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Fly Frankfurt to Madrid in LATAM business class for £172 return, and earn 80 British Airways Executive Club tier points

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LATAM, previous LAN, is a oneworld partner airline.  You can use Avios points to redeem for its flight from Madrid to Santiago, Chile, amongst other routes.

It also has an impressive business class seat which we reviewed here.

Few people know that the LAN flight from Chile does not terminate in Madrid. It carries on to Frankfurt.  This allows you to earn some British Airways tier points in style.  Why? Because you can buy tickets just for the Frankfurt to Madrid flight.

LAN LATAM Boeing 787 Business Class

If you want to try out the very nice business class seat below, here are the current special prices currently as per the LAN website here:

Frankfurt to Madrid one-way – £172

Madrid to Frankfurt one-way – £150

Return trip – £172 irrespective of where you start

You will earn roughly 1,100 Avios points and 40 tier points for each segment. The flight is 2 hours and 40 minutes so you will get a decent amount of time to enjoy the LAN seat. Lounge access is also included.  You will be flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which many people have not yet been able to experience.

The timings are not ideal, to be honest. The Frankfurt flight departs at 19.35 and lands in Madrid at 22.00. The Madrid to Frankfurt flight leaves at 15.05 and lands at 17.45.

There probably aren’t many HFP readers who actually need to fly from Madrid to Frankfurt, or vice versa. However, if you are after some cheap BA tier points and fancy trying out a different airline then this is a fun deal.  You can book this on the LAN website here.

One option would be to tie this in with the A350 flights that Iberia is currently running from Heathrow to Madrid and which I reviewed here.

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