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.
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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)