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My wife and I recently returned from a trip to the Sacred Valley / Cuzco Peru, mostly to visit Machu Picchu, and I have already written my 5 things to bring to Machu Picchu and 4 tips for taking the train to Machu Picchu.  During our time in the Sacred Valley, we also took several day trips to visit things like the salineras of Maras, Moray, and other architectural sites (SEE: 7 things to do in the Sacred Valley BESIDES Machu Picchu).  We stayed for 5 nights at the Tambo del Inka hotel in Urubamba, and there were lots of things to do in Urubamba as well.

I’ve already written my review of LAN Business Class Washington to Lima, so today’s post will be a LAN Business Class review Lima / Washington.

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LAN Business Class review Lima – Washington: Boarding / Gate

We had stayed the night before at the Doubletree El Pardo Lima Miraflores.  Our taxi had a small amount of traffic but nothing too bad – we were at the airport in plenty of time.

The check-in lines were super long and crowded but since we were flying LAN Business Class, our line was much shorter.  In lieu of an airport lounge at LIM, we were each given vouchers for one of 3 different airport restaurants (I believe it was S/30 but I could be wrong)

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Since we had just eaten breakfast and knew we’d be getting food on the LAN Business Class flight from LIM to IAD, we ended up not using our vouchers.

Our LAN Business Class flight from Lima to Washington ended up being delayed for mechanical reasons.  We had already started going through the secondary (and even more pointless) screening at the gate when they stopped the process, gave us BACK our boarding passes, and announced a delay.  Having gone through a business class flight being canceled on me before, I was trying to work the phones to see if there were alternate flights that we could take, but it ended up being resolved after only about a 90 minute delay.

LAN Business Class review LIM IAD: food and menu

Here is the menu for our LAN Business Class menu for our flight from LIM-IAD.

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Even though our flight ended up taking off closer to lunch time, they still started out with a breakfast.  I had an omelet, which was quite tasty

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It went well with the ham that I stole off Carolyn’s meal since she’s a vegetarian

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They served a late lunch / early dinner – I had the beef short ribs with carrots and potatoes

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Carolyn had ordered a special LAN vegetarian meal, which I believe was sauteed vegetables and rice.

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There also was a cheese and artichoke appetizer which was quite tasty.

food on a plate

And even though I don’t drink alcohol, I know most people do, so here is a shot at the wines that they were offering.  I have no idea if any of these are good!?!? 🙂

a group of wine bottles

Seat on the LAN Business Class review Lima – Washington

I cannot complain about the seat on the LAN Business Class flight Lima – Washington.  It was a lie flat seat which fully reclined.  It’s about an 8 hour flight, so we did take a brief nap during the flight.

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The entertainment was good – we watched a few movies.

Final thoughts on the LAN Business Class review from Lima to Washington

Due to the delay, by the time we were arriving into Washington on our LAN Business Class flight from Lima, it was late in the afternoon.

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By the time we went through immigration and customs and got to our hotel it was already dark and late at night.  LAN Business Class to / from the US to Peru (or most places in South America) is an incredible bargain using miles.

  • American Airlines – 30,000 miles
  • United Airlines – 35,000 miles
  • Alaska Airlines – 30,000 miles if you fly American, or 45,000 miles if you fly LAN
  • Avianca – 40,000 miles

Have you flown the LAN Business Class LIM-IAD route?  What was your experience like?

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