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Aeroflot Aircraft On The Show Airport  
User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I have a question, I watched the show airport yesterday on BBC America, well they showed this Aeroflot plane bound for St. Petersburg from LHR. The question I had was what type of plane it was? I think it had 2-4-2 seating and it looked quite outdated on the inside but it looked great otherwise, the didnt show the exterior of the aircraft though. Can anyone help me out?

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User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Aeroflot has Russian widebodies with 3-3-3 seating only - the IL86 and IL96-300. What did the interior look like? Can you describe what you saw?

Cheers!

B.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Aren´t the IL96 2-4-2 in biz class?
Daniel 


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

The Aeroflot website shows IL96-300 seating as 2-2-2 in First, 2-4-2 in Business and 3-3-3 in coach! Interesting. I've never been aboard an IL96-300. However, Aeroflot never used them on LED-LHR-LED to my knowledge, only SVO-LHR-SVO. I've never seen nor heard of an IL96-300 landing at or taking off from LED, though I am sure it's not out of the question. Just that Aeroflot doesn't operate long-range international flights using IL96-300 from LED, only SFO-LED-SVO with 763 (as far as I know).

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

The seat design was quite strange, The plane had the air vents and/or the reading lights on the back of each seat. The walls were this cream color that looked like they had brown paint splattered on them. It might have been 3-3-3. The buisness class seats were this brown material.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Well, that surely was an IL96-300. The IL86 never had the reading lights in the seatbacks, nor did the IL62, but all Ilyushin jetliners had ventilator fans mounted there, each with its own individual motor. I often wonder how much bloody weight those things added to the aircraft! I hope to hell Aeroflot doesn't use brown seat covers...that would be hideous!

User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

What time is Airport on BBCamerica? I used tow atch that show in England and didn't know I could get it here in teh states.

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Its on at 6 & 6:30AM eastern time Monday-Friday. Im not too sure about weekends.

User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

I flew on Il62 only twice, both Il62 and Il62M, but I'm pretty sure they had ventilators in their usual place (above the seat)... unlike, of course, Il86 that has it in a seat back..

User currently offlineRyanair From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

I have seen the very same show in the UK. The plane is an Airbus A310-300. The interior is the origional Pan Am design, which neither Delta or Aeroflot have bothered to change, although I think the Business and First had been changed.

Hope that helps.


User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

All SU flights from LED are operated by Pulkovo (at least all the ones to w.europe), wether they have a "Z8" flight number or not.

Pulkovo fly the Tu-154 to LHR in the summer (every Saturday) and change it to a Tu-134 in winter. The schedules for LGW are constantly changing, but usually 3-4 times per week.

Very rarely, you might see a Z8 coloured Il-86 at LHR. Maybe that's what you saw, but I doubt it. An error with their video editing? showing the inside of the wrong plane?

The one thing you can say about Pulkovo, is that all of their aircraft look great. Clean, bright, white paint and no jet blast stain on the tail. Always come out well on my photos. A real treat to fly in too.


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Do me a favour...post your experiences with Pulkovo in the Trip Reports forum! I'd like to know about them, and how they compare to Aeroflot. Thanks!

IL96M


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