About the seats:
· The cabin configuration of seats is 2-2-2
· The recline is up to you. The seat controls adjust everything from lumbar to lean and legrest height and length, but there a few pre-set positions, like what we'd call "comfy reading pose."
· Time to sleep? The seats are true lie-flat, with no angle. A privacy screen comes down between the seats, but it's not too substantial.
· Distance between seats: 74" (feels crazy spacious)
· Seat width is 20"
· Lie-flat bed size: 23" wide by 73" long.
· The only storage is for the magazines and menus, out of reach next to the TVs.
· 15.4" seatback TV screen controlled by remote. Noise canceling headphones provided.
· On-demand entertainment with "30 films (6 premieres and 24 blockbusters), 52 channels with series, 350 CDs and 14 games (only on indicated flights)."
· The amenity kit is a unisex Bulgari dopp with socks, eyemask, earplugs, pen, pocket mirror, comb, shoehorn, toothbrush, toothpaste, Bulgari hand cream, Bulgari face moisturizer and Neutrogena chapstick.
About the in-flight meals:
· In-flight meal service is a course presentation, meaning a hot towel followed by a progression of dishes. Your food only comes all at once if you chose the expedited option to get to sleep faster. The silverware is metal, glasses and plates are china and it's all on white linen.
· Your breakfast order is taken before you head to sleep. There's the option of a course presentation or a quickie meal as well, with the quickie only waking you up 40 minutes before landing.
· Wines have their own menu, with full descriptions from South America's only Master Sommelier, Hector Vergara. Flight attendants are educated on the wines and pairings, and will do a proper tasting presentation when you chose one (or two, or three).
What seats we think are best:
Without a doubt it's 1A or 1L. You'll want a window because you can shove your Bulgari amenity kit and magazines down the side (the biz seats have no personal storage as we mentioned) and also for the Andes views, but if you get the first row, there's no one reclining in front of you, making it easy-peasy to walk around your seatmate's feet while they're sleeping and head to the bathroom. If you choose a window in any other row, you'll be doing the straddle-of-shame, which is when your seatmates is in full lie-flat position, asleep, and you've got to do a giant step over their legs, hoping not to fall on them as you finally hop out into the aisle.
Want to fly in Biz on LAN from New York to Chile? The route averages $5,000 including taxes & fees, though sales bring it down around $3,500 every so often. Go here to see our review of Economy Class, too!
Disclosure: We flew in business class thanks to LAN, but all photos and opinions are completely our own.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]