The raw facts:
· The cabin configuration of seats is 2-3-2
· Adjustable headrests and a pretty decline recline.
· The armrests move up and out of the way if you'd like to get cozier with your seatmate, or turn an empty row into a makeshift bed. (Not true for bulkhead rows, where they are fixed).
· Seat pitch is 32"
· Seat width is 18"
· 8.9" seatback TV screen controlled by both touch and a remote
· On-demand entertainment with "47 films (8 new releases and 39 classics), 123 channels of series, 750 music CDs and 20 games."
· In-flight meal service with real silverware, real glass cups, and red or white wine if you choose.
· Little amenities like eyemasks and earplugs (if not handed them, ask).
What seats we think are best: 12 A,C, J, K or 20 A, C, J, L. Row 12 is a bulkhead row with plenty legroom, and being behind business, it's the quietest row of the plane, save for the occasional flight attendant going between classes. Row 20 is an emergency exit row seats with lots of legroom. It's just up to you whether you prefer aisle or window. We recommend window coming into SCL for the Andes view.
Economy on LAN is focused mainly on entertainment, and with the extra-large seatback TVs, bright colors (note the purple blankets and purple dinnerware) and quiet night flight, it's easy to spend hours catching up on favorite miniseries (or re-watching The Godfather, as we did). Even the layout of the lavatories is better than usual, as there's a little niche before the door to get waiters out of the hallway, and their hips out of the side of your face if you've got an aisle seat nearby.
Want to fly the same route? Prices for JFK-SCL on LAN averages $999 including all taxes and fees, but they regularly offer sales. The sale thing is especially true this year as LAN focuses on getting US travelers down and into the hot stuff of South America.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]