Southern Lights Flights

Rusty776

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Just received this from Qantas via email.. Not much detail except a minimum of 135,000k needed to get onboard

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From here:


BOOK THE SOUTHERN LIGHTS BY FLIGHT USING QANTAS POINTS​




"Each and every display is unique...you never know just what you are going to see until you get down there. It is pure excitement."
Dr Ian Griffin Astronomer and The Southern Lights by Flight Program Manager
The impressive, dancing skies of the Aurora Australis - or Southern Lights - have been witnessed by more penguins than humans. So, by offering unobstructed views of this incredible natural phenomenon from a privately chartered Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner, Chimu Adventures are offering you a trip of a lifetime.
* Onboard, astronomers and astrophotographers will offer travellers a deep insight into the magic.
* Fly from Sydney, Melbourne or Perth in the evening and return in time for breakfast the next day.
* A strictly limited number of seats are available to Qantas Frequent Flyers to be booked using Qantas Points.
Don't miss out. Secure your vantage point on your chosen flight today.

Book now by calling the Chimu team on 1300 737 008.
QANTAS POINTS PRICE, VALID FOR NEW BOOKINGS ONLY
DepartingDateEconomy (Wing)Economy (No Wing)
Sydney9 April 2021135,000160,000
Sydney15 May 2021135,000160,000
Melbourne10 April 2021135,000160,000
Melbourne5 June 2021135,000160,000
Perth8 May 2021155,000185,000
Equivalent cash price for Economy (Wing) is $1,886 departing Sydney / Melbourne and $2,156 Perth. Economy (No Wing) is $2,246 departing Sydney/Melbourne and $2,606 Perth.

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T&C’s for seats paid with Qantas Points (slightly differs from standard T&Cs)
Seats booked using Qantas Points will be offered on flights listed above until sold out. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Seats are limited and are not guaranteed on every flight. We apologise in advance if the available seats are exhausted at the time of your booking. Full cancellation policy can be found below.

Amendments
• No date or cabin change permitted
• Ticket can be transferred to another Eligible Family Member (of person whose Qantas Points were deducted) up to 24 hours prior to departure, by contacting Chimu adventures. A $150 name change service fee per change will apply. If cancelled, any applicable points will be refunded to the original QFF account (points are not transferable)

Cancellation fees
• Flight unable to depart due to government restrictions with coronavirus – no fees, 100% points refund
• Customer cancels at least four weeks prior to Flight Date - 50% points refund
• Customer cancels within four weeks prior to Flight Date - no refund


Interesting when you do to the main website here:

Then go to "Enquire now", it comes up with this, Business class is available:

Overview
Fly into the night and bear witness to one of the world's most indescribable natural phenomena. Aurora hunter and astrophysicist Dr Ian Griffin has provided his expertise in the planning of these unique flights. Join him or a team of expert astronomers on board a private Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as you head over the Southern Ocean to chase down the Southern Lights in the Aurora Zone. As we take you far away from the light pollution you will drift high above the clouds and weather systems to see a magical and unforgettable display with an uninterrupted view of the Southern Lights - where Aurora Australis is brightest.

For full details please read through our brochure by clicking here: https://www.chimuadventures.com/sites/default/files/2020-10/SouthernLights-2020_0.pdf

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE READ THROUGH OUR BROCHURE PRIOR TO COMPLETING THIS FORM. YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW WHAT SEAT CATEGORIES YOU PREFER AND NEED TO HAVE READ & UNDERSTOOD THE FLIGHT TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Pricing:
Melbourne and Sydney departures:
Economy Class - Limited View AU$1,295
Economy Class - Wing AU$1,886
Economy Class - No Wing AU$2,246
Premium Economy Class AU$3,995
Business Class AU$6,395
Premium Business Class AU$6,995

Brisbane and Perth Departure:
Economy Class - Limited View AU$1,395
Economy Class - Wing AU$2,156
Economy Class - No Wing AU$2,606
Premium Economy Class AU$4,495
Business Class AU$6,995
Premium Business Class AU$7,695
 

drron

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Yes very expensive considering you often don't have to pay to see the Southern lights in Tasmania.Seen from all over the island last night plus some reports from the east coast as far north as Bega.Possible viewing tonight and to morrow.
Locally can get a notification from Facebook.lots of pictures of last night.

the BOM has a prediction page which suggests posssible sightings in Tasmania tonight.

And a UK guy has a good alert system but does concentrate on the Northern lights.
 

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Leaving BNE today I walked past Gate 24 during the final boarding of the Southern Lights flight QF1336 operated by VH-ZNJ...
 
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Mattg

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@JohnM was on the recent Perth flight and posted a detailed trip report.

 

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Pity there wasn't a flight last night.Reports of it being seen as far north as Jervis Bay.But here is Blind Bight,Vic.
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And Kingston beach,Tas.
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That’s some mighty photo editing! I remember someone asking where the colours other than green were when we saw them on the way back from Antarctic and one of the photographers said they’re in my camera. Nice photos nevertheless
 

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I am guessing the flight departs and arrives from/at the same airport, so the distance travelled is "0" km. Hence SC earnings is nil.
The Great Southern Land flight did earn SCs despite being a flight to nowhere (Sydney to Sydney) and Supermoon will be too. Reason Antarctica flights don't earn SCs is because they're run by a different company to Qantas so technically it's just a charter flight.
 
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