No, unfortunately Aerolineas Argentinas awards aren’t yet bookable on delta.com, as much as I’d like to fly their Club Condor Class so that I can fax from a plane, and enjoy their 12 audio channels with the most varied musical “genders.” 😉
There’s an even worse business class product you can fly to South America, and it’s bookable directly on delta.com using miles.
Gol award tickets are now bookable on delta.com. Gol is one of Delta’s non-SkyTeam partner airlines.
As a reminder, Gol exclusively operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, which they fly primarily within South America. Most of their flights are in a one class configuration, and are perfectly serviceable for regional hops.
They do have one unique route to the US, though, whereby they fly from Miami to Punta Cana and then onwards to Rio de Janeiro.
Imagine searching for business class award space from Miami to Buenos Aires on delta.com and finding a routing on Gol via Punta Cana and Rio de Janeiro:
An over seven hour 737 redeye flight from Punta Cana to Rio de Janeiro! Does it even get more glamorous than that?!
In all seriousness, this is a pretty exciting addition, given that you can now easily tack on award flights within South America on delta.com. So if you find Delta award space to Sao Paulo, for example, you can tag on a flight within South America without having to call.
Kudos to Delta for the airline partners they’ve added online recently for SkyMiles redemptions. Last week China Airlines awards became bookable through delta.com. In January, China Eastern and China Southern awards became bookable through delta.com. And then before that they made the delta.com award calendar semi-functional, which is exciting.
And those are about the only good things I have to say about the Delta SkyMiles program as of late. 😉
(Tip of the hat to Mac)