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LATAM

LATAM Airlines is a leading South American airline formed from the merger of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines. Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, LATAM operates a comprehensive network of domestic and international flights, serving destinations across South America, North America, Europe, and beyond. Known for its modern fleet and high service standards, LATAM offers a range of amenities including in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, and a loyalty program called LATAM Pass. As a key player in the region, LATAM aims to provide reliable and comfortable travel options for its passengers.

The airline's brand-new flatbed Premium Business cabin is a competitive product worth trying

By Celia Almeida

June 18, 2024

This year's event was held in Santiago de Chile, with more than 400 aviation industry members participating in discussions about sustainability, governance, and growth

By Enrique Perrella

April 16, 2024

The partnership has boosted capacity by 75% between the U.S. and South America. The Orlando-Bogota route will strengthen the joint venture further.

By Fergus Cole

July 13, 2023

LATAM Airlines Colombia has become the third carrier to express interest in taking over struggling Viva Air, following Avianca and JetSmart

By Business Traveler

February 21, 2023

The Chilean airline has teamed up with tech firm SeenThis to create advertisements with a much lower carbon footprint, further cementing its position as a sustainable carrier

By Business Traveler

February 14, 2023

The new route, to be operated by LATAM, is the first new market for the joint venture and will commence in July next year

By Business Traveler

November 28, 2022

The partnership will also allow for improved connections between cities across North and South America

By Business Traveler

October 6, 2022

Seven year agreement expands the LATAM Pass credit card programs in Latin America

By Business Traveler

July 11, 2021

The agreement has also got the go-ahead from Uruguay, awaits final OK from other jurisdictions, including the US and Chile

By Business Traveler

February 25, 2021

The agreement, which was signed in May, clears its first regulatory hurdle without conditions

By Business Traveler

September 17, 2020

FAQ

What is the LATAM Pass?

LATAM Pass is the frequent flyer program for LATAM, and it’s free to join. Whereas points are primarily earned by flying with LATAM, they can also be acquired by spending nights in certain hotels, such as Hyatt and Starwood, or by booking car rentals. Unlike other loyalty programmes, you can’t earn miles by spending with selected credit cards.

Points can be redeemed in several ways, including on airfare, cabin upgrades or holiday services. However, as with most frequent flyer programmes, buying flights generally represents the best value for money.

Passengers who spend enough time in the air with LATAM can gain elite status. This is done in one of two ways, either by flying a certain number of qualifying segments, or racking up qualifying points, which can only be earned by spending money on airfare with LATAM. There are five tiers to the elite status, each providing progressively better perks and benefits, such as free upgrades and lounge access.

Gold Level - 15,000 qualifying points or 20 segments

 Seat selection
 Priority boarding
 Priority baggage on international flights
 Courtesy upgrades with coupons
 33% more miles earned

Gold Plus - 30,000 qualifying points or 35 segments

 All the benefits of Gold
 Domestic flights moved forward or postponed within the same day
 67% more miles earned

Platinum - 40,000 qualifying points or 45 qualifying segments

 All the benefits of Gold Plus
 LATAM + seat
 LATAM and partner airline lounges
 Extra checked bag
 Preferential service from the call centre
 133% more miles earned

Black - 75,000 qualifying points or 75 qualifying segments

 All the benefits of Platinum
 Preferential support at airports
 International flights moved forward or postponed within the same day
 Exclusive events and pre-sales
 167% more miles earned

Black Signature - 160,000 qualifying points or 120 qualifying segments

 All the benefits of Black
 Priority check-in for a companion
 Executive airport services
 200% more miles earned

What are LATAM's ticketing options?

LATAM has three different types of fare available:

Economy

 Last to board
 Standard seating
 Free entertainment on 12-inch screens
 Free food on flights longer than 7 hours

Economy has four booking categories:

Basic:
 Carry on only
 No miles earned
Light:
 Carry on only
 Miles earned
Plus:
 One carry-on
 Between one and two checked-in bags
 Miles earned
 Choose seat
Top:
 One carry-on
 Between one and two checked-in bags
 Miles earned
 Choose seat
 Allow changes

Premium Economy

 Carry-on
 2-3 checked-in bags (depending on flight)
 Priority boarding
 Priority check-in
 Access to VIP LATAM lounge within Latin America
 More comfortable seats
 Premium menu options

Premium Business

 Carry-on
 2-3 checked-in bags (depending on flight)
 Priority boarding
 Priority check-in
 Access to VIP LATAM lounge
 180 reclinable seats
 Restaurant quality food
 Amenity kit

What are LATAM's baggage fees?

All passengers are allowed to bring one personal item and one carry-on as standard. Premium economy and premium business passengers can also bring 2-3 checked-in bags. Weight limitations are between 23-32kg, depending on the route.

Charges for additional, overweight or oversized bags are listed below:

Flights within South America
 Overweight bag (23-32kg): $100
 Overweight bag (32-45kg): $200
 Oversized bag: $75
 Extra cabin bag: $70

Flights between South America and Central America / Caribbean
 Overweight bag (23-32kg): $100
 Overweight bag (32-45kg): $200
 Oversized bag: $125
 Extra cabin bag: $70

Flights within Oceania
 Overweight bag (23-32kg): $75
 Overweight bag (32-45kg): $150
 Oversized bag: $125
 Extra cabin bag: $70

Other international flights
 Overweight bag (23-32kg): $100
 Overweight bag (32-45kg): $200
 Oversized bag: $125
 Extra cabin bag: $70-$200