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LAN, the premier Oneworld carrier servicing South America, just announced a pretty competitive fare sale for business class flights to South America.
From Miami, the airline is advertising roundtrip fares as low as $899 to Bogota, $1,399 to Lima and $2,099 to Easter Island, though the fare to Santiago is an inexplicably high $3,499.
From New York, you can score roundtrip seats to Quito or Guayaquil for $949, Lima for $2,499, Buenos Aires for $2,999, and Easter Island for $3,199, and Santiago for $3,499.
Roundtrip tickets from LAX include options to Lima for $1,999, Easter Island for $2,899, Buenos Aires for $3,199, and Santiago for $3,499; while from San Francisco, roundtrip fares include those to Lima for $2,299, Easter Island for $2,999, Buenos Aires for $3,399, and Santiago for $3,499.
Tickets must be booked by February 27 and travel must be completed between March 15-June 30, 2012.
I think some of these, especially the ones to Peru, Ecuador and Easter Island are pretty great deals, especially considering Premium Business on LAN can cost around $6,000 on some of these routes. I might even consider saving my Avios for some more lucrative short-haul redemption options and using cash to pay for a ticket down there instead, since it will count towards elite status qualification on American. LAN has a solid fully lie flat business class product, though I noticed many of the flights from NYC route through Miami and the domestic portions are on American Airlines. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.