This was the most comfortable trip I've had down here! It was still pretty long, but check out the view from my hotel! It was right on the square in Christchurch, NZ, and the weather was gorgeous. Too bad I didn't get stuck there.
When I picked up my cold weather gear, they informed us that we were taking the Australian Airbus down to the ice. I don't mind the usual C-17 or C-130 flight down, but the airbus was pretty nice. I got business class seats. They had a movie screen so we could track our progress.
The best part about it was the windows!