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User currently offlineUalva From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

Aeroflot's new Website is amazing and looks wonderful. Check it out - - aeroflot.ru.

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User currently offlineUalva From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

And just noticed that SU is now flying their brand new Airbus A-330's to JFK now. That's a nice treat!!

User currently offlineScutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 405 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4861 times:

From the route map page: "Here you have the possibility to find our scheduled network." ... but it's just a possibility! Sorry, that cracks me up... it's late!

User currently offlineUalva From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

Translation issue - - there are many funny things when you read Russian in Translation...websites, menus, etc. I was once at a restaurant in Moscow when they were offering "sicking pig" for the "fist course".....

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

The website is actually horrific. Very hard to navigate and is seeing a lot of public and news-worthy criticism. Wouldn't be surprised if things might change in the near future. Many travel news agencies have attacked the airline for making such a drastic move... especially since their old website was actually pretty nifty and easy to navigate.

In the current website, users are left to guess where the info lies. The thumbnail buttons are never-ending and there is no logical structure.

Aeroflot hasn't made too many bad decisions lately, but this one definitely a grave one.

Aeroflot777

P.S. A click-able link to the website is right here: www.aeroflot.ru


User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4780 times:
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Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 4):
In the current website, users are left to guess where the info lies. The thumbnail buttons are never-ending and there is no logical structure.

I agree on this !!

And on the history page http://wwww.aeroflot.ru/templates/about_en/history_main.html there is a number (8) missing "192-1929"

But the Route Map is quite nice.


User currently offlineBOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

I don't like it.

Also, none of the international sites have changed (and thus seem better to me), but apparently they are all only in English and Russian - e.g. it seems the Aeroflot France web site is not available in French!



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User currently offlineSflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

I guess off topic, but why is the communist hammer and sickle still used in the aeroflot logo? Seems strange they haven't distanced themselves from that!

User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4646 times:



Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 5):

But the Route Map is quite nice.

Except that for me it is in Russian. Nice looking homepage - but the rest isn't very easy to use.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4515 times:



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 4):
The website is actually horrific. Very hard to navigate and is seeing a lot of public and news-worthy criticism. Wouldn't be surprised if things might change in the near future. Many travel news agencies have attacked the airline for making such a drastic move... especially since their old website was actually pretty nifty and easy to navigate.

Very much agreed - their old website was one of the easiest I've used, this new one isn't the worst, but it's still a step backwards and that therefore is pointless.



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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4490 times:
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Quoting Cpd (Reply 8):
Except that for me it is in Russian. Nice looking homepage - but the rest isn't very easy to use.

Top/right there are round symbols and the last far right you can swich the language from Russian to English an "all" pages.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7704 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4438 times:
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Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 4):
The website is actually horrific.

 checkmark  Couldn't agree more. It's absolutely awful.

Quoting Ualva (Thread starter):
Aeroflot's new Website is amazing and looks wonderful.

Seriously, it isn't. What on earth would make you say such a thing? It's terrible.



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User currently offlineCODCAIAH From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4417 times:

It looks very cheesy and unprofessional. The way that -- is at a 787? -- swoops in on the main page is especially awful.


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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Seems to me like Aeroflot have tried too hard to make a good looking website but have ignored the functionality aspect so what we're left with is a website which is hard to navigate and has information scattered everywhere in no real order.

Quoting CODCAIAH (Reply 12):
The way that -- is at a 787? -- swoops in on the main page is especially awful.

It's an A350, the older design with the sloping cockpit windows.


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Did anybody notice that IAH is still marked as a SkyTeam hub, ironically DTW, MEM and SLC are not...
Same goes for CAN.



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User currently offlineEYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4381 times:



Quoting Sflaflight (Reply 7):
I guess off topic, but why is the communist hammer and sickle still used in the aeroflot logo? Seems strange they haven't distanced themselves from that!

AFAIK they made an attempt to get rid of Soviet-era symbols, but finally stayed with hammer and sickle as they were extremely well recognizable. Actually, I'm very content that they decided to stick to them.

