LAN recently took delivery of their first 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and it seems like they have quite a nice configuration. LAN already had an excellent business class product on the 767 with fully flat beds, though apparently the 787 seats are even more comfortable. Here’s a video of their new 787, and starting about 50 seconds in you can see cabin footage:
As of now the 787 seems to consistently operate the following flights:
LAN 455, Santiago to Buenos Aires, 10:40AM-12:45PM
LAN 456, Buenos Aires to Santiago, 2:30PM-4:50PM
Also, as of December 1, the 787 is scheduled to operate the following flight:
LAN 632, Santiago to Lima, 1:25PM-3:10PM
LAN 633, Lima to Santiago, 6:00PM-11:35PM
LAN’s first longhaul 787 destination will be Los Angeles, and by February 1, 2013, all of LAN’s service there (both the nonstop out of Santiago and the flight through Lima) will be operated by the 787, as follows:
LAN 600, Santiago to Lima to Los Angeles, 9:55PM-07:15AM (+1 day)
LAN 601, Los Angeles to Lima to Santiago, 12:30PM-07:00AM (+1 day)
LAN 602, Santiago to Los Angeles, 11:50PM-6:10AM (+1 day)
LAN 603, Los Angeles to Santiago, 2:45PM-6:05AM (+1 day)
Of course the equipment on all these routes is subject to change. They’re actually already operating the 787 to Los Angeles starting on January 1, though only on certain days of the week, so be sure to check the schedule for the dates you’re traveling.
While LAN is generally great about releasing award space, Los Angeles is definitely one of their tougher destinations for finding award space. That being said I do see business class award space for the 787 flights to Los Angeles, so hopefully I’ll be able to check out their 787 sometime in the new year.