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Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:53 am

Air Events (who brought us the joyrides in Germany on the Iran Air 747SP, the Syrianair 727 and the Iranair 747-100 and others), are operating a series of enthusiasts' tours to Iran, where, for four or five days, you fly around on some pretty exotic birds (and some pretty far out straight-tourist stuff like Persepolis, Tehran, Kish Island, Necropolis, Shiraz etc etc). Next week's sold out trip includes two 707s of Saha, as well as two Iran Asseman 727s, a Tu204 of Mahan and a Tu154 of Iran Air Tours. There is a second tour going in November. Would you go to Iran for a lineup like this (it's quite cheap btw, I think 600 Euros incl hotels), or indeed, is anyone from here going?

(Here's a link for the November trip) http://www.airevents.de/news.php?id=2&cid=10

(And just to make the point again - two 707 flights)

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Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:28 pm

For those interested, this article I wrote on flying in iran after an outstanding trip there recently can be seen here:

http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=88

Iran is a fantastic place.
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:39 pm

Given, er, some past and present difficulties, I don't think we are allowed or officially welcome.
 
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:20 am

Funnily enough I just got an email from Airevents advertising the November trip, with the itinerary now confirmed. The program will look as follows:

Saturday 25.11.2006: Flight to Tehran from Dubai (on Iran Aseman B727) or Western Europe
Sunday 26.11.2006: Flight on SAHA Air Boeing 707 to Mashad, city tour of Mashad
Monday 27.11.2006: Flight to Shiraz on Tupolev 154 by IRAN AIR TOURS
Tuesday 28.11.2006: Visit of Persepolis and flight on Iran Air A300 to Tehran
Wednesday 29.11.2006: Return flights to Western Europe or Mahan Air Tupolev 204 flight to Dubai

The price will be approximately €550 for double room accomodation from Tehran (with individual travel to Tehran) or €780 from Dubai (with flights on Iran Aseman Boeing 727 and Mahan Tupolev 204 to / from Tehran).
Prices include all domestic flights, sightseeing program, hotel accomodation in 3/4 star places, full board.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 2):
I don't think we are allowed or officially welcome

Actually, Americans are welcome in Iran much in the same way they go to Cuba
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
Actually, Americans are welcome in Iran much in the same way they go to Cuba

I think this is true. It's the US government that puts these travel bans in place for American citizens, not the destination countries. In the 80s and 90s, Lebanon had no problem with American travellers (although, in the 80s at least, the citizenry weren't so thrilled by the idea), but if you went there, the US government fined you $25,000. I don't know if you get fined or imprisoned for visiting Iran nowadays, but Iran has no problem with it and by all accounts (hard to believe, but I've heard a lot of anecdotal wisdom to this effect), the Iranian people are delighted to welcome Americans to their country.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:16 am

In one of the pics above, of the 707 cabin, it says that the particular aircraft was converted from military use to pax use and thus does not have overhead bins, only racks.....however, from what I remember of 707's (and I flew on quite a few), they only had these type of overhead racks, not the bins that we see in modern aircraft.....
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:25 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Thread starter):
a Tu154 of Iran Air Tours

I would avoid this one...  scared 

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 2):
Given, er, some past and present difficulties, I don't think we are allowed or officially welcome.

Not all a.netters are American. Air Events is German, I don't see the problem. Some European airlines fly daily to THR...
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:29 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
Actually, Americans are welcome in Iran much in the same way they go to Cuba

What about Jewish Americans?
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:33 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):
Actually, Americans are welcome in Iran much in the same way they go to Cuba

What about Jewish Americans?

Or Gay Americans!

Or Gay Jewish Americans!
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:41 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):

What about Jewish Americans?

Iran has a Jewish poplulation...so I dont' think (at least I don't hope) it would be a problem for Jews to go...

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 9):
Or Gay Americans!

Or Gay Jewish Americans!

.regardless of faith, creed...etc...I would hope all are welcome...
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:46 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 9):
Or Gay Americans!

Or Gay Jewish Americans!

What about Gay Jewish Crossdressing Transsexual Americans sporting a copy of Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:50 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 5):
the Iranian people are delighted to welcome Americans to their country.

I would bet they would be nice. Most people are actually interested in meeting people from other places. Governments have disagreements, but most people are cool one on one. Sure you would get that odd one out, but most would be nice.

