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Average price (return flight)

$2,152(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$1,871or less

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$891or less

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LATAM Airlines
Overall score based on 5,503 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nothing. Passenger name could not be changed due to a mistake by you and lastminuite.com so I lost the flight and was not refunded the full amount! Bad service."
Cons: "If the passenger name was changed as requested and I would not lose the money."

Cons: "Too tight, no entertaintment"

Cons: "No choice in food and very little provided. Half a sandwich with stale bread for breakfast"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The LATAM getting our boarding pass, going through the LATAM boarding area, getting on the LATAM plane we were stopped no less than 4 times by this airlines. The women were rude to us. Many people had presents for the holidays that were much bigger than our packs."

Pros: "Cabin crew were excellent Business class seating quite roomy"
Cons: "Food was ok but not to the standards of Qantas / Emirates or Etihad The cabin seating etc, looked a little tired & dated & the seats mechanical operation was clunky. Toiletries bag provided was quite limited, but was fit for purpose."

Cons: "Delay meant I missed a meeting deadline."

Pros: "We are an American Family. We traveled on LATAM Sydney to Auckland round trip. The plane was brand new Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 with all the bells and whistles. The attendants who are Spanish speakers but bilingual were delightful. We had one meal on each flight and 2 rounds of drinks. We had no issues with carry on or checked luggage. To summarize we had 2 perfect on-time flights with no fuss or drama. I couldn't recommend them more even if I tried.."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Fly us never proactively contacted us about the LATAM flight change so we missed this flight. LATAM stepped up and paid for another two flights to get us back to Austin. No thanks to Flyus, whom we will never book with again. Their customer support was a joke! Jeff"

Pros: "On time flight & very nice service."

Pros: "Comfortable and sufficient entertainment."
Cons: "The food wasn’t spectacular."

Pros: "Jet blue was late so I miss my connecting fly to Uruguay"
Cons: "They send me with avianca and that was a nightmare disaster 4 days later still waiting for my luggage"

Pros: "Lancing was excellent. Good leg room, good leather sits"
Cons: "I thought service was good."

Pros: "Dreamliners are absolutely awesome. I felt refreshed when I landed. Smooth flight, awesome crew."

Cons: "Due to technical problem in the lavatories we have been told."

Pros: "Fairly cheap"
Cons: "No food or drink. Ridiculously small baggage allowed on plane"

Pros: "crew! just awesome"
Cons: "some people being to loud at sleep times."

Pros: "I got to my destination safely and on time"

Pros: "On time, professional crew"
Cons: "Seats are squeezed together so tight that you essentially have to climb over the arm rests to get into the window seat"

Pros: "Plane was huge and comfortable. Lots of movies and shows to pick from. Crew friendly and considerate. Pillow and super comfy blanket. They offered dinner and breakfast on an overnight flight. Only ate egg and it was normal plane food. We landed 30 min early."

Pros: "Enjoyed my first trip on LATAM."

Pros: "The crew was attentive, professional and friendly."
Cons: "Small seats."

Cons: "I received a confirmation email and flight information but was unable to check into my flight upon arrival and was not in their system for the flight. Very upsetting and unreliable."

Pros: "SUCKS"

Pros: "Was pleasantly surprised to find more legroom, more storage and a great selection of entertainment.."

Pros: "Good crew, decent service, edible food."
Cons: "Long delay between boarding and take off. Sat on the ground at Lima fo almost an hour. The map function did not work but good entertainment choices otherwise."

Pros: "Good wine. Check-in was fast and easy. Entertainment was great. The plane was brand new and very clean and the tinted windows were super cool."
Cons: "Sort of unorganized boarding. Needed to offer water more often for such a long flight."

Pros: "Excellent service and courteous staff very clean aircraft great choice of movies/TV and music. Tasty snack provided. Good value.."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "They gave me and exit row."
Cons: "Turbulence, but that wasn't their fault."

