Paris to Santiago
For a few months now I’ve really wanted to fly from anywhere in Europe to Santiago, Chile. Santiago is right in the heart of the Andes Mountains and I think it has one of the most scenic approaches in the world, it’s stunning. It makes it even better that major airlines with big aircraft fly in. I’ve wanted to fly in from Amsterdam, London or Paris, and with the 77W rework I’ve waited forever to fly one of these routes for way too long of a time. I’m a little sad that they took the SkyTeam livery out, but to be honest I think the normal livery looks really good and maybe better than the SkyTeam livery. This flight was amazing because after crossing the coast of France I flew over the Azore Islands in the Atlantic, a volcanic island chain, and then crossed the South American coast over Northern Brazil where the scenery turned from farmland, to a lush jungles to deserts where the mountains begin. I left way too early in the morning here in the US so I could time my arrival in Santiago with a sunset after almost 13 hours in the air. Air France 403 is the Callsign for this flight in real life so I see the same. Flight time was 12 hours and 48 minutes.
Flight Details 🇫🇷 🇨🇱
A slow climb out of Paris past an AeroLogic 77F sitting at its stand before heading home to Leipzig
Hours and hours over the Atlantic with nothing to see except the full moon high in the sky
Our first view of the foggy Andes as golden hour arrives just before we descend toward Chile’s capital city
A sunset slamming into Santiago!
As always please let me know your thoughts and your favorite photo!
Who was Santiago named after?
- King of Spain Samuel L Jouqson
- Spanish Conquistador Santo Clouse
- Biblical Figure St James
The answer to the last question was Moana which 61% got correct!