A Convair 990 jet plane flies over Antarctica while on charter from Modern Air Transport as "Polar Bird II," which carried 48 passengers via the North Pole and South Pole on a unique 32-day around-the-world tour organized by Hemphill World Air Cruises of Los Angeles, California, for the Travelers' Century Club. It was the most expensive world tour of the time (1970) at $9,760 per person.

A Convair 990 jet plane flies over Antarctica while on charter from Modern Air Transport as "Polar Bird II," which carried 48 passengers via the North Pole and South Pole on a unique 32-day around-the-world tour organized by Hemphill World Air Cruises of Los Angeles, California, for the Travelers' Century Club. It was the most expensive world tour of the time (1970) at $9,760 per person. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

H1PW79

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25.2 MB (1.1 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3600 x 2442 px | 30.5 x 20.7 cm | 12 x 8.1 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

5 November 2012

Location:

In the air over Antarctica.

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

A Convair 990 jet plane flies over Antarctica while on charter from Modern Air Transport as "Polar Bird II, " which carried 48 passengers via the North Pole and South Pole on a unique 32-day around-the-world tour organized by Hemphill World Air Cruises of Los Angeles, California, for the Travelers' Century Club. It was the most expensive world tour of the time (1970) at $9, 760 per person.

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