Aerolineas Argentinas was re-nationalized in 2008, and clearly a source of national pride — with a long haul business class that features “a screen of individual video, where you will be able to enjoy four movies” as well as 12 audio channels “with the most varied musical genders.” And there’s a fax machine.
The President of Argentina flew his national airline and tweeted,
¡Llegamos en horario! Comprobé por qué @Aerolineas_AR es una de las 20 empresas más puntuales del mundo. ¡Felicitaciones al equipo!
Let’s have a look at the tweet with some help from Google translate:
He’s really excited that Aerolineas Argentinas flew a flight on time! Now,
- It was Madrid – Buenos Aires.
- It’s an evening departure, after peak time in Madrid.
- And it’s a long haul flight — which has time to make up slight delays in the air.
- If there’s one flight they’re going to get right, it’s the one with their President…
He’s also only showing a portion of the boarding pass — no reason to highlight a seat assignment not in economy to the people I imagine.
The center-right Macri, the first non-left wing President of Argentina in a hundred years, is the former mayor of Buenos Aires and the first to allow a same sex marriage in Latin America.
Aerolineas Argentinas is in SkyTeam, its membership sponsored by Delta by the way. It’s state-owned, but Delta doesn’t seem to mind.