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The 17 Best Ways To Redeem LATAM Pass Miles [2024]

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LATAM is Latin America’s largest airline company when you consider all of its subsidiaries. And although its history can be traced back to the early 20th century, the collective holding company was established in 2012 as a result of LAN’s takeover of TAM Airlines.

Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, this company actually consists of 6 regional subsidiaries: LATAM Brasil, LATAM Colombia, LATAM Ecuador, LATAM Express, LATAM Paraguay, and LATAM Peru.

As a former member of Oneworld from 2000 to 2020, this full-service airline offers much-needed connectivity to numerous continents and countries around the world.

LATAM’s frequent flyer program, LATAM Pass, offers a seamless way to accumulate and spend rewards, and this guide will be dedicated to walking you through how to get the best value when spending your miles.

The Pros and Cons of LATAM Pass Miles

Here are the biggest benefits of LATAM Pass miles:

  • Open-jaws are allowed on redemption bookings
  • Stopovers are allowed on all redemption bookings as long as none of the itinerary’s segments are operated by Iberia
  • LATAM Pass miles expire after 3 calendar years and can be extended
  • LATAM Pass does not pass on fuel surcharges for the most part

Here are the biggest drawbacks of LATAM Pass miles:

  • Ridiculously expensive pricing for LATAM flights
  • LATAM Pass’s only transfer partner is Marriott Bonvoy
  • LATAM Pass miles can only be extended by flying on a LATAM-operated flight and earning at least 1 mile on that flight
  • There are booking fees when reservations are made over the phone
  • Cancellation and change fees are significant

Using Your LATAM Pass Miles

LATAM uses 2 different pricing strategies for award flights — one strategy for LATAM-operated flights and another strategy for partner-operated flights.

As you’ll find out below, both of these structures can be frustrating and/or misleading.

LATAM Award Charts

For its own flights, LATAM doesn’t publish an award chart — this inconvenience is compounded by the fact that LATAM’s award pricing on its own metal is incredibly bad.

For example, a nonstop flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Santiago (SCL) in LATAM business class, which is bookable with 95,000 Delta SkyMiles, costs a mind-boggling 283,700 LATAM Pass miles. We’ll take a hard pass on that.

So the bad news is that even if you wanted to redeem LATAM Pass miles for LATAM-operated flights, there’s no way to find out how much your award ticket will cost unless you actually perform a search. And even then, the price you’ll see will most likely astound you (in a negative way).

Airline Partners Award Charts

The award pricing for partner-operated flights is milder than the general award pricing for LATAM-operated flights, which is a plus.

But one of the single-most frustrating quirks of LATAM Pass is how difficult it is to locate LATAM’s partner award chart on LATAM’s U.S. website.

Once you locate an accurate chart, you should find consistent prices when searching for partner award flights.

LATAM employs a region-based partner award chart as shown below:

LATAM Pass economy class award chart
LATAM Pass economy class award chart. Image Credit: LATAM
LATAM Pass premium economy class award chart
LATAM Pass premium economy class award chart. Image Credit: LATAM
LATAM Pass business class award chart
LATAM Pass business class award chart. Image Credit: LATAM
LATAM Pass first class award chart
LATAM Pass first class award chart. Image Credit: LATAM

In addition to travel on LATAM, you can redeem LATAM Pass miles for travel on the following partner airlines:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • SWISS
  • S7 Airlines

Awards Bookable Online vs. Phone

LATAM Pass’s online award search isn’t capable of showing flights on all airlines — you should be able to book Delta, Qantas, and Qatar Airways flights online, but for other partners, you’ll have a hard time getting availability to show up.

In the case where you can’t get availability to show up, give the contact center a call at 866-435-9526.

Keep in mind that for tickets booked over the phone or at a physical office, there’s a $25 service fee per ticket.

Also, it’s not possible to check a ticket’s total taxes and fees without the requisite miles in your account, so that’s yet another reason why you’d want to call the contact center.

Award Redemption Rules

When you redeem miles for an award ticket, your ticket is valid for 1 year after the date of issuance.

