YVR From Canada, joined May 1999, 66 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 888 times:
Aeroflot usually has some charters into YVR a few
times a year using IL-62 aircraft. Does anybody know
the next time they'll be in Vancouver? I know they
fly to SEA, SFO, and LAX, so that's probably why they
don't come into YVR much. Also, are there flights from
the West Coast to Moscow?
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3741 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 883 times:
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Hi I'm Ben. How are you?
I don't know how often they fly to Vancouver, I didn't even know they did. Go to the Aeroflot's website, you'll know more than I do about this airline.
I don't know if they fly direct to the West Coast from Moscow, but if they do they would operate a 777-200IGW on those flights, not an IL-62. I think it's the aircraft that has the longest range in Aeroflot's fleet. They have 777 don't they? I know they don't have any 747-400's (in fact they have never had any 747 at all). The IL-62 wouldn't fly Seattle/Vancouver-Moscow nonstop would it? So if you saw an IL-62 in Vancouver if must have stopped somewhere for refuelling, maybe Reykjavik, Gander,...I don't know. Or maybe it went the other way around through the 180° meridian and then landed in Anchorage for the same purpose.
Oh by the way, have you ever been on Aeroflot? I have never traveled with them but I heard the service on board is not too good.