TAM Airlines: New York – Buenos Aires, Argentina. $610. Roundtrip, including all Taxes and Fees

Buenos Aires is definitely our favorite South American city — the food, the nightlife, the shopping.


Tango in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Photo: Tiago Zaniratti, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • May 10th – May 15th, 2012. Valid for travel from March 1st – June 30th, 2012. Use http://matrix.itasoftware.com and flexible month search to find exact availability. Use the advance routing search tip we provided previously to find only TAM Airlines flights — the airline code for TAM is “jj.” So in the advance routing code field, enter “jj+”. Must book by December 12th, 2011.


  • JFK – GRU (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – EZE (Buenos Aires) – GRU – JFK


  • 11,869 miles or 5.1 cents per mile. This is booked in W class and since TAM is partners with United Airlines, you will receive 100% mileage credit for this flight. At checkin, just give them your United MileagePlus #.

Bookable on Orbitz.com. Use the booking tip we provided previouslyfor Tel Aviv fare to search only TAM Airlines. Find the availability on http://matrix.itasoftware.com and input those exact dates on Orbitz with TAM as the preferred airline and you will find the fare.

Background Information:


  • Visa: US Citizens do not require a visa, but a $140 reciprocity fee is charged on arrival.
  • Currency: Pesos. $1 USD = 4.2 Argentinean Pesos.

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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