Chase Sapphire Reserve℠

Amazing Deal Alert: Business Class NYC to Santiago, Chile for $901 Total Roundtrip on American/LAN

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Per Lucky and TheBOSMAN on Flyertalk, American is offering incredible roundtrip business class fares to Chile starting April 1 and going through June.  I just booked two $901 roundtrips from NYC to Miami in American first class and then Miami to Santiago, Chile in LAN Business class (lie flat beds).

$901 total per person, roundtrip business class with LAN business class on the MIA-SCL legs
$901 total per person, roundtrip business class with LAN business class on the MIA-SCL legs

Sadly, American doesn’t offer bonus EQMs for business/first, so the total amount of Elite Qualifying Miles I’ll get is 10,429 per $901 trip (8.6 cents per EQM), I’ll net between 25%-50% class of service bonuses depending on the fare class and leg and a 100% Executive Platinum bonus for a total haul of about 25,000 redeemable AA miles per trip (which I value at about $500!).

Cheap business class fares!
Cheap business class fares!

I would recommend booking on LAN wherever possible, since their service and seats are much better than American’s old angled shell style business class seats. LAN operated flights generally don’t show first and aren’t offered every day at the $901 price, so scroll through all the options and keep checking different dates. I booked both of mine at, but used the ITA Search tool to find the dates that had the cheap fares. will let you hold a reservation for 24 hours, so I’d recommend at least holding one if you are interested, because they won’t last long at this price!

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Apply Now
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95 0% Excellent Credit