NonRev From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 48 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
I was just wondering what the general consensus was regarding Transaero, the Russian airline? Do passengers still view these Russian airlines with the same sense of trepidation they did with Aeroflot in the days of the Motherland? Furthermore, have Transaero ever been involved in any safety related incidents in the past?
It strikes me that they seem to be a good airline tarnished by history only. Feedback Welcome.
Which days are those? The country in question happens to be my motherland, and it never will cease to be that, nor has it ever not been that.
I'm not aware of any tarnished history on UN's behalf, they seem to be performing well, leasing 747s and all, and now looking towards the Star Alliance via Air Union. So, for a developing carrier in a developing market, it's not that bad.
"Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as much as you please" -- Mark Twain
LH648 From Kazakhstan, joined Sep 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
I am flying with them quite offen on ALA-DME-ALA.
It's a good airline, I like them. I definetely need to finish my trip report about ALA-DME, which I started to write more then a week ago
The only thing wich I don't like with them is their planes - they are quite old and not so nice inside, especially their 767s. But they have some A320 and A330 on order and they will come next year, AFAIK.
But as far as I know they do not compromise with safety. And you can clearly see it with their flight attandents - it's one of the airliners, where you're ALWAYS asked to remove your bags from the passages, remove headphones during take-off and landing and they always give you a special seatbelt for lap kids, which is completely not a case, for example, with US Airlines (I even was shocked).
Quoting NonRev (Thread starter): have Transaero ever been involved in any safety related incidents in the past?
Quoting EHHO (Reply 2): and now looking towards the Star Alliance via Air Union.
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2957 posts, RR: 30 Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
What dim history are you referring to? You really must have a few facts mixed up in your head. Transaero is a very good airline. They are doing well, and are popular on many charter flights to vacation destinations.
The only thing I have against them is a few of their 767-300ERs which are probably in the worst state I have ever seen an aircraft. I flew DME-CFU, and I couldn't believe how dirty, and un-cared for the planes were. But the service and food definitely made up for it!
No doubt that they are a great airline, very professional and crew is welcoming. I have yet to fly on their 747s.
NonRev From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 48 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 828 times:
Thanks all. By history, i meant the preconception about Russian airlines, in general, based on previous safety issues with other airlines, mainly Aeroflot historically. I think some people got the wrong end of this post, I was not trying tarnish UN's name, merely find out what people thought of them. What people here's preconception was.