I have 2h40 between two international flights at Ministro Pistarini Airport, in Buenos Aires. Am I screwed?

Coming from Santiago and going to Brazil, both flights are in Terminal A.

The tickets are from different companies (coming with Qantas via LAN, going with United via Turkish).

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    Are they on the same ticket, or different tickets? (Makes a big difference to the risk of problems)
    – Gagravarr
    Jun 12, 2014 at 22:25
  • oh yeah, I forgot about that!
    – Roberto
    Jun 12, 2014 at 22:31
  • What are the on-time stats like for your inbound Qantas flight? And if there's enough of a delay that means you can't make the onward flight, how much of an issue is that?
    – Gagravarr
    Jun 12, 2014 at 22:56
  • I don't know about the stats, where can I find that? If I lose that flight it would be very bad since these flights are already too expensive.
    – Roberto
    Jun 12, 2014 at 23:37
  • You are right, it's Qantas via LAN.
    – Roberto
    Jun 13, 2014 at 3:19

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While this may be my personal experience, it can help others, so I'm posting the answer to my own question.

It all worked out well. I had plenty of time to do everything. I even had a problem with one of my luggage that was lost in Santiago, I had time to wait a lot for it and to register a complain with the company.

It's not a very big airport, 2h40 is enough unless everything goes wrong for you.

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    Both times I arrived there there were terrible queues at customs. The first time in 2011 it took me about 2 hours from plane to the curb, the second time in 2012, it took about 1 1/2 hours. Hopefully that has changed since then.
    – ach
    Nov 24, 2014 at 20:20

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