Inspiration Explore Tick Antarctica Off Your Bucket List: 7 Reasons to Take This Once-in-a-Lifetime Scenic Flight

Tick Antarctica Off Your Bucket List: 7 Reasons to Take This Once-in-a-Lifetime Scenic Flight

January 19, 2022

Tick off a major bucket-list destination with a scenic Antarctica flight – no snowshoes needed.  

Once reserved only for the bravest explorers, the wild beauty of Antarctica is now closer than you think. Discover the South Pole and beyond in utmost comfort on a scenic Antarctica flight.

Stay warm as you soar over a continent that escapes the boundaries of perception. Vast ice plains, magical polar landscapes and giant crevasses unfold before you as you cruise at a reduced flying altitude of approximately 20,000 feet (6,000 metres).  

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Here are the top reasons you should add a scenic Antarctica flight to your bucket list right now. 

1. It’s the easiest way to access such a remote destination 

Under normal circumstances, a trip to Antarctica would require an inordinate amount of planning. From picking the optimum season for travel to buying thermal clothing and equipment, booking a string of flights and begging your boss for a huge chunk of annual leave – it's not exactly your average holiday. 

An uninhabited land mass of ice at the bottom of the globe, it’s not easy to get to, either. Most travellers fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina or Puntas Arenas, Chile, before taking a connecting flight to Ushuaia, Argentina, where the majority of Antarctic voyages depart.  

When you take a scenic Antarctica flight, all you need is one day to witness a huge expanse of the Earth’s southernmost continent. It is one of the best ways to visit bucket-list, remote destinations. The comfort of the journey coupled with the ease and speed to reach the destination makes this accessible to the modern traveller. We live in busy times and don’t always have weeks up our sleeves to get away.

2. The views are breathtaking 

No place on Earth compares to the beguiling beauty and dramatic landscape of Antarctica. A desolate white wilderness, this polar continent is home to surreal remoteness, otherworldly ice shelves, towering ranges and a myriad of exotic life forms.  

From a staggering 6,000 metres above the clouds, with wicked winds whisking and shaping the black rock below, the world’s most unique scenic flight offers a rare insight into this harsh yet remarkable landscape that so few have the chance to experience. 

The flight path itself consists of several turns and figure eights around Antarctica. There is snow as far as the eye can see, icebergs, snow-capped mountains and international base camps.

3. You’ll hear expert commentary along the way 

As you fly over the surreal landscape and vast swathes of uninhabited land, you may find yourself with a bunch of questions. No need to turn to Google: expert explorers join each scenic Antarctica flight to share their knowledge of this mysterious place.  

There are guides onboard who have both been on a number of expeditions to Antarctica. Their stories will take you on a fantastic journey around the land and give you a real sense of what the conditions would be like on the ground.

4. Professional photographers will help you take incredible pictures 

You will also learn how to capture the perfect picture with the help of professional photographers onboard. The experts are on hand to take photos and assist you with any questions on how best to use your camera — ensuring you not only take home unforgettable memories but fantastic photos as well. 

5. You can choose the best seat for optimum visibility  

With multiple options to choose from, you can find the best seat for your needs. Choosing a ‘seat swap’ option means you’ll swap seats halfway through the flight to ensure guaranteed time by a window.  

You also have the option to upgrade to Premium Economy, Business Class or Business Deluxe, offering even comfier seats and upgraded meals.  

6. You’ll be wined and dined in style 

Over the course of the journey, you’ll enjoy exceptional service from your cabin crew and two full-service meals with premium drinks (including sparkling, wine, spirits and beer) and snacks. You’ll also have access to a range of inflight entertainment. 

You'll be treated to a range of drinks and a delicious hot breakfast. A hot lunch followed with additional drinks and snacks, then a great dinner service.

7. You can join an exclusive VIP charter, reserved just for Luxury Escapes 

For a truly unforgettable experience, join our incredible Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight, chartered exclusively for Luxury Escapes. Reserved just for you and other Luxury Escapes passengers, this scenic Antarctica flight package offers not only bucket-list views, delicious meals and onboard bar service – but also incredible additional inclusions you won’t find elsewhere. 

Enjoy three nights of luxury accommodation at Sofitel Sydney, plus a 2.5-hour Sydney Harbour cruise with free-flow drinks and canapés. This exquisite Luxury Escapes private charter is not to be missed – don't let it fly by! 

About Anna Tabrah
Passionate foodie, avid traveller and lover of coffee and wine. When I'm not busy enjoying these things, you'll find me writing about them instead.

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