One-way or round-trip tickets are both permitted when using miles. Open jaws are also permitted as long as the open jaw occurs wholly within the same zone. For open jaws, here are the award zones:

  • Caribbean — Aruba, Cancun, Havana, Punta Cana
  • North America — Canada, Mexico, United States
  • South America I — Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
  • South America II — Brazil, Bolivia, Peru
  • South America III — Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

If your award ticket is booked within 90 to 120 days of departure, there’s a redemption fee assessed per segment per passenger:

  • For domestic flights within Argentina (within 90 days of departure) — 210 ARS one-way (420 ARS round-trip)
  • For domestic flights within Brazil (within 90 days of departure) — R$17 one-way (R$34 round-trip)
  • For domestic flights within Chile (within 90 days of departure) — CLP$2,700 one-way (CLP$5,400 round-trip)
  • For domestic flights within Colombia (within 90 days of departure) — COL$13,400 one-way (COL$26,800 round-trip)
  • For domestic flights within Ecuador (within 90 days of departure) — $3 one-way ($6 round-trip)
  • For flights between South American countries or between South America and the Caribbean (within 120 days of departure) — $9 one-way ($18 round-trip)
  • For all other international flights (within 120 days of departure) — $21 one-way ($42 round-trip)

Here is the fee schedule for LATAM Pass award flight changes/refunds:

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RouteChange Fee (Before the Flight):Refund Fee (Before the Flight):
Within Argentina$40$60
Within Brazil$60$65
Within Chile$40$60
Within Colombia$25$30
Within Ecuador$15$25
Within Peru$16$60
Between South American countries$75$100
Between South America and the U.S.$200$250
All other international flights$150$200

You can only apply for changes and refunds before your flight departs, as long as your miles wouldn’t have expired (are still valid), and if the ticket is wholly unused. Otherwise, there are no changes and refunds permitted.

How To Boost Your LATAM Pass Miles

LATAM Pass isn’t currently 1:1 transfer partners with any U.S. transferable currency. So while it won’t be as easy to amass lots of miles as it is with United MileagePlus or Delta SkyMiles, it’s still possible.

The best transfer partner is Marriott Bonvoy, which transfers to LATAM Pass at a 3:1 ratio. Also, for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points transferred to LATAM Pass, you’ll earn a bonus of 5,000 LATAM miles.

That means that if you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to LATAM Pass, you’ll end up with 25,000 LATAM Pass miles instead of 20,000 LATAM Pass miles.

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Hot Tip: Check out some of the other ways you can earn LATAM Pass miles.

The 17 Best Ways To Use Your LATAM Pass Miles

Now that we’ve walked through the general rules and regulations of LATAM Pass and the best ways to accumulate miles, we’re finally getting to the fun part: using your miles!

So let’s get into all of our favorite and neat ways to redeem your LATAM Pass miles.

1. Fly Delta One One-Way Between the U.S. and South America (72,000 Miles)

Delta One Cabin
Delta One aboard the 767 is most likely what you’ll encounter on flights between the U.S. and South America. Image Credit: Stella Shon

If you’re looking for superb value relative to other loyalty programs when using LATAM Pass miles, there aren’t a lot of sweet spots — luckily, this is one of them!

For SkyTeam flights to South America, Delta’s own SkyMiles program charges at least 120,000 miles one-way compared to LATAM Pass’s 72,000 miles.

The best airline you’ll want to focus on is Delta, simply because LATAM’s own flights are priced sky-high (think 250,000+ miles one-way).

Delta features a fantastic business class product with lie-flat seats, cutting-edge technology, and luxe amenities; most flights are operated by the 767 aircraft.

Here are a few example redemptions you can make:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Buenos Aires (EZE) one-way in Delta One business class for 72,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Lima (LIM) one-way in Delta One business class for 72,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Santiago (SCL) one-way in Delta One business class for 72,000 LATAM Pass miles

2. Fly Delta One One-Way Between the U.S. and Africa (108,000 Miles)

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Enjoy Delta One business class on flights to Africa. Image Credit: Stephen Au

Delta is one of the few airlines that operates long-haul and ultra-long-haul flights to/from Africa. In this case, it’s possible to book Delta’s fabulous business class product using LATAM Pass miles.

Delta offers a variety of business class products, including reverse herringbone seats (pictured above), Delta One Suites, forward-facing staggered lie-flat seats, and more.

For 108,000 LATAM Pass miles each way, you can book nonstop flights between the U.S. and Africa aboard Delta.

Here are a few nonstop routes you can book:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Johannesburg (JNB) one-way in Delta One business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Lagos (LOS) one-way in Delta One business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Accra (ACC) one-way in Delta One business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Dakar (DSS) one-way in Delta One business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Lagos (LOS) one-way in Delta One business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles

3. Fly Qantas Business Class Between the U.S. and Australia (108,000 Miles)

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All business class seats on Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner have direct aisle access. Image Credit: James Larounis

Qantas is one of the best ways to cross the Pacific Ocean and fly to Australia. Although the jury is out on how its long-haul route network will look in a post-pandemic era, we can probably count on U.S.-Australia routes as being some of the most popular leisure routes in the world.

