LATAM Chile To Introduce Buy-On-Board For Domestic Flights Effective April 26, 2017

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LATAM Chile will introduce paid Buy-On-Board (BOB) product effective April 26, 2017. This will replace all complimentary food and beverages on domestic flights.

LATAM Chile Mercado LATAM

I would say that the prices presented on the website are reasonable for foreigners but expensive for Chileans. Don’t think that they will have many takers at these prices.

You can access LATAM Chile’s web page for Mercado LATAM here.

Here are some products:

LATAM Chile Mercado LATAM Wine & Snack

Wine & snack for $9.25

LATAM Chile Mercado LATAM Sandwich & Beer

Sandwich, chips & beer for $9.25

LATAM Chile Mercado LATAM Sparkling

Sparkling wine for $4.62

LATAM Chile Mercado LATAM Wine

Red or white wine for $4.62

Conclusion

You have to remember that there are several of these LATAM airlines that are separate legal entities. They have operations in addition to Chile in Argentina, Brazil, Mercosur (Paraguay), Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

Not sure if this Mercado LATAM menu is the only food available for economy class passengers between Santiago and Isla de Pascua (Easter Islands) that is a domestic Chilean flight.

This change will affect frequent fliers as well because LATAM doesn’t have a single domestic lounge in Chile where elite members could “fill up” before the flights. Bit surprise that they gave less than two week notice about this change.

I have one domestic flight coming in early June on SKY Airline (never used them before) and will fly on LATAM Chile to Isla de Pascua and Tahiti same month in business class.

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  • Laurel Wang

    so are they gonna be like BA and charge fir water?

  • scott

    Any news whether LATAM pass black will get free food/drink?

    • Good question. BA doesn’t​ give anything while AA and AY both do (all in Oneworld).

  • Wayne

    Before the LAN give some cookies on board, 4 options you can choose 2. Never saw more formal food like above. Easter island is so far they have standard dinner food.
    Besides Easter Island, I think it does not make difference.

    • Didn’t they give complimentary non-alcoholic beverages at the minimum though?