MIO HOTEL – Buenos Aires

Stepping through the stunning six meter-high door made of French oak from wine barrels, on the distinguished Quintana Avenue, at the heart of distinct Recoleta, MIO BUENOS AIRES stands apart. A blend of daring design, comfort and meticulous service with state-of-the-art technology stands out as a fusion of luxury, high-tech functionality and pleasure. Fine materials such as calden wood, glass, cotton, oak, steel, marble and silk, all combine beautifully to create a unique aesthetic that stands apart in a tangible sensation of warmness and intimacy in each and every one of the thirty rooms and suites of MIO BUENOS AIRES.

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MIO BUENOS AIRES’ rooms will definitively take you aback. Every detail has been conceived to generate a sense of warmness and intimacy, with a strong emphasis in comfort so that you can feel at home, with the advantages of the impeccable service of the hotel. King-size beds with deluxe comforters, oversized bathtubs and shower with large and powerful shower heads, the perfect light for every setting and delicate gourmet amenities.

Every room features:

  • Led TV
  • DVD Player
  • Micro Component System with IPOD Dock
  • Cable TV

 

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MIO BUENOS AIRES is only a few meters away from exclusive designer stores, cultural centers, museums, shopping centers, art galleries, renowned restaurants, the city gardens and points of tourism interes.

*Ezeiza International Airport: 45 minutes by car

* Jorge Newbery Airport – Domestic Flights: 15 minutes by car

* Port of Buenos Aires: 10 minutes by car.

Closer points of interest:

  • San Telmo
  • Av. de Mayo, Plaza de Mayo, Cabildo and Pink House
  • La Boca
  • Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita Peron’s remains rest.
  • Colón Theater
  • Xul Solar Museum
  • Puerto Madero
  • Fine Arts Museum
  • MALBA (Latin American Museum of Art of Buenos Aires)

MIO BUENOS AIRES stands out as an icon of distinct identity that combines luxury, elegance and original design, with customized care and an exceptional service, featuring a blend of luxury, hi-tech functionality and pleasure.

 

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Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel – Buenos Aires

Loi Suites has been offering hotel services for the last 40 years. It’s strong commitment with high quality and personalized service started in 1972.

In 2000 the first 5 stars hotel was opened as Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel in Buenos Aires, also offering distinguished rooms for events and excellent international kitchen.

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LOI SUITES RECOLETA HOTEL is located in the heart of the exquisite neighborhood of Recoleta, at walking distance from the historical Recoleta Cemetery, the hotel shares the area with art galleries, restaurants, bars and beautiful parks.

All rooms are equipped with Internet, flat TV with cable, Frigobar, microwave oven electric kettle, Desk for working and Safety box.

 

In the hotel, the Winter Garden extends to 400m2 including the swimming pool. Ideal ambiance for relaxing with natural light and vegetation during your stay.

 

POINTS OF INTEREST:

  • Aeroparque Jorge Newbery: 5,09 miles
  • Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza – Ministro Pistarini: 31 miles
  • Terminal de ómnibus de Retiro: 1,55 miles
  • Puerto Madero: 2 miles
  • Plaza de Mayo: 2,17 miles
  • San Telmo: 2,79 miles
  • Obelisco: 1,11 miles
  • Teatro Colón: 1,11
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: 0,55 miles
  • MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires): 1,24 miles
  • Peatonal Florida: 1,24 miles

 *Best quality in hotel services in different marvellous sceneries*

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Esquina Carlos Gardel – Restaurant

At the corner of the alley named after Carlos Gardel and Anchorena street, next to a statue that immortalizes the most famous tango singer, there used to be a restaurant that was the gathering place for the colorful characters of the popular market of Buenos Aires.

More than 100 years later, as if by magic, the story comes back into life. Esquina Carlos Gardel, located exactly on the same lot where Chanta Cuatro used to be, offers an unmatched, unbeatable alternative in Tango show restaurants.

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Dinner starts at 8 30 pm, the show at 10 30 pm and finishes at midnight. Esquina Carlos Gardel is open every day year round.

You can enjoy the most delicious dishes of international cuisine, with Argentinean specialties and a selected wine list. Dinner is a la carte, and includes all the beverages.

Elegance and splendor share every corner of this dazzling place.
The tango show goes through the history of tango and almost 25 artists are on stage every night.

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Through the tango show guests will understand the history of tango from its beginnings to the present. The proposal also perfectly combines classical dance stage and ballroom tango.

The five pairs of dancers on stage every night dazzle with classic performances and modern interpretations of acrobatic tango, under the care and direction of Dolores de Amo.

