The flight path for the trip is chosen according to weather conditions, and maximising the viewing potential of the scenery.
Prices start at $1,199 and range up to $7,999 and include on-board Antarctic explorers to talk you through what you’ll see, full bar service, meal service, explorer kit and entertainment system.
Departing from Hobart is a world first for Antarctic Flights, who usually depart from airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Upcoming flights from those locations to Antarctica for the sight-seeing trip are:
Sydney: 18 Nov 2018
Melbourne: 31 Dec 2018
Perth: 26 Jan 2019
Melbourne: 10 Feb 2019
Brisbane: 10 Nov 2019
Adelaide: 24 Nov 2019
According to the Antarctica Flights website, this is what you can expect from your trip:
“The flight provides a full day of Antarctic experience. Our flight from Australia ranges between 9,500 – 10,500kms round trip (approximately 12.5 hours) depending on your departure city. Expert Antarctic expeditioners are onboard to talk on the polar environment and its history while video screenings depict life on the ground.”
“Approximately three hours south of Australia, passengers will usually see the first scattered ice followed by dozens of icebergs and ice floes. We then cross the South Magnetic Pole where you will start to view the rugged mountainous topography of the Antarctic mainland.”
“With up to four hours over the ice and the remaining hours to enjoy the bespoke service including premium drinks, delicious meals and talks from Antarctic expeditioners - there is never a dull moment.”
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