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Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 2 Of 3)  
User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

See Part 1 here:

Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 1 Of 3) (by omidp Jun 29 2010 in Trip Reports)

See Part 3 here:

Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 3 Of 3) (by omidp Jun 29 2010 in Trip Reports)

by Olga



Iran Air Crew

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by Vinay

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Some pictures from Tehran Airport's Website



by Vinay-Dullahbank

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Baggage Claim Area

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Now we get to pix taken by me

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This is when I arrived in Tehran and going towards the customs

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Then you take the escalator down to baggage claim and meeting point is to the right

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There is a huge line up as when you pick up your luggage you have to go through another baggage check for drugs

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This one is my return

The Check in counters

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Passport Control

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After the Passport Control looking towards passport control

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Iran Air Crew

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An observation area

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This central food court has a restaurant and coffee shop

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There are not that many shops though

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[Edited 2010-06-29 23:52:27]

25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Wow...if you buy a carpet at the airport...does that make it a "Flying Carpet"??

Sorry...couldn't resist!

You talked about the dress code in Part 1, but could you talk about ties?

I know that Iranian men don't wear ties and this is noticeable on the male flight crew where they otherwise wear the normal "western" pilots uniform...but not the tie... If a foreigner visits Iran would wearing a tie be a bad idea?


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3360 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Wow, there were some great pictures there - very interesting insights into Iran. One of my friends went on holiday there during the election last year (or was it this year) - he loved it, despite being a bit scary at times. Is the B707 still flying there? Really fancy a trip there, but getting a visa is such a hassle for British.


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User currently offlinelychemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1261 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Fantastic. However everyone looks sad in the pictures. Including the crew.

User currently offlineODAFZ From Afghanistan, joined Jul 2004, 357 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

nice pictures of IKA airport.
But i love the translation in farsi of economy class...


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27306 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Another great 2nd part. The photos are so revealing of life in Iran and at the airport. Love the crafts and carpets. I have a Persian rug in my house which I got as a gift and flew it back on IR from THR-LHR with me.

OA260


User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Thank you all for your kind comments and lovely stories/ memories

@Burj- lol to the flying carpet   also yes gov of Iran does not allow Iranian men to wear ties because they know it to be a western thing and they are trying so hard not to westernize Iran but Iranians are very modern people and want to be up to date with fashion etc so it's nonsense but ties are not seen widely in Iran due to the restriction from the gov. Man we have a nasty gov.


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 32767 times:
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Very enjoyable pictures of a country I am most unlikely to visit.

Thanks for sharing.



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User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting omidp (Reply 6):
yes gov of Iran does not allow Iranian men to wear ties because they know it to be a western thing and they are trying so hard not to westernize

Right this is the part I'm confused by...historically in Iran/Persia what did men where? Did they wear shirts and pants/trousers?

My point being that once you are wearing western shirts and pants...isn't it arbitrary to say that a TIE is too western?

I know in some countries, Pakistan, India, Arab countries etc...if you are a man and don't want to wear western clothes, you wear the TRADITIONAL clothes....but if you wear western clothes, then you wear all of it...


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6060 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting omidp (Reply 6):
but Iranians are very modern people and want to be up to date with fashion etc

I preferred the conservative side of your country during a trip there, it was the real Iran to me.


User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

@777 way- But many including me find that conservative side very sad and boring and many of those conservative side you saw were fake. Many people are not religious and since they work for the government offices etc. They have to wear conservative clothes or chadors for women so that they don't loose their jobs. In Iran sadly everyone has to fake that they are religious. Our gov. loves to see everyone to be conservative and if u are not they don't like it at all.

@Burj- I don't know neither why ties are not allowed while almost everyone in Iran has wears modern western outfits. we have a very stupid gov. and they can't force people in all ways and in Iran only in villages you can find traditional outfits not in cities anymore.


User currently onlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Truly excellent pictures from Iran - the country is looking beautiful and very contemporary through these pictures! Hearing about the country through the "western press" - it sounds like a hell-hole (my perception, may not be their words), but the pictures reveal it in a totally different light. Kudos to your TR for changing perceptions!


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User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Thanks very much Nimish  

User currently offlinewexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 28524 times:

The photos are very interresting at showing the dress code. It's so interesting to see that even such a simple thing like a tie can be contentuos. Living in a very liberal country it is hard to comprehend such strict rules on such a simple thing as what you wear! These photos make me very curious to visit Iran and get first hand experience of the country.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 27277 times:

Quoting burj (Reply 1):

You talked about the dress code in Part 1, but could you talk about ties?
Quoting burj (Reply 1):
If a foreigner visits Iran would wearing a tie be a bad idea?

Yes. Ties are inexorably linked to the Shah and are technically banned. That said, most men will wear them in private at things like parties.

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):

I preferred the conservative side of your country during a trip there, it was the real Iran to me.

It isn't the "real Iran" to Iranians. Iranians are, sometimes to a fault, people who crave modernity.



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 26286 times:

Nice trip report, it was a pleasure to read.


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User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 24761 times:

Thanks Wexfordflyer & Mss658  

User currently offlinekiramakora From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 23853 times:

A wonderful trip report from one of my favourite countries. Thank you so much. I am hoping to go to Iran for a month later this year.

User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 22940 times:

Thank you Kiramakora  

User currently offlineairbusfanyyz From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 22624 times:

Great report... reminded me of my own trip to Iran in 2009.
A wonderful country with kind generous people everywhere.  

Cheers,
Kaz

P.S. shameless plug of my own trip report. Iran Trip Part 2 THR-MHD On IR (by airbusfanyyz Feb 11 2011 in Trip Reports)



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User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 21792 times:

Great. Thank you airbus fan

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6060 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 21641 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 14):
I preferred the conservative side of your country during a trip there, it was the real Iran to me.

It isn't the "real Iran" to Iranians. Iranians are, sometimes to a fault, people who crave modernity.

Sorry I meant rural Iran, the country side, villages, small towns, enjoyed those more.


User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 20914 times:

no worries at all, sorry I made a mistake. Thank you 777  

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 21):
Sorry I meant rural Iran, the country side, villages, small towns, enjoyed those more.

That's not necessarily the most authentic thing. Iran has always been a country at the crossroads of modernity and the past.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6060 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

I only felt Tehran to have a different feel all the other cities seemed to have an air about them that was quite like the countryside ways, like moving from rural to Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan and especially Zahedan didnt seem as drastic as did Tehran.

User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 24):
I only felt Tehran to have a different feel all the other cities seemed to have an air about them that was quite like the countryside ways, like moving from rural to Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan and especially Zahedan didnt seem as drastic as did Tehran.

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