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10th anniversary North Pole Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin
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from 499.00 EUR

The Dream of the North Pole - 10th anniversary North Pole flight from Berlin on 01 May 2017

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!!! Please read and consider our health notice below in the box text "Important Information". To minimize the risk of medical diversions, we can only carry passengers whose physical conditions allow for a 12-hours flight. Thank you!!!

!!!New: Open Bar concept - beer, wine and a selected range of long drinks (all from lunchtime on) are included in the flight price, as well as champagne when we reach the pole!!!

The Polar region and the North Pole itself belong to the most remote and undiscovered regions on earth. It was under enormous stresses and strains that discoverers from all parts of the planet tried to withstand the harsh climate up here and reach the Pole - often with dramatic consequences.


Pictures: Thomas Bujack

We make reaching the Pole a whole lot easier for you and invite you to join us on the 10th anniversary Polar Sightseeing Flight, operated by airberlin from Berlin/Germany on 01 May 2017. This is our tenth flight, operating exactly ten years after our maiden flight! Join us, and travel to the North Pole in style!


Pictures: Thomas Bujack, Sven Maertens


Our Routing

Our comfortable Airbus A330-200 will depart from Germany for our 12 hour flight over the Arctic to the North Pole and back.

You can expect an exciting routing through the Arctic on the way to the pole and back, as well as dedicated catering and inflight entertainment incl. Arctic-specific lectures by scientists who join us on our trip.


Pictures: Thomas Bujack

On the way to the pole, we usually overfly Svalbard, better known as Spitsbergen, in cruising altitude. It will depend on ad-hoc ATC permission if we can fly a bit lower. In case of good weather, you can expect interesting views even from higher altitudes.

We then continue towards the 90°N North pole position where we circumnavigate the world twice – in both directions (subject to ATC overflight approval from all countries concerned, incl. Russia). At the present location, we will be just as close to Alaska as to the North Cape of Norway. The distance to Northern Canada is only 750 kilometres from here, we are much closer to the American continent now than to Europe.

After having overflown the pole, we continue towards Eastern Greenland and might be able to see parts of its coastline. On some of our previous flights we could overfly the coastline of eastern Greenland, and sights were always spectacular.


Pictures: Thomas Bujack, Sven Maertens

All in all, we will spend about five hours in the polar region, offering you the most spectacular and unforgettable views.

The described routing is subject to wind and weather conditions and the necessary ATC permissions which are always ad-hoc. Anyway, our pilot has several planned routings to choose from to grant best viewing opportunities. Thus, in any case, our captain and the ops department of airberlin will do their best to get permissions from the ATC of up to 8 different countries to fly the best possible route.


Pictures: Publicvision (Lars Bastian), Thomas Bujack


Our aircraft

airberlin´s Airbus A330-200 is a state-of-the-art longhaul aircraft and one of the few types capable of operating such a polar flight.


Picture: airberlin

The seat configuration and medium size of this aircraft make it ideal for our sightseeing flight. Two aisles allow you to move around the cabin and have a look through the window even when you are not sitting in a window seat.


Pictures: Thomas Bujack

airberlin will have one of its most experienced cockpit crews perform our sightseeing flight, which has operated a number of polar flights bringing cruise ship passengers to destinations such as Spitsbergen, Greenland or Tierra del Fuego, as well as our previous North Pole flights.

Dates, Cabin Classes and Fares

Our next Arctic flight from Germany will take between eleven and twelve hours. The next flight is planned for:

Flight No. Route Date Departure Arrival
AB 9669 Berlin - Arctic - Berlin 01 May 2017 09.30 h approx. 21:45 h

We invite you to join our scenic flights in one of our five different classes.

In general, all passengers are permitted and encouraged to move around the cabin in times without service. Let fellow passengers have a look through your window and enjoy a look through theirs!

The flight is subject to a sufficient number of bookings (about 200 persons) by approximately 3 months prior to departure. Advanced seat reservation is possible in all classes (unless otherwise indicated) at no additional charge. Just send an e-mail to sven.maertens@airevents.de to request your preferred seat, or use the REMARK field during the online booking process).

Polar Basic (from EUR 499)

Polar Basic Special (EUR 499)

You will be sitting on one of our inner seats (D, E, F or G) in the rows 20-31 and 37-50. Whenever possible, you can move around the cabin and have a look from the aisle through other passengers´ windows. In this category sold at a reduced fare, seat allocation is done by us based on availability.

Polar Basic (EUR 666)

You will be sitting on one of our inner seats (D, E, F or G) in the rows 20-31 and 37-50. Whenever possible, you can move around the cabin and have a look from the aisle through other passengers´ windows. You can request your preferred seat within this category before or after your booking.

