Flying from Europe to Santiago de Chile will typically take you around 13 hours or even longer. Spending that much time cramped into a seat in economy class doesn’t sound tempting. But Iberia and its Oneworld partner airlines LATAM have a great solution to this problem: cheap tickets for flights in business class. The connection between Milan and Chile is available for prices starting as low as €1,267.
Your first flight segment will always take you to Madrid onboard an Iberia aircraft. For the long-haul connection to South America, you have the choice between Iberia’s business class or the premium cabin that LATAM equipped its Boeing 787 with.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, tickets will be issued until August 31st, and the deal is valid for travel commencing between July 17th and August 31st, 2019. And as of now, availability really seems to be great during that period.
There are no minimum stay requirements, but you can’t spend more than 12 months in Chile before returning to Europe.
You will be able to find all connections with the help of Google Flights (instructions). Use the results to compare prices on Skyscanner or just let Google forward you to the carrier’s website. It’s never a bad idea to purchase your tickets directly from the airlines if your buying higher prices business class tickets. This will increase your chances of getting reliable customer service should anything go wrong.
Iberia will issue all tickets in booking class I. Iberia Plus and British Airways’ Executive Club will credit you with a solid 150% of the actual miles traveled. Great Britain’s flag carrier will also reward you with 400 tier points for the trip. So you’ll end up obntaining at least Bronze tier.
On most other Oneworld frequent flyer programs, the earning rate will be between 125%. Here’s what you can expect on your account on select Oneworld programs:
- 29,670 on LATAM Pass
- 29,670 on Finnair Plus
- 22,120 on British Airways Executive Club
- 22,120 on Iberia Plus
- 18,430 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
- 18,430 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 18,430 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 18,430 on American AAdvantage
- 18,430 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 18,430 on Asia Miles
- 18,430 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 18,430 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 10,320 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Information & Tips for Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile is the capital and most important economic center of Chile. With its 5.6 million inhabitants, the city is also a key cultural center which attracts numerous tourists thanks to its location near both the coast and the Andes Mountains.
From the Airport to the City Center
Two different airport busses, CentroPuerto and TurBus, run from the airport to the city. The fare is about 3€ per person and the journey takes about 30 to 50 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Credit cards are accepted when buying a ticket at the airport counter.
Unfortunately, none of the two buses take you directly into the city centre. The buses from CentroPuerto go to the “Los Héroes” station, from there you can walk to the central Plaza de Armas in about 20 minutes and a transfer to the metro is also possible quite easily. A taxi is a bit faster and costs approximately 20€.
Best Time to Travel
The best weather conditions for sightseeing and other touristic activities are in spring between September and November and in autumn between March and May. Temperatures during these months are moderate and rainfall is low.
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