Redeem Alaska Miles For LATAM Flights Online

Redeem Alaska Miles For LATAM Flights Online

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Alaska Mileage Plan has just added online award bookings for LATAM. This is significant, because it means that all of Alaska’s redemption partners can now be booked online.

LATAM awards bookable on Alaska’s website

In late September, Alaska Mileage Plan announced that some major changes are coming to partner awards later this year. We don’t yet know the details, but it’s probably not good news. There was one positive aspect to this development — Alaska committed to making Cathay Pacific and LATAM awards bookable on alaskaair.com.

It became possible to redeem Alaska miles for travel on Cathay Pacific online as of early October, and it’s now possible to redeem Alaska miles for travel on LATAM online.

You can now redeem Alaska miles for LATAM online

LATAM award space will show up if there’s availability when checking the “use miles” box. Furthermore, you can book a stopover on a one-way award at no extra cost by using the multi-city feature.

LATAM award space with Alaska Airlines
LATAM award space with Alaska Airlines

How many Alaska miles do you need for LATAM awards?

LATAM is an incredibly useful Alaska Mileage Plan partner, given that LATAM is no longer part of oneworld, but rather has a partnership with Delta SkyMiles. That minimizes the good redemption opportunities on LATAM, though the good news is that redeeming Alaska miles on LATALM is a great value. You can expect to pay the following number of miles one-way:

  • Between the United States and South America costs 45,000 miles in business class, 25,000 miles in economy class
  • Within South America costs 25,000 miles in business class, 12,500 miles in economy class
  • The exception is that between South America and Easter Island costs 35,000 miles in business class, 22,500 miles in economy class
Redeeming Alaska miles on LATAM is a great deal

Bottom line

It’s finally possible to redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles for travel on LATAM online. This means that all Alaska Mileage Plan redemption partners are bookable online, which is a nice development. Redeeming Alaska miles on LATAM is not only an excellent value, but a fairly rare opportunity, given how few partners LATAM has.

Meanwhile we’re still waiting for award redemptions on EL AL to be added, even though that partnership launched in 2019.

What do you make of Alaska adding LATAM awards online?

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  1. Ken Guest

    Hi Ben

    I have a question
    I booked by alaska airlines miles for LAtamair Business Class
    question for checked bag
    IF i booked Business class redermotion alska mile
    i dont have any stats alaska milage plan
    looks pay for luggage fee
    I thoght all Business or First class will be free charge bag if 1 bag Cheked bag
    DO you have any information ?!
    Thank you for advice

    KEN

  2. JohnSF Guest

    Great news but be careful! Alaska is showing more award space than Delta and ExpertFlyer. Is this extra space Alaska Specific or is it a glitch and if it is a glitch is it bookable or is it phantom? Great news if it is a bookable Alaska glitch but my guess would be the extra space is phantom and not bookable.

  3. Sam Guest

    Showing all availability the DL shows - for less of course. Booked JFK-SCL yesterday & changed (not cancel & rebook) to LAX-SCL today when that became available. AS is easily the best search tool for LATAM availability now since DL's calendar is incorrect & Cathay site is just broken.

    1. Sonny Guest

      @Sam Can you change award bookings with Alaska Miles program without paying any fee?
      Thanks

  4. glenn t Diamond

    With the new LATAM redemptions, unfortunately, although not in the least surprising, Alaska's myopic worldview persists. (Ben is a serial offender in this regard too.)
    A test run of well established LATAM routes such as SCL-AKL and SCL-SYD on MileagePlan show no-go. I wonder whether Alaska has poor negotiators for striking agreements with other airlines or if their IT platform is unable to cope with something more adventurous.
    For too long MileagePlan redemptions...

    With the new LATAM redemptions, unfortunately, although not in the least surprising, Alaska's myopic worldview persists. (Ben is a serial offender in this regard too.)
    A test run of well established LATAM routes such as SCL-AKL and SCL-SYD on MileagePlan show no-go. I wonder whether Alaska has poor negotiators for striking agreements with other airlines or if their IT platform is unable to cope with something more adventurous.
    For too long MileagePlan redemptions have largely restricted availability to flights originating or ending in the US. (SQ flights are a notable exception, although eye-watering points are demanded).
    It's past time Alaska gave the rest of the world some love!

  5. Azamaraal Guest

    Really wish this had been available a couple of weeks ago when I booked travel from EZE.

    1. Sonny Guest

      @Azamaraal what route did you end up booking?

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Ken Guest

Hi Ben I have a question I booked by alaska airlines miles for LAtamair Business Class question for checked bag IF i booked Business class redermotion alska mile i dont have any stats alaska milage plan looks pay for luggage fee I thoght all Business or First class will be free charge bag if 1 bag Cheked bag DO you have any information ?! Thank you for advice KEN

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Sonny Guest

@Azamaraal what route did you end up booking?

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Sonny Guest

@Sam Can you change award bookings with Alaska Miles program without paying any fee? Thanks

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