We are simply trying to book flights round trip tickets from Buenos Aires to El Calafate.....a very common route, especially during the peak season. Here's what I'm encountering:
A recorded message picks up and asks if you want the English options (press 1). It sends you to a "que" or recorded message/music in the background recorded message. It then holds you there for over 10 minutes, then drops the call. Consistant every time!!
Nowadays Aerolineas Argentinas is a private Company. The owners are from Spain. The service is not very good but you will be able to fly. I think "Lan" have flights to Calafate also. There are a lot of flights to Calafate.
Here are the the buses to go from Calafate to El Chalten.
02902 492 217 / 491 368
"Rancho Grande" is a good Hostel with and without private bathrooms. Chalten Travel buses stop there.