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Seat number: 11H
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200
Miles Redeemed: None. Cash Trick to Fly LATAM 787 Business Class For A Fraction of Economy Class Price Ticket From Santiago to Easter Island and Return
Check-In & Lounge
|Easter Island Entry Requirements|
Pre-Boarding & Boarding
Aircraft Swap & Seats
LATAM operates their new amazing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on this route Santiago to Easter Island. However, a few days before our departure, the aircraft unfortunately got changed and I only noticed that during the online check-in process because the business class seats start with row 11. Due to the change, LATAM used the Boeing 777-200 aircraft instead. It is known that the triple sevens were Singapore Airline’s old plane and LATAM leased it. As the result, the plane is completely white, no logo nothing.
|LATAM’s Leased Plane is Completely White and Has No Logo!|
As far as the seats go, it’s still 2-2-2 configurations. There’s a little divider between seats for little privacy. The seats are purple color and you can see from the photos below that those seats have been heavily used before. Regardless, the legroom is very large and spacious. The seats look old and date. When they are turned into a bed position, it is angle flat and not lie-flat. That doesn’t bother me much, but I did see some passengers were having difficult time to get their seat controls to work. I believe one of those seats were 12D. The crew had to go over there to help the gentleman out.
|Small Divider Between Seats|
|Crew is helping a passenger with seat’s issue because the seat’s control does not work|
It is what it is! Although the aircraft got swapped from the new 787-9 to 777-200, I felt that it provided ample legroom seat, space and a lying position for a quick nap during the 5 hours flight.
Moreover, there are only two lavatories at the back in business class cabin, but only one was working at the time. Everything on this plane seems to be falling apart.
Food & Drinks
It was a morning flight, so they served breakfast. The breakfast was very simple of ham and cheese, breads and a sweet item. It is a basic breakfast but was sufficient to fill my hunger. The breads and cheese taste pretty good I have to say. As far as drinks go, coffee, coke, ginger ale, orange juice, water, beer you name it! I do enjoy those white plates, bowls and cups which remind me of Singapore Airlines.
The service of the crew in the business class cabin was good. Rose, my flight attendant was nice and friendly. She never stopped to smile and even joked around with us a few times. We all did laugh out loud when she told us about only one movie when the entertainment screen works and she sincerely wished us the best with our adventures on the Easter Island and that when we fly back to Santiago we would get to experience the new 787-9 plane instead of the old 777-200 plane.