Pros: "I liked the spaciousness and services of the 787 I liked the curteous and generous service of the crew I liked the boarding and deplaning I will consider using LATAM in my long-distance overseas travel"

Pros: "loved it"

Pros: "I travel a lot and for an international flight during lunch time I expected more than a small sandwich. Small airplane (A320) so no personal screen and tight spaces between seats. Service was ok. Flight ok. I miss big airplanes between Chile and Brasil"
Cons: "I travel a lot and for an international flight during lunch time I expected more than a small sandwich. Small airplane (A320) so no personal screen and tight spaces between seats. Service was ok. Flight ok. I miss big airplanes between Chile and Brasil"

Pros: "Worst latam lost 4 loggages of my parents John f Kennedy New York to Trujillo - Peru 09-09-16 Flight B6212905- B6212906 Inga Inga Sanchez, Rita Rojas Malqui, victor Contact phone 7035658509"

Pros: "Bosrdi g wss easy"
Cons: "Food Entertainment Leg space"

Pros: "Great flight to Peru from NYC on Latam. Comfortable, clean and service was great. I would fly again on this airline."
Cons: "Staff spoke limited English which was a bit of a surprise on a US flight."

Pros: "the price"
Cons: "everything else"

Pros: "It was a new plane and the service was also good"

Pros: "New plane. good entertainment system"
Cons: "Staff not responding to requests no water available in common areas food listed in the menu not available for all passengers."

Pros: "Nice people"

Pros: "Good section of movies! Tasty food!"
Cons: "My usb charger was not working, so I couldn't use my smartphone to play or listen to my songs, and it is quite small space for legs, disconfortable to a long flight!"

Pros: "The attention and the entertaining of the flight"
Cons: "I didn't have a wi-fi access in the plane, it would have been amazing and great to comunicate with family and friends that my flight was little delayed due to air traffic. The last thing I didn't like was the super delayed luggage delivery, because I had no energy to wait an appalling 40 minutes after a long flight."

Pros: "Always a pleasure to travel to someplace for the first time. LAN provided access to the VIP lounge which made the experience at the Lima airport very nice. Aside from that the experience was efficient and as expected."

Cons: "Baggage allowance is just one bag. With Avianca or Copa you get two. This is very critical for me."

Pros: "Always great to be able to make the journey from Chile to North America during the day with a power outlet and plenty of space to work on my laptop. There were also plenty of movie options, and friendly and helpful staff."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit chaotic. Somehow the travel agent inform me of the revised departure time until 3 hours before the flight, but I don't know if that's the airline's fault. The only reasons I didn't rate the entertainment as excellent was that the system never played movies on the first try. I always had to do the sequence twice."

Cons: "No food"

Pros: "We waited in plane for 1 hour for no reason."

Pros: "On time and smooth landing"
Cons: "No problem"

Pros: "Very comfortable flight with great entertainment for long trip."

Pros: "I liked that, even we departure a little late, the plane made it in time to Cancun. The plane was clean. They had all the variety of drinks."
Cons: "One of the flight attendant was not friendly at all. After we left there was plenty of room on the plane, and I told her that one of my leg was not good and if I could move to a better seat and she said no, IF I want to change the seat I have to pay. The entertainment system was not working at all."

Pros: "Clean, quiet, more leg room than American, comfortable cabin temperature. Great crew."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment, purchase-only snacks, no seat-back displays or USB ports (the aircraft did have a 110V power outlet between the seats for a charger). Expensive wifi available."

Pros: "Every flight was late or canceled. Employes don't care about their job or customers"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very rude flight attendants and incompetent."

Pros: "I liked the ice with the Diet Coke I recieved thanks"
Cons: "My knees jammed into the seat in front of me! The least amount of legroom I've ever experienced ! My flight was already 730$ I guess you expected me to pay 97$ plus more $ to have a satisfactory seat assignment, sorry I thought I paid enough already"

Pros: "Everyone one was nice, plane was clean, nicest in flight bathroom I have seen"
Cons: "We were delayed 2 hours and our gate was moved twice. Due to the plane was late arriving to SF. Then when it got there,there was still another plane at our gate. We were given free in flight direct tv as compensation. But I think a discount on our next flight perchance would be more appropriate."

