This is awesome. Thanks for putting forward the data of Personal experience! When I have a chance I'll take a look at the pathways on the maps. I have no reason to doubt you but it will be fun to see it. Then it once I have confirmed for myself, I'll throw it at the next flat earther I run into and see if they dodge it or engage.To summarise:
Santiago to Auckland = 11 hours
LA to Auckland = 12 hours
This does NOT fit with the disc world model. According to the disc world model, Santiago via the south Pacific is about twice(!) as far as LA is to NZ.