Polar Basic XL (EUR 777)

You will be sitting on one of our inner seats (D, E, F or G) in the rows 16-19 or 36, providing extra legroom. Whenever possible, you can move around the cabin and have a look from the aisle through other passengers´ windows. You can request your preferred seat within this category before or after your booking.

Polar Classic (from EUR 999)

During the whole flight, you will be sitting on your personal over-wing seat in the outer section of our aircraft cabin (rows 20-32), meaning a good view out. If you wish to sit together, we recommend to combine a window- and an aisle seat for optimal views. You can request your preferred seat(s) within this category before or after your booking.

Window Seat (A, K): EUR 1222
Aisle Seat (C, H): EUR 999
Window + Aisle package for 2 persons (A+C or H+K): EUR 1999

An overview of the Polar Classic and Premium (XL) seats can be downloaded here.

Polar Premium (from EUR 1222)

Our premium category, recommended e.g. to photographers. During the whole flight, you will be sitting on your personal outer-section seat in the rear of the aircraft (rows 37-49), meaning an excellent view out. If you wish to sit together, we recommend combining a window- and an aisle seat for optimal views. You can request your preferred seat(s) within this category before or after your booking.

Aisle Seat: EUR 1222
Window Seat: EUR 1999
Window + Aisle package for 2 persons (A+C or H+K): EUR 2999

An overview of the Polar Classic and Premium (XL) seats can be downloaded here.

Polar Premium XL (from EUR 1333)

Our premium category with extended legroom, recommended e.g. to photographers. During the whole flight, you will be sitting on your personal outer-section extended-legroom seat in the front or rear of the aircraft (rows 14-19, 36), meaning an excellent view out. If you wish to sit together, we recommend combining a window- and an aisle seat for optimal views. You can request your preferred seat(s) within this category before or after your booking. Please note that the windows in rows 15 and 19 have a less convenient position very close to the back of the seat.

Aisle Seat: EUR 1444 (Rows 15/19: EUR 1333)
Window Seat: EUR 2333 (Rows 15/19: EUR 1999)
Window + Aisle package for 2 persons (A+C or H+K): EUR 3333 (Rows 15/19: EUR 2777)

An overview of the Polar Classic and Premium (XL) seats can be downloaded here.

Polar Deluxe (from EUR 1555)

Our luxury category. During the whole flight, you will be sitting on your personal lie-flat business class seat in the front of the aircraft (rows 1-6). Each seat in this category has direct aisle access. Holders of the inner section seats (C, D, E, F, G, H) have no personal window access (except for 5C/H); however the business compartment provides freely accessible windows (without seats) which can be shared for looking out and taking photos. You can request your preferred seat(s) within this category before or after your booking.

In our Polar Deluxe category we offer combinations of window seats and inner seats. During the flight you can swap the seats with your partner, family members or friends whenever you like – all of you will benefit from the cabin and service quality of airberlin’s international business class on the whole flight.

Combinations 2A/2D, 2K/2G, 4A/4D, 4K/4G: EUR 7777 for each pair of two seats
The best window seats of the whole cabin have two personal windows, allowing for excellent, comfortable and unrestricted views out. The corresponding inner seats are located diagonally opposite.

Combinations 3E/5C, 3F/5H: EUR 5555 for each pair of two seats
Holders of aisle seats 5C and 5H have personal access to a personal window which is however a bit remote (about 1m) from the seat. Seats 3E and 3F are regular inner seats without direct view towards a window.

Combination 6A/5E/5F: EUR 7777 for this combination of three seats
This combination is ideal for a family or friends who take turns. Seat 6A - providing two personal windows – offers perfect views out; seats 5E and 5F are regular inner seats without direct view towards a window.

In addition, we offer the following single inner seats:
Inner seats without direct view towards a window (1E/F): EUR 1555 each
Aisle seats with restricted view out (3C/H): EUR 2222 each

An overview of the Polar Deluxe Seats can be downloaded here.

Inflight catering

Please do not just expect an ordinary scheduled flight. We offer you an open bar during the whole flight, including drinks (alcoholics from noon) and champagne when we reach the pole. A full breakfast, snack and – on our way back to Germany – hot meal are also included. Polar Deluxe class passengers will benefit from full business class service and catering.

Check-in and travel to Berlin

Our departure for the Arctic is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., and our check-in counters close 60 minutes earlier. Thus, we recommend you to enjoy an evening out in Berlin the night before. The same recommendation applies for your way back home after our exciting flight. As we cannot promise an exact arrival time (maybe our pilot decides to fly some additional rounds...), we recommend you to spend the night after the flight in Berlin, too.

Weather conditions and Routing

In any travel to polar regions, and not only there, weather is an important and sometimes unpredictable factor. North of the polar circle, snow storms are a possibility even in July. Our flight crew will receive weather forecasts and ATC permissions and restrictions before the flight and updates throughout and plan our route accordingly. This is why we cannot give you a guarantee that we will fly the exact route described above. The same applies to the weather en route. We cannot, and nobody can, give a guarantee for great weather throughout the flight. As our trip of more than 9.000 km takes us through a number of climatic zones, yes the weather will probably change as we fly and not necessarily be bright throughout our trip.

