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Review: Andes Lineas Aereas Buenos Aires ( AEP ) to Iguazu Falls ( IGR ) Economy 737-800

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There are two airports you can fly out of Buenos Aires, the smaller and more regional, AEP, is what we ultimately chose for our flight to Iguazu Falls. One, the prices were far cheaper. Two, the airport is closer and easier to get too. Three, there are far more flights between AEP and IGR than EZE and IGR. We ended up on lowcost carrier Andes Lineas Aereas. This was a brand new airline to try and prices are amazing: roughly $50 or less if you book far enough in advance. Even last minute we were able to score under a $100 flight. With that said…forget about your knees because if you’re over 5’6 you won’t be feeling them anytime soon after the flight.

Flight Details:

  • When: November 2019
  • Where: Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls AEP to IGR
  • Airline: Andes Lineas Aereas
  • Cabin: Economy
  • Flight: 570
  • Flight Time: 1h 45mins after delay

The Seat situation:

We were late taking off and as a result sat on the runway for a while. Thankfully the captain opened up the cockpit for pictures. I always like to be tickled before handling a 737 from the captain’s chair.

a man holding a stuffed animal in a cockpit of an airplane

Back in the economy cabin…this is how much legroom you’ll have if you’re roughly 6′ tall. Hold your breath. I couldn’t physically sit with my legs straight forward while fully seated. Thankfully, no one showed up in the middle seat and Dave moved to the aisle. Both of us, Dave at 6’2, sat angled for the duration of the flight.

a person's legs in a seat

Service

The crew was very friendly and midway through the flight we had our choice of coffee, tea, or a soda.

people sitting on a plane

Overall:

Would I fly this again? Man…I’m not sure its worth the discount if you had a full row and are roughly 6′ tall because where would we put our legs? If I knew we’d have 2 people in a row? I’d probably do it again, in fact, it may even be worth buying the middle seat if the price is cheap enough. One cool thing about landing at IGR is the walk to the terminal.

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2 Comments

  • Eric Anderson May 10, 2019

    The first photo, or your(?) plane looks suspiciously like an MD80/83/88…and the photo with the service cart in the aisle seemed to confirm that (2 seats on the port side; 3 on the starboard). Nitpicking, I know, because I enjoy your reviews immensely! Keep up the good work, and keep tickling the Monkey!

    • Miles May 10, 2019

      Hmmmm – could be. The confirmation email had 737 and I honestly forgot to take a pic of the info card – could have been an equipment change that I overlooked.

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