Travel Tips

Aerolineas Argentinas baggage

Passengers travelling through Argentina and south to Patagonia with quite a few weeks of travel ahead of them may be wondering how they’re going to manage with the strict 15kg baggage allowance. Be aware that the airline is particularly strict if you’re not travelling long haul with them as well. If you are flying with them internationally, this entitles you to the 20kg baggage allowance on the internal flights as well.

If you are going trekking in Patagonia, you should be able to pack your belongings within the 15kg limit and you may want to consult your trek’s kit list before you start to pack to make sure you take as little as possible. We normally recommend carrying your camera, hiking boots etc in your hand luggage, which has a 5kg limit on internal flights in Argentina and 10kg international.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much leeway with regard to the weight restriction unless you’re prepared to pay for the extra weight. There’s no need to pay in advance, you can simply pay when you check in your luggage.

So, in simple terms: anything over 16 kilos and up to 20 kilos costs $60 Argentinian pesos extra (Approx £8.50). From 21 – 30 kilos, you’ll need to pay an extra $140 Argentinian pesos (Approx £19).

To find out more about travelling with Aerolineas or to book your flight, get in touch with Swoop.

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Luke Errington

Founder and MD

Luke fell in love with Patagonia when he first trekked through the Andes some 15 years ago. In 2010 he founded Swoop Patagonia and since then has trekked, ridden and paddled thousands of miles throughout the region.

At home in Bristol he's a dad of three, and a keen trail runner and adventure racer.