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The Air New Zealand 787 has a great 1-1-1 seat configuration on the main leg, and looks to have a great wine list as well. I picked it up relatively cheaply as part of a round the world trip ($6k BNE->SYD->DEL->FRA->LIS->GRU->EZE->AKL->BNE) so I'm not sure what the costs are like for a return trip.
Your other bet is LATAM/Qantas via Santiago. Latam's product is good, though Qantas' is dated on that route. I think LATAM might also stop in Auckland.
Other luxurious options would be Qatar/Emirates via the Middle East, but that is a ridiculous detour.
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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
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Flown this route from SYD many times via LAN, Aerolineas (when they used to fly to SYD, I still have nightmares about their aircraft) and Qantas. My personal preference is Qantas on the 747 as it's a straight hop to SCL then connect to anything headed to AEP or EZE (AEP makes for easier transit to down town in Buenos Aires IMO). I prefer this route rather than LAN which is SYD-AKL-SCL-EZE/AEP.It's really about what preference you want in relation to alliance and hard product, I would say LAN with 787 would probably be the best of the 3 options if you don't mind the stop in AKL. Service as with most South American airlines is generally OK in J and hit and miss in Y, don't expect anything out of this world on that side of things.
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seems that everyone is tipping for an 'eastward' journey ex ADL, with either QF/LAN or NZ (all good choices). Since you've not indicated your primary FF preference or how 'time-specific' your trip is, here are some additional, different suggestions:
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Air New Zealand - Airpoints
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So yes, the 787 on some days from ADL - AKL direct is good, and from AKL to EZE bypassing MEL/SYD/BNE, but you have to join Airpoint $ to make it worthwhile.
VFF has made a change that flying on any route, that is apart from TT on (Air) NZ, no VFF points, worst no VFF SC!
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