Slightly off-topic but British Airways have announced they will be starting direct flights from London to Santiago on 3rd January 2017.
They will be using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and flights are scheduled to be four times per week.
Flight time about 14 hours 40 minutes which will be BA's longest route so let's hope they have good legroom !!.
Let's also hope they permit two hold cases which they didn't when we flew BA to Santiago via Sao Paulo in March 2014.
The London to Sao Paulo leg was in a Boeing 747 Jumbo which had the most cramped seating I have ever experienced anywhere and I have flown in Dakota, Bristol Freighter, Viscount, Vanguard, Caravelle, Comet 4, DC4 (?), BAC111, Britannia, DC6, VC10, DC8, DC10, Boeing 737-300, 737-700, 737-800, 747-400, 766, 767/300, 777/300, Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 - not necessarily in that order !!
We flew back home from Bogota, via Miami and the Miami to London leg was also by cramped BA747.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/desti ... ago-Chile/