If you are planning a trip to South America and want to make the most of your travel experience, flying in business class on LATAM Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ER might just be the way to do it. The new cabin design on the B777-300ER is absolutely stunning and one of my favorites in the sky. A huge improvement over LATAM’s B787s and an upgrade over the much older product that TAM offered in business class before the merger. LATAM remains the largest South American airline and their premium business class is a comfortable way to fly between South America and the world.
Cabin Layout and Seating
The LATAM business class 777-300ER features a 1-2-1 cabin layout, providing every business class passenger direct aisle access. The cabin has a total of 56 seats, split across two business class cabins. There is no first class or premium economy on LATAM airlines. Just Business and economy class. LATAM does offer economy plus or LATAM plus, but this is actually just an economy class seat with additional leg room.
Window Seats are great for those traveling alone. Couples traveling together should choose the middle seats in odd rows. These are loveseats. Even row seats have desks between the seats and the seats are closer to the aisle. In Odd number rows, Seats A and L are the best as the seats are against the fuselage and closer to the window. Providing more privacy.
LATAM’s business class seats become a full lie-flat bed that extends to a length of 79 inches, ensuring that passengers can rest comfortably during long-haul flights. The seat also includes a privacy screen, a personal reading light, and an adjustable headrest.
The new seats do not have doors, but the suites are absolutely massive. These might be among my favorite business class seats in the air with plenty of storage and personal space.
Each seat also comes equipped with several amenities. The seat has a water bottle holder and a bottle of water awaits each passenger. In addition, as this is a long haul flight, each business class passenger receives an amenity kit.
LATAM Sustainable Amenity Kit
LATAM has launched a new set of ‘travel eco kits’ for passengers traveling in its Premium Business cabins. The amenity kits feature design by emerging Latin American artists and are reusable. As are most amenity kits. Yet the positive side is that the bags are not wrapped in plastic. As part of the airline’s commitment to eliminate single-use plastic the kits along with the blankets do not have any plastic wrap. Which is a real win. In addition, all the amenities are also environmentally friendly.
The kits contain a toothbrush made from bamboo. Even the plastic like protector for the head is actually a sugar cane cap. The earplugs are wrapped in Kraft paper and the socks and eye mask are made from recycled plastic.
Cosmetic products, such as hand cream, lip balm and a towel, have been sourced from Feito Brasil – a B Corp brand with vegan products made from natural ingredients and raw materials. Making this all around one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable amenity kits of any airline.
The 777-300ER’s entertainment system includes a large touchscreen display that is loaded with movies, TV shows, music, and games. The system can be controlled through a remote or via touch, and it also includes noise-canceling headphones that will help you immerse yourself in your chosen entertainment. Additionally, each seat is equipped with power outlets and USB ports, making it easy to charge your devices during the flight.
Most of LATAM flights also feature gogo wi-fi. The slow service is available for purchase. As this was an overnight flight and I was planning on sleeping most of the flight, I did not purchase it. I believe the price was around $20 USD for the entire flight. Yet, as I did successfully sleep in the comfortable seat for over 7 hours, I actually do not recall the price of the wifi.
LATAM Business Class Dining
The business class cabin on the LATAM B777-300ER provides passengers with a high-quality dining experience. On my late night flight from Sao Paulo GRU to New York JFK I had one of the best steaks I’ve ever had in flight. Perfectly cooked to medium rare. Juicy and not well done!
The airline’s culinary team has designed a menu that includes a variety of dishes inspired by the flavors of Latin America. Passengers can choose from a selection of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, along with a range of wines, beers, and other beverages.
Upon boarding the flight, flight attendants greeted us with a pre-departure beverage and nuts. The nus as a snack before takeoff is a nice touch for premium business class.
Then before take off, the cabin crew asked each passenger if they would be joining them for meal service. Both orders were taken for both dinner and breakfast. When it came to meal time everything was served on a single tray. As departure was close to midnight, an express service made sense. Then while eating dinner, the crew came by with dessert and placed it next to my meal. Further speeding up the process.
Breakfast was also served as a single tray. I slept through breakfast service which started about 2 hours before landing in New York. I woke up and asked for breakfast about 50 minutes before landing. The crew graciously brought me my pre-ordered breakfast and coffee.
Per my partner, his breakfast sandwich was delicious. I wish I would have ordered the hot meal instead of the cold breakfast platter. Yet either way I was satisfied. Both meals were very well done. For both breakfast and dinner the bread was cooked perfectly. Meals this good are expected on premium airlines like Singapore or JAL. I was presently surprised by the service and quality of food on LATAM . A true win and a huge improvement from previous flights. Overall, a great food experience and better than any American Airlines flight to and from Brazil.
LATAM Business Class Service
One of the highlights of the LATAM premium business class experience is the high level of service provided by the cabin crew. The crew members are trained to anticipate passengers’ needs and provide personalized attention throughout the flight. I found the crew to be interactive and sociable. Even joking and making the most of the flight. A bit sassy but in the best way. Also, onboard my flight my crew was fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. This is always helpful, making it easy to communicate with them regardless of your preferred language.
If you are looking for a comfortable and enjoyable way to travel to Latin America, flying in business class on a Latam 777-300ER is a great option. This is not my first time reviewing latam business class, but this is by far the best review and experience yet. With its spacious cabin, comfortable seating, advanced entertainment system, and high level of service, you are sure to have a memorable flight.