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oneworld member airberlin has partnered with AirEvents, a company that organizes flights and tours for aviation enthusiasts, to offer a flight to the North Pole.  From the press release:

On 27th April 2013 it will be that time of year again: the “Deutsche Polarflug” (German Polar Flight) will take off at 8:00 a.m. on airberlin flight number AB1111 to fly to the North Pole.

It’s a 12 hour round-trip flight from Berlin onboard an Airbus A330-200.

During the flight, experts on the Arctic region will explain the special features of the Arctic landscape from the cockpit.

The airberlin long-haul Airbus will repeatedly descend from its cruising altitude during the journey, to give the passengers a better view of the snow-covered mountains, ice floes and fjords.

At the North Pole the Airbus A330-200 will circle the earth twice, by crossing all 360 lines of longitude in just a few minutes.

On the way back the aircraft will follow the rugged eastern coast of Greenland, and then fly over Iceland and Scotland to return to Berlin. During the flight the airberlin cabin crew will serve meals inspired by Nordic influence, which have been created especially for this expeditionary flight.

The cost is 499 euros (which is about $650 and still cheaper than an Arctic cruise), and even though you won’t earn any AAdvantage Miles, the flight is eligible to earn miles in airberlin’s topbonus frequent flyer program.

Though it seems like it would be a lot of fun to take the flight even if didn’t earn any miles (gasp!).

Go here to read all about it.

  • Jeff said,

    Can you redeem miles? ;)

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Jeff – No, but I wish! :-)

  • The Global Traveller said,

    Northern counterpoint to the great Qantas charters flights over Antarctica. Good to see the North Pole overflight includes some northern land so see more than a bit of ice.

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ The Global Traveller – I forgot about that, thanks for reminding me! If I recall correctly, Qantas does offer A380 flights over the south pole. Do you know where I can find any info?

  • Randy said,

    It sounds pretty cool. I guess one could use miles to get to and from Berlin. But I also assume the tour is only in German.

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