When flying to Buenos Aires, it’s important to contemplate what to pack and plan ahead. Do you really need extra pair of sandals or that fun floppy hat you only wear while drinking whiskey? Do I have space for bringing gifts back, and if so, how much will those gifts weight? The consequences of not knowing this information could have trip-changing repercussions. Imagine spending all but $35 dollars, arriving at the airport ready to return home, and then being told your luggage exceeds the airlines limit! Bam!, next thing you know you’re washing dishes at the EZE airport (a bit drastic but you get the point).
1. Luggage: most airlines from the states will allow check-bag free. The second bag varies between airlines
AIR FRANCE Weight Limit: 23 kg. (50 lbs) 2nd Bag cost: U$S 50
ANA Weight Limit: 23 kg. (50 lbs) 2nd Bag cost: free (2lim)
American Weight Limit: 23 kg (50 lbs) 1st bag cost: U$S 25 2nd bag cost: U$S 35 3rd-5th bag cost: U$S 100 6th bag cost: U$S 200
UNITED AIRLINES Weight Limit: 23 kg. (50 lbs) 1st bag cost: U$S 25 2nd bag cost: U$S 35
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: U$S 125 fee for bags exceeding the weight limit!!! (remember-no washing of dishes!!)
DELTA Weight Limit: 23 kg. (50 lbs) 1st bag cost: U$S 25 2nd bag cost: U$S 50 (international flights)
TAM Weight Limit: 23 kg. (50 lbs) 1st bag cost: free 2nd bag cost: U$S depends on the country
AIR CANADA Weight Limit: 23 kg. (50 lbs) 1st bag cost: free
2. Liquids: its important to remember that liquids should be kept under 3 oz (90 ml) and this applies internationally. These items must all fit in a 1 quart sized clear cellophane bag-which, you will have to prove to security is really hand lotion or a 2 in 1 conditioner.
3. Need vs. Want: Remember to be honest with yourself about what you’re really going to need. And also, don’t be afraid to try something new. Maybe instead of bringing soap you can buy “jabon Guereño” at a supermercado. Best of luck and safe travels!