CROYDON TRAVEL ANTARCTIC   FLIGHTS

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Croydon Travel and Qantas have in recent years re-commenced tourist flights from Australia to the Antarctic with flights leaving from Melbourne, Sydney or sometimes Adelaide. Most seasons there are two or three flights depending on demand and aircraft availability. The type of aircraft used is the Boeing 747-400 series shown above which has a long distance range.

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QANTAS 1    2000 (31st December) Millennium Antarctic flight Polarogramme.      Price US$6

The Polarogramme above was postmarked at Sydney International Airport on the day of  the departure and then postmarked again when they arrived back at Sydney the following day which just happened to be the following year and a new Millennium!

The polarogramme has the cachet shown at right on the reverse.

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QANTAS 2    2001 (31st December)  Antarctic flight Postcard.      Price US$5

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At left is the picture side of the above official Croydon Travel postcard.

 

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QANTAS 3    2001 (31st December)  Antarctic flight Postcard.      Price US$5

Note: this is a different basic postcard to the previous one with a different design on front and back. It was however carried on the same flight and bears the same cachets as the previous item.

Shown at right  is the picture side of the above postcard

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Croydon Travel's own web site with photos taken during trips can be seen here.

Note: In November 2003 a special QANTAS Antarctic Solar Eclipse flight was flown from Sydney to Melbourne via an over-flight of Antarctica. We have postcards from this flight available and these can be seen on our 2003 Antarctic Solar Eclipse page here.

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QANTAS 4    2003 (31st December)  Antarctic flight Postcard.      Price US$5

Note: The above postcard has the same back view as QANTAS 3

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QANTAS 5    2003 (31st December)  Antarctic flight Postcard.      Price US$5

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Note: The picture at left is the view side of the above offered postcard.

The address side shows a cockpit view of a QANTAS 747 aircraft.

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QANTAS 6    2003 (31st December)  Antarctic flight Postcard.      Price US$5


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