Luckily, it’s possible to redeem LATAM Pass miles on Qantas, thanks to LATAM’s former membership in the Oneworld alliance. Even though Qantas is difficult to find business class availability on, it’s so worth it!

You can book any of these nonstop Qantas flights as example redemptions:

  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Brisbane (BNE) one-way in Qantas business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Melbourne (MEL) one-way in Qantas business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Sydney (SYD) one-way in Qantas business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Melbourne (MEL) one-way in Qantas business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Sydney (SYD) one-way in Qantas business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles

4. Fly QSuites Between Doha and Oceania (108,000 Miles)

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Booking the coveted QSuites is possible with LATAM Pass miles. Image Credit: Alex Miller

QSuites is one of the most aspirational redemptions you can make — Qatar Airways is now world-famous for its superb business class suites product with first class amenities, food, and service.

This carrier is also famous for its ultra-long-haul flights since the U.S. and Qatar are up to 16 hours apart!

But in this case, our favorite QSuites redemption is for flights between the Middle East and Australia.

Here are few sample redemptions you can make:

  • Doha (DOH) – Adelaide (ADL) one-way in Qatar Airways QSuites for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Doha (DOH) – Brisbane (BNE) one-way in Qatar Airways QSuites for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Doha (DOH) – Melbourne (MEL) one-way in Qatar Airways QSuites for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Doha (DOH) – Perth (PER) one-way in Qatar Airways QSuites for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Doha (DOH) – Sydney (SYD) one-way in Qatar Airways QSuites for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles

5. Fly QSuites Between Doha and Brazil (120,000 Miles)

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Qsuite Business Class Cabin
Qatar Airways QSuites are truly a sight to see. Image Credit: Greg Stone

Another terrific way to enjoy QSuites with LATAM Pass miles is on flights between the Middle East and South America.

Qatar Airways doesn’t offer many of these routes, though we hope this will change soon, considering the ultra-long-haul nature of these routes.

Check out this nonstop QSuites route you can book:

  • Doha (DOH) – São Paulo (GRU) one-way in Qatar Airways QSuites for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles

6. Fly British Airways First Class Between London and the Middle East (78,000 Miles)

British Airways First Class 787-9
British Airways first class can be yours using LATAM Pass miles! Image Credit: Alex Miller

British Airways first class is one of the only ways you can fly between Europe and the Middle East in first class using miles.

Also, British Airways serves the most cities in the Middle East of all the European airlines, especially with first class options.

Here are a few sample redemptions you can make:

  • London (LHR) – Bahrain (BAH) one-way in British Airways first class for 120,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • London (LHR) – Dubai (DXB) one-way in British Airways first class for 120,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • London (LHR) – Kuwait City (KWI) one-way in British Airways first class for 120,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • London (LHR) – Riyadh (RUH) one-way in British Airways first class for 120,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • London (LHR) – Tel Aviv (TLV) one-way in British Airways first class for 120,000 LATAM Pass miles

7. Fly Lufthansa First Class Between the U.S. and Germany (144,000 Miles)

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Lufthansa first class is a glorious experience booking with LATAM Pass miles. Image Credit: Cherag Dubash

Lufthansa first class is one of the best ways to travel in the entire world. And with LATAM Pass miles, you can book these flights aboard the exclusive 747-8 aircraft to/from the U.S. and Germany.

Check out some of these nonstop Lufthansa first class flights you can book:

  • Chicago (ORD) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa first class for 144,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa first class for 144,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Miami (MIA) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa first class for 144,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa first class for 144,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa first class for 144,000 LATAM Pass miles

8. Fly SWISS Business Class Between Europe and Dubai (66,000 Miles)

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SWISS offers classic chic business class seats. Image Credit: SWISS

SWISS and its subsidiary Edelweiss operate a few nonstop flights between Europe and the Middle East.

But one flight, in particular, is always pricey, and that’s the nonstop flight to Dubai. If you paid cash, business class costs would be around $2,000 to $4,000 one-way and $5,000 to $6,000 round-trip!

Luckily, you can get some superb redemption value by using LATAM Pass miles for this flight.

Here’s a fabulous example route you could book:

  • Zurich (ZRH) – Dubai (DXB) one-way in SWISS business class for 66,000 LATAM Pass miles

9. Fly SWISS Business Class Between Zurich and Africa (90,000 Miles)

Another terrific way to redeem LATAM Pass miles is on SWISS business class between Switzerland and Africa.

Cash flights are extremely pricey, at least $3,000 one-way!

By redeeming LATAM Pass miles for these nonstop flights, you can enjoy at least 7 hours in SWISS business class luxury one-way.