The magnificent costumes accompanied the various proposals in an exquisite way.

 

Early tango was known as tango criollo. Today, there are different types of tango dance such as Argentine tango or Uruguayan. Popularly and among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one which is closest to that originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay.

Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture.
Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe.

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The word “tango” seems to have first been used in connection with the dance in the 1890s. Initially it was just one of the many dances, but it soon became popular throughout society, as theaters and street barrel organs spread it from the suburbs to the working-class slums, which were packed with hundreds of thousands of European immigrants, primarily Italians, Spanish and French.

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Buenos Aires City Tour

Buenos Aires is an astonishing metropolis that looks a bit like Europe, but with an edgy Latin American twist. Glamorous and gritty, this is a very special place, beautiful in its own unique way, resilient and creative, it’s the kind of city traveler’s fall in love with.

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Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires.You will get passionate about football, tango and delicious food in the fascinating Buenos Aires.

Tango:

ba2Tango is a cultural artifact that both, defines and is defined by a country. Tango was born and grew up here, it has a huge cultural significance. Merging African music and dance such as the camdombe with European counterparts, a distinctive melodic style emerged in working class barrios of Buenos Aires.

It is not only a dance; it is a culture with its rules, codes, politics, and its drama. Tango is not a hobby, it is a lifestyle.

The melody shifts between joyful and melancholy, and it is for sure very sexy. Passion is at the core of the music, between the grasp of dancing couples, and this music’s sharp notes .

On any night in Buenos Aires you can find a Tango hall filled with people sitting around the dance floor, drinking their wine or champagne watching, and being watched.

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If tango tops your must-do list, we would encourage you to start by seeing a tango show, nothing beats the highly choreographed and stunningly performed tango shows that take place in some of Buenos Aires’ grandest theaters and restaurants. There is also street tango. The most typical spots are well-known places like Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo or along El Caminito in La Boca.

You should also stop by a milonga. Watching tango is all well and good, but wouldn’t you rather get involved? Go to a Milonga and leanr some steps. Private and group lessons are available everywhere.

Argentinian Cuisine:

A trip to Argentina is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some serious feasting – including sampling some of the country’s legendary steak.

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If there is anything that Argentina is known for world-wide, it’s their meat. Don’t leave Argentina without trying its popular Asado. Also known as parrillada.This is the national dish. Expect to find beef, pork, ribs, sausages, blood sausages, and sweetbreads hot off the fire.  Asados are a favorite national pastime, bringing friends, families, neighbors, and coworkers together to indulge in the mouthwatering perfection of the Argentine steak.

There is hundred of steakhouses in Buenos Aires, you should enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in one of those and try out the best meat of the world.

Traditional Argentinean food is famous around the world for its simple robust flavors. And one of the most delicious and simple meals are the empanadas. Empanadas are traditional stuffed pastries , there is a lot of kinds: ground beef, cubed beef, chicken, ham and cheese, ham and onion, spinach. They can be eaten at any time, as a snack or as a whole meal. In Argentina they are commonly served at celebrations as they can be eaten easily by hand without too much mess. There are too many types of empanadas that differ in the cooking techniques.

And if you are desiring an snack we would say that the traditional Alfajores are an exquisite choice. Alfajores  are crumbly shortbread-like biscuits sandwiching jams, mousses or dulce de leche. Akin to their national cookie, Argentines indulge in these cylindrical biscuits at breakfast, dessert, and throughout the day and across the country. 

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In buenos aires you will find numerous deluxe restaurants for you to try out our appetizing cuisine.

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Argentina’s national game is fútbol (soccer).  The Argentinian national team has become one of the best in the world . With soccer players like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi , idolized as national heroes ,and a string of international victories, For Argentines soccer is more than just a game .

Here you’ll find some of the world’s most fervent soccer fans and spectacular club rivalries. In the streets, you may hear “Boca or River?” on the day of a fútbol game between the Boca Juniors and the River Plate team. A soccer team here isn’t just about sport, it’s a social identity.

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Attending a football (futbol) game in Argentina is a unique experience and even the smallest of league fixtures will draw huge crowds and leave your ears ringing with enthusiastic football chants and pounding drums.

The most popular games are in Buenos Aires where the local teams play at the iconic El Monumental and La Bombonera grounds and stadium tours are a popular way to explore behind-the-scenes, visiting the locker rooms and VIP areas, and walking the pitch before kick-off. 

