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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 (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2838 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, 6867 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2795 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 (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2777 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, 2395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

The Antartic Charters still operate.

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2757 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: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

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

LY744.



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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

What does SOPAC stand for?

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

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

UAL747


User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2689 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, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2678 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 (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2669 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!

Pete


User currently offlineLapa_saab340 From Spain, joined Aug 2001, 390 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2667 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, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2608 times:

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

V/F



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User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2593 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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