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Aeroflot IL96 In 2014 / Final 6 Months  
User currently offlineAP1 From Barbados, joined Dec 2013, 9 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 28305 times:

Morning all,

Was alarmed to read this morning that Aeroflot IL96 ops will cease come April 2014. I noticed they still operated to IST up to Jan'14 but after that it appears to revert to A32S. Anyone know where these little beauties will be going up until Apr'14? Preferably outside Russia to avoid visa drama...

Cheers

AP1

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27126 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 28267 times:

Quoting AP1 (Thread starter):
. Anyone know where these little beauties will be going up until Apr'14? Preferably outside Russia to avoid visa drama...

Go LHR-SVO-IST and tranist for a few hours no visa price around EUR200-210 oneway then get TK or BA back. I know a few looking at this kind of option.  


User currently offlineAP1 From Barbados, joined Dec 2013, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 28209 times:

I was looking at exactly that but the IL96 seems to vanish after Jan'14. Are they running all the way to Apr'14?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27126 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 28181 times:

I just looked at 10th Feb SVO-IST SU2130 and its showing with seat map too as IL9 so unless they sub it for an Airbus there is a very good chance. Checked 17th March too and the same.

User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 28068 times:

SU2130/1 are still operated by IL-96, it seems. They might change that, who knows.

They also do MOW-TAS... good luck getting a Uzbekistani visa, then  


User currently offlineAP1 From Barbados, joined Dec 2013, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 27945 times:

Lovely, I can see a few have popped up - I clearly wasn't looking hard enough. Thanks all

User currently offlineSR380 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2013, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 27765 times:
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They might end up with CU or JS. JS flight from PEK to FNJ might need bigger aircrafts for this particular route and for VVIP travel. As for CU, it has already been announce they will operate more.

Some other airlines such as Air Zimbabwe or Sudan Airways might be interested too...


User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8145 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 27585 times:

For a fun trip, go to Aeroflot.ru and select multiple destination, then put in OSL-SVO as the first leg and SVO-IST as the second leg (for some reason if you put in OSL-IST it doesn't offer any connections). You will get an amazingly low one way fare (like €145 when I booked) and on two Russian types - first leg is SSJ and second leg is IL9. Connection time at SVO is about four hours or something. No visa required, you're not going through immigration. Works in Jan, haven't tried it for Feb or later.

Btw the Il-96 is a fantastic ride, absolutely amazing. And how many wide body types have ever existed? The answer by my rough count is THIRTEEN (747, 767, 777, 787; A300, A310, A330, A340, A380; L1011; DC-10; Il-86, Il-96) and it isn't often you get to fly a Russian one. Get on this bird before she's gone, you won't regret it!



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27126 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 27507 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 7):
For a fun trip, go to Aeroflot.ru and select multiple destination, then put in OSL-SVO as the first leg and SVO-IST as the second leg (for some reason if you put in OSL-IST it doesn't offer any connections). You will get an amazingly low one way fare (like €145 when I booked) and on two Russian types - first leg is SSJ and second leg is IL9. Connection time at SVO is about four hours or something. No visa required, you're not going through immigration. Works in Jan, haven't tried it for Feb or later.

Yes still there for Jan/Feb/Mar N class Fare basis NPXOW is bookable. Fare EUR39 Taxes EUR105 Great fare and A/C types  


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 27452 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):

Yes still there for Jan/Feb/Mar N class Fare basis NPXOW is bookable. Fare EUR39 Taxes EUR105 Great fare and A/C types

The problem booking low fares to Russia is the visa issue. You never know if you will obtain the visa in time when you book cheap flights at short notice, which are of course non-refundable. For example, the visa section at the Russian consulate in GVA is only open a few hours a week. That's always deterred me from visiting Russia, apart from the lengthy visa application and high fee. I don't know why Russia doesn't implement a 'visa on arrival' system like Turkey and several Gulf states for nationalities that aren't likely to present any security or visa overstay issues. It would no doubt result in a huge increase in inbound tourism.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27126 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 27441 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
The problem booking low fares to Russia is the visa issue.

But you dont need a visa for the above fares so ok to book . If you are only transiting its fine.

SU 2535 OSLSVO 2340 #0510
SU 2130 SVOIST 1125 1245


User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 27439 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):

You won't need a visa when flying from Oslo to Istanbul via Moscow SVO with a transit time of less than 24hrs.


