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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2015, 02:57:16 PM »
how can you book f, there is no option on their website

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 03:44:53 PM »
how can you book f, there is no option on their website
It doesn't seem possible via OTA's (I just checked) because GYD-TLV only has business. So automatically, if you search first, then you don't get any results for Azal airlines. You can book it by any travel agent. (you can PM me if you want. I'm also a TA ;))

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2016, 02:36:59 PM »
I booked tickets on Azerbaijan Airlines for JFK to TLV (through Baku - GYD) and I had a few questions.

I'd appreciate if anyone can answer with updated information.

1 - Is there Kosher food on both legs of the flight or only one?
2 - Which Hechsher?
3 - How is it possible that the flight from JFK to Baku is 9.5 hours, yet from Baku to JFK it's 13.5 hours? (Moscow to JFK is 9.5 hours.)
4 - On Fareboom (where I booked the ticket), it says one piece of luggage, yet in the itinerary I received by email it says two pieces. Which is correct?
5 - Do I need a visa? My stopover is only about two hours.

By the way, the ticket was around $670 for August!
« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 02:43:17 PM by ae123 »

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2016, 04:32:47 PM »
I can answer for 4 & 5

2 pieces.
no visa required.

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2016, 04:44:31 PM »
KSMLs tend to be נותן טעם לפגם anyways.
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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2016, 04:55:41 PM »



3 - How is it possible that the flight from JFK to Baku is 9.5 hours, yet from Baku to JFK it's 13.5 hours? (Moscow to JFK is 9.5 hours.)



Flying West always takes longer. Moscow is over a 3 hour flight from Baku.

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2016, 12:00:46 AM »
Flying West always takes longer. Moscow is over a 3 hour flight from Baku.
The difference is still too great. 9.5 hours east, 13.5 hours west?!
To Moscow is 9 hours, back is 9.5.
Something doesn't seem right.

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2016, 12:01:09 AM »
I can answer for 4 & 5

2 pieces.
no visa required.
Thanks.

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2016, 02:51:30 PM »
The difference is still too great. 9.5 hours east, 13.5 hours west?!
To Moscow is 9 hours, back is 9.5.
Something doesn't seem right.
I agree, 4 hours difference in eastbound and westbound is not the norm.
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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2016, 06:11:35 AM »
Yes, I'm also curious! I booked jfk tlv for mid February ($599 RT!) on a 787 cross-Atlantic. What I've learned so far:

A) you can get seat assignments on the JFK legs by emailing their customer service with a request. I asked for window in front part of coach cabin and got it.
B) seat map does not match their website or seatguru. (Maybe the switch to 787 but I don't think so.) So let customer service translate your seat request into a row number.
C kosher meal confirmed but no info on hechsher.
D) no visa ndd and 2 bags seems correct.

No info on which seats lose their leg room to the video hardware.

I had options to open jaw to Beijing for five dollars more (! ) and to stay over in Baku (Chabad in Baku and in a Jewish City that sounds fascinating) but I turned then both down for lack of time.

Did someone say partner with air France? Any info on how?

Any other info? Tia.

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2016, 06:22:57 AM »
I had options to open jaw to Beijing for five dollars more (! ) and to stay over in Baku (Chabad in Baku and in a Jewish City that sounds fascinating) but I turned then both down for lack of time.

Is this something the rep offered you, or you just figured it out when playing with the booking routing?

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2016, 03:27:33 PM »
Is this something the rep offered you, or you just figured it out when playing with the booking routing?
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Used kayak.com. Note that like most websites, searching for TLV never showed Azerbaijan air. I had to put in a multi city trip to even find them. After that, it was fun to play with open jaws to their other destinations, and for one way (cheap!) and the like.

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2016, 08:48:42 PM »
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Used kayak.com. Note that like most websites, searching for TLV never showed Azerbaijan air.
I use Momondo and Fareboom.
It shows up on both.

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2016, 08:50:03 PM »
I asked for window in front part of coach cabin and got it.
You mean the exit row?

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Re: Azerbaijan Airlines
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2016, 08:51:34 PM »
B) seat map does not match their website or seatguru. (Maybe the switch to 787 but I don't think so.) So let customer service translate your seat request into a row number.
Oddly, on Fareboom it shows a different seating chart for the flight from JFK to GYD than the one back from GYD to JFK even though both of these legs are using Boeing Dreamliner 787.