What travel classes does LATAM offer?

ByDavid M. Conte

Mar 27, 2022

For anyone planning to travel with LATAM Airlines in South America, knowing the cabin classes available for booking can be helpful. Before we get into the details, here is some background and general information about LATAM.

By far the largest airline in South America, LATAM Airlines Group was founded in 2012 as a result of the merger of LAN Chile and Brazilian airline TAM Linhas Aéreas. In 2015, it was announced that both airlines would rebrand themselves as LATAM.

Although they have the same livery and name, LATAM Chile and LATAM Brazil continue to operate as separate entities under the LATAM Group umbrella. Based in Santiago, Chile, with its central hub at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), LATAM Airlines Group is Latin America’s largest airline with a fleet of 296 aircraft.


LATAM Airlines works closely with Delta Air Lines

LATAM Airlines Group serves six domestic markets in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In addition to flights within Latin America, LATAM offers international flights to the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

The airline group employs more than 42,000 people and operates around 1,300 flights per day. Until May 1, 2020, LATAM was a amember of the global alliance, but now prefers to work only with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.

According to the aviation data and statistics website ch-aviation, LATAM has a modern aircraft fleet that includes the following aircraft:

  • 44 Airbus A319-100
  • 133 Airbus A320-200
  • 12 Airbus A320neos
  • 49 Airbus A321-200
  • 21 Boeing 767-300ERs
  • 10 Boeing 777-300ERs
  • 10 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners
  • 17 Boeing 787-9 Dreamiliers

Classes of Service on LATAM Airlines

Unlike many airlines, which still offer a first class cabin, LATAM has removed the class of service offering what it calls “Premium Business”. the next higher offer is called “Premium Economy”, followed by “Standard Economy”.

High-end business

In addition to access to all VIP lounges at LAYAM airport, Premium business passengers benefit from:

  • Priority recording
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority disembarkation
  • Priority baggage


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For optimal comfort on long journeys, business class offers the best experience. Photo: LATAM

Expressing their commitment to the environment, all LATAM Premium business customers receive the airline’s new Green Amenity Kits, which include:

  • Bamboo toothbrush and its sugarcane cap
  • Lip balm, hand cream and a refreshing towel from Feito Brasil (cruelty-free and vegan products, made by Brazilian artisans)
  • Reusable mask and socks.
  • Ear plugs wrapped in kraft paper.

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LATAM meals are inspired by South American flavors. Photo: LATAM

LATAM’s Premium Business Class offers Thompson Vantage XL 22-inch to 24-inch luxury flat sleeper seats with direct aisle access.

Dining options on LATAM flights include meal options for every moment of the day with a focus on Latin American cuisine. Inspired by LATAM passengers, the dishes on offer are accompanied by some of South America’s finest wines chosen by Héctor Vergara, Latin America’s only Master Sommelier.


Premium Business passengers enjoy an 18-inch touchscreen with noise-canceling headphones and a selection of over 300 movies and TV shows.

Economy of the best quality

Passengers traveling with LATAM enjoy access to VIP lounges when traveling abroad, as well as:

  • premium recording
  • Premium Boarding

In terms of cabin comfort, passengers opting for premium economy class benefit from:

  • 17-inch reclining seats in the first rows of the aircraft
  • Exclusive compartment for hand luggage
  • Contemporary meals by time of day
  • Latest Movies and TV Shows

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The premium economy does not offer a new seat, but offers passengers a better level of service. Photo: LATAM

Economy

For the budget-conscious traveler (and indeed the vast majority of passengers flying LATAM), Economy Class is where they’ll be. But the facilities there are not lacking at all. Passengers get:

  • 17-inch ergonomic seats with adjustable head restraints
  • Award-winning dishes with three options inspired by international and local cuisine concepts
  • 12-inch screens with all the latest blockbuster movies and TV shows


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The plane

Each LATAM fleet has a different layout and number of seats in each cabin. Only wide-body aircraft have a business class cabin. Arguably the newest and most desirable is the 777-300ER, which has recently been updated to very comfortable new standards.


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The 777 and 767 are being refitted with a very comfortable business class product. Photo: LATAM

The 767 also has an attractive offering, and indeed these older jets were upgraded with business class similar to 777s in 2019. On Dreamliners, the 2-2-2 layout leaves some passengers without that all-important direct access to the gone, but it’s still a comfortable way to travel. In late 2019, the airline started receiving Dreamliners with a new 1-2-1 layout, so check your seat plans before you book if you want to try the new product.


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LATA has started introducing a 1-2-1 product on its 787s. Photo: LATAM

Here’s what you can expect on each plane:

Boeing 767-300ER

20 Premium business seats configured in a 1-2-1 layout


29 Premium Economy seats configured in a 2-3-2 configuration

174 standard economy seats configured in a 2-3-2 configuration

Boeing 777-300ER

38 Premium business open combinations configured in a 1-1-1-1 layout

50 Premium Economy seats configured in a 3-4-3 configuration

322 standard economy seats configured in a 3-4-3 configuration

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

30 Premium business class seats configured in a 2-2-2 configuration

217 standard economy class seats configured in 3-3-3

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

30 Premium business class seats configured in 2-2-2 (some in 1-2-1)

54 Premium Economy seats configured in a 3-3-3 configuration

270 standard economy seats configured in a 3-3-3 configuration


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While the economy isn’t anything to get excited about, some cabins have been refreshed with new seats and new styling. Photo: Priestman Goode

On the narrowbody side, all LATAM A320 Family jets offer both premium economy and standard economy, with only the number of seats varying from aircraft to aircraft. Interestingly, although the A319 is the smallest in the fleet, it is configured very premium, with six additional seats in premium economy class and only 126 standard positions.

Airbus A319-100

18 Premium Economy Class seats configured in a 3-3 layout

126 standard economy class seats configured in a 3-3 configuration

Airbus A320-200

12 Premium Economy Class seats configured in a 3-3 layout

162 standard economy class seats configured in a 3-3 configuration

Airbus A321-200

12 Premium Economy Class seats configured in a 3-3 layout

186 standard economy class seats configured in a 3-3 configuration


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