Another travel day for us, but not a particularly terrible one. Our flight from Brazil to Argentina is in the evening, so we got to sleep in and take advantage of a late check out (Hyatt lets Diamond members check out at 4 pm). We hopped onto an Uber at 2 pm, and arrived at to the Sao Paulo International Airport in good time at 3 pm for our 6 pm flight to Buenos Aires.
The airport lounge was ok (separate review). I was trying not to stuff up on too much food in anticipation of the reportedly excellent food on Turkish Airlines (bad mistake). While the food on Turkish wasn’t great, we did like their business class product. For anyone who wants to try it, they were offering one way upgrades for 249 USD for the leg from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires.
Getting from the Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires to town itself proved more challenging than we anticipated. I was expecting to be able to change some money at the airport, but there was only one cambio within the secured area, which was closed by the time we arrived (!!!). We tried to get an uber, but there weren’t any cars near the airport. A big placard by the taxi companies about how much they hate Uber also wasn’t exactly encouraging for potential consumers.
In the end, after bumbling around the airport for way longer than anyone really should, we ended up paying for a fixed price taxi from the airport to town. It was 47 USD for the 20 mile journey (~40 min). The taxi booth doesn’t take credit cards – cash only. USD works as well.
Thankfully, the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is quite an oasis. We were very grateful once we hit our suite and could recover from the travel day. I must be getting old – I actually need to recover from travel days, no matter how luxurious.