Alaska Airlines promised to have LATAM awards bookable online by the end of the year (with Alaska you often don’t know which), but it seems that they were able to deliver on this promise.
You can now book LATAM awards using Alaska online award booking tool without having to call Mileage Plan.
You can access Alaska Airlines here.
Alaska awards on LATAM are only available in the following regions:
- South America – South America Economy 12,500 Business 25,000
- South America – Easter Island Economy 22,500 Business 35,000
- South America – US/Alaska/Canada Economy 25,000 Business 45,000
- South America – Hawaii Economy 25,000 Business 45,000
- South America – Mexico 25,000 Business 45,000
LATAM also operates flights to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Those are NOT available using Mileage Plan miles.
LATAM Award Searches:
Sao Paulo – Easter Island
Belem – Buenos Aires
Cartagena – Santiago de Chile
Cancun – Sao Paulo
This is fantastic news for those who travel around South America, where the airfares sometimes are eye wateringly high compared to the services (none) delivered.
Most LATAM flights within South America are without business class, and all flights within Chile, Brazil, and Colombia are economy-only.
I have recently used American Airlines miles for GOL flights and United Airlines ones for Azul.
LATAM flights are not often available using BA Avios (should theoretically still be a partner), but it appears that Alaska has been able to work things out based on the few searches I executed.