Here there is a simple of how a City tour in Buenos Aires could go :

DIA 1 – PLAZA DE MAYO – CITY CENTER – PUERTO MADERo

We start our tour in Plaza de Mayo, in the very center of Buenos Aires. This historic square is surrounded by the Presidential Palace (Pink House), the Cabildo (Town Hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

We have our lunch stop in the famous Tortoni cafe, where many of Buenos Aires intellectuals and artists, including the unforgettable Jorge Luis Borges, left a trace.

After lunch, we immerse in the coming and going of white-collar workers, walking along Florida Street, where you can also enjoy some shopping in a district famous for its leather and woolen goods. And as we reach the 9 de Julio Avenue, you can enjoy the views of the widest avenue of the world and, of course, the Obelisk.

During the afternoon, we visit the youngest, water-front neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero, where a marina was built, and restaurants and shops were opened in the old brick warehouses. Crossing the iconic Women’s Bridge, we will enjoy the calming contrast to the bustle of the city center.

Finally, after an intense day, we sit back and have some drinks at the Faena Hotel’s Library Lounge, right in the former docklands of Puerto Madero.

OPTIONAL VISITS

If you are interested in the Argentinian colonial period, we can either visit the Cabildo Museum or do the Manzana de las Luces Tour, to get a glimpse of the independence history.

For the open-air activities fans, we can visit the Fragata Sarmiento Tour in Puerto Madero or the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve.

DAY 2 – PALERMO AND RECOLETA

We start the day with a visit to the Japanese Garden, the largest in the world. The tea ceremony, bonsai making activities, and kimonos and yukatas exhibitions will make of this visit an express trip to the ancient Oriental culture.

And just next to the Japanese Garden, we find the Tres de Febrero Park, with 25 hectares of woods, dense vegetation and more than 14,000 rose bushes. This visit guarantees great shots in the Andalucian patio and the rose-covered gazebos.

Now in Recoleta, it’s time for the Recoleta Cemetery and the Our Lady of Pilar Church. With more than 90 crypts declared National Historical Monuments, this cemetery is definitely worth visiting. Let your creepy soul come out and discover the secrets and mysteries of Recoleta. The Barrocan temple, the second oldest building of Recoleta, is definitely a visit that completes the historical view of the neighborhood.

And, after an exhausting day, we sit back and enjoy a coffee at the luxourious La Biela cafe.

Finally, we set you free and let you choose between walking around France Square and its historical Crafts Market or, if you are interested in design and fashion, visiting Buenos Aires Design and the Recoleta Mall.

OPTIONAL VISITS

Following the green line, we can visit the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden, and get lost in the Roman, French and Oriental gardens and their numerous trees, plants, flowers and even works of art.

If you are an art lover, you can head directly to the MALBA Museum, where you’ll be
able to tour up and down the amazing permanent collections and surprising temporary exhibitions of the Latin American art of the 20th century, or be amazed by the National Museum of Fine Arts, which holds the largest public collection in Latin America. You will walk around breathtaking pieces of Rodin, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas and many more.

OPTIONAL VISITS IN THE EVENING

Enjoy the best asado argentino at Parrilla el Pobre Luis. If meat is not your thing, try the best vegetarian place in Buenos Aires, Hierbabuena. Just a tip: don’t miss the lemonade!

Spend a great evening out in the city! Try barhopping! We have tours in Palermo and San Telmo, depending on your location.

For an elegant and luxurious evening in Buenos Aires, the best choice is the Colón Theatre, a unique and unforgettable experience.

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We start the tour in San Telmo, the colonial neighborhood, where you will find all kinds of art and antiques. The Dorrego Square is home to a great crafts fair and traditional bars andin the San Telmo Market, vintage clothes, second-hand products and fresh food and vegetables gather together for a perfect travel in time.

La Boca awaits for us in the southernmost point of the city to teach us all about the immigrants and the history of the city. And after enjoying the colorful houses in Caminito, tango moves, and more street art, we have a real porteño lunch in the classic El Obrerobodegón.

OPTIONAL VISITS

If you don’t want to leave Argentina without experiencing our football passion, or at least entering a stadium, Boca Juniors is just round the corner! Book your tour or ticket. (River Plate fans: don’t worry, we can organize a tour there too!)

Art is also present by the river: visit Proa Foundation for more 20th century art.

With its wide, European-style boulevards, incredible food, raucous nightlife, Buenos Aires is a city unlike any other.

La Cabaña grill restaurant

la_cabanaLa Cabaña is the most traditional restaurant in Buenos Aires. Established in 1935, it serves the best Argentine beef on the grill accompanied by excellent wine, a menu that turned La Cabaña into a source of inspiration for local cooking and that has been widely replicated all over the town.

