Re: Antarctica

From:         Erico Oller Westerberg <ew@appelberg.se>
Organization: Appelberg Publications
Date:         21 Oct 96 02:29:18 
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> >Long time ago (1975?) Aerolineas Argentinas advertised it was pioneering
> >passanger flights over the South Pole. Maybe it is wrong, but I recall
> >there were flights from Buenos Aires to Tokyo. I can't remember if these
> >flights had a stop at Auckland, NZ.

> EZE-NRT non-stop is 9883nm, well beyond the range of any airliner in
> service today, much less twenty years ago.  Even going via AKL, they
> would have to go pretty far out of their way to cross the South Pole --
> neither the non-stop nor the one-stop route even cross over Antarctica
> much less the pole.

Now I am very courious. Let us say it was not a flight over hte South
Pole but definitively over Antarctica. I remember a very heavy
advertising.
Does anyone remember if Aerol=EDneas Argentinas was flying regularly a
route over Antarctica?