Cons: "If you don't like your job quit. If you are a flight attendant lose some weight you know the aisles are small! If you have been a flight attendant for years why can't you drive that damn cart and stop slamming it into me! Your menu said you had items your crappy flight didn't carry and you looked at me annoyed? I hate United"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "No compleings"

Pros: "I was able to get on the next flight out."
Cons: "Was never told to check In at least 2 hours before my flight. I have never traveled internationally, and every email I received stated that I check in no later than 60 min before my flight so I went to check In one hour and 30 minutes before my flight and was told that it was too late to get on my original flight that was leaving well over an hour in time. Needless to say, I had to wait around for a flight that would be leaving 2 hours later and when I arrived at my destination, I had to pay for a taxi to get me to my resort when originally, it was included in my package. Everything after was fine, I was just really upset that I lost over 4 hours of my vacation trying to figure out how to get on the next flight out. The service at United was horrible. They seem to be very frustrated with their jobs and that is proven by the way they treat the customers. If I could rewind, I would have not driven 3 hours out of my way to go to Houston and I would have just left from a different airport. I have traveled quite a bit with southwestern and have had nothing but great experiences with them. Needless to say, I will try to avoid United as long as I can."

Cons: "No food - not good"

Cons: "After so much money given to private airlines from the government to mitigate their loses during the pandemic, they are still packing their planes back to back. It should be a law to forbid more than two passenger per sit row leaving the middle seat empty, unless they're in the same reservation."

Cons: "Not a fan of using a phone for entertainment"

Cons: "It would have been nice to have all the immigration forms necessary and a pen to fill them out. If you aren’t going to provide those please notify passengers in advance."

Cons: "Not much leg room (and I’m only 5’8’’)."

Pros: "- Boarding was efficient - The food was good"
Cons: "- The male flight attendant in Business Class was rude. - The movie options were very limited, dated and unappealing"

Pros: "The staff was nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable and not enough space. Not ideal for a long flight"

Pros: "All service from check in to boarding was just ok."
Cons: "Checking in was annoying. Got to the airport and people seemed positively confused about having to tag their own bags. Granted when I finally got to the kiosk, I went through in a short amount of time but I’m not sure of the benefit as I knew I would need an assistant to review my documents."

Cons: "Service for people not able to sleep on the long haul"

Pros: "The staff was accommodating and worked hard to make us more comfortable and be helpful when possible- there was a lot of turbulence so dinner was served late and there was a lot of time we couldn't move about but they made the best of it."
Cons: "The added benefits of the Air New Zealand long flight planes of the entertainment like mini games and the footrest into bed as well as my husband and I not being seated in between two people but being on one side or the other."

Pros: "I got upgraded to first class for free"
Cons: "I was very happy with this flight!"

Pros: "After United lost our luggage in Houston we had to file a claim in Auckland which meant we missed our flight to Wellington. Ground crew were super helpful and got us on the next flight 30 mins later. Cabin crew were great and sorted us out with water and snacks before take off as could tell we were desperate after flying in from London via Houston."
Cons: "-"

Cons: "Limited entertainment, in main cabin food and bags cost extra even in international flights. United airlines is like flying budget airlines even when u pay for main cabin premium seats."

Pros: "Whole trip to Cancun without wifi"
Cons: "The seats are more crammed side to side and frontto back than EVER. No room to crack open a laptop.... iPad yes but not a keyboard."

Pros: "The flight was on time and we had room in the overhead bins. Flight attendants were nice and helpful."
Cons: "The entertainment options were lacking- I had seen most of the movies. I didn't pay for the food but it looked average. Beverage service was slow and trying to get additional drinks was near impossoble."

Cons: "they changed our flight without notifying us! they messed up our seats and asked my mother to deplane! when we were flying with twin babies! they also gave us grief about gate checking something on the trip home that we had no problems with on the way there. honestly i will never fly united again."

Pros: "poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane..."
Cons: "poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane..."

Pros: "No one was in my row, so I had the opportunity to lay down and stretch out!"
Cons: "The crew didn’t seem to inviting. There was one woman who was very kind... but other than that, they all seemed like they hated thief jobs... the food was very bland."

Cons: "... before takeoff necessitated return to gate from runway for technical inspection and approval before flight. That, plus de-icing, put us about one hour behind on departure."

Pros: "Happy with everything!! Upgraded to business class-from boarding, breakfast, blanket and exiting the plane-all was well:)"

Cons: "Because we missed our connecting flight with United, we had to fly American from Dallas to Cancun."

Cons: "Seats uncomfortable, crew rude to other passengers"

Cons: "We never made this flight. United texted us multiple new gates confusing us. We stood at customer service for almost 3 hours never able to talk to an agent. Had to go to a desk to figure it out. It was still messed up in Dallas. Two in my party almost didn't make it to Cancun this day."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The seats were super close , I felt like a sardine . My legs were cramped and it hurts so bad. The WiFi didn’t work as good as it was supposed to. They gave us a little bag of mixed snacks as if we were toddlers. $425 spent on a flight to be treated like that ? Never again"

Pros: "Got there safe"
Cons: "We stayed in the plane for a hour and a half beforehand take off. We couldn't even get some water to drink. For the love of God"

Pros: "I do like that you can charge your phone on the plane."
Cons: "I didn't realize with United economy tickets you have to check your carry on. That's why I love Southwest."

Pros: "Side adjustable headrests on seats."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment options."

Pros: "No complaints here! The Air New Zealand staff were amazing. They did their jobs really well! They made everyone comfortable during the trip."

Pros: "The flight attendants were top notch."
Cons: "It was a very nice flight."

Pros: "No delays. No problems"
Cons: "There should be more free food."

Pros: "Comfortable temperature. Smooth flight"

Pros: "Not much. We did arrive intact. Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Heh, it's 2017 and the halcyon days of travel are long gone . . . unless you're willing to shell out money . . . and more money. . . and more money. Flying is a demeaning experience where the airlines nickel and dime you for everything. Seats in economy are miniscule, your neighbors are in your laps, the food is objectionable and costly, entertainment non-existent or costly. Customers are cash cows who can be sucked dry for every amenity."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Crew was very helpful especially with looking up connecting flights due to most people missing their connection."
Cons: "The delay, but what can you do. The seats are not comfortable when you're short."

Cons: "Flight was delayed for 4 hours due to airplane maintenance"

Cons: "Need more leg room and more movie options. Also crew needs to be a little nicer lol"

Pros: "Very annoyed to pay for luggsge and that I keep the weight so strict if a bit over! Will not fly u again As it's not worth it - sorry - greed is rife!"

Pros: "Crew was great, food was good, and had a superb entertainment selection."
Cons: "Comfort was as issue, I was assigned more leg room at the emergency row and the wall would be pushing against me, forcing me to go towards my neighbors side. Also, I had initially picked the last row to sit on, which was stated on my itinerary but when I printed my boarding pass, I got assigned middle of plane - which I did not understand nor complain about."

Pros: "The attendants were absolutely wonderful and made our flight tolerable. Thank you again to the crew for working so hard and making our flight so much easier."
Cons: "Lack of communication - after we had checked in at the airport (under 2 hours before our international flight time) we were notified that our flight was delayed by an hour and 45 minutes. After waiting about 4 hours everyone started lining up in their respective rows and that's when the terminal United employees decided to inform us all that all passengers need to get in line at the desk first in order to get their passports inspected and get an approval stamp before lining up. Could have easily been done in the hour and 45 minutes of delay time we had. It's now 11:30 am, 2 hours past the original flight time and 15 minutes past the original delayed time, and we were all still in our respective lines to board the plane. The delay was due to the catering cart that had not yet arrived. So we were all waiting for about 30 minutes in line just to board the plane. During this time United decided to promote their Entertainment onboard and alcohol available for purchase once we are airborn. Finally when we were on board and about to be airborn is when the first apology was heard from the crew. This could have been managed much more effectively and professionally."

Pros: "I like the entertainment screen and the food was tasty"
Cons: "My seat...not being able to pick an aisle seat. Also the passenger behind me kept doing something with her seat pocket and I could feel that everytime. Need more padding there. And halfway through the flight the screen quit working."

Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "No free snacks"

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