.
The two flights with LAN Argentina was pretty expensive at 315 USD but we had no choice but to fly due to our limited time in Argentina. Pretty unmemorable experiences but we did pick up some MH Enrich miles from them.