barney captain wrote:Interesting find - they seem to all be routed that way. If it were strictly an overflight issue, they could certainly cut the corner and still stay over Chile until out over the Pacific. To so routinely avoid the Andes seems odd, as flights pass over them regularly and there isn't always turbulence. I'm betting on some airspace restriction (military?) that requires that near 90 degree turn past Chile.
GalaxyFlyer wrote:A guess, not wanting to overfly Venezuela?
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