An Unexpected 4 hour Scenic Flight on a 737

So I thought I wouldn't be uploading any photos on IFC today this time but apparently at some points during this flight yesterday I got some nice scenic views of mountains, cities and turquoise water which I didn't expect!

I got 8 photos below and 4 polls for y’all to vote!

The reason why I did this odd route? Not really, I just had a strong urge to fly to a place that I haven’t yet!

Edit: Oh yeah Dubai was featured today and the 737 is my favourite aircraft to fly so that’s one pretty much why lol

Disclaimer: Because I said the 737 is my favourite aircraft to fly, I am in no way shape or form implying that Boeing is better than Airbus. It’s just my preference and I pretty much always butter my landings with the 737 compared to the A320.

Flight Details

Route: Dubai (OMDB) 🇦🇪 to Samara (UWWW) 🇷🇺
Flight number: FDB903 | Callsign: Sky Dubai 903
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Flight time: 4 hours and 18 minutes
Cruise Alt: 35,000ft & 37,000ft
Server: Expert

Holding Short while an Emirates superjumbo is coming in from London Heathrow.
We take off from sweltering hot Dubai with a temp of 38°C / 100°F at 09:29 local time

Flying along the Emirati coast, however the northern part of it belongs to Oman

Overflying the capital city of Turkmenistan and it’s airport

Turquoise water 😍

Overflying the city of Atyrau in the north west of Kazakhstan

After 4 long hours, Samara finally comes in sight

Touch down in Samara at 13:47 local time at Runway 33
Do you think this landing looks smooth? Well, the landing rate was -125 FPM!

Parked at some random gate because I didn’t know where to lol

Thanks for watching, I definitely encourage more people to fly in this part of the world!

Which picture appealed to you the most?

  • Picture 1
  • Picture 2
  • Picture 3
  • Picture 4
  • Picture 5
  • Picture 6
  • Picture 7
  • Picture 8

0 voters

How many destinations do you think are served by FlyDubai?

  • 32
  • 48
  • 64
  • 75
  • 90
  • 111
  • 138

0 voters

How many Russian cities do you think are served by FlyDubai?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

0 voters

What city do you think is FlyDubai’s longest route from Dubai?

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Zagreb, Croatia
  • Naples, Italy
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Yangon, Myanmar

0 voters


Great scenic screenshots, I especially enjoyed the mini quiz at the end. Keep up the good work mate.

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ohh man! that angle though!
so good.

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Thanks a lot guys, my pleasure to share photos of routes that people don’t usually fly often!

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Not to be that guy buttt in your first picture, you are over the hold short line. All parts of the aircraft must be behind that line

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Oh so even the nose has to be behind it, not just the front gear?

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These are some incredibly scenic shots, well done!

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Yep. All parts of the aircraft

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Got it, thanks for telling me!
Bad mistake I’ve been making there sometimes in the 8 months since I’ve got to Expert Server lol

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So glad you enjoyed them, thank you!

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