Flight Adventure

“Airplane” by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Norwegian Cruise Line offered a promotion when we booked our cruise “Buy 1 Get 1 Airfare Free” given the expense of flying to South America we opted to give the promotional air a try. We went into the air promotion with a sense of adventure which we really needed.

At first we were routed from DC to Detroit to Atlanta to Buenos Aires on Delta. The Atlanta connection was about 45 minutes to switch from Domestic to International flight. Anyone who has flown through Atlanta knows that that is impossible!

On December 5th we received our Air Confirmation from the cruise line. The flights had been changed and we were now routed outbound via DC to Charlotte to Miami to Buenos Aires on American. We are returning also on American although a little more direct from Buenos Aires to Dallas/Fort Worth to DC. The cruise line air guidelines specify no more than 2 connections and less than 5 hour layovers. We went into the promotional airfare with an adventure mindset.

As soon as our air confirmation arrived, we were able to log into the American Airlines site. We upgraded our seats from Economy to Main Cabin Extra.

We are in for quite the flight adventure total flying time each direction will be 17 hours. The longest leg outbound is 13 hours from Miami to Buenos Aires. On the return the longest leg is Buenos Aires to Dallas/Fort Worth.

ThreeGTravels Flight Stats:

Longest Flights:


  • Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia: 15 hours
  • DC to London, England: 9 hours
  • London, England to Abuja, Nigeria: 6 hours


  • Seoul, Korea to New York City: 14 hours
  • DC to Anchorage, AK: 10.5 hours
  • DC to Frankfurt, Germany: 8 hours

Mac and Chuck

  • DC to Seattle, Washington: 6 hours
  • DC to Reykjavik, Iceland: 6 hours
  • Reykjavik, Iceland to Barcelona, Spain: 4 hours

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