So yesterday was the inaugural flight, GYD-GVA
-GYD. The first leg carried seven pax, and return, which I flew on with fellow a.netter UK_Dispatcher, well, that was it, just the two of us. Both legs were on time, it used a jet bridge at both airports (satellite in GVA
). On board there is a luxury lounge at the front Led Zep style with six seats (two pairs facing each other across a table on one side of the aisle, and single seats facing each other across a table on the other side of the aisle). Behind a wooden partition is the main cabin, which is 17 rows of 2-2 (identical seat to American Airlines domestic F) = 68 (plus the six upfront). Beautiful meal served along with champagne. We were able to eat in the lounge area but I am not sure if that is possible if there are more pax onboard, I wasn't able to tell for sure but it's possible they sell the lounge as F class (but can't find first bookable anywhere online, only business). Anyway I got the feeling we would have been eating in the main cabin if there had been more punters booked.
Really a magical experience, 4h30m on an exotic flying carpet. We transited (would love to visit Azerbaijan but didn't time, money, or visa) over to the old terminal and flew back to LHR
which left 1h50m later (arr 1900 on the 727 dep 2050 on BA
, and fyi BA
arr back at LHR
's last arrival of the day I think).
With terrible loads like this, I can only assume this unique flight is not long for this world, so if you have never flown on a 727, or like me, it's an old favourite (my first ever flight was on a 727, Ansett SYD
), please don't wait around to fly on this. Book now - Kazoo has it available, or call AZAL and book direct. You're welcome!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz