The cover pic is by one of the Persian spotters in Iran - Mehrdad Watson- and I just love this pic with Iran Air's beautiful Homa Bird livery
First I'm including some retro pictures of Tehran airport from back in 2009 and you can see BMI and KLM that used to serve Tehran too:
Iran Air Crew
Some pictures from Tehran Airport's Website
Now back to my trip report. The quality of pictures are not that great but it’s not that bad neither :)
We arrived at the airport around 5:30 AM, the check in hall at IKA:
After the Passport Control looking towards passport control
Iran Air Crew
An observation area
This central food court has a restaurant and coffee shop
And some shops selling Persian handicrafts and souvenirs
Again some more pix of people passing the passport control
Going down to lounges area and another observation area
Going Back up
Walking towards gate, you have to pass another security check before going to the gates
Although the gate bridge was empty, our aircraft had been parked away and we were bussed to the plane
Amazing views of apron with very nice aircrafts
This is our plane, such a beauty
Ready for take off
The whole terminal is visible here
You can't see Tehran when you take off as the city is far
About an hour later, the breakfast service started
Breakfast- The main Iranian breakfast is cheese with walnuts and bread, jams are very popular too but cheese and bread and walnut are more popular. Hot tea and coffee was also being served as well
I love this refreshing tissue and I still have it and it looks as new as the first day. Pretty much I love anything with Iran Air's logo on it. IMO, Iran Air has one of the nicest liveries and I love the Homa Bird on it.
This is the Homa Bird that is painted on Iran Air's Tail, It's a legendary lucky bird and as you can see it's a statue in the most historic site of Iran, the Persepolis palace dating back to more than 2500 years ago near the city of Shiraz, This is where Persian empire was established and this palace was used by those kings.
Around 2 hours prior to landing the lunch was served.
Such an amazing and tasty dish of rice with steak like beef kabob pieces, very generous portion and very appetizing, with a tuna salad and a piece of cake along with cold drinks and bread
In Iran Air ladies are not supposed to remove their veil (scarf) but these Iranian ladies and many others did anyways, as people of Iran try to protest the enforced dress code by the government as much as they can
Approaching London- like all others we had to circle around London couple of times before landing
Passing over Canary Wharf- very nice views
Heathrow- Parked next to MEA and TK- both in older version of their liveries
A very cool view of our plane- such a great and fun flight
London - Going to passport control
Hope you enjoyed this FR :)
Tehran - IKA
London - LHR
Such a great and nice flight by Iran Air. Very nice, professional and friendly crew. Amazing service. They provided 2 main meals for this 6:30 hours flight from Tehran to London and each one was great. Seats were comfortable and the legroom was ok.
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