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How to become an Elite member

Qualify for our Elite categories

Qualify for your next member category, access exclusive Elite Benefits and earn more LATAM Pass Miles on your flights. 

Check out below the two options for accessing Elite categories. You have to meet the requirements of any one of them:

1.- Meeting the goals of Qualifying Points that you accumulate on your flights:

Qualifying Points are exclusive to qualify for our Elite categories and are calculated from the dollars you spent on your ticket (minus taxes, fees and additional services) and the multiplier depending on the destination: domestic and international.

  • For example: If you buy a ticket for an intercontinental flight for $900, you subtract taxes, fees and additional services - a total of $100 - and there is $800 left. That amount is multiplied by the International Flight Multiplier -x6-, as a result of which you earn 4,800 Qualifying Points on your flight.
You earn 9 Qualifying Points per dollar spent on domestic flights in Chile, Ecuador and Peru.
Chile
Ecuador
Peru
You earn 2,5 Qualifying Points per real spent on domestic flights in Brazil.
Brazil
You earn 12 Qualifying Points per dollar spent on domestic flights in Colombia.
Colombia
You earn 6 Qualifying Points per dollar spent on international flights

Option 2: Meeting the goals of Qualifying Segments

The Qualifying Segments will be earned during your trips and correspond to the route between the departure point and the destination on a single flight, on the same airplane. 

  • For example: If you travel from Concepción (Chile) to Madrid (Spain), with a connection in Santiago (Chile) where you change planes, and another connection in São Paulo (Brazil) - where you also change planes -, you will add three Qualifying Segments: One for your trip from Concepción to Santiago, another for your journey from Santiago to São Paulo and the third for flying from São Paulo to Madrid.

2021 Qualification Goals

The 30% drop in goals for Qualifying Points and Segments that you need to access an Elite category during 2022 is now extended until December 2021.

Check below the Qualification Goals for the Elite 2021 categories:

 Option 1: 
Qualifying Point Goals
Option 2: 
Qualifying Segment Goals
Gold

From 10.500 Qualifying Points*

14 Qualifying Segments.

*At least 8.400 Qualifying Points on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Gold Plus

From 21.000 Qualifying Points*

25 Qualifying Segments.

*At least 16.800 Qualifying Points on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Platinum

From 28.000 Qualifying Points*

32 Qualifying Segments.

*At least 22.400 Qualifying Points on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Black

From 52.500 Qualifying Points*

53 Qualifying Segments.

*At least 42.000 Qualifying Points on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Black Signature

From 112.000 Qualifying Points.

84 Qualifying Segments.

*At least 112.000 Qualifying Points on 100% LATAM flights.

More information:

  • Remember that if you move up a category during 2020, based on your flights in 2019, this category will also be maintained until March 31, 2022.
  • The LATAM Pass Miles, which you also earn on your trips, are different from Qualifying Points and are used to be redeemed for tickets and products on Amazon.com.

2022 qualification goals without drop:

 Option 1: 
Qualifying Point Goals
Option 2: 
Qualifying Segment Goals
Gold

From 15.000 Qualifying Points*.

20 Qualifying Segments

*At least 12.000 on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Gold Plus

From 30.000 Qualifying Points*.

35 Qualifying Segments

*At least 12.000 on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Platinum

From 40.000 Qualifying Points*.

45 Qualifying Segments

*At least 12.000 on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Black

From 75.000 Qualifying Points*.

75 Qualifying Segments

*At least 12.000 on 100% LATAM flights or marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines.

Black Signature

From 160.000 Qualifying Points*.

120 Qualifying Segments

*At least 160.000 on 100% LATAM flights.

  • To achieve any of the Elite categories, the Qualification Points goal or the Qualifying Segments target must be met without the need to meet both.
  • Flights with BASIC fare do not accumulate Qualifying Segments.
  • Flights in Premium Economy and Business cabins accumulate twice as many Qualifying Segments.
  • Flights marketed by LATAM and operated by associated airlines do not accumulate Qualifying Segments.
  • Flights marketed by associated airlines do not accumulate Qualifying Segments.
  • Flights redeemed with LATAM Pass Points do not allow you to earn Qualifying Segments. Qualifying Segments are only earned with purchased flights.
  • Flying on Delta Air Lines also earn Qualifying Points.

