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My First Within Africa Trip Of 2005  
User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12568 times:

My first domestic trip with in Tanzania of 2005 and ofcourse my first ever trip report. I hope the A.netters will enjoy it, especially the pics..Though it is very difficult to get good pics here due to security reasons, i have managed a few….…
I departed aboard an Air Tanzania flight TC 7934 on 4th Jan 2005 ..from DAR – (DAR ES SALAAM) to MWZ – (MWANZA).

My sincere apologies for the horrid photo taking skills...

4th JAN 2005
Air Tanzania: TC 7934
Operated by : B737
Route : DAR-MWZ-DAR
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I left home at 2.02 pm or rather 1402hrs to catch up my flight departing at 1600hrs. On my way to the Airport:

This is among the most famous junctions of Dar es salaam city..


Ofcourse i had to take a left turn onto Ohio Street, otherwise i would have been stuck in traffic..


On my first right, was the Royal Palm Hotel (Ex - Sheraton). Here is where the foreign high ranking officials stay while they visit Tanzania... At that moment i could only see a S.A. flag there.....


Left again onto Pugu Rd... The heat was killing me!!


Hey nice ad! Need some african models......



Upon reaching the Airport, one of the first sights was this South African Bird.. A famous sight in Dar es salaam... since SAA owns part of TC.



This is where i got off.....the terminal 2 building..


A view from above, the terminal 2...


CHECK IN:

Boarding pass (green one = return) and the ticket!!


Finally, i was in the check in area.... I could only see Air Tanzania's and LAM Mozambiqan AIrlines Check in counter open... not that busy....


ON THE PLANE:
Load factor = 80% full....


I just grabbed the most famous JAMBO - Air Tanzania's inflight Magazine.. The cover picture is of Baloon safaris in the serengeti national park..


Good designed ADs in the magazine.....african models needed again!!


hmmm... Air Tanzania's planned routes.... DUBAI, MUSCAT, MUMBAI


Well, i just watched out of the window and....saw the luggage being loaded... i wondered how many staffs were doing the job...



That was Emirates moving towards the runway for departure to NBO then DXB...


Soon, after Emirates passed another aircraft from TC's current fleet...


On the other side of the window, i witnessed an EMRAER 120 aircraft of LAM Mozambiqan Airline.... I guessed it would soon leave the gates...


TAKEOFF TIME:

As we taxiied to the runway, i saw the old terminal (TERMINAL 1) which now handles charters ....


A view of DAR City....


In the skies of Africa.....


Now the meals being served...


..The meal,, I wasn’t impressed at all,,,, I don’t think so anyone else would…….the photo says it all…..would you like to peep in whats in the pack? Well it was branded “ SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS”” inside was piece of cake……



Finally, on my return.... it was around 7.30 and I wanted to take agood pic of the aircraft,,, on my onwards flight I didn’t get opportunites because of the security reasons,….

now in my return I talked to a senior official who allowed me to take a picture,,, unfortunately it was very dark…..and i didnt want to waste time now....




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....END.....



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User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12400 times:

Nice report and good pictures. It's certainly unusual to get a trip report on an internal African flight, so thanks for posting.

User currently offlineAt502B From South Africa, joined Dec 2004, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12378 times:

Yeah thanks- I liked all the pics, Any African flying report is a good read.


I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.
User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12271 times:

Jambo,

Habari Gani ?....

Hi, i am not african, but I love trip reports from such areas. This is always a very good thing. Hope to see more reports from you this year.


Asanti sana !!!!


By the way, what are your impression about Air tanzania ?

I am so sad that they changed their livery ! I really loves the giraffe !


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12234 times:

Thanks so much for posting. I love picture trip reports.

It is so rare to get a trip report from Africa.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12146 times:

thanks alot...
will definately keep posting new trip reports.....


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11816 times:

Jambo, great report indeed. I also like the fact that text was minimal, as pictures do say a lot!

Regarding SAA's investment in TC, I am saddened as well by the fact that they have not developed the airline to be bigger than what it is now. SA is not even willing to either drop their own daily service to DAR or let TC fly it. It is quite obvious that SAA's intentions are to diffuse any growth from such airlines in order to protect it's own growth.

