LAN Airlines Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook LAN Airlines story by: Tom Ricketts LAN Airlines is a South American based airline, and one of the largest in the region. The airline was previously known as LAN Chile and was the flag carrier of that nation. However in recent years the company was privatised and then merged with TAM, a large Brazilian airline. Both airlines will be rebranded as LATAM in the next few years. They also operate airlines in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and once they’re also merged, LATAM will be one of the largest airlines in the world. > VIEW HOT LAN AIRLINES DEALS HERE THE ESSENTIALS Name: LAN Airlines. Founded: 1925. Hub: Santiago International Airport. Rewards Program: LANPass. NZ Routes: Auckland to Santiago and Sydney. Partners: A Oneworld member. Classes of Travel: Business and Economy. Meals: All meals and drinks (including alcohol) are included. Special meals available. Entertainment: Movies, TV shows, music and games included with personal seatback screens. Luggage Allowance: Two pieces of checked luggage up to 23 kilograms each allowed for flights to Santiago. Two pieces weighing a total of 23 kilograms allowed for flights to Sydney. One piece of carry on up to 8 kilograms on all flights. Increased allowances apply for higher classes (see below). Seat Selection: Your House of Travel consultant can assign seats on most flights for no extra charge. Connectivity: USB port and a power point in each seat. *Please note all the above info is for flights to and from New Zealand. THE DIFFERENCE - LAN fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the world’s most advanced aircraft, on their New Zealand flights. THE DESTINATIONS New Zealand: Auckland to Santiago and Sydney. Santiago: To most major cities in South America, as well as some destinations in Central/North America and Europe. THE CLASSES Business Class: In Business Class you’ll receive larger seats, guaranteed aisle access, lie flat beds, bedding such as a light duvet, pillows and linen, larger screen for your entertainment system and an amenities kit. Checked luggage allowance is three pieces at 23 kilograms each. THE HUB Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, Santiago: Santiago International Airport is the by far the largest and busiest in Chile. The airport was renovated recently, and will be expanded over the coming years. The airport is reasonably good, but can get busy on weekday mornings so you might want to allow an extra 30 minutes if checking in for a flight then. Kiwis do not need to pay an arrival tax, but Australian, US, Mexican and Canadian passport holders do need to pay a one off fee. This needs to be done before you go through immigration. Many people mistakenly queue for immigration, only to be sent back to the tax payment queue, so ensure you’re in the right queue to save wasting time. > VIEW HOT LAN AIRLINES DEALS HERE Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Done this? Tell your friends about it.