LAN – $912: Los Angeles – Punta Arenas (Patagonia), Chile. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Punta Arenas? Where? Patagonia! On our bucket list! It is hard to get to, but the reward for the journey will be worth it. And now that there is no more $160 reciprocity fee for American citizens visiting Chile, Chile has definitely become a more attractive tourist destination.

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile Photo: cordyph, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile Photo: cordyph, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • September 2nd – 9th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from August 18th – December 10th with a 5 day minimum stay requirement. Must purchase by June 9th

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • US – Chile: O
  • Within Chile: Y


  • LAX – MIA (Miami) – SCL (Santiago de Chile) – PMC (Puerto Montt) – PUQ (Punta Arenas) – PMC – SCL – DFW (Dallas) – LAX.



  • 15,271 miles or 6.0 cents per mile. LAN is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Per ITA, this fare is O class between US and Chile and Y within Chile. As such, it should credit 100% mileage with American. However, it is entirely possible that the intra-Chile segments are in another fare class that only earns 25% mileage and as such, you will earn 13,957 miles with this sample routing. Be aware of the possibility.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select LAN. Make sure you only select flights operated by American or LAN, LAN Peru, LAN Ecuador, LAN Colombia or LAN Argentina to receive mileage credit with American. LAN flight numbers operated by Aeromexico will not earn mileage with American or Delta or their partners besides LAN and Aeromexico.
  • ITA is showing this at $882. However, we could not get it to price at anything less than $912.
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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP). $1USD = 550 CLP

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