Early departure: LATAM will now leave Oneworld in May 2020

It's adiós to Oneworld with Chilean airline LATAM ready for departure and its next adventure.

By Chris Chamberlin, February 1 2020
Early departure: LATAM will now leave Oneworld in May 2020

LATAM will exit the Oneworld airline alliance sooner than expected, with the departure date being brought forward from October 1 2020 to May 1 2020.

Oneworld has confirmed the revised schedule, which will now mean that all Oneworld-related perks for travel with LATAM will cease from the end of April.

"Oneworld benefits for LATAM customers will be offered on oneworld flights up to and including 30 April 2020," the alliance says.

This also narrows the gap for using frequent flyer points or miles in any Oneworld member airline's loyalty program to book an award seat on LATAM, with the last date such tickets can be booked now being 30 April.

However, you won't  be eligible for Oneworld status benefits if your travel takes place after 30 April 2020 – this includes creature comforts such as lounge access, priority checkin and boarding, and any additional checked luggage allowance.

That said, a number of Oneworld airlines "plan to maintain frequent flyer agreements with LATAM after 30 April," the alliance notes, and suggests that travellers "contact their airline for more information".

In another wrinkle, LATAM Pass members will not receive any Oneworld frequent flyer benefits offered by Royal Air Maroc, which joins Oneworld on April 1, 2020, nor will LATAM offer Oneworld frequent flyer member benefits to Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer members.

Read more: What Royal Air Maroc's Oneworld membership means for Qantas Frequent Flyers

LATAM's decision to leave Oneworld followed Delta Air Lines' decision to buy a 20% stake in LATAM worth US$1.9 billion to create a major partnership between the North and South American carriers.

It also opens the door to LATAM jumping across to SkyTeam, of which Delta is a founding member.

“This alliance with Delta strengthens our company and enhances our leadership in Latin America by providing the best connectivity through our highly complementary route networks,” said LATAM CEO Enrique Cueto Plaza.

As part of the deal, Delta will acquire four Airbus A350 aircraft currently flown by LATAM and will take ownership of ten additional A350 jets to be delivered from 2020 to 2025.

Oneworld frequent flyer points and perks with LATAM

Through to 30 April 2020 there'll be no change to frequent flyer arrangements between Qantas and LATAM – including the earning and redeeming of points, airport lounge access and other perks for frequent flyers

This includes benefits for Oneworld Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald cardholders of Oneworld alliance airlines when travelling with LATAM, as well at LATAM's own tiered frequent flyers.

Approached by Executive Traveller for comment, a Qantas spokesperson confirmed that “there are no changes to our codeshare with LATAM as a result of recent announcements.”

“Qantas and LATAM have agreed that the bilateral agreement we have works well for customers and we will look for opportunities to enhance it in future.”

However, once LATAM formally leaves Oneworld, Qantas will no longer issue status credits for LATAM flights.

LATAM – previously two airlines, Chilean LAN and Brazilian TAM – has an interesting history with airline alliances.

LAN Airlines joined Oneworld back in 2000, and by 2007, had also brought three of its its South American affiliates under the Oneworld banner, including LAN Peru, LAN Argentina and LAN Ecuador.

TAM, on the other hand, joined rival Star Alliance in 2010, merged with LAN in 2012, quit Star Alliance in 2014 to join Oneworld instead, and alongside LAN, both airlines were rebranded as LATAM in 2015, a Oneworld alliance member.

Additional reporting by David Flynn

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

Virgin Australia - Platinum

26 Jun 2011

Total posts 72

I see a DL/LA/VA venture in the future!

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

07 Sep 2018

Total posts 3

Do you think so!!! this would be best news ever!!! since VA will finally have a partner that goes all across South America!!!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

Total posts 9

Two giant airlines joining forces: hope this move not only improves their balance sheets but also the passenger's experience. Wife and I just returned from BUE with LA and although we traveled Y class all the way, we enjoyed the One World status recognition by LA (I am a QF Lifetime Gold). This meant we had access to bus class check-in, to the lounges and were offered premium seating at not additional cost. I do hope QF are able to maintain their close alliance with LA, including the recognition of each others frequent flyer programs. Failing that, what options are there? I don't think there is an alternative One World carrier within South America!