It has already been 75 years of excellence and La Cabaña continues to deliver its services in a singular atmosphere where original style and tradition are still on. They invite you to enjoy any of their grilled beef cuts and, if you are willing to wait for an hour, you can have a unique experience tasting our classic “Great Baby Beef” – we suggest you do, savoring a glass of wine and in nice company.

You do not get to know the purest Argentine cuisine without visiting La Cabaña restaurant.

History

l_19_la-caba-a4On September 14th, 1935 Francisco Lapietra opened his restaurant on 400 Entre Ríos Avenue. It was a large Norman-style room seating 450 diners and a private dining room that accommodated 60 people on the first floor. Two stuffed Hereford cows at the restaurant entrance stood as the perfect photo op for tourists who believed that the animals´ tails were lucky charms to be touched. The restaurant had a six-meter window with three rows of half carcasses hanging from hooks, with Aberdeen Angus at the top, Hereford in the middle and Shorthorn at the bottom, so that guests were free to pick the cut they preferred.
The restaurant was an immediate success for two types of clientele: those who were looking for a quiet family dinner and those who arrived at late hours after a night out. The relaxed atmosphere and the icon dish on the menu, the 
“Delicioso Bife de Chorizo” – Delicious Sirloin Strip Steak – lured people to return time and again.
The restaurant´s guestbook includes the names of the main figures of the 20th century going from Louis Armstrong, Fidel Castro and Charles de Gaulle to Sophia Loren and Charlton Heston. 

It closed its doors in 1996 and remained so until it was acquired by Orient Express Hotels, a chain of luxury hotels, trains and cruises that reopened it in the exclusive area of Recoleta. Some years later, the restaurant returned to the hands of Argentine owners who have relocated it in the heart of the top restaurant area in Buenos Aires giving it back the cherished essence of the original LA CABAÑA. As it could not have been otherwise, the landscape of La Cabaña includes the Luna Park, Corrientes Avenue and, far back, the Obelisk as well as the lights and modern atmosphere of Puerto Madero. That is exactly the point: renewed passion for our cuisine combined with the best of our history to be continued…

Cuisine

top_clases_cocinaThe menu shows the best of modern traditional Argentine cuisine where the grill plays a leading role. All beef cuts are carefully selected by the chef.

Special mention should be made to the Kobe beef in the menu. Considered by experts as one of the best beef all over the world, Kobe beef is renowned for its flavor, juice and tenderness resulting from the marbled texture of Wagyu cattle and the distinctive feeding techniques applied throughout the life of the animal.

Wine Tastings

top_degustacionWine tasting sessions take place 1 hour before lunch or dinner at the restaurant. These sessions are hosted by a sommelier who describes the virtues of each wine region and, also, the strong points of each grape variety grown in our country.

The wines participating in these tasting sessions – included in the menu- are the most representative of Argentina. Additional information on the wine and grape varieties tasted is provided together with the stores where you can buy the products.

Location

La Cabaña is located in the prestigious district of Puerto Madero, a recently revamped posh area in Buenos Aires next to the Colón Opera House, the financial district and the famous Obelisk.

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Mio Hotel – Buenos Aires

THE HOTELhotel-mio-buenos-aires-exterior-fabcdcStepping through the stunning six meter-high door made of French oak from wine barrels,
on the distinguished Quintana Avenue, at the heart of distinct Recoleta, MIO BUENOS AIRES stands apart.
A blend of daring design, comfort and meticulous service with state-of-the-art technology stands out as a fusion of luxury, high-tech functionality and pleasure.
Fine materials such as calden wood, glass, cotton, oak, steel, marble and silk, all combinemio-buenos-aires beautifully to create a unique aesthetic that stands apart in a tangible sensation of warmness and intimacy in each and every one of the thirty rooms and suites of MIO BUENOS AIRES.
The ample selection of lighted spaces coupled with the each and every detail and exclusive pieces, places MIO BUENOS AIRES at the forefront of design sophistication.
Rooms and suites with no partition walls to take full advantage of the width of each dimension, maintaining the space continuance filled with natural light.
MIO BUENOS AIRES stands out as an icon of distinct identity that combines luxury, elegance and original design, with customized care and an exceptional service, featuring a blend of luxury, hi-tech functionality and pleasure.

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Bathtubs were created by Mario Dasso, a talented Argentinean whose art consists in engraving nature. Mario does not pick any particular tree; he would rather go into the mountain and surprise himself. He listens to that inner voice that guides him, the same voice that his ancestors -the Mapuche Indian tribes- used to hear. It is then when the wood would come to him to find that amazing calden waiting for him. The artist works with dead trees. In La Pampa, the story goes that when a calden tree dies, it does no longer watch nature but starts narrating its story. This Pampa artist does not choose the trees, the trees find him. He does not choose the final work, he goes for it. Every artwork is unique and has a message.
Every MIO BUENOS AIRES bathtub has been meticulously engraved by Mr. Dasso.

