American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4527 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3962 times:
Yes, SU flies the 154 to IST. I saw one when I was there nearly two months ago. The TU-154 painted in Aeroflot's latest color scheme looked all new and sparkling, it looked like it had been delivered not long ago. I loved looking at it taking off and climbing with its smoky powerful Soloviev engines.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10567 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3823 times:
Quoting American 767 (Reply 1): Yes, SU flies the 154 to IST. I saw one when I was there nearly two months ago. The TU-154 painted in Aeroflot's latest color scheme looked all new and sparkling, it looked like it had been delivered not long ago. I loved looking at it taking off and climbing with its smoky powerful Soloviev engines.
I actually flew on Aeroflot Tu154 from IST to SVO a few months ago. It was a great experience. The plane was clean and quite nice inside. There were some things not up to the standards of western aircraft like the lavatories in particular, but overall it was a good flight and I wrote a trip report about it: http://www2.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/76333/
Good luck. They are a lot of fun since they are quite different than the boring Airbus and Boeing planes that you see every day. But they are quickly fading away. They are the workhorses still on domestic Russian routes, but will soon be gone from western skies.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3635 times:
Quoting San747 (Reply 2): I believe Aeroflot schedules a TU-154 to BCN...
Yes, Aeroflot flies five weekly flights from SVO to BCN.
Adding this flights to BCN, SU flies with TU5 equipment...
SVO - BVA = one weekly flight.
SVO - OSL = five flights a week.
SVO - WAW = nine flights a week.
SVO - PRG = daily flight.
SVO - BUD = daily flight.
SVO - SOF = five flights a week
SVO - ATH = four flights a week
SVO - FCO = ten flights a week.
SVO - VCE = twice a week.
SVO - BEG = daily flight.
SVO - ZAG = three flights a week.
SVO - FRU = ten flights a week.
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Adriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3476 times:
It depends where you live. The flight Belgrade Moscow can be got for about 210euros return. I am planning to take it as soon as i get some time. Or you could visit moscow and then fly domestically? or even visit Iran? Many 154s fly there.
FlyEmirates From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
I have flown to DME as crew and the immigration formalities are awful, have a stamp in the passport, entry and exit-no visa. Should i fly into SVO on a staff ticket and have a confirmed reservation on SU service, do i have to clear Immigration, whats the best way to do it?
JJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 2185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3338 times:
Quoting AF1624 (Reply 13): Of course, If you look at the stats, Russian aircraft do crash more regularly than western ones, but that is always linked to maintenance problems I think, and it has nothing to do with comfort !
Well, Aeroflot has a very good safety record, but the same can't be said about other Russian airlines.