From Tashkent to Urgench

Review of Alex_Jez about the flight Uzbekistan Airways HY1059 between Tashkent and Urgench on 22/08/2013 in Economy
Alex_Jez HY / UZB TAS / UGC
Note: This review is about an experience that happened more than 3 years ago.

What happened during our trek, having arrived in Uzbekistan for transit to the city of Urgench, where we would depart for the madrassahs of the country, Samarkande in particular.

After having eaten in the city of Tashkent, we headed in the direction of the domestic flight terminal. A radiant new airport, in marble (when you see the poverty of the country, you can ask yourself questions about this money...)

After check-in and security, we entered the great waiting hall. Certainly all this marble was pretty, but it was really cold in there.

I took advantage of the large bay windows to do a little spotting, but really saw nothing since terminal 3 (ours) was at the opposite end of the airport from terminals 1 and 2, the international terminals.

Next came boarding. At first glance, it appeared we would have to board the plane on foot, as it was situated in front of the terminal, but finally a bus came for us, actually two buses.

We got on the bus, then we began to bypass the two runways, then to slalom around the parking areas for terminals 1 and 2, 15 minutes on the bus... Well why make such a magnificent terminal just to have a bus ride after seeing it...

Finally we arrived by foot at our Airbus 320, where the military welcome committee awaited us.

Boarding from the back, I headed in the direction of 14A, next time I'll board in front. It was not so great the way they failed to coordinate the plane seating with the buses. While waiting, the airport attendant literally began to go berserk on one of the passengers who went under the wing, despite the security cone's warning.

Leg room was pretty good, even large compared to other European airlines.

During the end of boarding and taxiing, the flight attendants offered us something to drink, Coke for me. Then after a few minutes of taxiing, we lined up and we were off.

Risen to a cruising altitude, then we re-Coked and no yummies during the flight...

The flight took place without incident, though it was under a 100% cloud cover the whole time.

Then came the moment when the desert appeared, with sand as far as the eye can see; it was the beginning of the descent, and the first fields appeared as well as the houses.

A gentle landing, the runway was large enough not to burn the brakes. The airport was empty of all other traffic. We left the plane via the stairway, and we walked to the terminal, actually the old one, as it appeared they were building a new one next to it.

Then we found our guide as we exited the airport, and we left for our visit to this country and its monuments for some days before returning to Tashkent in a mini-bus to depart again for Europe.

Thanks for reading!

General
Overall rating
4 / 5
Value (price + quality)
4 / 5
On the ground
Check-in and boarding
5 / 5
Management of luggage
5 / 5
On board
Comfort
4 / 5
Costumer service
4 / 5
Your opinion of security
5 / 5
Food
3 / 5
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By Alex_Jez, about Uzbekistan Airways, , close to Lattes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Posted online by HappyFlight, on 19 January 2014
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  • Le terminal 3, flambant neuf
  • C'est un aérogare ça?!
  • J'aurais dis un musée..
  • Y a un certain goût architectural tout de même
  • Que du marbre
  • Vols domestiques
  • Le checkin
  • Notre vol
  • Jolies femmes ..
  • Le premier passage de la securité pour rentrer dans le terminal
  • Bp
  • Belle pub
  • Flight pictures #13
  • Passage de la vraie sécurité
  • La salle d'embarquement
  • Flight pictures #16
  • Le spotting du coin
  • Flight pictures #18
  • Flight pictures #19
  • Flight pictures #20
  • Flight pictures #21
  • Un peu de couleur dans ce monde blanc
  • Y a des moyens pour cette unique salle d'embarquement
  • La securité
  • Les portes d'embarquement
  • 3 portes tout de même
  • Flight pictures #27
  • le plafond
  • Des chiffres comme taxiway
  • Une TV
  • Pratique le zoom x16
  • Un peu de gros au loin
  • Flight pictures #33
  • Heure de l'embarquement ...
  • ...par bus
  • Et on roule, ,et on roule, le long de la piste
  • Le terminal 3 au large
  • B767
  • La GTA version Ouzekistan
  • Embarquement par la porte arrière
  • Joli dérive
  • Escabeau
  • Winglet
  • Train principal
  • On prend les photos discrètement!
  • A320
  • Flight pictures #47
  • UK 32016
  • Flight pictures #49
  • La rangée
  • en plein sur les spoilers
  • Y a de la place
  • Flight pictures #53
  • Flight pictures #54
  • Flight pictures #55
  • 767 au repos
  • oh! Ca existe encore, et il marche!!!!
  • Le but est à celui qui frottera le plus ses pieds sur le sol?
  • La fameuse chef escale pas contente
  • Flight pictures #60
  • Escabeau retiré
  • Passage en siége A
  • Le coca du roulage
  • Flight pictures #64
  • Taxi
  • Encore un 767
  • Flight pictures #67
  • La piste en travaux
  • Alignement ...
  • ... et départ dans la foulées
  • Bien rangé
  • Rotation
  • Seuil de piste
  • En montéee
  • Flaps 0
  • Winglet
  • La cabine
  • Une ville
  • Flight pictures #79
  • Au dessus de la couche nuageuse
  • Avec un grand ciel bleu
  • Flight pictures #82
  • Flight pictures #83
  • Flight pictures #84
  • Flight pictures #85
  • Flight pictures #86
  • Flight pictures #87
  • Flight pictures #88
  • Flight pictures #89
  • Flight pictures #90
  • Flight pictures #91
  • Oh un grand avion dans le ciel
  • En croisiére
  • Flight pictures #94
  • Flight pictures #95
  • Flight pictures #96
  • Flight pictures #97
  • Flight pictures #98
  • Vole vole vole
  • Un deuxième coca
  • Flight pictures #101
  • Flight pictures #102
  • Les nuages disparaissent
  • Bientôt la descente
  • Avec un du sable en dessous
  • Beaucoup de sable
  • Flight pictures #107
  • Flight pictures #108
  • Flight pictures #109
  • Début de la descente
  • Commence à avoir de la verdure dans le désert
  • Des champs
  • Beaucoup de champs
  • Virage pour attraper l'ILS
  • en final
  • Autoriser à atterrir
  • Flight pictures #117
  • 100
  • Touché
  • Flight pictures #120
  • Flight pictures #121
  • La tour de control
  • Merci merci
  • On dégage la piste via la première sortie
  • Piste degagée
  • Pas grand monde ici encore
  • Ça c'est de l’aéroport
  • Engine shutdown
  • Flight pictures #129
  • Flight pictures #130
  • Flight pictures #131
  • La business
  • Cette fois je sort pat l'avant
  • Vue sur le cockpit
  • Flight pictures #135
  • Discrètement quelques photos
  • Flight pictures #137
  • Direction les bagages
  • Oh encore du marbre
  • Attente des bagages
  • En travaux l'aeroport
  • Flight pictures #142
  • Flight pictures #143
  • Flight pictures #144
  • Flight pictures #145
  • Flight pictures #146

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