Get cheaper domestic flights rate in Argentina by flying with Aerolineas Argentinas. The airline uses two prices: non-residents’ fare and residents’ fare. This can result in a big price difference. Especially when you plan to fly to Ushuaia or further destinations in Argentina. Let’s get a vacation out of Buenos Aires city and explore Argentina!

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How get cheaper domestic flights in Argentina?

There is more than one airline active in the Argentinian air. However, not all these airlines travel to all the destinations. Aerolineas Argentina is known to cover the whole country. From the most southern point to the most northern point where other airlines don’t fly. If you want to fly to Salta or the Iguazu waterfalls? Then there are a lot of options such as , Flybondi, Andes, Smartjet, …

As far as I know Flybondi and Smartjet don’t work with residents’ fare and non-residents fare in Argentina.

Flying with Aerolineas Argentina gives you ofter a wider choice of departure times, while JetSmart and Flybondi flies only ones a day to a specific destination. That makes that Aerolineas Argentinas has a kind of monopoly on some routes and what makes it pretty expensive to fly. That why it’s interesting to get cheaper domestic flights in Argentina.

An extra tip: when booking at JetSmart or Flybondi,… check always the local website. (Set the country to Argentina). Sometimes you get other prices for the same flight. Pay with your credit card in Argentinian peso. And with inflation, it is very interesting.

So, there a couple of reasons that you will end up with Aerolineas Argentina. And when that moment is there, you will see the two different flight fares. Residents fare and non-residents fare.

Below you see an example.

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The price difference between residents and non-residents fare

Can tourists fly at residents’ fare in Argentina?

There are some options and rules to get the residents fare. Keep in mind: it is a tricky way.

The rules!

1. Always check-in online for your outbound and return flight. Also, print the ticket at home, in your hotel, … Never check-in at the check-in desk at the airport.

2. Only take hand luggage with you. Never check-in hold luggage.

3. If possible, book your ticket with an Argentinian credit or debit card. Ask an Argentinian friend.

Normally the fare is not mentioned on your boarding ticket. When boarding you can show your passport without worries.

I’m not responsible for any misunderstanding or any action that you take while booking and traveling under residents’ fare in Argentina. But it’s one of the ways to get cheaper flights in Argentina.


My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️


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