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Sightseeing Flights Over Antarctica  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 946 times:
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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...


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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 926 times:

If you search, Lindy, I think you will find a thread about this that was started a few weeks ago by, of all people.. United Airline.
Incidentally, where is that kid? haven't seen Des lately...



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 912 times:

I just read this thread. I can't find that other thread. Could you put a link to it?

User currently offlineHSV From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 898 times:

You can try this link for more information:
http://www.antarcticaflights.com.au


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Air New Zealand suspended Antarctic flights permanently after the DC10 crash at Mt. Erebus on 28th November 1979. That flight (TE901) was going to be the last flight anyway.




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User currently offlineKirk From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 897 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.


User currently offlineKirk From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 894 times:

Also http://www.croydontravel.com.au/

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 876 times:
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Thanks, all. Don't think I'll be flying over Antarctica anytime soon....

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