Qantas Is Launching Several Flights To Pass Over Antarctica
Loads of us are begging to be able to get on a flight and head on a journey somewhere that doesn't have coronavirus.
Hell, we'd even opt for three servings of airplane food if it meant we would be able to escape the confines of our suburb or state for a few hours.
Well, if you're in that situation and want to feel like you've gone on a holiday without actually doing one then there might be an option for you.
From November, Qantas will be doing a few flights over Antarctica.
If you've always wanted to see what the end of the earth looks like without experiencing the blistering, Antarctic weather, then this will be right up your alley.
The flight takes around 12 to 13 hours and will be available to people living in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. While it's a lengthy journey, you start to see icebergs and dramatic scenery from about three hours in.
The best bit: because you technically don't leave the country, you don't even need your passport.
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You get to hop on a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner, that heads directly south, before heading towards the South Magnetic Pole; then it wraps a big U-turn and shows you all the pretty things you might have missed on the way down.
Obviously, you wouldn't want to be sitting on the aisle or middle row for this scenic flight.
Antarctica Flights' CEO Bas Bosschieter told 7News: "It really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Antarctica in a day. I personally think it's the best answer to the question 'What did you get up to on the weekend? Just popped down to Antarctica'."
"Whilst it is very difficult for Australians to travel overseas at this time, our Antarctica Flights guests will be able to 'visit' another continent in a day."
Now to the important bit: it's not cheap.
It will set you back AUD$1,199 per person for an economy seat over the wing. If you want to go full baller, you can pay AUD$7,999 for a bougie Business Class seat. It's the closest thing we'll get to an international holiday for a few months or years, so it's definitely an option for those who want to check out the world.
There will be seven flights from November to February and will be based on when the continent has the best weather. You definitely don't want the place to be shrouded in fog or cloud.
You can head here for all the details.
Featured Image Credit: Antarctica Flights/Instagram
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