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Aeroflot Chooses 10 Japanese Assistants To Help FA  
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Starting last Monday, Aeroflot's flight attendants on the Moscow-Tokyo-Moscow will be assisted by an additional "crew" of Japanese personnel. This is the result of a contest held in Tokyo, in which Aeroflot selected 10 people. Nine of those are women, and one man. When making the selection, Aeroflot made it a requirement that all candidates speak fluent English, and also have had previous experience flying for a major airline.

Igor Chunihin, Aeroflot's flight attendant representative, said that the idea for this move came as a response to the popularity of Aeroflot's flights among Japanese citizens. Aeroflot says that adding Japanese crew to these flights will make them more comfortable for the Japanese public.

The Moscow-Tokyo-Moscow flight considered to be Aeroflot's premier international route. Aeroflot offers passengers many different magazines and information guides printed in Japanese for the comfort of the passengers. The new IFE in business class - "DigEplayers" were first available on the Tokyo flight. These flights are operated by the B767-300ER which now also include Aeroflot's new business class seat:




Aeroflot777

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Congratulations to Aeroflot for knowing their customers!!

I think this is one of the smartest moves they can make - Japanese always have felt more comfortable travelling with a Japanese crew. Also, it is a sign of deep mutual respect - "you provide me a service that honors both myself and my culture, and I will see you as a partner worthy of my respect and attention. I can do business with you, and we will both propser".

A little mushy, yeah, but I like hearing stories like this...



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User currently offlineJyatlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

C class seat looking very nice.

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Yeah, this is done on many other airlines flying to Asia, so it's good that Aeroflot is doing it. It's nice that they are hiring a good number and publicize it, I suppose they might have earned a reputation for a crew that doesn't speak Japanese very well?

User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

I guess Aeroflot considers the 767-300/ER their flagship  Smile Im starting to miss thier 772's  Sad


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User currently offlineTokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

They certainly have come a long way since the IL62 days at NRT...Aeroflot used to have VERY cheap rates to Europe via SVO from NRT...and certainly you got what you paid for...and remember JAL serves Moscow as well.

TokyoNarita.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

This is beautiful.
Does anyone know how many 767s have been retrofitted with the new seats? Does JFK have the new seats yet? (I always thought it was Aeroflot's premier route SU315/316)



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1921 times:

So Aeroflot have had only Russian crew so far? I thought all European carriers flying to Asia have native Asian crew members as well.

Finnair have had Japanese/Chinese/Thai crew members for years, seems like 2-3 per flight usually.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17418 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1915 times:

Any pictures of the F seat? I couldn't find any on the aeroflot website.


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User currently offlineHjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

I mentioned this in a similar post, but I think aeroflot is being with very aggresive with it's plans on expansion and new brand recognition. I think we are going to see many new things at aeroflot within the next 1-2 years. In 4-5 years, their fleet will be pracitically new and they're are going to take delivery of several new aircraft types such as the IL96-300, A320 series, RRJ and either the B787 or A350. Plus, once they finally get their online booking engine available to all, and their website writen in gramatically correct English, I think that SU will be in the same league as SK, OS, and FI. I can't wait to see where they decide to expand to, especially with their pending skyteam alliance entrance. Also, SU just launched new websites for certain countries, allbeit right now the languages offered are only English, Russian and Japanese, but if you go to the Japanese sight, I think aeroflot will be changing the others' coutries' websites to reflect their new image as well as their desire to service new markets and increase their reputation in the markets in which they already serve.


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

What does Y class look like on the 767s?

User currently offlineCa2ohHP From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 954 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Aeroflot is a perfect example of an airline that has really turned itself around from what it used to be. Anyone know where it stands on Sky Team membership?

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Ca2ohHP (Reply 11):
Aeroflot is a perfect example of an airline that has really turned itself around from what it used to be. Anyone know where it stands on Sky Team membership?

I completely agree! As far as I know, Aeroflot is planning on joining SkyTeam in 2006. Keep in mind, they still have some work to do with the airport. SVO 3 is in the process of being built. After it is completed, in 2007, supposedly all SkyTeam flights will operate out of there.

Aeroflot777


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