The best way to fly from Santiago from Australia?

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Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Is it me or are there only two options for ex Australia to Santiago (or South America for that matter) and that is QF ex Syd or LAN also ex SYD via AKL. Has anyone got any innovative ways to get there excluding via the US which I think is almost like going backwards.



Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

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Going via DFW or LAX will take around 10 hours more.  The QF service to SCL is the quickest.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 201

QF or LA for me are the only ways I would fly. I used to fly a lot to Brazil and only took the LA services. LA stops in AKL but is daily, whilst QF have a direct service three times a week nowadays if I'm not mistaken.

You can fly AR however while they are cheap it isn't to the standard that we are used to.


Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 771

You can access Brazil one stop with EK... but the quickest way from Australia's east coast is the QF flight.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

Alternatively go with AC via YYZ (which is not US but Canada, although I think you meant North America when staing excluding US). Slightly further but a comfortable flight esp in C. and an alternative to OW flights.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Aug 2012

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I would think that the most comfortable and reliable way will be the QF flights if the dates suits you. Otherwise, the  daily LAN flights will be fine as well. LAN is a very decent option if you speak Spanish as the English proficiency of the crew isn't that great.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

In theory you could fly Australia - AKL - PPT - SCL on Air New Zealand or Air Tahiti Nui between Auckland and Papeete and then LAN to Santiago.

However, you're better off flying on the QF direct service.


Member since 23 Feb 2013

Total posts 46

I think that Qantas option would be the best one! 

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