Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 13 Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
I just found the Antarctica photos in the database, all of which seem to be taken from Qantas aircraft. Does Qantas offer regular sightseeing flights? What's the deal? What about Air New Zealand? I remember their DC-10 crash many years back...
Kirk From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
In essence, it's not a regular thing, but a travel agent (Croydon Travel in Sydney) charter a 744 and fly it over the Antarctic every 6 months or so. Not exactly cheap, around $1500 if memory serves. Leave Sydney, and fly to Antarctica and back, all up, I think about a 12 hour journey or so.
You circle around some of the Antarctic stations, and they put the Captain speaking to the stations over the PA so everyone can hear. Very spectacular.