Providing a LAN Airlines Review of Economy Class is a little bit unique for this website since I normally fly Business Class in my reviews. However my last trip to South America saw a few flights around the continent in a non-premium seat.
LAN Airlines Review
LAN Airlines stands for the Latam Airlines Group which is a group of South American airlines based from Santiago, Chile. Recognised as the national flag carrier for Chile, LAN are also the predominantly carrier for Peru.
LAN Airlines were actually running a code share flight on my routing between Brazil and Chile even though TAM is part of the Star Alliance whilst LAN is One World. Either way it seemed to work relatively well for co-ordinated travel across South America. I’d originally flown to South America from Europe on TAP Portugal.
If you read LAN Airlines Reviews online you will often find people refer to how polite and friendly the air crew are. I can certainly endorse that. I was always greeted with a smile and were able to communicate well in English.
In fact all the main tannoy announcements were in both Spanish and English so I didn’t miss out.
My flights were busy and to be honest the economy class seats were relatively tight. Naturally made more so when the person sat in front immediately reclined his seat as soon as we took off. Absolutely zero legroom between the back of his seat and my knees.
The in flight snack was nothing worse than you’ll find on a short haul European flight. A little white box was handed to each passenger. It contained a sandwich, a carton of water and a biscuit/sweet of some kind. Hot drinks or other items from a drinks trolley were also given out.
In flight entertainment involved a few local programmes with some focus on travel. However there was the occasional programme which was language neutral (Just For Laughs) or in dual language/subtitles.
There was also a fairly innovative offering. LAN Airlines offered an in-flight network of programmes via a wifi connection through laptops, tablets or phones. With this you could get access to news, films, TV shows and so on. However to get this you did have to download an app and to be honest I really couldn’t be bothered. I had my kindle to keep me entertained.
I suppose my LAN Airlines Review is pretty basic but then again so was my experience. No complaints really from my side. The crew were excellent, the food offering was adequate for short haul flights. Leg room could be more spacious but then when haven’t we said that about economy class?
Have you ever flown with LAN Airlines? If so, please leave a comment to share your experience.