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Upcoming TU 204 Flight

Fri Jun 22, 2001 6:14 pm

[the following has also been posted in the trip report forum]

I ten days I should be flying from Moscow to Malaga (Spain) on board a TU 204. It will be the first time and I am really excited.

I don't know how many of those newest Russian a/c are around, perhaps fewer than concordes. I hope it will be a change from the classic TU 154.

Are there any particulars that you would like me to check for you?

Has anyone already flown them?
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RE: Upcoming TU 204 Flight

Fri Jun 22, 2001 6:29 pm

Cool. Remember to take your camera! See if you can take a couple of pictures in the cabin and cockpit.

My recollection of Tupolevs were of a lot of rattles and shakes, at least on the ground. I'd like to hear if they've tightened things up a bit.


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RE: Upcoming TU 204 Flight

Sat Jun 23, 2001 4:44 pm

Here is a photo of the Tu-204 cockpit as used in Sibir Airlines service.

Can probably get photos of their cabins, and other bits and pieces if interested.


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RE: Upcoming TU 204 Flight

Sat Jun 23, 2001 7:01 pm

Take some safety cards, they fetch a bunch of $$$ at eBay. Ask the crew before taking them (I have to say that, otherwise I´d incite you to commit a theft Big grin).

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RE: Upcoming TU 204 Flight

Sat Jun 23, 2001 9:47 pm

I flew on RA-64021, you will enjoy it for sure!

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RE: Upcoming TU 204 Flight

Sat Jun 23, 2001 9:58 pm

I saw three Tu204s in Moscow my last time there. They sure do look good. The panel looks like a copy of the Airbus panel or maybe the other way around  Smile
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