Australia is the only continent from where you can jump on a jetplane, fly over Antarctica to take in the wondrous icy and snowy sights and be back in one day. With only a few flights each year, it just might be the world’s most exclusive and unique scenic flight.
With views like the one below (and knowing that you don’t have to brace freezing temperatures to see them), it’s pretty easy to understand why anyone would want to go.
Having already flown the skies over the great expanse of snow and ice for 26 years, Qantas’ Antarctica Flights have now upgraded their 747s to the new-and-improved 787 Dreamliners, Intrepid explorers can spread out and take in the coastlines, mountains, glaciers, and the immense whiteness of the southernmost continent with much more space and comfort than ever before. There’s no other place in the world quite like it!
With nineteen routes available and flights departing from seven major cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart) no two flights are the same. And since all flights return to the same city, this unique, bucket-list experience is classified as domestic.
Qantas’ Antarctica Flights
Tickets start at $1199 in the Explorer Economy Class range but if you want guaranteed window views as well as all the trimmings to make a 14-hour return flight comfortable, you could be forking over $7999 for the Business Class Deluxe ticket.
However, and regardless of which ticket you purchase, all on board the flight will have the chance to meet Antarctic Explorers, experience live crosses to research stations, access to full bar service, and an explorer kit with which you can map out the up-to four hours of Antarctic viewing you will experience.
It’s not every day you get the chance to fly over Antarctica, the world’s driest continent.
- Sunday 6 November 2022
- New Year’s Eve: Saturday 31 December 2022
- Melbourne New Year’s Eve: Saturday 31 December 2022
- Sunday 19 February 2023
- Sunday 20 November 2022
- Sunday 12 February 2023
- Sunday 4 December 2022
- Sunday 5 February 2023
- Sunday 27 November 2022
- Sunday 13 November 2022
For more information or to purchase your seat on the world’s most unique scenic flight, head to the Antarctica Flights website.