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Transaero Pre/Mis-conceptions  
User currently offlineNonRev From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 59 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1956 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.

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User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

What history is tarnished? They have no relationship to Aeroflot so there is no need to use the plural in referring to them...

User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting NonRev (Thread starter):
the days of the Motherland

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
User currently offlineLH648 From Kazakhstan, joined Sep 2006, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1815 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  Smile

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?

No.

Quoting EHHO (Reply 2):
and now looking towards the Star Alliance via Air Union.

They are not member of Air Union.



I hate Lufthansa
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3015 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1810 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.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Quoting LH648 (Reply 3):
They are not member of Air Union

I stand corrected, mixed up on that one!



"Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as much as you please" -- Mark Twain
User currently offlineLH648 From Kazakhstan, joined Sep 2006, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 4):
few of their 767-300ERs which are probably in the worst state I have ever seen an aircraft

It's simply cowhouse  Sad
Some 762 as well...



I hate Lufthansa
User currently offlineBigvince76 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Does anyone know how they are doing on LHR-DME? Is the codeshare with BD working well for them?

User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1092 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

What routes do the 747's work ... non charter that is..
Also .. anyone here have a list of the current fleet ??

Regards,


Joe..


User currently offlineNonRev From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 59 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1424 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.

Cheers


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