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[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Business Class Availability to Chile From 50K Miles

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With the latest business class deal our team has discovered, traveling to Chile has never been simpler.

South American giant LATAM operates a few nonstop routes from the U.S. to Santiago, the Chilean capital, and we’re seeing up to 9 business class seats available on some routes for travel dates through next spring.

Let’s examine how you can book this award flight.

Award Deal — Details

There are 3 main airports where we found particularly great award space: Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), and New York (JFK). If you’re not based in any of these major cities, it may be worth positioning yourself, as this is one of the best business class deals to South America.

LATAM Business Class 767
LATAM’s business class won’t win any awards, but you’ll secure a lie-flat seat on the long journey to Chile. Image Credit: Stella Shon
  • Class: Business
  • Route: Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), and New York (JFK) to Santiago (SCL)
  • Cost: As few as 50,000 points and $19 in taxes & fees
  • Travel Dates: June 2024 through March 2025
  • Award Seats: Up to 9 passengers per route

Even better, there are plenty of travel dates between November and February, which is the peak summer season for Chile. This would be a great time to experience the wonders of Patagonia via Torres del Paine National Park, explore the Atacama Desert, or enjoy the famous wine and food regions of the country.

How To Book

Despite Delta and LATAM’s joint partnership, the best way to book these flights is not via Delta SkyMiles.

Instead, you’ll want to set your sights on Alaska Airlines MileagePlan, which has the lowest award rates: just 50,000 miles and $19 in taxes and fees.

Alaska LATAM JFK SCL Award
There are 9 seats available on multiple dates in June! Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

However, Bilt Rewards is the only 1:1 transfer partner of Alaska, so you may want to look at other options to book these flights. Here are some other options:

You can earn points and miles in all 3 programs above by leveraging transferable rewards partners such as Amex Membership Rewards or Capital One Miles.

Hot Tip:

Amex is offering a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club until May 31, 2024. That means you can book these same flights via Virgin for roughly 74,000 Membership Rewards points.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve been hunting for business class deals for a trip later this year (or early next), you may want to start planning a trip to Chile. While LATAM doesn’t offer the best premium cabin experience out there, if you’re after a lie-flat seat for 10 hours or more, it’s a great deal.

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With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

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