Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3392 times:
I really want to fly on soviet/Russian/Eastern European/Whatever you want to call them aircraft, such as a Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yakovlev and the like. Just want to know which the cheapest way to do it. I think i can connect to a flight in London, Hanover, Berlin, or Paris. And would like to know if any of you have been on a flight from these airport; whats it cost, aircraft and any visa requirements (of course, depending on the destination). I really wanna go on one and I thinking of taking the plunge in Spetember sometime. No too bothered where-id love to try Russia, saying that ive learned the language!
Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3327 times:
well, today I recieved an offer by an german aviation-group! The special officer includes TU154 flights from germany on sunday and return on thursday, incl. hotel in bulgaria from cologne or dusseldorf. Price: starting from around 120pound/sterling.
If you are interested, let me know, I will look if I will find it again!
Pouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3171 times:
You just need to book a ticket to Iran and get a domestic flight on one of private Iranian low-cost airlines. I bet you'll get the chance to fly on a Tu154 or Yak42!
Thank to US embargos against Iran's aviation industry...
Sunwing From Netherlands, joined Feb 2003, 12 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3162 times:
Look at this website: http://www.airevents.de
There is a Tupolev 154 sightseeing flight with Hemus Air from Cologne/Bonn on July 23.
I always wanted to fly on a Russian aircraft so I booked this flight
Oobitsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
I continue to be stunned that people go out of their way to fly on these things. At the same time, I can't help but admit that I get a little tingle of excitement whenever I have the chance to ride in one. I think it's the whole exdperience - the flapping seatbacks, the aloof F/As, the people smoking in the loo, and the fighterjet piloting style. Yep, I'm a junky too. I'll be sad when they're all replaced with Boeings, Airbuses and RJs. You owe it to yourself to get a ride on a Yak-40 before it's too late.
Pouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
They love to but it is almost impossible as sanction laws say Iran can't purchase aircrafts with more than 10% American parts. Recently Airbus refused to sell Iran 4 ordered A330 just because of that.
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19 Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2876 times:
Damn, Henpol747 just said my opinion!
For us Americans the best if not the only choice would be Cubana. I had the chance to fly them twice on a Russian-built aircraft and once in an AOM DC-10 CUN-HAV-CUN. Let me tell you, that take off power on the Il-62M is nothing but AMAZING!
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
StearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2747 times:
If you want to do it on the cheap, I would recommend first either going to Cancun or Nassau, Bahamas and then second, fly on Cubana Air to Havana. I think they still use AN24's on those hauls. Shell out more cash and you can fly on an IL 62 from Havana to Madrid.
Keep in mind that going to Cuba is illegal in most circumstances, except as permitted by the US State Dept.
You can fly Aeroflot from LAX to Vladivostok on an IL 96.
You may be able to catch a TU 154, TU 134, or IL 76 out of London to points east on various airlines.
Be sure and check the airline before choosing a flight as Aeroflot is increasingly replacing the old Russian built stuff with Airbus and Boeing equipment.
If wishes were horses, a Tail Dragger I would fly...