• Your weekly wrap for Qantas, Virgin Australia frequent flyers

    This week is filled with news for frequent flyers with Qantas unlocking a new type of points upgrade to premium economy and business class, while Virgin Australia tinkers with its Velocity scheme and the number of points you’ll need in order to fly with VA and its international partners. A...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2016 0 Comments

  • LAN, TAM tweak LATAM Plus, Fidelidade frequent flyer programs

    LAN and TAM, collectively the LATAM Group, are streamlining the airlines’ frequent flyer programs while at the same time improving benefits for existing members. Cornerstone to the changes are improved ‘courtesy upgrades’ to premium economy and business class on selected but as...

    POSTED 3 Mar, 2016 1 Comment

  • Trans-Tasman traffic is a welcome bonus for LAN's Boeing 787

    South American airline LAN didn't set out to win a chunk of the competitive trans-Tasman business travel market, but there's no denying that its Auckland stop-over en route from Sydney to Santiago has won over many passengers. The combination of keenly-priced fares and a smooth-riding Boeing 787...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2015 16 Comments

  • LAN's Boeing 787-9 makes first flight to Sydney

    LAN's latest Boeing 787-9 has graced Sydney with a one-off visit ahead of beginning regular flights to Santiago from late September. The larger and longer-range version of the Boeing 787-8, which started on the Sydney-Auckland-Santiago in April this year, filled in for its smaller sibling last F...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2015 4 Comments

  • LAN, TAM airlines to be rebranded as LATAM

    Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM will be renamed LATAM as another step in integrating the two airlines, which merged in 2012. The new moniker, which is already in existence as the name of both airline's parent group, is intended to simplify promotion of the airlines across their integrated...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2015 8 Comments

  • LAN considering direct Sydney-Santiago flights on Boeing 787-9

    LAN Airlines may move to direct flights between Sydney and Santiago, skipping the current Auckland stop-over, some time after the airline's new Boeing 787-9 debuts on the route in September. The South American airline and Qantas partner could also add Melbourne and Brisbane to its Australian map...

    POSTED 1 May, 2015 10 Comments

  • Photos: new Santiago lounge for LAN, TAM, Qantas passengers

    Santiago now boasts the largest airport lounge in South America with the opening of LATAM’s two-storey facility for LAN, TAM, Qantas and other Oneworld passengers in the Chilean capital. With space for up to 460 seated guests, LAN’ and TAM’s own business class travellers can ...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2015 14 Comments

  • LAN, TAM cut Qantas Frequent Flyer points on economy flights

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members stuck in economy on Oneworld airlines LAN and TAM will soon earn fewer points on most economy tickets, with travellers reeling in as little as a quarter of what they do today. It's most noticeable on the cheapest fares, which drop from earning one frequent flyer poi...

    POSTED 27 Apr, 2015 3 Comments

  • Qantas launches frequent flyer upgrades on LAN

    Aussie travellers can now use their Qantas frequent flyer points to upgrade to business class on Oneworld partner LAN’s Sydney-Auckland-Santiago flights. To upgrade, passengers must have booked their flights through Qantas as a QF codeshare – that’s QF321 from Sydney to Santiag...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2015 5 Comments

  • LAN Boeing 787 to fly Sydney-Auckland-Santiago from April 18

    South America's LAN Airlines will begin flying the Boeing 787 between Sydney and Santiago this week, with a stopover in Auckland also providing a quick trans-Tasman dash on the advanced Dreamliner. LAN, which as a member of the Oneworld airline alliance is also a Qantas partner, will upgrad...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2015 16 Comments

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