Oneworld member Iberia is currently offering a sweet deal on premium economy class flights from many European cities to Santiago de Chile, with prices starting at €881. Two checked bags of 23 kg each are included in this price. You can depart from Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Portugal, or even non-stop from Madrid.
The fare shows very high availability in March 2023. The prices are directly available on Iberia’s website.
You can fly from the following cities:
- Venice: €881
- Turin: €882
- Zurich: €940 (~CHF 935)
- Nantes: €981
- Nice: €982
- Toulouse: €982
- Marseille: €984
- Lyon: €986
- Paris: €991
- Brussels: €1,001
- Porto: €1,036
- Madrid: €1,062
Iberia uses an Airbus A350 on trips between Madrid and Santiago de Chile. Those planes feature a 2-4-2 seating pattern in premium economy, compared to 3-3-3 seating in economy.
Iberia’s premium economy class product is decent and up-to-date. While service and organization aren’t something that the airline often gets complimented on, the hard product seems to be comfortable. Check out this review to find out more:
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The fare rules state that this deal will be available until November 7, 2022. While they also state that you can fly anytime between February 5 and June 8, Google Flights generally only shows availability in March. The minimum stay requirement is seven days. The flights can be booked directly on Iberia’s website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Tickets for flights in Iberia’s premium economy will be issued in booking class T, while the inner-european feeder flights in economy class are issued in booking class K. As a result, this will get you an excellent earning rate of 100% on most Oneworld frequent flyer programs. Here’s what you can expect for a trip that starts in Paris:
- 22,466 Points on Finnair Plus
- 14,216 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 13,960 Avios + 220 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 13,960 Avios + 94 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 13,960 Avios + 1,070 TP on Iberia Plus
- 13,960 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 13,960 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 13,960 Award Miles + 20 Tier Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 13,960 Award Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 13,960 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 13,960 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 13,640 Award Miles + 80 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 640 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
Feel free to use our mileage calculator to see if you’d receive a status bonus or how many miles your own routing would get you:
Hotel prices in Santiago de Chile usually start at roughly €35, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
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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