1.- What are the main changes to the qualification rules?

  • We have lowered the number of Qualifying Points we require for you to qualify for some categories and added a new alternative Qualifying Segments rule to give you more options to qualify.

2. - So, how many Qualifying Points or Qualifying Segments do I need accumulate to reach each program category?

 Qualifying PointsQualifying Segments
Gold15.000
(at least 12,000 on 100% LATAM flights 
or flights marketed by LATAM)
20
Gold Plus30.000
(at least 24,000 on 100% LATAM flights 
or flights marketed by LATAM)
35
Platinum40.000
(at least 32,000 on 100% LATAM flights 
or flights marketed by LATAM)
45
Black75.000
(at least 60,000 on 100% LATAM flights 
or flights marketed by LATAM)
75
Black
Signature
160.000
(at least 160,000 on 100% LATAM flights)
120

3.- What are Qualifying Segments?

  • The Qualifying Segments are the number of flights taken.

4. How do the Qualifying Segments earn?

Qualifying Segments are accumulated by flying. It is important that you also know that based on the fare and cabin purchased, they will be accumulated as follows:

  • Flights in Premium Economy or Premium Business cabins: accumulate 2 Qualifying Segments
  • Economy flights purchased with Light, Plus or Top fares: accumulate 1 Qualifying Segment.
  • Flights purchased with a Basic fare: do not accumulate Qualifying Segments.

5.- What happens if my flight has a connection?

  • If your flight has a connection, it counts as 2 flights; unlike flights with a layover (where the passenger does not change planes) which count as 1 flight.

6.- Is it possible to accumulate more than one Qualifying Segment in the same flight?

  • Yes, flights purchased in Premium Economy or Premium Business cabins accumulate 2 Qualifying Segments.

7.- Can I accumulate Qualifying Segments by flying on other airlines?

  • As long as the flight is sold by LATAM, regardless of who operates it, you will accumulate Qualifying Segments. If the flight is sold by other airlines, you will not accumulate Qualifying Segments.

8.- To qualify, do I need to meet the two rules of Qualifying Points and Qualifying Segments?

  • No, the rules are independent. You can reach the category by meeting the Qualifying Points requirement or the segment rule, i.e., it is not necessary to comply with both rules.

9.- What is the validity period of the segments?

  • Like Qualifying Points, segments are valid throughout the calendar year, i.e., for flights operated between January 1 and December 31 of the same year.

10. What are Qualifying Points, and what are they for?

  • These are the points that you accumulate from January 1 of each year to reach your qualification goals for the Elite categories of the program. The goal for qualifying each Elite category (Gold, Gold Plus, Platinum, Black and Black Signature) is reflected in a number of Qualifying Points.

11. Does the calculation of Qualifying Points change?

  • No, Qualifying Points continue with the same calculation methodology.

12. How do Qualifying Points accumulate?

  • Qualifying Points are accumulated from the fare paid (deducting fees, taxes and other services) by applying a multiplier that depends on the destination of the trip (domestic or international).
  • Other services are understood as the purchase of baggage, LATAM + seat, Upgrade option and others.

13. What are multipliers per route?

Ticketed routeAll cabins and fares
Domestic Brazil 
(Points/BRL)

2,5

Domestic Colombia 
(Points/USD)

12

Other domestic routes 
(Points/USD)

9

International flights 
(Points/USD)

6

14. If I purchased a ticket in local currency, what exchange rate will be posted for conversion to USD?

  • In such cases, the current exchange rate at the time of ticketing shall apply.

15. Do I accumulate Qualifying Points when I buy a ticket in LATAM but the flight is operated by another airline?

  • Yes, you accumulate Qualifying Points on flights that are marketed by LATAM but operated by other partner companies.
  • In other words, for flights sold and marketed by LATAM, but not necessarily operated by LATAM.

16. Can I accumulate Qualifying Points by flying on other airlines?

  • Yes, you can accumulate Qualifying Points on other airlines as long as they are members of associated airlines. Check this website for information for the associated airlines.
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