And now, TC makes a loss: http://allafrica.com/stories/200501181507.html


User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11366 times:

Jambo,

I recall that I had posted once in the civil aviation forum, the exact words you included in your post above:

"I think Air Tanzania would far be better being a regional airline. I think they can take the Luxair model in Europe, or Air Botswana. Small jet aircraft, like the regional jet, forming the backbone of the operations, flying to capitals and regional destinations in Central Africa, South Africa and the Indian Ocean.

They can turn Dar es Salam into a regional hub, connecting small cities in East/Southern Africa. For example, connecting people from Kilamanjaro to Cape Town via DAR, or Entebbe to Durban via DAR, or Harare to Mombasa via DAR and so on. They would ofcourse need a fleet of regional jets or even smaller aircraft, offering high frequencies to opimize city pair con".

Can you explain?



If there is a will, there is a way
User currently offlineFaenum From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10549 times:

I really enjoyed your pictorial report. In 1970 I spent a year in DAR as a Traffic Instructor for East African Airways. Your shot of Terminal 1 brought back a few memories, Super VC10s, DC9s, F27s, DC3s, Twin Otters .. Thanks.

User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10528 times:

Nice comphrehensive report, Mr. Jambo.


My soul is in the sky...
User currently offlineMarambio From Argentina, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10502 times:

Nice report, especially when I'm heading to Arusha, Tanzania next month and I plan on doing some flights over the country. Which would you recommend, Air Tanzania or Precision Air?

Saludos,
Marambio



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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10491 times:

Quoting Jambo (Thread starter):
My sincere apologies for the horrid photo taking skills...

Well I thought they were excellent!

Quoting At502B (Reply 2):
Any African flying report is a good read.

Yup, me too, keep them coming!


User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10035 times:

Quoting Marambio (Reply 11):
Which would you recommend, Air Tanzania or Precision Air?

Well, both are just the same!


User currently offlineRmcf From Spain, joined Oct 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9994 times:

Jambo everybody!
What a great trip report! I flew TC last summer and I just loved the plane and the livery! Also photos from DAR are wonderful: great memories!

Quoting BA (Reply 4):
It is so rare to get a trip report from Africa.

Completely agree: if you have the opportunity you should definitely do more: this TR was excellent.
bye! rmcf


User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9806 times:

Awesome. I always like to hear about these smaller carriers from around the world. It helps me decide what to fly on when I visit these kind of destinations.

What do you know about Air Malawi and some of the other smaller african companies? I'm going to be over that way in October and want to know as much as possible before I book my tickets, unfortunately there isn't much available on these airlines on sites such as skytrax so reviews like yours are invaluable.

The routing I have in mind is something along the lines of
JNB-BLZ-LLW-DAR-NBO on Air Malawi.

Any info would be useful. Thanks again for an out of the ordinary trip report.


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9382 times:

Great - nice to see any report involving the B737-200 series. The pics add a huge amount, too.

Well done once again.

Ian.


User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2716 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9258 times:

Awesome!

Thank you very much for that wonderful trip report, and also for bringing us all those wonderful pictures from the streets of Dar-es-Salam.

One of the best reports I've read...

Love African trip reports!

 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9060 times:

you are all welcome......................

User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9004 times:

Beautiful pics from far away places hardly seen! These are trip reports  Smile


Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6719 times:
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Hi Jambo,

nice report.

Supposed that this flight was operated with Boeing 737-200 equipment. Am I wrong? Sadly or even positive for many passengers, this route is now operated with DH8 equipment.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6563 times:



Quoting At502B (Reply 2):
Yeah thanks- I liked all the pics, Any African flying report is a good read.

I agree. I can't wait to go back.



-Travel now, journey infinitely.
User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6181 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 20):
Hi Jambo,

nice report.

Supposed that this flight was operated with Boeing 737-200 equipment. Am I wrong? Sadly or even positive for many passengers, this route is now operated with DH8 equipment.

Regards,

Gerard

yep gerald. Back in 05 TC operated B732 on DAR/MWZ/DAR domestic route. Now sadly things have turned really bad. They now operate Dash 8 on this route. The B732 are no longer in service and they dont have any other similar capacity aircraft for this route.

The rt fare for an hours flight DAR/MWZ was USD 250 return. Its the biggest domestic route in our country.


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