zebfly2
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SAA 747-400 Round The World Trip

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:11 am

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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AFC_Ajax00
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RE: SAA 747-400 Round The World Trip

Wed Nov 28, 2001 2:16 am

I think it was cancelled due to Sept. 11 but i may be wrong
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ryu2
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RE: SAA 747-400 Round The World Trip

Wed Nov 28, 2001 3:54 am

It's been rescheduled for next year.

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zebfly2
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RE: SAA 747-400 Round The World Trip

Wed Nov 28, 2001 1:12 pm

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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