Here are a couple of routes you can redeem miles on:

  • Zurich (ZRH) – Johannesburg (JNB) one-way in SWISS business class for 90,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Zurich (ZRH) – Nairobi (NBO) one-way in SWISS business class for 90,000 LATAM Pass miles

10. Fly Japan Airlines First Class Between the U.S. and Japan (168,000 Miles)

Japan Airlines first class
Japan Airlines’ first class seats feature an amazing 33 inches in width! Image Credit: Stephen Au

Without a doubt, Japan Airlines first class is one of the most lavish in-flight experiences you can ever enjoy.

Since LATAM is still partners with the Oneworld airline, you can actually redeem miles for Japan Airlines flights, even in first class! These flights often exceed $10,000+ one-way in price, so you’ll get tremendous value, even if the redemption is pricier than other frequent flyer programs.

Here are a few of Japan Airlines’ nonstop first class routes you can book using LATAM Pass miles:

  • Chicago (ORD) – Tokyo (HND/NRT) one-way in Japan Airlines first class for 168,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Tokyo (HND/NRT) one-way in Japan Airlines first class for 168,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Tokyo (HND/NRT) one-way in Japan Airlines first class for 168,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Tokyo (HND/NRT) one-way in Japan Airlines first class for 168,000 LATAM Pass miles

11. Fly Finnair Business Class Between the U.S. and Helsinki (108,000 Miles)

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Finnair’s long-haul business class consists of comfortable reverse herringbone seats. Image Credit: Greg Stone

Finnair’s classic luxury business class product is the best way to fly from the U.S. to Finland; it’s also the only way to fly to Finland nonstop from the U.S.

Lie-flat reverse herringbone seats, great service, and a convenient schedule are just a few reasons why you’d want to check this airline out.

Here are Finnair’s nonstop routes you can book between the U.S. and Finland using LATAM Pass miles:

  • Chicago (ORD) – Helsinki (HEL) one-way in Finnair business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Helsinki (HEL) one-way in Finnair business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Miami (MIA) – Helsinki (HEL) one-way in Finnair business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Helsinki (HEL) one-way in Finnair business class for 108,000 LATAM Pass miles

12. Fly Cathay Pacific First Class Between Hong Kong and Japan (84,000 Miles)

Cathay Pacific 777 first class seat
Cathay Pacific 777 first class offers the widest seats — an astonishing 36 inches! Image Credit: Stephen Au

Cathay Pacific almost exclusively operates first class-equipped aircraft on flights to the U.S. and Europe.

However, if you’re lucky, you can actually fly Cathay Pacific first class on a regional route between Hong Kong and Japan. In this case, it would cost around 84,000 LATAM Pass miles — not bad for a $3,500+ flight!

Here is the example redemption we’re talking about:

  • Hong Kong (HKG) – Tokyo (HND/NRT) one-way in Cathay Pacific first class for 84,000 LATAM Pass miles

13. Fly Delta Economy Class From the U.S. to Central America (30,000 Miles)

Delta Airbus A220 Economy Class Seat with Tray Table Down
Delta economy class seat. Image Credit: Greg Stone

Delta has a deep network of nonstop flights to Central America, and for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles, you can book any of those one-way flights!

Considering some of these tickets go for $500+ one-way, you’ll get around 2 cents per mile of value here.

Check out some of Delta’s nonstop flights to Central America:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Belize City (BZE) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Guatemala City (GUA) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Liberia (LIR) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Panama City (GUA) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – San José (SJO) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – San Salvador (SAL) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Guatemala City (GUA) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Liberia (LIR) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Panama City (PTY) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – San José (SJO) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – San Salvador (SAL) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – San José (SJO) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – San Salvador (SAL) one-way in Delta economy for 30,000 LATAM Pass miles

14. Fly Delta Economy Class to South America (42,000 Miles)

Delta Beverage Service
Delta’s economy class product is one of the best you can fly to South America. Image Credit: Delta

Flying a bit further down south?

LATAM’s closest partner is Delta, and you can redeem miles for nonstop flights to South America in the main cabin for 42,000 miles one-way.

Here are a few sample redemptions you can make on nonstop flights aboard Delta:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Buenos Aires (EZE) one-way in Delta economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Lima (LIM) one-way in Delta economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – Santiago (SCL) one-way in Delta economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Atlanta (ATL) – São Paulo (GRU) one-way in Delta economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – São Paulo (GRU) one-way in Delta economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles

15. Fly Lufthansa Economy Class Between the U.S. and Africa (42,000 Miles)

Lufthansa economy class
Lufthansa economy class. Image Credit: Lufthansa

Flights between the U.S. and Africa can get expensive quickly, especially if you’re traveling to a secondary city within Africa.