Reports from our previous flights

Flight operated 23 April 2016

*** 23 April 2016: After a fascinating 11:59 trip over the Arctic, our 9th North Pole flight, AB9669 operated by Airbus 330-200 D-ABXD, has landed safely at DUS Airport. A big thank you to Cpt Wilhelm Heinz, 1st officer Bastian William Midasch, Dominic Taylor and his cabin crew, the airberlin ad-hoc charter, catering, PR and flight planning departments and DUS station, and to our team and passengers and of course everyone who contributed!!!***

Nordlandseite: Rätsel um Expedition gelöst!

Lustfaktor

Video-Best of von Alexander Mohl!

Patrick Becker Photography

Facebook

RP Online

GPS track of the flight (gpx file): http://www.airevents.de/formulars/gpx_nordpol_2016.zip.

Flight operated 25 April 2015

GPS track (gpx file): http://www.airevents.de/formulars/2015_04_25_nordpol.gpx

Youtube I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALy_GcMD3qc
Youtube II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XBqhirCMZ8

Nordlandseite.de: http://nordlandseite.de/berichte/reise/nordpolflug2015.htm
Ctour: http://magazin.ctour.de/ctour-on-tour-einmal-zum-nordpol-und-wieder-zurueck/#more-3007
Photo+adventure: http://photoadventure.eu/2015/einmal-nordpol-und-zurueck/
dus-spotter: http://www.dus-spotter.de/index.php/Thread/13484-Stippvisite-am-Nordpol/#post108034

Video Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=955531541157499

Flight operated 27 April 2013

*** Our 7th Northpole flight has well returned to Berlin Tegel at 19:54 hrs on 27 April - after 11:50 hours of flying through the Arctic. We thank your crew and all airberlin staff involved, our TEAM and of course all 262 passengers for this wonderful day.***

A great YouTube Video uploaded by Sam Chui: Sam Chui / Youtube

A great report (in Italian): http://www.md80.it/bbforum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=42453

Pictures are available at www.nordlandseite.de.

For more information, please visit this products webpage.
Important Information:
 
*** Within minutes after your booking, we will automatically send you an invoice and booking confirmation. Please print it out and provide it at the airberlin check-in together with your passport. Check-in closes 60 minutes prior to departure. Additional written travel documents will be distributed approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure. We recommend to purchase a travel insurance e.g. from www.elvia.de.***
***Seat reservation requests can be sent to sven.maertens@airevents.de, or use the remarks field during the booking process. With their booking, all passengers confirm to agree both to our (AirEvents Ltd.) terms and conditions and to the Conditions of Carriage of airberlin. ***
*** Important health notice
The flight is open for passengers over 8 years in good physical condition. In the case of physical handicaps, please let us know when making your reservation so that we can try to accommodate you in the best possible way. Passengers with diseases that are a risk for the flight operation (heart diseases, circulatory disorder, higher than usual risk of thrombosis…) cannot be carried as a medical interruption of the flight could endanger our expedition. Please contact us (best before your booking) in case of such diseases.***
***International flight exempted from German VAT according to §3b (1) in connection with §26 (3) UStG.***
 
 
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 Polar Basic Special – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin - Random seat allocation   499.00 EUR 
 Polar Basic XL – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   777.00 EUR 
 Polar Basic – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   666.00 EUR 
 Polar Classic Aisle – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   999.00 EUR 
 Polar Classic Window – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   1,222.00 EUR 
 Polar Classic Window+Aisle – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   1,999.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Aisle Seat (3C) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin   2,222.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Aisle Seat (3H) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin  Out of Stock  2,222.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Inner Seat (1E) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin  Out of Stock  1,555.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Inner Seat (1F) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin  Out of Stock  1,555.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Restructed Window + Inner Seat (5C/3E) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin   5,555.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Restructed Window + Inner Seat (5H/3F) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin   5,555.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Window + 2 Inner Seata (6A/5E/5F) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin   7,777.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Window + Inner Seat (2A/2D) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin  Out of Stock  7,777.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Window + Inner Seat (2K/2G) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin   7,777.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Window + Inner Seat (4A/4D) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin  Out of Stock  7,777.00 EUR 
 Polar Deluxe Window + Inner Seat (4K/4G) – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin  Out of Stock  7,777.00 EUR 
 Polar Premium Aisle – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   1,222.00 EUR 
 Polar Premium Window – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   1,999.00 EUR 
 Polar Premium Window+Aisle – Arctic Sightseeing Flight 01 May 2017 from Berlin – Seat reservation subject to availability   2,999.00 EUR 
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