Qantas will operate three sightseeing flights over Antarctica during the southern summer with its new A380. It has partnered with Antarctica Sightseeing Flights of Melbourne since 1994 using 747-400s. The first A380 flight is scheduled for Dec. 31 from Melbourne, the second on Jan. 24 from Sydney and the third on Feb. 14 from MEL. The New Year's Eve flight will be under the command of Capt. John Dennis, who has flown more than 40 of QF's 85 747 flights to the ice. Fares start from A$999 ...

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