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TAM Airlines celebrates joining oneworld alliance by offering all TAM frequent flyer members double points during May

April 1, 2014 Loyalty No Comments Email Email

Today TAM Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, joinsoneworld, an airline alliance currently undergoing the largest expansion in its history. As of today, all passengers flying on the Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines can enjoy the benefits offered by the oneworld alliance.
To celebrate its entry into oneworld, TAM Fidelidade program will offer double points to all passengers flying with the alliance’s member airlines  during May 2014. Members of the frequent flyer programs of oneworld member airlines will also receive double the points or miles when flying on TAM during the month.

Chilean LAN Airlines and Brazilian based TAM Airlines merged in June 2012 to form LATAM Airlines Group, opening up South America to travellers and facilitating ease of travel throughout the region. LAN Airlines has been a member of oneworld since 2000 as well as all of its affiliates, namely LAN Argentina, LAN Colombia, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru, have already joined. TAM’s affiliated airline in Paraguay (TAM Mercosur), will also join oneworld soon. As a result, all passenger airlines of the LATAM Airlines Group will be members of the same alliance.

“We made the best choice for the LATAM Airlines Group. With oneworld, our passengers will have even more benefits on their journeys, including better connections and more options for destinations. We made a seamless transition and now we can celebrate this milestone with our customers and our new partners. We wish everyone in oneworld a warm welcome to Brazil,” says Marco Antonio Bologna, TAM’s Chief Executive.

With its transition into the alliance now complete, TAM effectively adds 45 new destinations to the network of oneworld partner companies. Brazilian flyers will enjoy access to airlines in all regions of the world, including unprecedented new partnerships in Australia and Russia.

TAM passengers will also gain access to all the special fares offered by oneworld, which is the most comprehensive portfolio of this type of product offered by any global alliance.

TAM Fidelidade program
TAM Fidelidade Black and Red Plus passengers now fall under the Emerald premium status level of the oneworld program. This entitles them to use, together with one guest, any of the more than 600 VIP lounges in airports around the world offered by oneworld member airlines, even if they are flying economy class. Emerald status customers can also use First Class lounges when available.oneworld is the only alliance that offers access to these lounges even when passengers are not flying First Class.

Starting today, Black and Red Plus cardholders can also check-in at the First Class counters of oneworld airlines, regardless of the class they are flying. Additional baggage allowance and access to fast track security lines will also be offered in airports where the alliance makes these services available.

Members of the Red category of the TAM Fidelidade program now enjoy the Sapphire premium status level on oneworld. These passengers, together with one guest, can now use any business class or frequent flyer VIP lounge when travelling on oneworld member airlines, regardless of the class for which the ticket was issued. They can also check in at Business Class counters.

All Emerald and Sapphire premium status members are also invited to board the flights of oneworld airlines at any time they wish, without restrictions, provided they do so before the boarding gate closes.

Members of the Blue category of the TAM Fidelidade program are now Ruby premium status members. Like Sapphire members, they can check-in at Business Class counters when flying with oneworld, regardless of the class they are flying. At Guarulhos Airport, this benefit will be available when TAM moves to the new terminal that is under construction.

All oneworld premium status levels (Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby) also enjoy priority on the waiting lists of any member airline. They can also pre-book their favorite seat on any oneworld flight whenever this service is available.

For travellers from Australia, LAN Airlines now operates seven1 one-stop flights each week from Sydney to Santiago, Chile, with onward connections to 40 destinations in Brazil alongside partner airline, TAM Airlines. For more information or to make a booking contact travel agents, call LAN reservations on 1800 558 129, or visit www.lan.com.

Destinations in Brazil include: Buena Vista, Manaus, Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Cuiabá, Campo Grande, Foz de Iguazu, Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Navegantes, Joinville, Curitiba, Londrina, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, S.J. do Rio Preto, RiberaoPreto, Uberlandia, Goiania, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Vitoria, Porto Seguro, Ilheus, Salvador, Aracaju, Maceió, Recife, Joao Pessoa, Natal, Fortaleza, Teresina, Sao Luis, Imperatriz, Palmas, Maraba, Santarem, Belem, and Macapa.

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