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ChrisJake

Polar routes?

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i read a report saying the Aerolineas Argentinas is going to start flying from Buenos Aires to Tokyo possibly using a polar route. that got me to wondering if anyone flies a polar route over (under?) the southpole??anyone know? if so, who does and from where? if not, why not?thxchris

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I think Aerolineas Argentinas, into Australia and Southern Asia.... They were the first airline, I believe, to pioneer the South polar route...-John

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EZE-NRT? That's almost 10,000nm straight. Now if they stop in say HNL it would be okay, but what kind of a market is there for EZE-NRT?

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they would do it either through Madrid, or a polar route according to what i read.chris

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Buenos Aires to Tokyo ? I don't think there is a plane on this planet that could do it non-stop. And though I don't have access to the globe at the moment I doubt such great circle route would actually pass anywhere close to the north pole.Michael J.http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg

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Hi Chris :-waveInteresting! I would have thought the Northern Polar route perhaps via Madrid or tech stop at HNL. Have you got any links on this subject at all? thanks!I've used my Dx Atlas to show a Great circle route and nm, had to reduce alot :-(cheers,Steve

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