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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. With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.