I would bet that the average Iranian is really just interested in having a nice life, a good family, a nice place to live, and good job. These are the things that most people in the world really want. When it comes down to it most people just want to live their lives and be left alone by the government.

Most people I know are not big fans of middle eastern Islamic people, but we would be friendly to him if he wasn't causing any trouble. I would go out of my way to show him that were are not all the infidels that Hollywood and the rap music make us out to be. A working class American and a working class Iranian probably have a lot in common. I have never been to Iran, but sometimes it feels like it here in the Detroit area.

"it feels like an Iraqi city" a quote from an Iraqi on visiting Dearborn. This was in the Detroit Free Press a few years ago.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:02 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):
.regardless of faith, creed...etc...I would hope all are welcome...

Most likely that would not be the case.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:17 am

I have a friend who he and is wife went to the USSR in 1974. They were met by more curiosity than anything else. Most people had not ever seen an American before. They have never said a bad word about anyone they met there. Nobody gave them a hard time and that was when the USSR was supposed to be the big time bad guys.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 9):
Or Gay Americans!

Or Gay Jewish Americans!

When in Rome...
Act non Jewish? Tell em' your last name is Jones and you are from Pinkneyville, Illinois.
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I have worked with a guy who was on US merchant ships for 28 years and he said that in ports they could always get top dollar/or good trades, for prono videos and other smut from ship crews from Islamic countries. That just goes to show that some people just don't give a damn about religion. The two biggest drug dealers at my school (where I work) were both "muslims".
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:06 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
What about Jewish Americans?

Yes. People are also allowed to eat pork and drink alcohol in their homes.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 11):
sporting a copy of Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.

That ended quite a while ago

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 9):
Gay Americans!

Unfortunately, the government of Iran has very pre-Lawrence type laws on gay people having sex.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:33 pm

hmm, i'm 25 percent Norwegian, i wonder if i could get an EU passport, and save all the hassles i'd have trying to get back into the United States with an Iranian Visa in my passport.......
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:42 pm

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 16):
hmm, i'm 25 percent Norwegian, i wonder if i could get an EU passport, and save all the hassles i'd have trying to get back into the United States with an Iranian Visa in my passport.......

I am going a bit OT here but ...

Norway isn't in the EU , but if you can get a Norwegian passport it is probably worth a try , I am on tenterhooks at the moment as I am meant to be going to Iran on 1 September , but I was silly enough to apply on my British passport and I got turned down , I am trying again on my New Zealand passport and should find out this afternoon whether I get it - so my advise is that if you have eligibility for any other passport you should try it ...

anyway , back on track , assuming that I do get my visa I am sure that passing through THR airport I will see a lot of vintage a/c ( at least I would if my flights weren't at such anti-social and anti-spotting hours - my FRA-THR arrives in around 00:30 and my flight home departs around 02:00 )
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:16 pm

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 13):
Most likely that would not be the case.

I know a couple of americans (non-muslim, white European ancestry) that went to Iran and openly said they were Americans.

Absolutely no problem, and really enjoyed the stay. They were the backpacker kind of people, btw.
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:42 pm

Woohoo! Just been down to the Iranian Embassy and I have got my visa ... sadly I dont think my other half is going to be too keen on spending much time spotting at THR
 
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:11 pm

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Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:02 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 11):
What about Gay Jewish Crossdressing Transsexual Americans sporting a copy of Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.

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Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:05 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 19):
Woohoo! Just been down to the Iranian Embassy and I have got my visa ... sadly I dont think my other half is going to be too keen on spending much time spotting at THR

I have no political bear on any country. I would love to do this trip and am only feeling threatened by one thing...

If I went my girlfriend will strangle me.

Apart from that.. I would love to be there... last chance to fly a 707..
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:08 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 22):
If I went my girlfriend will strangle me.

Cos she'd be jealous? Or she's under the misapprehension that it's not a safe destination?
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:14 am

PS not to seem disrespectful to your girlfriend, everyone I've spoken to has said it's a crazy idea, except those who have been there, who say it's a beautiful and friendly and almost completely normal country.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:40 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 11):
What about Gay Jewish Crossdressing Transsexual Americans sporting a copy of Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.

You'd get some funny looks in Times Square or Piccadilly Circus. Maybe it would be OK in Vegas...

