FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
I would guess that the Airshow switches back and forth between Russian and English. That's how I've seen it on most international airlines--i.e., alternating between the local language(s) and English. I've seen it in Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, etc., so I'm sure programming it in Russian is no problem.
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
If you are traveling on Aeroflot, they will have an airmap to show throughout the flight. The language alternates between Russian and English. However since I haven't flown Delta on this route for a couple of years already I really don't remember whether or not they have one. Ill be flying Delta on the same route as you in early January.
Baw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
Your route will take you northeast from JFK over BOS, Halifax, then up over Newfoundland north of Gander. You will likely cross between Iceland and the Shetlands toward Stavanger, then across Norway, Sweden and the Baltic then into Russia south of St. Petersburg and direct to Moscow.
Returning, you will go further north, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, across Norway north of Bergen, out over the Atlantic over the southernmost part of Greenland, then across the North Atlantic toward northern Newfoundland, then SW across Prince Edward Island, crossing into the USA over Maine, then to Boston and into the JFK east arrivals corridor.
Its just a little over eight and 1/2 hours to Moscow from JFK, the return will be about 9+ give or take the winds. For sure you will want a window seat coming home, because the northern crossing is one of the most scenic routes in the world. Greenland, especially in the South is very unique, and very diffferent that that most people expect.
Have a great trip and if you are flying Aeroflot, make sure you take an extra sandwick or large snack on board. You will need them.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998