LATAM Pass Relaunches Its Status Match Program. Use This to Get Perks When Flying Delta.
LATAM Pass is offering a $80 status match to U.S.-based elites (plus 17 other countries) that hold status in one of 69 different frequent-flyer programs. This limited-time offer grants status through March 31, 2024. If you’re headed to South America, or plan to fly with LATAM’s partners (such as Delta, Japan Airlines, Qantas, and Qatar Airways), this is a great chance to secure elite benefits for an affordable fee.
Virgin Atlantic Adds LATAM Award Bookings. Here’s the New Award Chart.
Virgin Atlantic just added award redemptions on LATAM-operated flights. That means travelers now have even more options for booking award flights to South America and even more uses for their Virgin points. Here are the details we know so far about this expanded partnership.
LATAM Awards Bookable Through British Airways Website Once Again. Here Are Some Sweet Spots.
After a multi-year drought, LATAM awards are once again bookable on British Airways' website. This opens sweet spots like flights from Miami to Punta Cana for 9,000 Avios, flights to Bogota from 11,000 Avios (or 22k Avios in business class), and even flights to Lima for 13,000 Avios. Here's the award chart that we've compiled for LATAM awards and how you can take advantage of this new booking option.
Do LATAM Pass Miles and LATAM Pass Points Expire?
LATAM Pass members earn either "miles" or "points" depending on which country you live in. Both types of currencies expire, but the expiration policy varies between the two. Here's what you need to know about LATAM's complex and unusual mileage and point expiration policies.
What Award Travelers Should Do Now as LATAM Leaves Oneworld, Partners With Delta
LATAM is approaching its accelerated departure of the Oneworld airline alliance on May 1, 2020. However, its partnership with Delta began effective April 1, 2020. That makes now a great time to book a South American adventure since you can use either American Airlines AAdvantage miles or Delta SkyMiles to book your award flights. Here's what you need to know now about this transitional time.
LATAM Will Leave Oneworld Alliance on October 1, 2020
LATAM has announced it will be leaving the Oneworld alliance as of October 1, 2020. This follows Delta’s purchase of a 20% stake in the airline. This is a big blow to Oneworld travelers looking to explore South America, though this change won’t be felt for roughly ten months. After that time, travelers will have fewer redemption options for their miles within South America.