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 14):
The two biggest drug dealers at my school (where I work) were both "muslims"

Killing people is not part of the Muslim faith either, and the fanatics who are trying to kill Americans by blowing up aircraft are basically deviants from the core of the faith.

It has been years since I flew on a 707. Sounds like a great trip but its a little out of my scope! Have fun and be safe!
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:42 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
Yes. People are also allowed to eat pork and drink alcohol in their homes.

yes, but where can you buy it in Iran?

Iran is actually less extreme than Saudi Arabia. Difference is the Saudis are quiet about their support for terrorism and extremism and the Iranians, especially with the new guy, cant shut up about all the world wide destruction they are planning. I would prefer to live in Iran I think
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:54 am

Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 7):
Quoting Cedarjet (Thread starter):
a Tu154 of Iran Air Tours

Quoting YULWinterSkies:
I would avoid this one...

Why avoid the Tu154...if they were to crash more than average, it's probably because of bad maintenance and/or hard conditions they have to fly in. There's nothing wrong with the actual aircraft.

[Edited 2006-08-23 18:31:27]
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:04 am

I would love to go on this trip. As an American citizen, I am not allowed to go to Iran.
 
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:11 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 28):
I would love to go on this trip. As an American citizen, I am not allowed to go to Iran.

I know many Americans with US passports who go to Iran...
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 26):
yes, but where can you buy it in Iran?

Pork can be bought in stores in Armenian neighborhoods while alcohol can be distilled in one's home.

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 26):
especially with the new guy

The new guy is nothing but a mouth. People need to figure that out

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 28):
As an American citizen, I am not allowed to go to Iran.

Iran will let you in, you just have to keep it secret from the US government
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 30):
Iran will let you in, you just have to keep it secret from the US government

is Iran willing to stamp the visa on a separate piece of paper that you can throw away once you leave Iran? otherwise, you really can't keep it a secret, customs will see it in your passport when you try and re-enter the country.
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:24 am

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 31):
is Iran willing to stamp the visa on a separate piece of paper that you can throw away once you leave Iran?

Yep
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:38 am

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 31):
is Iran willing to stamp the visa on a separate piece of paper that you can throw away once you leave Iran?

As far as I know they will do this, for instance Saudi citizens get this treatment (Iranians are Shia muslims, Saudis are Wahabbi Sunnis, who consider Shias to be heretics - an Iranian stamp in a Saudi passport could cause the holder quite a lot of hassle)

Israel does something similar. If you have an Israeli stamp in your pass though you will find it very hard to get an Iranian visa.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:44 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 30):
The new guy is nothing but a mouth. People need to figure that out

I strongly disagree. Not since Mein Kampf has a leader been so succinct with his plans for the future.
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:55 am

I have fond memories of the Air Events IR 747SP flight - fantastic stuff. I would really love to take part in this trip, but sadly it interferes with a trip to Moscow that I'm taking in November (I'm staying there for a month on an exchange with my university and the MGIMO university), which will still be interesting as I am probably getting to fly on a Tu-154, but no 707s or Tu-204s  Sad

If anyone from this forums manages to go, please post a report!  Smile

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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:11 am

Where does IRI get spare parts for these birds? Isn't Boeing forbidden from sending anything there?
BTW, I won't be doing this any time soon. I'm old enough to remember 1979 like it was yesterday. I'm also old enough to have flown on 707's several times.  Wink
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:21 am

As much as I would love to fly on a 707, you're not getting me anywhere near Iran!
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:52 am

If you have ever visited Israel, and have an Israeli stamp in your passport, you needn't bother going. You will be turned back at the airport.

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Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:03 am

Well, how about the fact that I refuse to support an Islamofacist regime with a mad man for a leader who may soon bring massive destruction to his country.

[Edited 2006-08-24 04:06:47]
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:31 pm

Iran Focus is probably the worst source this side of JPost to use. While things are definitely less than perfect in Iran, they are nowhere near the problems in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia (not about women, but ethnic minorities) or other places.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:59 pm

Sounds like a great trip, some old aircraft and a holiday to a different place in the world.

I wonder if Australians can book with them.

Might have to check the airevents web site.
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Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:21 pm

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 39):
If you have ever visited Israel, and have an Israeli stamp in your passport, you needn't bother going. You will be turned back at the airport.

Exactly the same the other way around.

I had to get a clean passport in order to enter Israel, as the old one had visas from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and others.
 