MIO BUENOS AIRES doors are made of wine barrels made of pure French oak, on which the streaks marking the wine path, their poise and work dedication stands out.

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We care for the environment through recycling practices, environmentally friendly product selection, and high efficiency lighting. MIO BUENOS AIRES is also implementing new sustainable development measures.

ART
Hotel boutique MIO BUENOS AIRES offers its public areas for the promotion of Argentine
artists, privileging the exhibition of emerging artists to make their contribution to the diffusion of the extraordinary talent of our artists.

SPA AND FITNESS
A true escape from the world outside, MIO BUENOS AIRES features everything you need for total relaxation.
Walls and ceiling covered with black stone from San Luis, reflecting the solar energy on the pool, generate a weak light that provides for the perfect urban retreat for the body and soul.
Juices and natural beverages bar.mio_buenos_aires_hotel_6956937
Manual, oriental and harmonizing therapies.
Cabinets for facial and body treatments.
Exquisite relaxing and stimulating massage menu.
Steam bath.
Fitness center for cardio exercise.
Giant Jacuzzi.

CUISINE AND BAR
Sivela 465 means contemporary cuisine that invites you to share the daily ceremony of breaking bread with those you love.sivela_02
We open our prominent French oak doors to all our guests, friends and neighbors, to come and share a pleasant moment with us at any hour of the day.
In Finnish, Sivellä means to paint. Just as on a great artist’s canvas, we paint an authentic concert of aromas and flavors in each of our dishes.
Hidden in the heart of our hotel Mio Buenos Aires, the Sivela 465 restaurant invites its guests to enjoy a new universe of flavors in contemporary cuisine, using seasonal recipes.
Inspired by memories of great journeys, of secret places, and many recipes shared in the heat of the campfire with friends and family, our cuisine is fresh and contemporary, sealed by wine and the sun.
With its attentive service and daring functional design, Sivela 465 serves simple, high quality dishes, prepared and presented with casual elegance. Spacious and well-lit during the day, Sivela 465 becomes intimate and cozy to receive its nighttime guests.mio-lounge_02

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Useful Arrival Information

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  • We will do our best to accommodate early arrivals, but please note we cannot guarantee the availability of your hotel room when arriving on early-morning flights, since regular check-in time at most hotels is usually around 3:00pm.
  • Valuable items, such as passports, tickets, surplus cash, should be left in your hotel safe during day tours. For the rest of the time we suggest the use of a money–belt, and to always keep a watchful eye on your wallet and camera while you are in public places.
  • Although the tap-water in Buenos Aires is drinkable, we suggest that you buy bottled water.
  • Banking hours are from 10:00am to 3:00pm and shops are usually open until 8:00pm. Please note that the only official currency in Argentina is the peso ($). The $ signs stands for pesos, while USD, US$ or U$S signs represent American dollars. If you need to change your own currency into pesos we suggest doing it at banks, exchange bureaus or at your hotel. Do not exchange any money with people on the street because it is illegal. Please remember that you will be asked for your passport when you do this transaction.
  • Tipping is not compulsory, but it is customary and we encourage you to do so if you feel the service has been satisfactory. Some guidelines could be:   Per full day tour an average of U$S 20 is suggested as a tip for your local guide, and U$S 10 for your driver. For half-day tours, U$S10 and U$S 5 are appropriate for guide and driver respectively. Transfer guides and drivers are usually tipped at a rate of U$S 5. Tipping for luggage handling at hotels is usually U$S 1-2 per person. At restaurants a typical gratuity would be 10% of the total. Taxi drivers do not usually expect tips but is customary to round up the fare.
  • Bargaining is not a common practice at shops or restaurants, prices are usually fixed except for flee markets and handicraft flees. Taxis always charge the fixed price shown by the meter, located on the right hand side of the car.
  • Please do not pack any valuable items, such as camera equipment or binoculars, in your checked bags. For your flights within Argentina, you may use a small padlock for your checked baggage. Please always remember to carry a supply for your prescribed medications in your hand baggage.
  • Airlines require passengers to check-in three hours prior to departure for international flights, and two prior to departure for domestic flights. Pick-up times for transfers have been therefore scheduled taking this requirement into account. We will confirm your flights, and if there are any changes we will inform you accordingly, only in the cases you take transfers with us.images

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