Pe@rson
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IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:59 am

I see you can fly one-way with IR from LHR to THR for about £320 + tax. This is rather expensive, but at least a little cheaper than a return ticket. Would it be aboard a 741 or a 742? I guess the 74L is not likely.

You can fly interally within Iran for very little indeed (and on 727, A300, 707 (if lucky), etc.), and fly to DXB from THR on a T20 for under £90 one-way all-in.  

What about be the best way to fly on a 74L? Previously, I could have flown LHR-DAM on the 74L, DAM-THR on the 741/2 (it used to operate, but now the A300 operates it   ) and then THR-elsewhere/

You can fly one-way all-in routing DXB-CMB-KUL-SIN-CGK on UL and EK for about £175. Not bad.  Wink

[Edited 2006-02-22 22:17:23]
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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:34 pm

Which routes are ordinarily operated by the 74L - anywhere, with any airline? What about the frequencies and prices? Cheers.
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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:40 pm

Me again.  

I see RB flies the 74L twice-weekly between DAM and SHJ (and onwards). However, it's nearly £360 one-way - which is a lot for a flight which a blocktime of 3 hours and 10 minutes. Excitingly, I could pay about £359 and route DAM-BAH-DEL (!)-SHJ with GF and RB - and get the 74L. However, that's still awfully expensive for a one-way flight. LHR-DAM is increasingly using the 320, so that option isn't really viable nowadays - although its price is about £260.

IR flies the 74L, amongst other places, to NRT from THR via PEK. A one-way ticket from NRT to PEK is over £400 - so I'll miss that out.

How frustrating?!

Cheers.

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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:57 pm

Hey someone has to pay for the maintainence of those birds.
A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
 
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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:35 pm

No offence to Iranians, I'm sure it's a nice country, but why would anyone want to go to Iran with a possible war on it's way?  Yeah sure


Amadeus shows LHR-THR as the following:
BA6633 A321 Nonstop Daily ex Wed
IR710 B747 Nonstop Tues, Thurs, Sun
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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:46 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4):
IR710 B747 Nonstop Tues, Thurs, Sun

I know that.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4):
No offence to Iranians, I'm sure it's a nice country, but why would anyone want to go to Iran with a possible war on it's way?

It is an fantastic country (I've been before but not with IR on the 742). I would happily go to Iraq now - if someone gave me the money.
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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:15 pm

Pe@rson,hello old boy,
I see your quest to fly on a 74L is becoming increasingly difficult,probably due to the fact that there are only 3 left flying commercial passenger service, 1 x Iran Air EP-IAD, and the 2 Syrian Arab Airlines YK-AHA & YK-AHB.

The RB 74L's are sked into LHR as you know, and during January 06, made 8 out of the 15 scheduled flights, with the 320's flying the remaining sectors.

The RB birds also popup regularly into FRA,ARN,ORY,AMS,SHJ,DXB....so with a scattered operation like that, it's fairly impossible to gaurentee where the bloody aircraft might turn up.

As for the IR machine, PEK is probably your best bet .
I spoke to the LHR based IR engineers last week regarding the LHR operation, and was told it's sked for a 747 but recently the A300's where doing the run due to the 747's being used on the Hadjj flights and they always expect the 747 to turn up not the SP, although last minute subs do occur.

good luck in your quest.

rgds

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P.S.....i little birdie told me that there may be a RB sightseeing flight this summer....sssshhhh.
 
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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:35 pm

Hi Tuggy,

Thanks for your message.

Yes, it's rather frustrating that there are so few opportunities to fly the 74L and that there isn't any guarantee (as ever) that a flight scheduled to be operated by the 74L will indeed be. Still, I guess that's also a part of its appeal: it is rare and requires effort to fly it. If it were a very common machine, then I suspect its appeal would fall dramatically.

Cheers,

Victor.
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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:44 pm

Victor,

looking at the RB website,(for what its worth) there doesn't seem to be any restriction on the tickets...therefore in therory you should be able to book it then cancel if the SP is not operating, then rebook for the next flight.
At the present rate of 74L operations, looks like you got a 50% chance of the SP turning up......
not much of a choice, but an option netherless.

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RE: IR From LHR To THR

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:13 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I would happily go to Iraq now - if someone gave me the money.

If there is any way for me to do something to make you not go over there, I'd gladly do it, and I'm so sure about it. Are you normal, kiddo?
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