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From Australia/New Zealand To South America?  
User currently offlineLH738 From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3559 times:


I plan a trip around the world with STAR-alliance in October/November 2001. Does anybody know a flight (with STAR-alliance) from Australia/New Zealand to South America? I couldn't find a connection with VARIG or Air New Zealand.


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User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

As far as I know, you'll find yourself at a loss there ... try SAA Perth-Johannesburg and then Johannesburg-Buenos Aires, but that's probably not the way you want to go. Otherwise, you'll have to fly via LAX. But have a great trip anyway!

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User currently offlineSlappy From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

In November last year I flew from here (NZ) to Brazil with United Airlines all the way. This was AKL-LAX-MIA-GRU, which is the only way you'll get from here to South America on the Star Alliance network.

Air New Zealand does have flights from here to Chile, although they are code shared with Lan Chile and fly Auckland, Papeete, Santiago.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6362 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Aerolineas Argentinas flies to Sydney in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand . Lan Chile flies the Papeete - Easter Island - Santiago route . And Qantas operates Sydney-Auckland-Buenos Aires service . But with Star Alliance memmbers I dont think you will be able to do it .
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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6362 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

I thought Lan Chile fliw the service to Auckland but when I visited the Lan Chile website it said they fly up to Papeete . Does Lan Chile fly to Auckland or is it Air New Zealand ??????/ And I believed that the Papeete-Santiago made a stop in Easter Islands is it nonstop or with a stopover???????
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User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Before NZ & Varig joined the Star alliance, you used to be able to fly NZ from AKL to PPT, connecting with Lan Chile to Santiago via Easter Island. Last time I checked, you can still do this although Lan Chile is of course not a Star Alliance member. However, a minor disadvantage compared to the opportunity to have a look around Easter Is on the way, in my opinion.

Have a great trip.

User currently offline9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 757 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

QF have a flight to Buenos Aires via Auckland but I think that they are going to stop soon.


User currently offlineHaanZ From New Zealand, joined May 2000, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Bummer that...

I'm going on a RTW in November, with the first leg being from New Zealand to Brazil, which will probably be on OneWorld. (QF and LA), and I am also searching for options on that leg.... Auckland-Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro or Auckland-Papeete-Santiago-Rio de Janeiro....

My travel consultant said it was a tricky one, but definately possible.

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2549 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

It is true tht Qantas is dropping out of the SYD-AKL-EZE, route soon. Instead they will operate the AKL-SYD flight with AirTN operating PPT and Lan Chile operating to Santiago.
They will still codeshare with AR on the SYD-AKL-EZE which is operated by the A340.
I think if you want to go to NZ through South America you will have to take Lan Chile and then Connect on to the worlds warmest welcome, AirNZ.

Have a great flight though, and post a Trip[ report.


User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Having just been in Buenos Aires, and with friends spoken with the QF airport manager there, QF are NOT planning to stop flying to Buenos Aires, the flight loads are exceeding aircraft capacity and infact QF are looking to increase the flights when additional aircraft become available, when this is he couldnt say. Thier is a rumour that two of the flight will continue to Sao Paulo as a 'shuttle' service as 25 percent of pax on the syd - akl - eze route are from brazil.
The star alliance has no network that connex the south pacific via south america you have to travel via North America.
Enjoy your trip.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8083 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Miami1, I thought that it wasn't being cancelled, from what I have heard it has been very popular. thanks for confirmation of this.

User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

If you want to make your life easier, I would suggest AKL-EZE connecting to EZE-GIG. Flying all Aerolineas Argentinas, and probably staying in the same Int'l terminal would be better than having to change airlines and make many stops (Papeete, Easter Island and Santiago). I think 3 is better than 1. If you want to start getting your 'round the world fare, you may want to look into finding a cheap 1 way from AKL-EZE on either Qantas or Aerolineas. Or if those are all expensive buy a round trip and don't use the return. Then start using your Star Alliance package by flying on a Varig 737 EZE-GIG. Or you could fly all star alliance and connect in LAX on NZ or UA and then fly RG to GIG with a stop in GRU. Whatever you do, enjoy your trip.

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2549 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (14 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Oh thanks for clearing that up Miami1, It was said in a Flight Attendant website that Qantas were giving up the route!! This was said by Qantas FA's. Oh well things change!!


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (14 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

1. Star alliance has no "direct" Australia-Sth America route
2. Air NZ does NOT codeshare with LA from PPT-SCL (opposing alliances!), nor does QF any more.
3. Take a oneworld 4 continents fare. It is a little more expensive but you don't need to worry about mileage and it gets you to and around Sth America very nicely. I am in the middle of a trip on this fare at present including an Australia- South America leg:

I did: ADL-MEL-AKL-PPT-IPC(easter island)-SCL-LIM-CUZ-LIM-MAD-BRU. Coming home it will be BRU-HEL-TLL-HEL-SIN-ADL.

Great flexibility and lots of cool airlines!

User currently offlineJourdan747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

I think u can try Sydney-Easter Island on Qanats and Easter Island to Santigao on Qantas but operated by LAN CHILE....hope this helps

User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

I flew the SYD-AKL-EZE route a few years ago with Aerolineas Argentinas. I would suggest you avoid that route AT ALL COSTS! Without exaggerating, that was the single worst flight of my life. I would try flying via North merica if I were you with AirNZ or United. Enjoy!

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