Clarity On Restriction of American Airlines Ticket Sales in Argentina

There seems to be some clarity on exactly how American Airlines will handle restrictions for ticket sales in Argentina.  I received the following information that was sent by American Airlines to ticket agents today:

Argentina Point of Sale Restrictions
September 26, 2014
American Airlines has implemented sales restrictions for Argentina point-of-sale on our flights to/from Buenos Aires (EZE), Argentina.  These sales restrictions do not apply to point-of-sale outside of Argentina.

Reservations can still be made or ticketed for travel on American and American codeshare (AA*/OA) flights for departures prior to:

·       84 days for flights departing EZE
·       90 days for flights arriving into EZE

Reservations cannot be made or ticketed for travel on American or American codeshare flights (AA*/OA) for departures more than:
·       84 days for flights departing EZE
·       90 days for flights arriving into EZE
American will not accept bookings on other airlines with Argentina point-of-sale.

Seems pretty straight forward and fairly consistent with their recent announcement.  It’s not the suspension of all flights that was a rumor I reported on recently.  And yet, I think it will affect a good number of folks.  There are likely more currency moves to come which will continue to impact the situation.

Interestingly, I wonder if this will apply to folks trying to purchase award tickets from inside Argentina.  Technically, award reservations to international destinations will have some fees/taxes associated with them.

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