eielef wrote:That is a once in a lifetime experience. I'm seriously tempted on trying Uzbekistan Airways. Tashkent Airport seems to be filled with some nostalgic planes. Many IL76 as well as a good looking Tu154, plus some more modern as the An148 (similar to the BAE146 or Avro85/100).
And Uzbek food might not be great to the eyes, but the taste is amazing. Here in Moscow there is a big Uzbek community and there are many restaurants and even street snacks, and is always one of my first choices.
The detour flying from India can be explained, because if I'm not mistaken, Uzbek planes aren't allowed into the Tajik air space, due to bad relations between both. So they have to circle Tajikistan and it adds some more minutes to the flight. If you are flying on a Russian plane, you can't fly over Ukraine so all flights to the south are much longer, specially those from Cyprus, Greece, or Egypt. Same if you are in an El-Al plane that they are not allowed to fly over certain Arab states.
Great report. Thanks for sharing!
debonair wrote:Great TR! Nice to read from such exotic places and airlines...
Well, I had the pleasure to fly between SIN and KUL on HY's 5th freedom route and I know the B757-200 very well. What a blast from the past!
AR385 wrote:Very interesting and unique report. I thoroughly enjoyed it. You managed to pique my interest about travelling to those countries. About the stewardess tucking you in with the blanket. I´ve had that done to me in LH in F with certain matronly FAs. The younger ones won´t do it. But the more experienced ones do it often. I think it´s a nice, homely touch.
theobcman wrote:Really good and thoroughly enjoyable report on this very rarely shown airline. I guess the load factors decide a 75 rather than 76 on London ?!?
eielef wrote:Oh yes, the Il114 are flying many domestic flights. Uzbekistan Airways is the only airline flying this planes. So it is a rare bird to catch!
Ryanair!!! wrote:Wow, I mean WOW! Thanks for sharing this report on an otherwise un-reported carrier. I think they look pretty well decked out on the 767s. Can you imagine scoring the MIDDLE seat? Now that is a retro-throne. Think these seats are similar to Asiana's JCL from a generation before. Pity about your 2nd sector though, it looked more like an old fashioned domestic Club Class. However, you would not have other flown the 757. I've only flown that aircraft once in Dec 1985 on SQ between SIN and PEN. Now THAT'S retro!
CanadaFair wrote:The aircraft types in your pics:
Ilyushin IL76 the large cargo aircraft with four engines from Russia
Tupolev Tu154 with three rear mounted engines also from Russia
Avro RJ-85 the small aircraft with four engines from UK, originally built by British Aerospace as BAe 146.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos