What will Qantas use on future Antarctic sightseeing flights when all the 747s are gone?

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GgFlyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Mar 2015

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What will Qantas use on future Antarctic sightseeing flights when all the 747s are gone?

My best bet would be on a 787-9, but I'm not too sure...

Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

Member since 29 Jul 2014

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That would be one option mabye even an A380 if the demand is big enough mabye it will move operator again 

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

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To be honest I cannot get who is paying money just flying over Antarctic - to me sounds incredibly boring. I do not mind to land and spend few days, but just flying over? YMMV though.

S

Member since 13 Sep 2013

Total posts 114

I agree,

Bur often wondered why they don't run a PER-SCL Flight.

It would fly straight over Antarctica therefore offering a sightseeing flight for those that wanted, along with an easier connection to South America from the West Coast.

Could please both camps

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 436

Not 100% sure about this but I would have thought the 787-9 would be ETOPS limited and may not be able to make this run as a twin. 

To respond to Serg - my elderly neighbour did the flight last year and loved it. I think the common misconception is that you're looking at white ice the whole time over the big A - apparently that's not the case!

GgFlyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Mar 2015

Total posts 41

yeah true, didn't think about etops. Maybe in the future QF could get a few 787s to cover the a380s on routes like LAX and HKG so they could get some a380s to do the sight-seeing flights and once the sightseeing flights are over put the a380 back in regular service.

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