LATAM (LAN) Buenos Aires to Santiago – Economy Class – Boeing 767-300

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LAN Airlines (LATAM) Boeing 767-300 ready for departure from Buenos Aires

After a fantastic two weeks in Buenos Aires and Montevideo it was time to start the trek home to Sydney.

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LATAM security information card

The first sector was between Buenos Aires and Santiago was operated by a Boeing 767-300 and I thought this aircraft was going to have a bit of a retro feel about it but I was wrong.

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On board LAN Boeing 767-300

I was surprised as how clean and modern the aircraft was, my last flight on a Boeing 767-300 was one operated by Qantas and it would have been near 20 years old at the time. This LATAM Boeing 767 was delivered to the airline in 2011 (and I was surprised the learn the 767 is still in production today!)

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Economy seating on board LAN Airlines Boeing 767-300

The seats were just as comfortable as the Boeing 787’s I had travelled on with this airline. In a 2-3-2 configuration, the 189 Economy Class seats have a 32″ pitch and 18″ width which versus the 787’s 17.3″ width made the seat feel quite spacious for this short economy sector.

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Seat back entertainment on board the Boeing 767-300

…And the entertainment system offered just as many options on a one of the Boeing 787 or 777’s which is a better aircraft to fly over the airlines A319, A320 or A321’s which don’t offer individual screens.

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Snack on board the flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago

Service was polite and the crew addressed me in English even though I was seated around mostly Spanish speaking passengers. The snack was reminiscent of the offering on board the flight between Santiago and Buenos Aires 2 weeks earlier, in fact absolutely identical down the the chocolate.

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Ham and cheese roll on board LATAM

The heavy croissant like roll with ham and cheese was filling and just enough to tide over the appetite until arrival in Santiago.

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Arrival in Santiago

Arrival in Santiago was on time and I had a brief layover before the next sector. Another pleasant flight on board LATAM on an aircraft I thought was long gone and I was surprised to learn the 767 still has a lot of life left in her, I guess my assumption it would be an older bird was very wrong.

FreakyFlier paid for his ticket independently 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Looks like a decent snack for a short flight! More than what you might get in other countries too 🙂

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