What an adventure! ... from the spectacular reception and check-in experience at the airport, to the flawless service and entertainment throughout our flight, this was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be hard to beat!
R Hallett, 2015
The flight provides a full day of Antarctic experience. Our flight from Australia ranges between 9,500 – 10,500kms roundtrip (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.
This will be unlike any other flight you have ever been on and nothing can prepare you for the amazing sights you will see. Ensure that your camera batteries are charged and your memory cards are empty as it is not unusual for our guests to take over 1,000 photos and lots of video during our flights.
All seating classes will experience spectacular views over the ice and an unforgettable roundtrip including:
Meet Antarctic explorers onboard and experience live crosses to research stations
Take home your Explorer Kit with all the maps and stats you need to become an Antarctic expert
The ultimate birdseye over the continent with up to 4 hours of viewing that you will never forget
Full bar service – toast your discovery with champagne, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
Watch Happy Feet or Antarctica documentaries on the state of the art entertainment system
Two full service Qantas meals plus in-flight snacks to keep you fuelled for the long day
Choose your seating options from Ice Class – 12 exclusive seats in the front cabin of the aircraft – Business Class Deluxe, Business Class Centre, Premium Economy and Economy.
Economy Class Centre - $1,199
These are the two seats in the middle rows of the Economy Class section (seats E, F). Centre Economy seats do not rotate.
Economy Class Standard - $1,999
These are the four seats on each side of the aircraft in the Economy Class section over or near the wing area and will be rotated at the halfway point of the journey. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the ﬂight and an aisle seat for the other half of the ﬂight.
Economy Class Superior - $2,999
The rear Economy Class section is reserved for Economy Class Superior passengers. All seat rows are well clear of the wing for excellent viewing. These are the four seats on each side of the aircraft and will be rotated at the halfway point of the journey. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the ﬂight and an aisle seat for the other half.
Premium Economy Class - $3,299
These are Qantas’ international Premium Economy seats, with slightly larger seats and seat pitch than regular Economy Class seats. The seats are in a 2-4-2 conﬁguration, giving more space than in the Economy cabin. Seats are located over the wing. Each passenger will have a window seat or seat next to a window seat for half of the ﬂight and a centre seat for the other half of the ﬂight.
Business Class Centre - $4,299
These are the three seats in the centre row in the downstairs Business Class cabin. Although they do not rotate to a window seat full Business Class facilities, food and drinks are provided.
Business Class Deluxe - $7,499
All seats are either a window or aisle seat next to the window seat. The window and the adjacent aisle seats will be rotated at the halfway point of the journey.
Ice Class - $7,999
All seats in the exclusive front cabin are full length sleeper seats. Ice Class passengers will either have a window or / aisle seat next to the window seat. The window and the adjacent aisle seats will be rotated at the halfway point of the journey. Ice Class passengers will also enjoy extra beneﬁts including the ﬁnest Champagne and a complimentary gift pack.