LAN Business Class Miami – Lima, Peru

We flew LAN Business class on our way to Peru to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu last week. This flight was the continuation of the 7-month free stopover we had in Miami from our trip back from Hawaii. After a 45-minute visit to the Club America Lounge at MIA, we proceeded to board the plane, which was a Boeing 767.

Even though the tickets we had were business class, it was really a one-class cabin. The flight was set to leave Miami at 1:00 a.m., but because of a technical issue with the plane’s navigation system, we spent 3 hours on the ground finding ways to spend the time inside the plane. We ended up leaving at 4:00 a.m.

Passing time just waiting around

Passing time just waiting around

Having drinks after boarding

Having drinks after boarding

Lie-flat seats

Lie-flat seats

Originally the flight attendants came by asking if we wanted dinner service and we declined it since we wanted to go straight to bed, but because of the 3-hour delay, we got hungry and ended up having dinner while the plane was still on the ground. Dinner was excellent, consisting of fresh salad, a quiche which was great, and a lemon creme tart. I didn’t drink any alcohol since I was already trying to get ready for the altitude in Cusco.

Dinner service

Dinner service

The crew distributed Ferragamo amenity kits for the flight. The kits had toothpaste/toothbrush, mirror, pen, eye shades, ear plugs, hand cream, face cream, lip balm, a comb and shoe horn, and socks.

Ferragamo amenity kit

Ferragamo amenity kit

There were also plenty of blankets, pillows and noise reduction headphones to go around, as the first class cabin was half empty. After a smooth take off, we went straight to sleep. The flight was about 5 hours and I was able to sleep for about 3, which really helped being an overnight flight and having a connection in Lima.

The service was great and the crew was friendly and courteous. After that, I don’t remember anything else.

Out for the night

Out for the night

The seat was comfortable and I was able to sleep just fine.

After a smooth approach and landing, we arrived in Lima, although we missed our connection due to the maintenance problem, so we just caught the next flight out to Cusco.

Lima on final approach

Lima on final approach

This was my third time flying LAN, and I really like their product and level of service, which is far more superior than U.S. airlines, and I can’t wait to fly them again.

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2 Responses to LAN Business Class Miami – Lima, Peru

  1. Torsten says:

    LAN is my favorite airline in South America. The international
    operations feature a great business class product and are usually
    on-time. That isn’t true for the Argentina domestic operations which are
    a mess with long delays.

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