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How Much Would You Pay For This Tour?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19192 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

JUST FOR FUN, how much would you roughly pay a 20-day tour flying aboard a CHARTERED IL-18 or IL-62 (for 15 days) with 20 NIGHTS’ HOTEL and RAMP ACCESS, routing: Moscow (5 days in Moscow, visiting the various airports)-Novosibirsk- Almaty-Bishkek-Tashkent-Dushanbe-Ashgabat-Sharjah-Tehran-Baku-Yerevan-Tbilisi-Kishinev-Kiev (the two airports)-Minsk-Moscow? It’s difficult to answer, of course, but if I had the money I’d probably be willing to pay 2,000-3,000 pounds.


[Edited 2004-05-13 16:12:27]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

On a russian liner eh?

The question is, How much would THEY pay ME to fly on that?

Allow me to elaborate.

Not that I am hateful to Russians as they are a very good people, but their aircraft just scare the hell out of me. I have heard stories about them, and whether they are true or not, I do not want to find out. They look rather shabby on the interiors, and the planes don't look very clean so that kind of turns me away. They look like Cheap copies of Boeings.

[Edited 2004-05-13 17:29:59]

User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

I ´ve had the opportunity to fly in the Il-62 (cubana). Smooth and nice aircraft.
The tour seems Ok!! what about 5,000 USD?

Cheers,

Henpol747



Vive la France! ¡Viva México!
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2443 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

The problem is not the aircraft... I would love to fly on a IL-62, but if it involves Russia and staying in Russia, forget it. I had the opportunity of visiting Russia in 1998 and to my pleasure, I could see how people broke the windows of one bank and took everything in it. Of course, after the Ruble was devaluated 200% (at that moment) and an economic crisis, the bank went bankrupt, so it was an obvious reaction, but a pretty scary one...

I will pay to fly CU's IL-62 from MEX-HAV. That would be excellent...


User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Rojo: you MUST do that!! Not only is it the Il-62, it´s the rhum, the cigars and...... am I forgetting something?........... Aha!! the cuban women of course!!

Cheers,

Henpol747



Vive la France! ¡Viva México!
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

I'd love to do a tour like that! I'd also love to pay about £6.32 to do it, but I'm guessing it would cost me a bit more than that! Personally though, I'd prefer to try out a various selection of Russian aircraft and airlines rather than doing the whole tour on the same charter.


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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3764 times:

I would love to fly on the il-62 just once.Even though i am russian and have been there enough times to memorize the announcment on the moscow metro trains before the doors close,i have yet to fly on a russian aircraft.Plus,id love to have ramp access and see all the russian airports.

If i had the money,id pay as much as 10,000USD,but it depends on how good the hotels are  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

I would pay $2000 without a doupt! I guess it would cost more...

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Is this a real tour? Ramp access at Tehran is already worth a few thousand bucks!!! If this tour is indeed offered, pleeeeeeeeeease let me know where I can book...!!!  Nuts

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19192 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

LOL Unique. Unfortunately it is, as stated in the opening post, just for fun.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

I'd pay EUR3-4k for a tour like that, especially if it was an IL-18 (although I suspect all participants would be deaf after the first week !) - that would be magic fun, especially all the Central Asian airports. Instead of a charter on all the legs, maybe book some of the legs on scheduled flights, on TU3, TU5, YK2 etc - mmmmmmmmm ! Sign me up...

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19192 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

So you'd prefer such a tour on normal scheduled flights, then? Naturally you'd have a wider choice of airlines and aircraft.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Not necessarily all the tour, but I like to fly on as many airlines and types as possible, especially off the beaten track. Sadly, when I'm bored at work (like now) I go on to the Production system and book great long whimsical tours to expensive far away destinations, and try and break Farequote by pricing them. But it would be great to do some of the trip in a chartered IL18, and not be constrained by schedules.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19192 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Aha, I see. A balance, then. On particular legs, like Dushanbe-Ashgabat and Ashgabat-Sharjah, you could charter a different plane on a different airline locally, and take scheduled flights on the other legs. Would certainly be very exciting. Just think - the tour would be a Russian/Soviet aircraft lovers' paradise!


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

We'd have to find flights operated with

TU3
TU5
T20
IL4
IL8
ILW
IL9

My cup would seriously runneth over !


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19192 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

LOL What about the Yak 40/42 and AN-24? More standard, like the TU5, but nevertheless fine. You could fly an ILW from Moscow to Novosibirsk.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

I would pay 20 bucks, provided that drinks are on the house.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

All those would be good - this tour starts to look better and better !

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

I pay whatever you want, but just drop me off at THR and I'll spend the rest of the (tour) time there! Selling the slides I'm able to do at THR will bring me a fortune!

Ok, the ramp pass at THR is one thing, the ability to convince all the armed guards to let me do my "business" is another...

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