LAN (LATAM after merger with Brazilian TAM) is the largest airline conglomerate in South America. It practically owns the sky over the continent. In addition, their planes are great in terms of comfort and amenities–much better than a typical US airline with better leg space, better food and personal entertainment system even in economy on a long-distance flights.
LAN regularly often unbeatable prices to Latin America from the US. As far as free travel goes, 48,000-50,000 LANPASS Kilometers will take you all the way to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and a few other countries, as well.
LAN-associated credit cards have never had such a generous offer. Basically you’re getting 45,000 miles after spending $5,000 in four months. That’s almost a free trip. Charge your card just a few thousand more and cash in on your free ticket to South America.
In addition, you will receive three one-segment upgrades to use within the next year, and LAN Business Premium long-distance product is amazing. Their planes feature lie-flat seats, gourmet food, large personal screens and great attention to details. When you see a great fare from the US, just grab this upgrade and fly for peanuts in a business class seat that would otherwise cost you several thousand dollars.
What’s not so good about LAN is that their website interface and customer service suck. Plain and simple. While they are great in the air, they are terrible on the ground should a problem arise. If you have to deal with them beyond booking an award, prepare to be patient. I have never had a problem with LAN, but I know people who have, and it wasn’t pretty. That’s all I’ll say for now:-).
So is it a worthwhile deal? Absolutely! Even if you’re not interested in South America, you can still redeem LANPASS kilometers on other One World Alliance members including American Airlines. You must apply by October 14 to get the bonus.
Here are some T&C from the horse’s mouth.
EARN UP TO 40,000 BONUS MILES WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER! YOU’LL RECEIVE UP TO 30,000 BONUS MILES WITH YOUR FIRST PURCHASE AND AN ADDITIONAL 10,000 BONUS MILES WHEN YOU SPEND $5,000 WITHIN THE FIRST 120 DAYS OF ACCOUNT OPENING, WITH YOUR LANPASS VISA SIGNATURE CARD.
NEW CARDMEMBERS ALSO RECEIVE: LANPASS Special Offer!
First Use Bonus Miles
Up to 20% off (up to $1,000 maximum) your first LAN or TAM purchase one time per year
Up to 4,000 Annual Renewal Bonus
$0 Introductory Annual Fee the First Year, thereafter $25-$75
AND JUST FOR LANPASS VISA SIGNATURE® CARDMEMBERS:
Double miles on LAN and TAM purchases
25% flight bonus when flying on LAN
3 upgrade coupons each year
Credit for finding the deal goes to Flyertalker x712xdamx. Thanks.