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LATAM Airlines to launch its longest nonstop flight ever between Santiago and Melbourne

Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 11:28 UTC
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LATAM Airlines Group today announced it will operate a new, non-stop service between Santiago and Melbourne, Australia, from 5 October 2017. The westbound Santiago-Melbourne leg – measuring more than 11,000 km in distance with a flight time of approximately 15 hours – will become the longest non-stop flight in LATAM´s history. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    I hope they fill up the fuel tanks !

    Dec 06th, 2016 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Frank

    They can start without me..... Stiago/Auk is cruelty to dumb animals... this will be worse..
    Interesting how capacity on the South Pacific has grown in the last decade and a half. Only 3 flights a week then ( plus Aerolineas ) to about 16 (Qantas/latam/AirNZ) when this starts up.

    And Aerolineas could not make money on the route.... so sad....

    Dec 06th, 2016 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15

    Having done the Glasgow-Heathrow-Los Angeles-Fiji in one go I can but agree !

    Dec 06th, 2016 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Fidel_CasTroll

    Anything is better than the horror stories of food and service on British Airgulleys.

    Dec 07th, 2016 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Frank


    That would be hearsay on your part, I doubt you have ever traveled with a valid ticket on a BA train....

    Dec 07th, 2016 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • ElaineB

    @ Frank

    “I doubt you have ever traveled with a valid ticket on a BA train….”

    That reminds me of a time when an Argentine friend arrived at my apartment in BsAs very upset. When I asked her why she said she had been caught without a ticket on the train. So why didn't you have a ticket, I asked. I NEVER buy a ticket, she said indignantly. Haha. In the subsequent conversation she said she thought the government should pay for her ticket and couldn't comprehend that if no one paid there wouldn't be a viable rail service at all. It was not as if she couldn't afford to buy the ticket, she just didn't want to.

    @ TTT When did you travel on BA? I thought you supported isolationism and hated all foreigners so why would you spend money flying on a foreign airline and visiting another country?

    Dec 07th, 2016 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Frank

    On the Tigre line you only 'needed' to buy a ticket if you were getting on or off at either Tigre or Retiro as no tickets were ever checked at any other station... No wonder your friend was unhappy... she was very very unlucky to get caught.....

    Despite that some must pay... I was waiting at the station next to the mosque and close by the polo field - whose name escapes me just now- when a 'special' train pulled in to collect the cash from the ticket office. The number of men with guns made one think of Fort Knox.
    Most countries it would be two men and a van.

    Dec 08th, 2016 - 04:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    SCL to MEL via LATAM even if it is a 15 hr flight will have to be better than AKL to PER via Air New Zealand even though that flight is only 7hrs 25 min. The meals will be much better than the sandwiches Air NZ think is all their customers deserve

    Dec 12th, 2016 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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