There's one thing, though, that I dislike in their logo. Instead of cleaning up and making the historic symbols dominating, they've added orange/tri-colour strip into the logo making it a total mish-up of legacy and new elements.

And yes, the new Aeroflot's web-site is a total disaster.


User currently offlineFlylot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

It nice that they have updated their website once again. However, what they really need to work on is their booking system. First, I still cannot purchase connecting flights. That is I just tried to purchase a ticket from JFK-WAW and in order to make it work I had to split the itinerary in two. Also why are they publicizing the various price differences for single dates. That is when I searched for a round trip between JFK-SVO, I got 5 different prices, yet all identical itineraries (same dates, same flight #, same class). Now I know price gouging is normal, but that definitely doesn't like a smart business move.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4200 times:



Quoting Flylot (Reply 16):
Also why are they publicizing the various price differences for single dates. That is when I searched for a round trip between JFK-SVO, I got 5 different prices, yet all identical itineraries (same dates, same flight #, same class). Now I know price gouging is normal, but that definitely doesn't like a smart business move.

Almost every airline (other than LCCs) has several fare levels for the same class of service on the same flights. However, the conditions differ, with more flexible conditions (refunds, changes, stopovers, advance purchase, minimum stay etc.) at the higher fare levels.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4179 times:



Quoting Sflaflight (Reply 7):
I guess off topic, but why is the communist hammer and sickle still used in the aeroflot logo? Seems strange they haven't distanced themselves from that!

It's an image. For Aeroflot it's not a bad one. They attempted to get rid of it years back during their re-branding stage, and held a poll on their website with new logos. Some of them were actually quite nice! Undoubtedly I believe over 80% of the votes went to keep the logo. It's a national symbol that people wanted to keep. There is nothing bad in the hammer and sickle itself. I'm happy they kept it.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineAgent99nzboi From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

Its a very American style website. far too many links and thumbnails

User currently offlinePhatty3374 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3579 times:

I'm usually not negative but this website is childish! Literally one of the most unprofessional sites I have ever seen. It's as if a cartoon artist made it. The way that information is listed all on one page and separated by horizontal lines makes it seem like someone used Microsoft Word.

User currently offlineBOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 3527 times:



Quoting Agent99nzboi (Reply 19):
Its a very American style website. far too many links and thumbnails

Now then, I don't think any US airline of import has a web site that is even half that bad.

At least they tend not to be quite so ugly, even if they don't always work well.



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User currently offlinePhatty3374 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 2984 times:



Quoting Agent99nzboi (Reply 19):

Is there a big difference between Alitalia.com, ba.com, singaporeair.com, and delta/aa/united.com? I see the same menu-->submenu format in all. Maybe a bit provincial of you...


User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 2943 times:
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Quoting Phatty3374 (Reply 22):
Is there a big difference between Alitalia.com, ba.com, singaporeair.com, and delta/aa/united.com? I see the same menu-->submenu format in all. Maybe a bit provincial of you...

Maybe if even are not in same alliance that could be a unique show of each website that has just the different logo and color? In short words that the websites get each alliance style?

But honestly, why change something that is really good? Shame that the old aeroflot.ru is gone....


User currently offlineSflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2834 times:



Quoting Agent99nzboi (Reply 19):
Its a very American style website. far too many links and thumbnails

That's a rather weird comment. Since when do websites have nationalistic styles? They all give the same info. I see little difference between the Air New Zealand website and USAirways website, for example. Actually, to me it seems so basic its more European. European tends to be simplistic / clean and minimalist.


User currently offlineBOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2720 times:



Quoting Sflaflight (Reply 24):
European tends to be simplistic / clean and minimalist.

It doesn't seem clean and minimalist to me.

I don't think it has any particular national "look" to it; it just looks the web site of a second-rate airline.

I think functionality should be most important. AA.com doesn't look like much but it works well and is user-friendly. (Or maybe I'm just used to it - unlike most other airlines' sites, it hasn't gone through nearly so many design changes.)

Continental and Southwest also have web sites I'd call clean and minimalist, and that's not something Texas is usually known for!  Wink



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