Star Alliance airlines Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Canada, Avianca, COPA, Eurowings Discover, and United are currently selling cheap flights from Amsterdam to Santiago de Chile. While getting that flight for €1,101 is a fantastic deal, we thought that it’s even more interesting to add a long stop in each direction, even if it increases the price by roughly €200. That way, you get to explore 3 cities instead of only one and also avoid flying for over 20 hours in a single day. Availability is highest in February.
Finding flights requires a bit of a trial and error searching, but generally, you should be able to find itineraries that have a layover in either Bogotá, Toronto, Houston, or Panama City. Here are some examples:
- Amsterdam – Panama City (22 hours) – Santiago – Houston (3 days) – Amsterdam: €1,271
- Amsterdam – Bogotá (21 hours) – Santiago – Houston (3 days) – Amsterdam: €1,273
- Amsterdam – Bogotá (21 hours) – Santiago – Panama City (4 days) – Amsterdam: €1,299
- Amsterdam – Bogotá (21 hours) – Santiago – Toronto (2 days) – Vienna (11 hours) – Amsterdam: €1,340
- Amsterdam – Toronto (2 days) – Santiago – Houston (3 days) – Amsterdam: €1,399
- Amsterdam – Houston (3 days) – Santiago – Houston (4 days) – Amsterdam: €1,405
- Amsterdam – Houston (5 days) – Santiago – Panama City (5 days) – Amsterdam: €1,435
- Amsterdam – Toronto (2 days) – Santiago – Panama City (6 days) – Amsterdam: €1,442
- Amsterdam – Toronto (4 days) – Santiago – Toronto (5 days) – Amsterdam: €1,515
As you can see, the longer the layover, the higher the prices – at least that usually seems to be the case. Flights via Toronto are operated by Air Canada and Houston is United-territory. Flights from Europe to Bogotá and Panama are operated by Lufthansa and Eurowings Discover, respectively. From there, Avianca and COPA will fly you to Santiago de Chile.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be possible to stay more than one night in Bogotá (for a reasonable price). Long stopovers in Panama also seem to be limited to the inbound flight. For Houston and Toronto, multiple days seem to be possible in either direction.
Search & Book
We don’t know for how long this deal will remain available. The only clear rule is that you need to stay at least 7 days in Santiago de Chile. The rest is not so clear, so you’ll have to try out various routes and dates until you find something that suits you. Availability starts in December, though the best month seems to be February.
You can either try around on Google Flights (which doesn’t display the exact correct price, but at least it’s close), or use our own search form below. The cheapest price seems to be on Lufthansa‘s website, though with some exceptions, Expedia may offer better results.
Lufthansa, Eurowings Discover, Austrian, and United issue these flights in booking class P, while Avianca and COPA use booking class D. Air Canada uses booking class Z.
We’ll give you an example of the number of miles that you might earn: Amsterdam – Frankfurt – Toronto with Lufthansa, then continuing to Santiago with Air Canada, flying back with United via Houston – that should roughly get you:
- 41,247 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 26,597 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 22,792 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 21,866 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 20,527 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 20,376 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 20,376 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 19,712 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 17,697 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 16,359 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 16,359 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 15,099 Award Miles + 2,645 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 14,876 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 13,459 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 12,635 Award Miles + 22,389 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 12,082 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 12,082 Miles on Vistara Club Vistara
- 9,666 Miles on Asiana Club
- 9,666 Miles on South African Voyager
- 9,666 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
- 9,666 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 8,032 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 4,168 Miles on LATAM Pass
Of course, you’ll probably end up with a completely different routing – or not, who knows? Whatever you choose, feel free to use our mileage calculator to find out how many miles you’ll end up earning:
Looking to reach a frequent flyer status with these flights? You can also use our status calculator to see how many miles you’re still missing at each program: