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Are There Flights That Fly Over Antartica? EZE-SYD  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Are there flights that fly over Antartica? EZE-SYD, for example...

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7000 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

...you won't get closer than on the EZE-AKL nonstop (looks like there is no EZE-SYD nonstop). Australia to SAfrica, SAfrica to SAmer-- none of them would need to go over Antarctica. But EZE-Shanghai would go right over the South Pole.

User currently offlineJapanguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 81 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

Qantas used to (not sure if they still do) offer charter flights that would do it. They would leave SYD or MLB on a 744 and take a circular route over it. Not sure if it went all the way to the pole, but it was over Antarctica. The new tourism status may have changed the economics of this, however.

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2403 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

The Antartic Charters still operate.

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6276 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Speaking of SOPAC routes, is it only operated by Quads? Because ETOPS flights would have to take one heck of a detour!

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Wasn't there an Air NZ DC-10 that crashed in Antartica in the 80's on a sight-seeing flight?


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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

What does SOPAC stand for?

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

EZE-SHA is over 12000 miles.......don't expect this route any time soon, 777LR or not. HEHE.


User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Yes, NZ charter DC10-30 flew into Mt. Erebus. I believe it occured in 1978.

User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 827 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Both Qantas and Aerolineas Argentias fly between SYD/AKL and EZE.

When AR used to fly the older 747 on the route, the west bound flight also had a tech stop at RGL/Rio Gallegos as the aircraft didn't have the range

User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Go to http://gc.kls2.com/ and try see for yourself.

EZE-PER is almost right over the pole, but is quite long -- 7900 mi.
A shorter route is PER-PUQ (Punta Arenas, Chile, the southernmost city in the world) -- 6600 mi.
EZE-SHA is over 12,000 miles - it's not much longer over the north pole!


User currently offlineLapa_saab340 From Spain, joined Aug 2001, 392 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Actually, Ushuaia in Argentina is the southernmost city in the world  Smile Punta Arenas is a bit further north.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Just for clarification, the Air New Zealand crash occured on November 28 1979.


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User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Oh Japanguy, the letter code for Melbourne Australia is MEL, MLB is that the Melbourne in the US or that something else?

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