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South American giant LATAM, in conjunction with its new partner Delta Air Lines, has launched a new nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and São Paulo (GRU) in Brazil.
The new route commences this week and it will become the only nonstop connection between Los Angeles and Brazil.
According to a press release from the airline, this new nonstop service will cut down significantly the time it takes to travel between the 2 cities, and it’s expected that over 100,000 people will utilize the new flights during the course of a year.
Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting new route.
LATAM’s New Route Between Los Angeles and São Paulo
LATAM broke away from the Oneworld alliance several years ago and subsequently partnered up with Delta Air Lines. The new tie-up has provided a big boost to Delta’s South American presence, as it’s allowed the Atlanta-based carrier to sell tickets to destinations across LATAM’s expansive network in South America.
And while this route hasn’t performed well for airlines historically, the duo is confident they can make it work this time, with LATAM being the operating carrier and Delta having the ability to sell tickets on the flights via a codeshare agreement.
Elite flyers with either airline will receive reciprocal elite privileges, such as lounge access, priority boarding, priority security, and other perks. And frequent flyer members with both airlines will be able to earn and redeem miles on the new flights.Hot Tip:
Learn everything there is to know about Delta’s frequent flyer program, Delta SkyMiles, in our complete guide.
The flight will initially operate 3 times per week, first on a Boeing 777, and then moving to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. LATAM’s 777s have 38 business class seats, 50 premium economy seats, and 322 economy seats.
Flights will operate according to the following schedule:
- Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays: Depart Los Angeles (LAX) 1:15 p.m. — Arrive São Paulo (GRU) 5:15 a.m. (+1)
- Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Depart São Paulo (GRU) 11:20 p.m. — Arrive Los Angeles (LAX) 7:35 a.m. (+1)
The new nonstop flights commence on Friday, August 4, 2023.
South America’s LATAM is starting new nonstop service from Los Angeles to São Paulo, the largest city by population in all the Americas. The flights will serve as an important connection between the 2 megacities, and we hope to see the airline increase service on the route in the months ahead.
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