British Airways - Executive Club

28 Mar 2014

Total posts 75

Were you able to sit in the exit and front row on LA? Did you book Light or Plus class?

I am planning to travel with them soon and have received conflicting advice ref seating

Many thanks

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

Total posts 9

Hi cloud-9, I booked return Y class SYD-EZE-SYD on LA. Was hoping to use points for upgrades but proved not possible. Paid small surcharge to select seat. Either side aisle seats row 18 on the SYD-AKL-SCL sectors were fine, just a bit tight.. SCL-EZE chose window seat for spectacular views of the crossing of the Andes, but space was tight. Return flight, at EZE check in agent upgraded our seating to Economy Plus for SCL-AKL sector (AKL-SYD was cancelled and we were put on an NZ flight). Row 14 H and J were good seats with considerably more leg room! If you are a tall person I would suggest you pay the surcharge for Economy Plus, or make sure you ask the agent at check-in...!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

Total posts 9

Hi Cloud-9, I had prepared a reply to your post but somehow managed to lose it! Here I go again. I purchased return Y SYD-EZE-SYD tickets. Was hoping to use points to upgrade but proved not possible (yet again!). Paid small surcharge to confirm seat allocation. Row 18 either side of the aisle. Good seats if a little tight. On SCL-EZE sector booked window seat further back for excellent views of the crossing of the Andes. Quite tight, though. For return flights, check-in agent at EZE upgraded our seating to Economy Plus row 15, again either side of the aisle for the SCL-AKL sector. Great seats, much more leg room! That, combined with my new Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo headphones made the trip enjoyable!! Unfortunately, LA had cancelled the AKL-SYD sector and we were put on NZ 777-200 service which was tight but great, as they always are. As regards exit or front row, they are certainly worth it if you can get them, but under no circumstances accept seats 30L nor 30A on Latam's B787-900 - those are horribly cramped seats right next to the bulging door - should never be offered for sale as seat guru points out! Hope this helps. Buen viaje!

23 Oct 2014

Total posts 180

Virgin jump in and strike a deal with LN, combined with DL that's 1/2 globe covered.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Nov 2017

Total posts 211

Both "Virgins" (aka VS/VA) will benefit to 'some' degree. Whether VS (or VA) will strike up a codeshare agreement in the future is another question.

04 Jun 2018

Total posts 14

It will be interesting to see what will happen to G3 Gol Linhas Aéreas in Brazil, which currently has a number of partnerships with Sky Team airlines (DL, AF, AM, KL) to name a few and is also a strategic partner for Delta in the country!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 Oct 2014

Total posts 502

DL will divest itself of it's interest in GOL. Already mentioned in a number of existing PR's.

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

16 Oct 2017

Total posts 96

Do BA have a codeshare with LA? Will leave a big gap otherwise without seamless connections. Same question I guess for AA.

British Airways - Executive Club

28 Mar 2014

Total posts 75

I don't think BA has a code share

The biggest loss will be domestic flights to small airports. QF BA AA can all serve the hubs well but it's the internal travel that will be affected

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

24 Aug 2018

Total posts 65

Little or no assurances about potential loss of QFFs or SC to those who booked return flights with Latam from Melbourne to Buenos Aires in Feb, 2020. As the divorce is to be finalised ‘ in due course' where does that leave current and future travellers?

British Airways - Executive Club

28 Mar 2014

Total posts 75

I doubt it will be that soon.

Don't airlines have to give a years notice to leave an alliance?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2017

Total posts 2

Any idea when will this happen?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 Oct 2014

Total posts 502

Somebody at AA was seriously asleep at the wheel when this occurred overnight.

Apart from what many may think, this move by Delta (DL) is absolutely mind-blowing and was definitely not envisaged by .... anyone. As a strategic strike, it is virtually unparalleled. This history of the South American market over the past 50 years has seen American Airlines (AA) as the unchallenged market leader, with United (UAL / CO) in second place, with DL as a distant third. The incumbent South American carriers (LAN, TAM and Areolineas Argentinas) were typically second-tier international carriers, with only LAN and TAM slowly developing their networks over the past 20 years. Enrique Cueto (LAN) had the vision to join oneworld and built upon that with clever international routes. Then, buying out TAM. Regrettably, AR has made little headway with routes or fleet over the same period.

Apart from all the complimentary oneworld phrases of "we are disappointed but will respect LATAM's decision", this presents a HUGE number of unanswered questions:

  • Did DL over-pay? USD $1.9B and a few hundred million for other services for 20% of LATAM which has a market capitalisation of approximately $4.8B.

  • Will Qatar Airways still maintain their ownership position in LATAM?

  • Will BA (British Airways) and IB (Iberia) start launching duplicate routes between South America and Europe at will to counter the revenue and passenger loss of LATAM's operation and codeshares?

  • Obviously, Air France (AF) and to a lesser extent KLM (KL) will be clapping hands. Could this be the mechanism for moving SkyTeam as an alliance, from a distant 3rd place to either 1st or 2nd?

  • Where does this leave AR (Aerolineas Argentinas) as DL's South American SkyTeam partner? Would AR seek to leave SkyTeam and join oneworld instead?

  • How much interplay / input has Virgin Atlantic had in this decision by DL, given that Virgin Atlantic (as a DL partner and fellow SkyTeam member - has just announced service to Sao Paulo, Brasil (GRU)?

  • Does DL's move on LATAM put AA's gateway Miami (MIA) hub in jeopardy? After all, while LATAM might choose to open a route or two to DL's home of Atlanta (ATL), it's hardly the drawcard for South American destinations that MIA is. And it is possible that DL could use LATAM as a trojan horse to get into MIA - a city where DL has limited operations and control.

  • Ed Bastian's (DL CEO) comments of a couple of days ago regarding the 'failure of SkyTeam' must now be seen in a different light.

  • Odd, isn't it, that the last carrier to leave SkyTeam - being China Southern - seems to have a no-compete condition in their contract. It would appear to be a 12-18 month period after leaving, before joining a competing alliance. Is this the same case with LATAM (leaving oneworld .. and the possibility of joing SkyTeam at a later, unspecified date?

  • Will AA pursue GOL for a shareholding in the discount carrier, once DL exits it's current position? As an LCC, GOL is not the most desirable vehicle, but it has a route network in South America which is the only equal of LATAM.

  • Will this announcement by DL/LA cause QF to speed up or review it's B787-9 purchasing plans? Apart from the 'neutral' QF statement above (they would have been as shocked and surprised this morning as anyone else), what will QF's true response be? After all, LATAM does work well with QF, given they are both in oneworld today - but if LA removes itself from oneworld, that co-operation might not be guaranteed. Under those conditions, QF would need to move quickly to lock in it's traffic ex Australia to South America. Perhaps, people have under-rated the QF 'Sunrise' destinations of GRU (Sao Paulo), Rio de Janerio (GIG) and most importantly Lima (LIM). Could we see a welcome return of QF to Buenos Aires (EZE) ?

  • Hell, QF might find itself fighting DL on several fronts. LAX-SYD-LAX, USA domestic, SCL-AKL-SCL, SCL-AKL-SYD, SCL-MEL and if DL were ever to buy into Virgin Australia, it might be a whole new world of competition.

Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club

11 Jun 2018

Total posts 26

Really raised all my doubts in this post. It did seem like an overnight change If I haven't missed anything.

British Airways - Executive Club

28 Mar 2014

Total posts 75

Bear in mind QR have been talking of leaving ow for the last year.....

If thay they actually follow through with it now it would be disastrous...

Virgin Australia - Platinum

26 Jun 2011

Total posts 72

Doesn't seem as though there was much "interplay/input" from VS prior to this decision, as VS only announced a code share agreement with GOL 3 weeks ago.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

13 Jul 2012

Total posts 120

AA sleeping at the wheel: It sounds like Delta has got its revenge on AA's snatching China Southern out of SkyTeam.

SkyTeam/Oneworld departures: China Southern exited SkyTeam very quickly (a little over a month after the announcement). However there is a year-long transition period when China Southern and SkyTeam airlines continue recognising mutual frequent flyer benefits. The same transition period will happen in LATAM's case. After all, lots of people already purchase tickets for 2020, with their choice of the airline drive by alliances/partnerships.

Virgin Atlantic: Note that Virgin Atlantic is not a "fellow SkyTeam member", and it is not clear whether it is joining any time soon (I guess they've got to sort out that Brexit thing first before deciding on future business plans).

QF/LATAM: It may or may not have dramatic consequences for QF's partnership with LATAM. SkyTeam is a lot more flexible in term of partnerships with "alien" airlines. After all, both Delta and Qantas have very close partnerships with China Eastern. The same model may or may not apply to LATAM.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

05 Oct 2016

Total posts 61

Damn! I was looking to use latam as an interesting OW option to get to LHR and EU...

British Airways - Executive Club

28 Mar 2014

Total posts 75

MKS11. Make sure you do the LA FRA MAD flight when in Europe.

A rare chance to fly a wide bodied (sleeper) seat on a short haul international route

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 May 2017

Total posts 20

It is interesting to hear that LATAM will move over to SkyTeam. Already, Aerolineas Argentinas is a member of SkyTeam, so you would have 2 competing members covering the same turf, within the same alliance. It will be interesting to see if Aerolineas moves out of SkyTeam. I have no information that they are considering that.... at least not yet. Can you imagine if it ends up going to OneWorld or Star Alliance?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Nov 2013

Total posts 9

Felipe, as far as I'm aware Latam have not (yet!) announced that they will be joining SkyTeam. Indeed, AR are members of SkyTeam but I doubt they would have any plans to drop out. In fact they have close associations with other SkyTeam members including AM, AF, KL, AZ and very importantly DL. Doubt they would want to drop any of that. Also interesting to note the alignment of NZ with AR, both members of different alliances: AR feeds South American traffic to NZ at EZE and codeshares on the EZE-AKL service. If Latam end up joining SkyTeam, there might end up being two SkyTeam domestic airlines in Argentina (AR and Latam Argentina) and no One-World nor Star Alliance partners...! Will be interesting to see what happens in Brazil given Latam's dominance. Note Gol has partnerships with AR.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2011

Total posts 1388

Remeber also that AA wanted closer co-operation with LATAM but the Chilean Supreme court blocked JVAs with both AA and BA

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 Oct 2014

Total posts 502

Had the proposed JVA only been AA and BA, I suspect it may have fared marginally better with the Chilean authority. My understanding is that the formal application included BA, AA, IB and FI (British Airways, American, Iberia and Finnair) as partners to LATAM.

I think it could be interesting to see how / if DL would proceed with a similar theoretical Chilean JVA request, given that Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet could all be potential partners in such a venture - and each of the first two have substantial presence in South America markets also.

Additionally, one also has to consider how such a proposed JVA would be received in the USA (Justice Dept, Attorney General and DOT). Maybe, not such a 'lay-down mysere' ?

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

16 Oct 2017

Total posts 96

As far as I know, LATAM is the only Oneworld carrier between Africa and South America direct. Quite a bonus for SkyTeam to pick up that traffic.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Sep 2017

Total posts 10

I'm sorry but I just needed somewhere to vent my shock and disbelief.

It just doesn't make any sense to me. LATAM has recently been focusing on the Australian market with direct flights to both Melbourne and Sydney. What's the point of linking to these Qantas/Oneworld hubs and strengthening business with Qantas only for them to be rivals in the future?

LATAM is also Oneworld's competitive advantage. Without LATAM, Oneworld will have no coverage intra South America, along with no coverage in intra Africa (even Royal Air Maroc is limited to northern Africa). Now also rumours of Qatar looking to leave.

Oneworld has seriously let its eyes off the ball. So much for a premium global alliance - it keeps going backwards.

