jambo
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My First Within Africa Trip Of 2005

Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:52 am

My first domestic trip with in Tanzania of 2005 and ofcourse my first ever trip report. I hope the A.netters will enjoy it, especially the pics..Though it is very difficult to get good pics here due to security reasons, i have managed a few….…
I departed aboard an Air Tanzania flight TC 7934 on 4th Jan 2005 ..from DAR – (DAR ES SALAAM) to MWZ – (MWANZA).

My sincere apologies for the horrid photo taking skills...

4th JAN 2005
Air Tanzania: TC 7934
Operated by : B737
Route : DAR-MWZ-DAR
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I left home at 2.02 pm or rather 1402hrs to catch up my flight departing at 1600hrs. On my way to the Airport:

This is among the most famous junctions of Dar es salaam city..


Ofcourse i had to take a left turn onto Ohio Street, otherwise i would have been stuck in traffic..


On my first right, was the Royal Palm Hotel (Ex - Sheraton). Here is where the foreign high ranking officials stay while they visit Tanzania... At that moment i could only see a S.A. flag there.....


Left again onto Pugu Rd... The heat was killing me!!


Hey nice ad! Need some african models......



Upon reaching the Airport, one of the first sights was this South African Bird.. A famous sight in Dar es salaam... since SAA owns part of TC.



This is where i got off.....the terminal 2 building..


A view from above, the terminal 2...


CHECK IN:

Boarding pass (green one = return) and the ticket!!


Finally, i was in the check in area.... I could only see Air Tanzania's and LAM Mozambiqan AIrlines Check in counter open... not that busy....


ON THE PLANE:
Load factor = 80% full....


I just grabbed the most famous JAMBO - Air Tanzania's inflight Magazine.. The cover picture is of Baloon safaris in the serengeti national park..


Good designed ADs in the magazine.....african models needed again!!


hmmm... Air Tanzania's planned routes.... DUBAI, MUSCAT, MUMBAI


Well, i just watched out of the window and....saw the luggage being loaded... i wondered how many staffs were doing the job...



That was Emirates moving towards the runway for departure to NBO then DXB...


Soon, after Emirates passed another aircraft from TC's current fleet...


On the other side of the window, i witnessed an EMRAER 120 aircraft of LAM Mozambiqan Airline.... I guessed it would soon leave the gates...


TAKEOFF TIME:

As we taxiied to the runway, i saw the old terminal (TERMINAL 1) which now handles charters ....


A view of DAR City....


In the skies of Africa.....


Now the meals being served...


..The meal,, I wasn’t impressed at all,,,, I don’t think so anyone else would…….the photo says it all…..would you like to peep in whats in the pack? Well it was branded “ SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS”” inside was piece of cake……



Finally, on my return.... it was around 7.30 and I wanted to take agood pic of the aircraft,,, on my onwards flight I didn’t get opportunites because of the security reasons,….

now in my return I talked to a senior official who allowed me to take a picture,,, unfortunately it was very dark…..and i didnt want to waste time now....




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trident2e
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Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:26 am

Nice report and good pictures. It's certainly unusual to get a trip report on an internal African flight, so thanks for posting.
 
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Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:55 am

Yeah thanks- I liked all the pics, Any African flying report is a good read.
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myk
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Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:54 am

Jambo,

Habari Gani ?....

Hi, i am not african, but I love trip reports from such areas. This is always a very good thing. Hope to see more reports from you this year.


Asanti sana !!!!


By the way, what are your impression about Air tanzania ?

I am so sad that they changed their livery ! I really loves the giraffe !
 
BA
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Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:07 pm

Thanks so much for posting. I love picture trip reports.

It is so rare to get a trip report from Africa.

Regards
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jambo
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Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:21 am

thanks alot...
will definately keep posting new trip reports.....
 
ETStar
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Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:27 am

Jambo, great report indeed. I also like the fact that text was minimal, as pictures do say a lot!

Regarding SAA's investment in TC, I am saddened as well by the fact that they have not developed the airline to be bigger than what it is now. SA is not even willing to either drop their own daily service to DAR or let TC fly it. It is quite obvious that SAA's intentions are to diffuse any growth from such airlines in order to protect it's own growth.