Lufthansa offers an attractive network of 1-stop flights that can take you to numerous cities in Africa at a reasonable cost — 42,000 LATAM miles one-way.

Here are some of Lufthansa’s one-stop flights you can book using LATAM Pass miles:

  • Charlotte (CLT) – Munich (MUC) – Johannesburg (JNB) one-way in Lufthansa economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Denver (DEN) – Frankfurt (FRA) – Windhoek (WDH) one-way in Lufthansa economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Miami (MIA) – Munich (MUC) – Cape Town (CPT) one-way in Lufthansa economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Orlando (MCO) – Frankfurt (FRA) – Luanda (LAD) one-way in Lufthansa economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Frankfurt (FRA) – Mombasa (MBA) one-way in Lufthansa economy for 42,000 LATAM Pass miles

16. Book Premium Economy Flights Between the U.S. and Europe (54,000 Miles)

Lufthansa premium economy
Lufthansa premium economy. Image Credit: Lufthansa

If you’re in the mood for something more comfortable but aren’t willing to pay for business class, premium economy could be the way to go.

One of the best-priced awards you can book is premium economy flights between the U.S. and Europe aboard numerous partner airlines.

Here are several flights you can book:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Boston (BOS) – Madrid (MAD) one-way in Iberia premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Boston (BOS) – Munich (MUC) one-way in Lufthansa premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Chicago (ORD) – Madrid (MAD) one-way in Iberia premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Chicago (ORD) – Vienna (VIE) one-way in Austrian Airlines premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Detroit (DTW) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Las Vegas (LAS) – Frankfurt (FRA) one-way in Lufthansa premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Munich (MUC) one-way in Lufthansa premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Miami (MIA) – Madrid (MAD) one-way in Iberia premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Madrid (MAD) one-way in Iberia premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • New York (JFK) – Vienna (VIE) one-way in Austrian Airlines premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Munich (MUC) one-way in Lufthansa premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) – Vienna (VIE) one-way in Austrian Airlines premium economy class for 54,000 LATAM Pass miles

17. Book S7 Economy Class on Intra-Russia Flights (24,000 Miles)

S7 Airlines economy class
S7 Airlines economy class. Image Credit: S7 Airlines

S7 Airlines is a Oneworld partner, but this airline can be handy for intra-Russia flights, some of which can exceed $300 one-way!

If you’re flying nonstop between smaller cities in Russia, you’ll want to keep this redemption in mind.

Here are a few cash-intensive S7 Airlines flights you can book using LATAM Pass miles:

  • Irkutsk (IKT) – Sochi (AER) one-way in S7 Airlines economy class for 24,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Moscow (DME) – Chita (HTA) one-way in S7 Airlines economy class for 24,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (PKC) – Novosibirsk (OVB) one-way in S7 Airlines economy class for 24,000 LATAM Pass miles
  • Vladivostok (VVO) – Novosibirsk (OVB) one-way in S7 Airlines economy class for 24,000 LATAM Pass miles

Final Thoughts

LATAM Pass is a quirky frequent flyer program that has redemptions ranging from sky-high rip-offs to sweet spots in price.

Its sole transfer partner is Marriott Bonvoy at a 3:1 ratio with a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points transferred to LATAM.

And while we wouldn’t recommend transferring your points speculatively, you could find some value in the program if you had a specific redemption in mind.

Our favorite redemptions are nonstop Delta One flights from the U.S. to South America and Africa, as well as premium cabin flights aboard Qantas, Qatar Airways, and British Airways on select routes around the world.

We hope you’ve found this guide useful to help you learn about the best ways to redeem LATAM Pass miles!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is LATAM Pass?

LATAM Pass is LATAM’s frequent flyer program. The miles you can earn and redeem with LATAM Pass are called LATAM Pass miles or LATAM miles.

How do I get LATAM Pass?

What frequent flyer program is LATAM?

LATAM’s frequent flyer program is called LATAM Pass. In addition to LATAM flights, you can earn and redeem miles on LATAM’s partners like Delta and Cathay Pacific.

Is LATAM still flying to South Africa?

LATAM is no longer flying nonstop to South Africa, unfortunately.

Is LATAM a SkyTeam member?

No, LATAM is not a member of SkyTeam, despite being close partners with Delta Air Lines.

Does Delta own part of LATAM?

Yes, Delta has a 20% stake in LATAM, and LATAM is in close partnership with Delta Air Lines.

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