As a QFFer, I'd really prefer to see Oneworld dominant rather than crumble. Thanks for letting me get my frustrations out.

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

24 Aug 2018

Total posts 65

Hi aviationgeek.

I share your frustration and will look on in despair as Aussie travellers to the Antarctic can no longer find a reasonable link to Buenos Aires from which to fly to Ushuaia. Nor the potential loss of lounge access in Santiago, B.A,and other S.A destination such as Peru, Chile, Brazil, etc...just as those countries are becoming more popular and more accessible. As a booked flyer ( see above) to Ushuaia with LATAM I am not a little peed off about the whole deal which may complicate things when I least need it.

jed
jed

14 Feb 2015

Total posts 2

This is not a great lost. My last return flight in September , Business class was a complete disaster and disgraceful.

Our flight was cancelled in Santiago, engine problems, Safety first of course.

They kept us waiting at the airport for 5 hours plus before putting us into a Hotel..

No communication from staff or management, a complete disaster..This is a good thing for One World.

This could be a good thing for Qantas and a huge market for them..They only have to step up with there service and

perhaps bring in new aeroplanes and not use those old 747....!

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

24 Aug 2018

Total posts 65

Hi Jed, commiserations on your experience with LATAM. As per previous posts, my wife and I are due to fly with them Melb. to Santiago/ Buenos Aires and beyond in J. Sincerely hope that the issue of safety ( with concomitant ignorance of pax comfort) does not reoccur. At least with Qantas you can expect fairly rapid recovery. My example: some years ago, on our way to Europe, had a B 747 roar down the runway just prior to V1 when the captain hit the brakes and returned to the gate citing one engine was not performing. He explained that one B 747 had just come out of maintenance and once our luggage was moved to the new metal, we'd be on our way with him in control. We were back in the air within three hours, missed our connection in Singapore etc etc missed luggage etc etc but we got to Europe ( well informed ) and another airline was blamed, so AJ ‘s people were off the hook. Ah, the joys of flight....just grin and bear it?! Yes, a Q flight might well be a better option.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Jan 2019

Total posts 7

I know this sounds stupid and unrealistic, but I think we could see a potential forth airline alliance between Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, LATAM and Etihad.

Reason I see it is that all these airlines cover a majority of territory worldwide with;

Etihad - The Middle East along with being a hub for long haul

Delta - North America

Virgin Australia - Asia-Pacific

Virgin Atlantic - Europe

LATAM - South America

If all were to band together to launch a forth airline alliance I see it being a big player and game changer for many travellers.

Open to it being a stupid idea, but has always been something I thought could come to fruition.

24 Aug 2011

Total posts 687

Probably highly unlikely. Delta has a close relationship with Skyteam partners AF/KL and has a European hub in AMS connecting with KL's extensive European and African network. Skyteam works for DL at the moment and, whilst I'm no fan of global alliances which I think are a product of the '90s, I can't see DL moving away in the forseeable future.

Of course, it is possible that VA and VS could join Skyteam themselves but both have expressed no interest in joining any alliance. Etihad has been rumoured to be investigating a Star membership but they have bigger problems to resolve first.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Nov 2017

Total posts 211

DL's JV with KE would largely cover most of Asia if DL was to make their "own alliance" comprising of DL, VS, VA, KE and LATAM group.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 May 2017

Total posts 10

Probably wouldn't go so far as VA covering Asia Pacific

14 Oct 2019

Total posts 12

If I have booked LATAM flights to Easter Island from Santiago in September will I no longer get the Status credits? Our flight from Santiago to Rio de Janerio is a LATAM plane but has a QANTAS flight number - will I get these status credits? I also wonder about lounge access - our flights from Australia are in Business but premium economy to Rio. I imagine platinum status is of no consequence!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Sep 2017

Total posts 10

Hi Antipodean,

If you are booked on the Rio to Santiago flight under the QF codeshare flight number, you will still get status credits in the same way as though you were on a Qantas flight.

However, if you are booked under the LATAM flight number, you will not get status credits. It seems LATAM will remain a Qantas airline partner so you would get Qantas points only if booked under the LA code flight number.

You will not get any Oneworld benefits from LATAM in September 2020 (such as lounge access).

Side note: I've noticed Qantas is selling tickets with KLM flying between RIO to SCL and vice versa.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Sep 2017

Total posts 10

Correction - Side note: I've noticed Qantas is selling tickets with KLM flying between Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile and vice versa.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 May 2015

Total posts 78

You mentioned that 'once LATAM formally leaves Oneworld, Qantas will no longer issue status credits for LATAM flights.' What if the flight was booked before this announcement? Eg, I'm flying LATAM in May (booked last year), and I booked the flight based on the info on the Qantas website which said that points/credits would be earned until 30 September? I would have thought Qantas would honour this, but based on the comments it doesn't sound like it.

British Airways - Executive Club

28 Mar 2014

Total posts 75

Shame on ow for not making Latam serve their 12 months notice.

This could affect a lot of people who have booked the cheapest fares assuming they will get free seat selection (will that be honoured assuming thise seats have already been chosen? I guess not), baggage and lounge access.

It certainly makes my 2020 holiday choice easier. I had planned on Borneo before Latam's initial announcement, but decided to revise that to Peru in August 2020.

No point now, Borneo it is!

14 Oct 2019

Total posts 12

Yes - we are in the same position Alex! Booked flights on the basis we would get the SCs etc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 May 2015

Total posts 78

I hadn't been able to add my Qantas FF number to a LATAM booking through their website as this feature had been disabled. I contacted LATAM to ask if they could manually add it but was told they couldn't do it for security reasons. Now it makes sense why and I suspect they have been planning the earlier exit for quite some time.

14 Oct 2019

Total posts 12

LATAM told me all One World privileges cease at the end of April. Conversely QANTAS told me today that all benefits apply until the end of September including status credits on flights booked directly through LATAM! Who knows!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 May 2015

Total posts 78

I emailed Qantas FF and received the following response (dated 27-02-2020):

'Thank you for contacting he Qantas Frequent Flyer.

LATAM has given notice that they will exit oneworld. Until LATAM's exit, passengers will continue to receive the oneworld benefits associated with LATAM's membership. However, Qantas Frequent Flyers making new bookings for travel from 1 October 2020 on LATAM flight numbers will no longer receive Status Credits.

For travel until 30 September 2020, Qantas Points and Status Credits are earned on all eligible booking classes, except on LATAM and LATAM affiliate codeshare flights operated by an airline other than Qantas or a oneworld member airline.

For travel from 1 October 2020, Qantas Points are earned on all eligible booking classes, except on LATAM and LATAM affiliate codeshare flights operated by an airline other than Qantas.'

Personally, I find the wording quite confusing and it could be interpreted in multiple ways. But the most logical interpretation suggests that points/status credits will still be earned on LATAM flights with a LATAM flight number even after 30 September. This sound promising, although I am doubtful. It's frustrating that Qantas (at least as far as I am aware) haven't issued a clear statement on this yet.

14 Oct 2019

Total posts 12

Thanks Alex - yes it is confusing. However your interpretation aligns with what QANTAS told me on the phone - reading off their internal memo - that we will be get points, SC etc for flights booked. Not sure about lounge access on the ground as LATAM told me no privileges. Time will tell!

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

24 Aug 2018

Total posts 65

I would like to follow up my previous comments re LATAM, having flown them with my wife from Melbourne to BA via Santiago in J. Guess I was lucky to get QFF and status points albeit at reduced rates despite being platinum, although the time of booking and the departure notice from OW coincided.

Be advised that it was a nightmare finding the VIP lounge in Santiago: look for the lift to level four amongst the tax free business on level three and remain disappointed unless you go upstairs, which most PAX ignore.

For Australian travellers, you will enjoy a QF booking far better than the indifferent LATAM treatment on this long trip.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 May 2011

Total posts 228

Is anyone else hoping that the COVID-19 situation will mean that Delta will need to hold onto their $$$ and won't go ahead with their investment in LATAM and that LATAM stays on in OneWorld?


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