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Farewell Iran Air B747-SP Tehran to Mumbai

Farewell Iran Air B747-SP Tehran to Mumbai

Old Jul 16, 16, 2:53 am
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Farewell Iran Air B747-SP Tehran to Mumbai

Iran Air B747-SP Tehran to Mumbai

April 1, 2016

Iran Air Flight IR810

B747-SP-86, EP-IAC

This was the last Boeing 747-SP in service in commercial airlines in the world.

This was my last time flying the Iran Air B747-SP.

This was my best B747-SP flight out of 10 flights I've flown (Air China, Syrian Air, Qantas and Iran Air B747-SP)


She has been discontinued from service since mid June this year which is extremely disappointing as the Iranian Civil Aviation Orgranisation did not grant any extension sought by Iran Air. As a result of her discontinuation, Iran Air has temporarily suspended flight to the Far East (Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Mumbai) until they have received replacement airplanes.

Here are some of the highlight pictures of my flight:




















Conclusion

I can't express how much I have enjoyed flying on their B747 classics again and again!

It was such an exciting 3 hours flight. I was everywhere, from the back to the front, from the cockpit to the galley....Deep inside myself, I knew I was such an Aviation Geek. I love classics and get very excited flying classics, meeting different people and going exotic places!

Iranians are among the warmest people we have met and the kindest and most resourceful ones too. They don't have much but they gave me their best. Once they understood my passion, they were able to offer me the warmest welcome from their heart. Iran Air does exactly that to win my heart!

I am definitely saddened that this was probably my last B747-SP commercial flight....


To see the Full Report

http://samchui.com/2016/07/15/review.../#.V4nzX7h97IU


Video of the Flight from the cockpit




Thanks for reading.

Sam Chui
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Old Jul 16, 16, 9:38 am
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Many thanks for sharing .
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Amazing. thank you.
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Great report. Thanks for posting!
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Old Jul 16, 16, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by UAL777 View Post
This was the last Boeing 747-SP in service in commercial airlines in the world
She has been discontinued from service since mid June this year

Video of the Flight from the cockpit
Iran Air Boeing 747-SP full GoPro Cockpit takeoff footage HD - YouTube
Iran Air Boeing 747-SP Tehran to Bombay full journey experience - YouTube
videos include cockpit takeoff and landing. wow.

Originally Posted by UAL777
Minutes later, Nasr came back and took me to the cockpit and showed me my new seat of the flight!!!
sitting in cockpit during flight! seriously amazing. just wow.
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Old Jul 17, 16, 8:29 am
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Sam, you always have fantastic trip reports.
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Just amazing reporting. Thank you
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Old Jul 18, 16, 11:08 am
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Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It definitely motivate me to post a few more trip reports here!

Cheers
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Looks indeed like a hospitable bunch, that aircrew! (but yes, so is indeed most of the country - I have fond memories travelling around Iran). Thanks for the great little trip report!
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Old Jul 19, 16, 12:55 am
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Stunning. Many thanks!
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Originally Posted by UAL777 View Post
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It definitely motivate me to post a few more trip reports here!

Cheers
Sam
Please do. Awesome to watch.

I saw you had another trip report in a Pakistani Airline cockpit. How do you get to ride up there (if you don't mind sharing)? Color me jealous.
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Old Jul 19, 16, 2:21 pm
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after the craziness with middle east, did you ever feel unsafe flying to/from including Iran?
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The pictures are nice, but above all I love the enthusiasm of your report. Well done, Sam! ^^
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