cedarjet
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Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:13 pm

Greetings. Iran Air are operating a special sightseeing charter from Cologne / Bonn on Sunday September 5 on one of their lovely old 747SPs. The fare is great: 45 mins in the air, 79 Euros for a middle seat, 149 Euros in Homa (J) Class. I've just booked up (economy window seat), with a very well-timed flight from Stansted in the morning on Germanwings, who will also take me home that evening. Could this be the best day out EVER? I'm sure at least some of you will book up. (Hey, an added thrill for Americans - how often would you normally get to fly on Iran Air?)

Book now: http://www.airevents.com I'll do another post closer to the date so if there are any other a.netters taking this unique flight (and I will be amazed if I'm the only one), we can hook up beforehand or something.

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na
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:49 pm

I´ll be on that flight, same seat category as you.
See you then. I´ll come back on your promised repeat topic shortly before the flight.
 
warren747sp
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:19 pm

Sounds good! I hope it's okay for US citizen to take this flight without being considered aiding a axis of evil state.
Are all the flight crew Iranian? Are you sure they still have enough 747SP left to make this charter flight that day.?
747SP
 
MEA-707
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:36 pm

As it is a flight departing and arriving in Cologne there is only an identity check but no trace in your passports. The crew wouldn't care if you are American, Israeli etc.
I will be there as well and know about some other Airliner.netters that they go as well.
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cedarjet
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:38 pm

Na and MEA-707, I look forward to meeting you. This is going to be a great day!

Warren747sp, with a username like that, I don't see how you have a choice. And since it's a domestic flight, your nationality is virtually irrelevant. You'l probably need some kind of photo ID to get on, but no special travel documents. Why not drop a line to www.airevents.de to make sure? I don't think Iran has a ban on US nationals visiting their country, so I'm sure they won't have a problem carrying a US national through some German airspace. And yes, the pilots and cabin crew are all Iranian.

[Edited 2004-08-09 16:40:29]
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PanAmerican
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:43 pm

Wow, I find this a great idea! I'd love to go but I can't on that day. I hope they'll repeat that sometime soon. Starting at 79 Euros it really is a fair price for a 45 min flight. I'll keep that website in mind for possible future trips.

@Warren: I am sure that you won't have any trouble at all going on that flight, after all you are not actually going to Iran. I do believe almost all the crew hired by Iran Air are Iranian. They might have some Japanese for the NRT flight, too, but for most part they are Iranian. As far as I know, the Iranians are welcoming people and will be happy to have you onboard. They are very interested in America and keen on meeting Americans as well. There was a great article on Airways magazine about Iran Air a few years back. I remember how the American reporter was overwhelmed by how friendly he was treated on his trip to Tehran...

Iran Air has 4 B747 SP left in their fleet from what I read.

All you guys have fun and enjoy the ride, that is a great unique opportunity.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy PA

Edit: Cedarjet, I think Warren was more refering to the embargo that is enforced by the US government, and rightly so if you ask me. I don't think we should do any business with the Mullah-regime there. Well, anyhow it is a fact that US citizens are not "allowed" to visit Iran or Cuba, but of course they can with an examption status from the Department of Treasury.
Since he is not visitng there anyway, this rule does not concern him.

[Edited 2004-08-09 16:49:14]
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:29 am

Thanks, everyone,
I will just have to make a plan!
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:42 am

Ahhhh crap - the one weekend I'm away with work in MIA  Angry

I still get a 747 though - although it is only a BA 744!

Noel.
 
aerosol
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:04 am

Same category!
I'm with you!

Cheers,

Kjell
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:03 am

Just booked my seat.....What an opportunity
will be flying LHR - CGN on BA926 @ 0830 and CGN- LHR on BA929 @ 1855
Looking forwards to meeting some more A Nutters.

Tugmaster
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:21 am

By the way, they have a seat map of their SP here:
http://www.iranair.com/s.do;jsessionid=a0301680481092072475546?p=/abtIrnAir/fleet/boeing747-sp.jsp
Just in case you're interested.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy PA
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:07 am

For those of you who have never been on an SP, look forward to climb performance most others can only dream of, especially as this flight will have no cargo and probably minimal fuel!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:57 am

There are no problems for US citizens flying Iran Air or flying to Iran. I am one and have flown the IR 747SP's three time so far. Great plane. I am sorry that I won't be in CGN for the flight.
Yes, the crew are entirely Iranian. Service is actually quite good, sans alcohol of course.
Boland Aseman Jayegah Man Ast.
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:14 am

I've booked a Y class economy seat as well, and will be flying in on 4U from MUC (and back the same day). Looking forward to meeting fellow a.netters!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Federico
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:19 am

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't do that day!! Crying
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:41 am

How about every a.netter carries a tennis ball in his right hand!
Just kidding....
 
cedarjet
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:21 pm

Oh boy. I don't know why, but I am SERIOUSLY excited about this trip. I've actually been on an SP once before, Mandarin / China Air Lines from Taipei to Sydney in June 1994 (always wondered if it was the same one that went out of control near San Francisco in the 80s). Anyway, the exotic nature of the airline and the unusual flight pattern (where are we going to fly to? how low?) is getting me wound up big time.

Second question: my new best friends, www.airevents.de, have a Tu154 positioning flight from Zweibrücken to Liège advertised. It looks like Zweibrücken is near Saarbrucken, is this correct? And if so, how could I get from London to Zweibrücken? Liège is easier to get FROM. Anyone know? Anyone else interested in the Tu154 flight? It's quite soon (Aug 26) and almost free (55 Euros!), it's getting to this very obscure part of Germany that's a problem. Anyone got any ideas?
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na
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:45 pm

I´ve never been to Zweibruecken and it is indeed located off the beaten track.

Zweibruecken is about 2 1/2 -3 hours with a train (less than 2 hours with car) from Frankfurt-airport. I found one connection for you, on the evening of the 25th. The train leaves FRA at 6:38 pm and reaches Zweibruecken at 9.55 pm with one train-change inbetween. There are other connections who are 1/2 hour faster but they require two changes. Price for the train is 29 Euro one way.
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:46 pm

I might do the SP flight as well, not sure yet though.

@Cedarjet: Zweibrücken is not far from Saarbrücken. Check out German rails's website www.bahn.de and you will see that there is a train every hour that takes 36min and costs 5.70EUR. Alternatively, depending where you are coming from, you could also fly to HHN and hire a car there.

Cheers,
Thomas
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:27 pm

You know, I'm seriously pissed I can't be on that flight. A 74L has been kind of a lifetime dream - to think that I could fly on one for 79 EUR about 100 km from home, but I'm stuck in Honduras drives me nuts...


>>>I'd love to go but I can't on that day. I hope they'll repeat that sometime soon

Nope, no chance, PanAmerican. They say organising one flight was already rather complicated, plus there'd never be enough pax for two flights.
I guess our only chance is a change in dates, but that's rather slim too...

 Sad

Daniel Smile

P.S.: Where are IR's 74L actually flying to?
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:58 pm

Airsicknessbag > Well at least Honduras is about the only place in the world where you can score Fairchild F-27 and Nord 262 passenger flights ! Did you manage that already or not interested in the old props?
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brons2
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:16 am

I am seriously considering this. But it would mean flying from Austin, Texas for the weekend! Fares are about $490 usd+tax to BNJ from AUS. Hmm. Could be my only chance to fly on a SP.
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brons2
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:21 am

err, guess i should try CGN.
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brons2
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:25 am

THIS IS NUTS! I guess you only live once.

I could not find anything reasonable out of AUS, or to GCN, but I did get on NW from DFW-FRA for $571 total. It can't take that long on the train to get to CGN. Best part, I am flying on several variants I have never been on before! Oh yeah and that SP. Gotta have it.

Friday, September 3, 2004
Northwest Airlines Flight #3444 depart 4:05pm
afternoon Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Dallas/Fort Worth

operated by
MESABA AVIATION-JET SERV/NW AIRLINK arrive 5:43pm
evening Memphis International Airport (MEM)
Memphis

Seat(s): Not Assigned
Meal: none
On Time: N/A
Cabin: Economy
Equipment: Avro RJ85 Avroliner (AR8) (yay, never been on one of those!)
Duration: 1hr 38min
Approximate Distance: 427 miles

Plane Change
(1hr 37min - ground time)

Northwest Airlines Flight #58
depart 7:20pm
evening Memphis International Airport (MEM)
Memphis
Saturday, September 4, 2004
arrive 11:05am
morning Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS)
Amsterdam

Seat(s): Not Assigned
Meal: Dinner
On Time: N/A
Cabin: Economy
Equipment: Douglas DC 10-30 (DY1) (big yay, never on a DC10)
Duration: 8hr 45min
Approximate Distance: 4534 miles

Plane Change
(2hr 45min - ground time)

Northwest Airlines Flight #8215
depart 1:50pm
afternoon Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS)
Amsterdam

operated by
KLM CITYHOPPER/KLM -- KL 1767 arrive 3:05pm
afternoon Frankfurt International (FRA)
Frankfurt

Seat(s): Not Assigned
Meal: none
On Time: N/A
Cabin: Economy
Equipment: Fokker 70 (F70) (never been on one of those)
Duration: 1hr 15min
Approximate Distance: 228 miles

Total Duration: 16hr 0min
Total Distance: 5189 miles
Returning Flight(s)
Monday, September 6, 2004
Northwest Airlines Flight #51
depart 10:40am
morning Frankfurt International (FRA)
Frankfurt

arrive 1:55pm
afternoon Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
Detroit

Seat(s): Not Assigned
Meal: Dinner
On Time: N/A
Cabin: Economy
Equipment: Airbus Industrie A330-300 (333) (have been on a 332, not a 333)
Duration: 9hr 15min
Approximate Distance: 4140 miles

Plane Change
(1hr 21min - ground time)

Northwest Airlines Flight #765
depart 3:16pm
afternoon Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
Detroit

arrive 4:07pm
afternoon Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Minneapolis/St. Paul

Seat(s): Not Assigned
Meal: none
On Time: 50%
Cabin: Economy
Equipment: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50 Passenger (D95) (never been on a -50)
Duration: 1hr 51min
Approximate Distance: 532 miles

Plane Change
(2hr 57min - ground time)

Northwest Airlines Flight #1020
depart 7:04pm
evening Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Minneapolis/St. Paul

arrive 9:27pm
evening Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Dallas/Fort Worth

Seat(s): Not Assigned
Meal: none
On Time: 40%
Cabin: Economy
Equipment: Airbus Industrie A319 (319) (never been on an A32x)
Duration: 2hr 23min
Approximate Distance: 854 miles

Total Duration: 17hr 47min
Total Distance: 5526 miles
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:30 am

Brons2 - I take my hat off to you. That's serious commitment if you ask me. Good luck, hope all goes to plan and you get on all those new types.
 
andz
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:34 am

I have to say I am very impressed at the effort some of you are making to get on this flight. In the good old days when SAA had 6 SPs it was almost routine to fly one on some of the routes, but my best was sitting in the flight deck for a flight JNB-DUR, not even a 50 minute flight and we went up to FL410, on another flight CPT-JNB which is scheduled at around 2 hours we did it in under 90 minutes on one of these true classics.

Don't even hesitate, do it. In a year or two there will be no SPs flying and you will kick yourselves forever if you don't.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
brons2
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:44 am

Well I tried to book the airevents trip on the SP, this is all the response that I got:

"Thank you for your booking!

We will check the availability and send you a confirmation by post or e-Mail in the next couple of days.

Your airevents Team "

Hum, a bit more certainty would be nice.

Oh well, if I can't get on, I'll just sightsee for the weekend.
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cedarjet
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:55 am

Brons2, you'll be fine. That's the same response everyone has had, if it was sold out or not happening they'd update the site. I am seriously impressed by your commitment (nice to get a couple of final DC10s across the pond as well), I almost feel guilty for posting the topic, seeing the expense and mileage you're putting in. Hey, it's going to be worth it. As I said in the opener, how many Americans get to fly Iran Air these days, for god's sake?! Good on you sir.

Come on guys, book up now! The first a.net meeting to take place in flight! And on a 747SP in the year 2004...hurrah.
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na
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:10 am

Brons2,
hat off from me too. I hope for you and us all Iran Air doesn´t cancel it on the last minute. Or change equipment.
Well, I read you´re booked through to Frankfurt, that´s about a two hours drive to Cologne. As I´m from Frankfurt I can probably take you with me to Cologne or back to Frankfurt (only one way because I´ll visit relatives and friends either before or after the flight). I have a fine car, so no worries. Just lets contact in 2 or 3 weeks time if this really going to happen.
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:12 am

It can't take that long on the train to get to CGN.

Brons,
it takes some 90 minutes to get from FRA to CGN by ICE train. Cost: 50 EUR one-way. There are 4 trains per hour around the time of your arrival to FRA.

DB Timetable:

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en
 
brons2
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:37 am

I could purchase travel insurance, through a sister company of NW, but when I called them they were very vague about what they would cover and what they would not cover. If the SP sightseeing is cancelled for some reason, I could not get a definite answer as to whether they would cover the NW flight or not.
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Jkw777
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:47 am

Myself and Chris78cpr are booked and ready to go! In HOMA Business Class though!

This is going to be one awesome experience! Look forward to seeing you all before, during and after the flight!

This will be our first flight on an SP, and what a way to do it!

I cannot wait!! Big grin

Cheers,

Justin  Laugh out loud
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:34 am

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait!!!! I have been wanting to fly on one of these for ages!!!! Look forward to seeing you there!!!

Chris
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:11 am

OK, if all goes well I will join Justin and Chris in the Homa cabin  Smile

Cheers,
Thomas
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:35 am

To anyone who booked online,

When you hit the send button did it just reroute you to the top of the page without any confirmation or anything??? I got that, called the guy and he told me to send the details via fax.

Anyone else get that???

Chris
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:42 am

I don't remember that. I thought it said I should expect an email in a couple of days. Can't remember exactly but I do remember I went straight onto Germanwings' site to book flights I thought were connecting to a solid booking on the SP. No doubt. Anyway if nothing materialises in the next couple of days I'll give them a call.
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Jkw777
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:04 am

OK, if all goes well I will join Justin and Chris in the Homa cabin

I look forward to it very much! Big grin

Chris, don't give me a heart attack, hopefully your great fluent German should sort out the problems (Ahem  Big grin)

Hopefully there shouldn't be a problem with ours!

Tugmaster, me and chris are on your flight home buddy! (As it's the only one to LHR!!!!)  Big thumbs up

Cheers,

Justin  Big grin
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chris78cpr
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:11 am

Cedar, after i clicked send there was a box in german that popped up and it only had "ok" to clcik"

I hope it works out, i'll call them tomorrow!

Chris
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:18 am

TRIP CONFIRMATION RECEIVED!!! (via email)

Yay!

SP, here I come!
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:48 am

Well, for me it's a question of econmy as always if you are a student. Will hopefully get some more money at the end of the month but we'll see.
You know the gear is up when it takes full power to taxi
 
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:03 am

SASA330300,

I'm a student to and JKW is 18!!! We just both know this is our last ever chance to expeiriance the SP probs and the extra 40quid or so is worth it we figure!!!

Chris
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cedarjet
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:48 pm

Yeah, just got my confirmation as well. All is right with the world. And by the way, £40 is not much extra for business class. That said, I've gone for economy, to really get a feel for the bird (window seat behind the engines please guv).

I bought an a.net shoulder bag off www.cafepress.com a few years ago, if I can find it I'll wear it; it's bright yellow, we'll find each other no worries.
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:04 pm

Hey guys,

just saw this topic... Well I've already book an economy windows seat, too... Located near the "Prayroom", its an A-Seat.

See ya

Tobi
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:06 pm

For people all interested on this flight, the Upper deck is all Economy class seat but feels very exclusive there.

I can't wait to see Chris Sharps and Justin plugging their photos in their trip report  Big grin

Is time for me to upload a few more of Iran Air SP  Smile

Sam
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:35 pm

Lol, how well do you know us Sam!!! I cant wait to finally get on one of the things!!
Sam, you should come over for it! Would be good to meet the legend that is Sam Chui!

Cheers, Chris
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jamotcx
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:49 pm

Someone want to sponsor my trip on it? Its the only way I'll be able to afford it unfortunately. I'm not a rich student like you Chris :P


Jamo
 
canberra
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:05 pm

Hi all sightflyers

After having postponed my planed DAM-LHR flight on RB I guess this would be a good way to secure a B747SP flight.

Managed to combine it with a short visit to my dear girlfriend (always nice).

My schedule will be:

03SEP
1640-2235 LH0687/4684 Tel Aviv-Amsterdam (B744/A320)

05SEP
0700-0755 KL1853 Amsterdam-Dusseldorf (F50)*
1330 IR sightseeing flight from Cologne (B747SP)*
1940-0350 LH5065/0690 Cologne-Tel Aviv (B735/A332)

*first flight on type....

Will be wearing a red Interflug t-shirt, so if anyone want to say hello you are welcome  Smile

See you there


PS. Great move Brons2
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chris78cpr
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep 5

Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:27 pm

Jamo,

Im not that rich, just got a very understanding girlfriend and i am working all hours of the day to save up!!! Booked my LHR-CGN-LHR ticket on airmiles!!! Only cost me £25 or so for the taxes!!!

Anyway, i'm still yet to find out if my reservation went through. I wish i could read german and i would of knowm what the little german pop-up box ment after i hit "send"!

Grrrrrrrr.

Anyway, it's good to see some real dedication for this trip! Tel aviv and The usa now!!! It will be good to meet you all!!!

Cheers, Chris
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:16 pm

It's a terrific idea and I'm sure it will be very enjoyable, but what about security and more to the point, security guards ... and cameras? We're talking middle eastern airline here and lots of aviation enthusiasts wanting to take lots of photos. I haven't seen any reference to this and if this isn't clarified, you could end up with a pretty ugly situation!

What happens if Iranian security guards start to intimidate people trying to take photos. Hopefully, they'll be sensible, but it would be wise to clarify this with Air Events in advance.
 
a300
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RE: Iran 747SP Sightseeing Flight At Cologne: Sep

Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:30 pm

Be careful of the guy dressed in a gray suit. He is part of the Iranian Revolutionary Gaurds (IRIRCG) Aviation Security. He may look obese and disheveled but his armed and usually in a bad mood.
Otherwise, there should be no problems with taking pictures.
As we say in Persian "Safar be kheyr", roughly Bon Voyage.
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