• Short Summary

    In Australia an enterprising group of Sydney businessmen have thought up a new way of entertaining tourists.

  • Description

    In Australia an enterprising group of Sydney businessmen have thought up a new way of entertaining tourists. They are chartering jumbo jets and with 300 passengers on board for each journey they are flying them to the Antarctic -- and back.

    SYNOPSIS: The Australian airline Qantas provides the planes and the round trip lasts eleven hours. The organisers say that initial reaction to the scheme has been overwhelming - with returning passengers saying that it was one of the most exciting experience of their lives. With a price tag of up to 450 Australian dollars (???318.00 sterling) per person it has to be something special.

    The real excitement begins as the plane approaches the seas surrounding the Antarctic coastline. Ice floes dot the surface - eventually turning to denser pack ice and even - if you're lucky - the odd giant iceberg here and there.

    Then come the frozen wastes of the Antarctic mainland. If this was all you got for your money it might seem a little dubious - but the tour organisers go to great pains to show their passengers the various research bases belonging to the Antarctic Treaty Nations - among them installations set up by Britain, The United States, France and the Soviet Union.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHDXC9JBLVKXVVHN58CS80FZV
    Media URN:
    VLVADHDXC9JBLVKXVVHN58CS80FZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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