LATAM Airlines Moving TO Buy-On-Board, Miles Based On Ticket Price + Paid Seat Selection

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LATAM sent out an email late last week about upcoming changes to its in-flight product for domestic flights within the markets it serves, although the airline states that these may be implemented on regional flights also.

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Complimentary snacks and beverages are gone and replaced by Buy-On-Board. Passengers must pay for seat selection and baggage. The airline claims that it will lower the cost of tickets by up to 20% (doubt that this would happen). LATAM will award miles (or actually kilometers based on the ticket price).

Qatar Airways Takes 10% Stake In Latam

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Qatar Airways is on a buying spree and made an announcement today at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK that it would acquire a 10% stake in Latam Airlines, which was created with the merger of Lan (Chile) and TAM (Brazil).

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Qatar Airways already owns a 15% stake in IAG that is the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling.

LAN Airlines CEO Settles SEC Bribing Charges For $75K

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Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the CEO of LAN Airlines Mr. Cueto settled a case where he was accused of violating US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

LAN Airlines CEO Settles SEC Bribing Charges For $75K

The CEO had agreed to pay Argentinean consultant more than a million USD after the airline entered the Argentinean market to basically bribe union officials that were demanding pay hikes for the various employee groups.

LAN Purchase LANPASS Kilometers At Up To 125% Bonus Until November 16, 2015

LAN has now started to sell LANPASS Kilometers at up to 125% bonus for members residing in the United States.

LAN LANPASS Purchase Kilometers

The offer is valid for purchased made until November 16, 2015, and you have three years to use the miles.

UPDATE: Hilton HHonors Triple Airlines Miles Americas September 1 – December 31, 2015

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When I first write about the Hilton HHonors promotion of triple miles with select airlines for stays in the Latin America, Caribbean and Canada there was an unfortunate typo on Hilton’s website for this offer (as far as I can tell – or maybe I made a mistake). They listed hotels that had decided to opt out from this offer when these hotels were actually the ones participating.

Hilton HHonors Triple Miles September 1 - December 31 2015

This offer is valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2015, and requires registration.

Hilton HHonors Triple Airlines Miles Americas September 1 – December 31, 2015

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Hilton HHonors has launched a triple miles offer with nine partner programs for stays in the Latin America, Caribbean and Canada.

Hilton HHonors Triple Miles September 1 - December 31 2015

The offer is valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2015, and requires registration.

Marriott Rewards Travel Packages (Hotel Rewards + Airline Miles)

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Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines.

LOUNGE CHECK: LAN VIP Lounge Santiago De Chile

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When I was departing from Santiago de Chile on march 29th on LAN, I had no idea that the lounge that I visited (looked brand new though) had only been open for few days. I was very positively surprised the space and the Scandinavian style design used.

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It was quite a change from the old LAN lounge (now closed) and hundred times better than the America Airlines Admirals that is still open in Santiago.

JAL Mileage Bank US Airways, TAM & LAN Discount Award Campaigns Extended

JAL often has discount mileage promotions (5,000 to 10,000 miles less) for its partner airlines in economy class.

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JAL has now extended promotions it has for US Airways, TAM and LAN economy award flights.

Japan Airlines (JAL) LAN Award Ticket Promotion June 17 – October 3, 2014

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched an economy award ticket promotion for LAN flights between June 16 and October 3, 2014.

Japan Airlines (JAL) LAN Award Ticket Promotion June 17 – October 3 2014

You can save 5,000 to 10,000 award miles depending of the total travel distance.

Qatar Airways & Oneworld Alliance Airlines’ Double Miles Offers + Lounge Access In Doha

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Qatar Airways officially joins the Oneworld alliance on October 30, 2013. Traditionally Oneworld frequent fliers have received double miles for the entrants flight for two month period and vice versa.

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This tradition continues with the joining of the Qatar Airways into the Oneworld alliance.

TAM Joins Oneworld Alliance On March 31, 2014 (Star Alliance Exit On March 30th)

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Oneworld alliance made announced that the joining date of TAM to the alliance is March 31, 2014. The last day for TAM as a Star Alliance member is March 30, 2014.

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It has already been known for a while that TAM would switch alliances, but the date has been uncertain. LAN Colombia, other LATAM Group airline, joined the Oneworld alliance today.

SPG Starpoints To LAN Kilometers Conversion Change From 2 to 1.5 – Other Airline Changes Coming?

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has changed the conversion ratio of Starpoints to LAN’s LANPASS from 2 to 1.5 per Starpoint. This change was done unannounced on June 25, 2013.

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LAN uses and rewards LANPASS Kilometers (KMS) instead of miles. There have been some advantages to transfer Starpoints to LAN and then use them for award trips within South America, where LAN often has award sales.

TAM Leaving Star To Join Oneworld, LAN Colombia Joining Them

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Oneworld just made an announcement that LATAM has chosen Oneworld as the alliance for both airlines. TAM is expected to leave the Star Alliance on the second quarter of 2014. This is full 12 months from now. You can read the Oneworld press release about TAM joining the alliance here.

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LAN and TAM merged last year and it was expected that the combined airline would be in the Oneworld alliance. LAN is a member of Onworld and TAM member of competing Star Alliance. When AviancaTaca joined the Star Alliance one condition was that the airline couldn’t  be in the same alliance as TAM.

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