Has anyone been on a day flight over the Antartica? If so...what are your it worth it and would you recommend it?

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...and which airline did you  use?



One trip I always wanted to do but changed my mind after a NZ plane crashed killing 257 people.  I think those days only NZ flew there not sure who flies there these days.


On 28 November 1979, the fourteenth flight of TE-901, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, registration ZK-NZP, flew into Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica, killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on board. The accident became known as the Mount Erebus disaster.

Oh well...we can't live life thinking of what has happened or what can happen...

Life is for living...I read a story the other day about a woman who hated air travel and as fate would have it..a plane landed on her roof...killing all the occupants.

We just have to keep the faith....

Thea -   I was always terrified of flying. I eventually had to fly to Ballarat for my son's wedding. I was not looking forward to it. The take-off was distressing for me but once up there everything seemed okay. I have done so many air trips and think nothing of it now. As you say Thea.......We just have to keep the faith.

Good on you your positivity...really do..

My sister always says..if you put good things into the karma only get served the best!

It's OK  I love flying but I think they cancelled all flights for some time before they started them up again.


Thea, my brother in-law did the flight, he flew NZ and loved it, has come home with some fantastic photo's... me, I don't like flying because of being clostephobic therefore leaving Aus isn't an option for me.... I've flown a few times but don't like it, apart from Indonesia and Singapore I haven't been anywhere else outside of Aus...

Thanks for that Deanna...I've chatted with a couple of people today on the phone and they have also enjoyed it immensely. We're going to use Qantas and there is a flight on Australia Day...nearly full up so we must get our skates on and book.

I used to love flying more than I do now...but..since I love travelling I can't think too much about it or I'll never leave Oz...


Thea, friends of ours took that trip from Sydney, but they went on New Year's Eve. Don't know which airline they used,but they said they enjoyed it. 

Well..I've been..seen and have been conquered by intrepid travellers...don't hesitate..we do live in a wonderful world...experience it if you can!!!

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Look, look...see that penguin waving


We were too high up to see the penguins...but I saw God everywhere...

Fabulous Thea, I always said I would rather fly than cruise as I am only one step away from heaven....

But that view draws me like a magnet...I want to meet a polar bear, I have a smaller version of one on my lap as we speak,




NO polar bears in  the Antartic, only penguins, NO penguins in the Arctic only polar bears

WOWIE Thea, you've got me hooked now. Want to know more and will start working on the wife from today LOL

Update, as I said above, I will persuade the wife to go on a day trip to the Antartica.

You got us hooked Thea and today we booked for New Year's Eve.

Antartica here we come!!!

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hahaha Reagan, like the new avatar. Zorro the fox did not suit your shining personality.

Ok, so you're all making the antartica trip I see. I guess when Mari returns, I will have to be the one making bookings.

If all the reports I hear are true, you're in for a great time.


haha, well Ben the ladies at the gym won't leave me alone. They keep hugging me thinking I'm Antonio, so I had to change again, meet Woody woodpecker.

Btw, if you're thinking of going, there are some specials on, will send you an email.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it Reagan. I would like to do that but my wife would prefer to go on a longer trip.

Another entry on the bucket list!

Can't take advantage of the specials mate, got a few other things in the pipeline for New Years. Thanks for the tip though.


How quickly time rolls by Reagan...I know you and Kiah will enjoy every moment of your antartica trip..and give my regards to Sydney on your stopover :))

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Only word to describe it INCREDIBLE. We had a wonderful trip Thea. Watched the Sydney fireworks from our hotel balcony,then 6am drive to the airport to catch our flight for the new years day trip. Fantastic. Kiah now wants to book an antartic cruise. I am not  a cruising person, but this one I am not going to miss. Hope you all had a brilliant new year celebration! 



I knew you'd enjoy it Reagan...and I also suspected you and Kiah will want to see more...

Don't miss the opportunity to go on the cruise...:)


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