And now, TC makes a loss: http://allafrica.com/stories/200501181507.html
 
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Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:39 am

Jambo,

I recall that I had posted once in the civil aviation forum, the exact words you included in your post above:

"I think Air Tanzania would far be better being a regional airline. I think they can take the Luxair model in Europe, or Air Botswana. Small jet aircraft, like the regional jet, forming the backbone of the operations, flying to capitals and regional destinations in Central Africa, South Africa and the Indian Ocean.

They can turn Dar es Salam into a regional hub, connecting small cities in East/Southern Africa. For example, connecting people from Kilamanjaro to Cape Town via DAR, or Entebbe to Durban via DAR, or Harare to Mombasa via DAR and so on. They would ofcourse need a fleet of regional jets or even smaller aircraft, offering high frequencies to opimize city pair con".

Can you explain?
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faenum
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Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:39 am

I really enjoyed your pictorial report. In 1970 I spent a year in DAR as a Traffic Instructor for East African Airways. Your shot of Terminal 1 brought back a few memories, Super VC10s, DC9s, F27s, DC3s, Twin Otters .. Thanks.
 
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Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:59 am

Nice comphrehensive report, Mr. Jambo.
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Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:24 am

Nice report, especially when I'm heading to Arusha, Tanzania next month and I plan on doing some flights over the country. Which would you recommend, Air Tanzania or Precision Air?

Saludos,
Marambio
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Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:00 am

Quoting Jambo (Thread starter):
My sincere apologies for the horrid photo taking skills...

Well I thought they were excellent!

Quoting At502B (Reply 2):
Any African flying report is a good read.

Yup, me too, keep them coming!
We, the undersigned, do hereby consent.....
 
jambo
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Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:45 pm

Quoting Marambio (Reply 11):
Which would you recommend, Air Tanzania or Precision Air?

Well, both are just the same!
 
rmcf
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Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:25 am

Jambo everybody!
What a great trip report! I flew TC last summer and I just loved the plane and the livery! Also photos from DAR are wonderful: great memories!

Quoting BA (Reply 4):
It is so rare to get a trip report from Africa.

Completely agree: if you have the opportunity you should definitely do more: this TR was excellent.
bye! rmcf
 
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Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:25 pm

Awesome. I always like to hear about these smaller carriers from around the world. It helps me decide what to fly on when I visit these kind of destinations.

What do you know about Air Malawi and some of the other smaller african companies? I'm going to be over that way in October and want to know as much as possible before I book my tickets, unfortunately there isn't much available on these airlines on sites such as skytrax so reviews like yours are invaluable.

The routing I have in mind is something along the lines of
JNB-BLZ-LLW-DAR-NBO on Air Malawi.

Any info would be useful. Thanks again for an out of the ordinary trip report.
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:26 pm

Great - nice to see any report involving the B737-200 series. The pics add a huge amount, too.

Well done once again.

Ian.
 
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Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:35 pm

Awesome!

Thank you very much for that wonderful trip report, and also for bringing us all those wonderful pictures from the streets of Dar-es-Salam.

One of the best reports I've read...

Love African trip reports!

 Smile LatinPlane
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jambo
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:32 am

you are all welcome......................
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:54 pm

Beautiful pics from far away places hardly seen! These are trip reports  Smile
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Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:53 am

Hi Jambo,

nice report.

Supposed that this flight was operated with Boeing 737-200 equipment. Am I wrong? Sadly or even positive for many passengers, this route is now operated with DH8 equipment.

Regards,

Gerard
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Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:15 pm



Quoting At502B (Reply 2):
Yeah thanks- I liked all the pics, Any African flying report is a good read.

I agree. I can't wait to go back.
-Travel now, journey infinitely.
 
jambo
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Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:49 am



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 20):
Hi Jambo,

nice report.

Supposed that this flight was operated with Boeing 737-200 equipment. Am I wrong? Sadly or even positive for many passengers, this route is now operated with DH8 equipment.

Regards,

Gerard

yep gerald. Back in 05 TC operated B732 on DAR/MWZ/DAR domestic route. Now sadly things have turned really bad. They now operate Dash 8 on this route. The B732 are no longer in service and they dont have any other similar capacity aircraft for this route.

The rt fare for an hours flight DAR/MWZ was USD 250 return. Its the biggest domestic route in our country.

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