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SAA 747-400 Round The World Trip  
User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 416 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Does anyone know if SAA completed their attempt to break the timed record for flying around the world in a commercial airliner? I was looking over a back issue of Airways magazine and saw the ad for what was to be called the Polar Byrd II flight, a 747-400, which was supposed to leave JFK on 11/17/01. The first stop was to be in Rio Gallegos,Argentina, then over the south pole to Perth,Australia, then on to Bejing,China and finally returning to JFK over the north pole. I could not afford to take the flight(seat prices ranged from $6,500-$15,000!!!) but I would love know how it went. Anyone with info, please respond. Thanks in advance. ZEBFLY2


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User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

I think it was cancelled due to Sept. 11 but i may be wrong


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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

It's been rescheduled for next year.

http://www.over-both-poles.com/


User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 416 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Thanks for the info. Correction on the price of tickets on this flight.
First Class-$14,495
Business class-$9,495
Economy Class-$7,495
Does anyone out there plan to take this flight when it does take place? If I hit the lottery, I would definitely try to!! Big grin



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