Simply amazing, a must see.

A Kurniawan, 2015

What To Expect

LIke no other flight

You’re en route to the icy expanse of Antarctica – without a jacket. But then aboard our privately chartered Qantas 747, the standard rules of travel go out the window. The atmosphere on board is electric. You’re all present for the same reason – to fulfil that bucket list dream of exploring an uncharted continent, without even getting your feet wet. And with up to four hours over the ice and the remaining hours to enjoy the bespoke service – including premium drinks, delicious meals and talks from Antarctic expeditioners – it’s an experience like no other. Australia is the only country from which you can take a sightseeing flight over the frozen south.

Every departure is different – no two flights are the same...

Flights to Antarctica

Beyond the tip of the iceberg

Welcome to Antarctica – the world’s last great wilderness. Aboard a cruise ship you would only touch the edge of the coast. Aboard our privately chartered Qantas 747, you will glide over a continent that escapes the boundaries of perception. Become one of the privileged few to witness the desolate beauty of this untamed polar desert. With 19 planned routes to match the day’s weather conditions, we ensure optimal viewing for everyone on board. We’ve been exploring Antarctica by air since 1994 – that’s over 20 years pioneering a land that remains almost entirely undiscovered.

We invite you to join us to continue its great discovery…

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 guest to take over 1,000 photos and lots of video during our flights.

More than just looking out a window...

What's included


All seating classes will experience spectacular views over the ice and an unforgettable roundtrip including:

Antarctic Expeditioners

Antarctic Expeditioners

Meet Antarctic explorers onboard and experience live crosses to research stations

Antarctica Pack

Explorer Kit

Take home your Explorer Kit with all the maps and stats you need to become an Antarctic expert

Antarctica Sightseeing Flights

Antarctic Viewing

The ultimate birdseye over the continent with up to 4 hours of viewing that you will never forget

Qantas Bar Service

Full Bar Service

Full bar service – toast your discovery with champagne, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks

In Flight Entertainment

Entertainment System

Watch Happy Feet or Antarctica documentaries on the state of the art entertainment system

Qantas full international Service

Meal Service

Two full service Qantas meals plus in-flight snacks to keep you fuelled for the long day

Antarctica Flights

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Pricing and where to Sit


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.

Qantas Economy Class Centre Seating

Economy Class Centre - $1,199

These are the two seats in the middle rows of the Economy Class section (seats E, F). Centre seats do not rotate.

Qantas Economy Class Standard Seating

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 exchanged 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.

Qantas Economy Class Superior Seating

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 exchanged 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.

Qantas Premium Economy Class Seating

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.

Qantas Business Class Centre Seating

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.

Qantas Business Class Deluxe Seating

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 exchanged at the halfway point of the journey.

Qantas First Class Seating

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 exchanged at the halfway point of the journey. Ice Class passengers will also enjoy extra benefits including the finest Champagne and a complimentary gift pack.

Cabin Plan