At the moment Aeromexico has some incredible business class fares between New York and Santiago, starting at ~$1,100 roundtrip. Availability is excellent through the end of the schedule, and the flights are bookable directly through Aeromexico, or through your online travel agency of choice.
Historically Aeromexico wasn’t that great, though if you want you can actually get all the segments of the trip on a 787. The 787-8 features fully flat forward facing business class seats, while the 787-9 features reverse herringbone seats. When I flew Aeromexico I thought their soft product was reasonably good as well, so I’d take advantage of this in a heartbeat.
Aeromexico’s 787-8 business class
Note that when you connect in Mexico City you’ll need to clear immigration, so ideally I’d leave a layover of at least three hours, as immigration wait times can be brutal.
I’m really tempted to book one of these. I just got back from Easter Island and had an awesome time, and really now want to visit Patagonia and the Atacama Desert. Flying all the way to Chile for ~$1,100 roundtrip is unbeatable.
This is also extremely lucrative if you’re crediting these flights to Delta SkyMiles. You’d earn 200% elite qualifying and redeemable miles, and elite qualifying dollars for 40% of the distance flown, meaning you’d earn nearly 5,000 MQDs. Wow.
If you’re interested I’d recommend booking ASAP, as I doubt this fare will last. You can always cancel within 24 hours if you want.
Anyone plan to take advantage of these amazing fares?
(Tip of the hat to Andrew & The Flight Deal)