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Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:09 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 40):
Other than the dress code rules, which are idiotic, Iranian women are essentially treated as equals,

Are you sure of that..? In that part of the world, the religion itself, as well as the Shariat law, dictates that women be treated differently in most respects....I don't think Iran is any different on this front....maybe I'm wrong...
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:15 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 40):
He isn't the leader. Get it straight.

He is the President and by far the most visible face of Iran's govt. He probaly is saying in public what all of Iran's mullahs think. Since the end of WW2, no nation has so recklessly threatened the rest of the world with nuclear weapons. Not Stalins USSR, not Mao's China and not Pakistan. His rehtoric is very reminicient of 1938 Nazi Germany.
 
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Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:35 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 47):
Since the end of WW2, no nation has so recklessly threatened the rest of the world with nuclear weapons. Not Stalins USSR, not Mao's China and not Pakistan.

Pakistan is a close second..... Big grin
 
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:52 am

I'd like to go on this trip since I now live closeby, but:

1. Can't get the time off work
2. Would like my visit to Iran to be a prolonged stay and really spend time seeing the country
3. Would somehow like to incorporate an IR 747 into the trip
4. I don't know enough about Saha Air to assess their safety level, could someone fill me on why it's perfectly safe to fly them? I have flown on 707s somewhat recently (1995, 1996: BEY-LCA, BEY-IST, OTP-BEY).
5. Are there even seats left?
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:09 am

I think anyone can go as long as they dont have anything to do with Israel.
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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:02 am

I would definitely go in Iran if i had time and money.. I saw the beautiful countryside of Iran on an Emirates flight and absolutely loved these sights, also saw some videos and read some books about Iranian people and they just seemed lovely to me.
Very human people. Sadly I can't go and when i spend some money (as i have very tight budgets) i prefer to use it to stay away as longer as i can so I probably wouldn't spend my money on such a trip. But if I had enough money to do both I'd do it tomorrow... even without Airevents as I should manage to do it myself.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 30):
Iran will let you in, you just have to keep it secret from the US government

I think that is really plain stupid from the US government, they talk a lot about freedom and democracy and they make their population less free with the excuse Iran is unsafe... You can say u consider Iran unsafe but not fine people that goes there... but this is just MHO.

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 41):
Well, how about the fact that I refuse to support an Islamofacist regime with a mad man for a leader who may soon bring massive destruction to his country.

That Iran is a Islamofacist regime is false and it's been said only by Bush who didn't even refer to Iran.

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 46):
I don't think Iran is any different on this front....maybe I'm wrong...

I think u're wrong, I seem to remember women can study work and have a lot of others freedom unlike in the UAE where they have to recruit foreign woman as FAs because UAEs women are not allowed to work.. but u would definitely take a flight on EK I'd guess...

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 47):
Since the end of WW2, no nation has so recklessly threatened the rest of the world with nuclear weapons.

May be I'm wrong but so far I only heard Iran stating they need Nuclear to build energy centrals, can't see a threat in it.
The only thing I can see so far is more and more countries wanting to build the Nuclear bomb fearing an American attack (avoiding what happened in Iraq) and it seem to work so far... I'd give a look to www.newamericancentury.org that's very eerie IMO and frankly I wouldn't like to be colonized by the US for the sake of Americanism as they say in this website that Jeb Bush Rumsfeld and other signed...
The thing that we need to keep in mind is that we can't rely on our sources of TV information, they make us think what they want...As it always has been. The web is much better.

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RE: Wanna Go To Iran To Fly On Some 707s?

Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:17 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 49):
. Would like my visit to Iran to be a prolonged stay and really spend time seeing the country
3. Would somehow like to incorporate an IR 747 into the trip
4. I don't know enough about Saha Air to assess their safety level, could someone fill me on why it's perfectly safe to fly them? I have flown on 707s somewhat recently (1995, 1996: BEY-LCA, BEY-IST, OTP-BEY).
5. Are there even seats left?

re 2- you can stay longer in Iran on your own or arrive earlier, one package is just the bit in Iran.
3- They use the 747s to western Europe, you might go on your own departing from Orly, London or Beijing etc.
4- I flew them in february. Even while they had a crash (with 3 fatalities) about 1,5 year ago, I felt pretty safe, the staff seemed professional and knowing what they were doing.
5- Yes, search the web, there are some interior shots. Coach 6 abreast seating, they are used for regular domestic passenger flights.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?

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