User currently offlinemxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 27409 times:

Im booked on 23th january ist-svo-osl.
Can't wait for it

Alberto


User currently offlineAP1 From Barbados, joined Dec 2013, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 27105 times:

Booked a little trip to IST (fingers crossed) on the IL96 in March. Could be last chance saloon! To all others doing the same, enjoy your trip and blue skies  

User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 25558 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 7):
Btw the Il-96 is a fantastic ride, absolutely amazing. And how many wide body types have ever existed? The answer by my rough count is THIRTEEN (747, 767, 777, 787; A300, A310, A330, A340, A380; L1011; DC-10; Il-86, Il-96) and it isn't often you get to fly a Russian one. Get on this bird before she's gone, you won't regret it!

You forgot the MD-11 and the A350. Buth the classic widebodies to me are: AB3, D1C, ILW, L10, 741, 310 and to a certain extend also 340, IL9 and 767...

I had the chance to be on RA-96010 an RA-96011 this summer to AER and I was amazed by the plane. To me it truely was the best ride ever, but not from an enthusiastics point of view, but rather the quality and the comfort of the ride.

Here some impressions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjtfaXBA51c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJOLCYdDBas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=105i4LXCn3k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6n9D30Sppw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY00_xv9z_w

DON'T MISS THIS WONDERFUL AIRLINER!!!!!!



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User currently offlinesahaair707 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 23942 times:

Thanks Cedarjet - had trouble making this work from OSL to IST until I used the magic of "multiple destinations". Now how to get back to DUB from IST. Tarom looks interesting!!

When are you planning to try the SSJ IL9 combo?

V

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 7):
or a fun trip, go to Aeroflot.ru and select multiple destination, then put in OSL-SVO as the first leg and SVO-IST as the second leg (for some reason if you put in OSL-IST it doesn't offer any connections). You will get an amazingly low one way fare (like €145 when I booked) and on two Russian types - first leg is SSJ and second leg is IL9.


[Edited 2013-12-21 18:34:55]

[Edited 2013-12-21 18:39:27]

User currently offlineSK907 From Norway, joined Aug 1999, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 21807 times:

I am booked on SU 2131 (IST-SVO) on 30 December. I very much look forward to get to fly on the IL96 (probably my only chance before they retire the type). To get the SSJ on the SVO-OSL leg makes the trip even more interesting.

User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 21490 times:

Quoting SK907 (Reply 16):
I am booked on SU 2131 (IST-SVO) on 30 December. I very much look forward to get to fly on the IL96 (probably my only chance before they retire the type). To get the SSJ on the SVO-OSL leg makes the trip even more interesting.

GOOD LUCK!!!! Please take care whuile checking in, some 3 or 4 rows do not have windows!



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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12639 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 21205 times:
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This is a real shame, but not particularly surprising.

Sadly, by just about any measurement, the Il-96 cannot be considered a success. With just 26 delivered from a total order book of 33, it's a real struggle to see Il-96s 'in the wild'.

For a plane that first flew in 1988, a painful production run has never seen more than three built in any year and no less than eight years seeing no deliveries at all (including just one delivery between 1997 and 2003).

All that said, it's a plane I love to see and photograph.

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User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3999 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 21044 times:

Cubana still has 3 in operation and 3 on order I think ...

User currently offlinetk1244 From Netherlands, joined May 2007, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 20415 times:

Any chance to see them going to Air Koryo?


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User currently offlineafterburner33 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2012, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 20302 times:

Does anyone know if the IL96-400s ordered by Cubana are ever going to actually exist?

User currently offlineHomobohemicus From Czech Republic, joined Mar 2013, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 20295 times:

I do have quite vivid and fuzzy experiences with the IL96. Mainly from Bangkok to Moscow on my flight to Prague. from 2004 onwards.

Surprising that this old "lady" was very comfortable and easy on the long flight to Moscow....


User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 20024 times:

Well you can't be surprised. Aeroflot has the oldest IL-96's. They are all around 20 years old. Some - more.
We see A340's being written off and scrapped.



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8145 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 19986 times:

Quoting afterburner33 (Reply 21):
Does anyone know if the IL96-400s ordered by Cubana are ever going to actually exist?

The answer is no.



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User currently offlineWayfarer515 From Honduras, joined Dec 2013, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 20301 times:

Hi, I just found this note on routesonline.com in which they mention the last scheduled flights for the IL96 will be from SVO-TAS and the last scheduled flight is for MAR30 2014.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/...n-il96-service-to-tashkent-in-w13/

Sad to see this plane go, I've been reading some Russian forums in which there are some initial talks about an next-gen engine program with the PD-14M variant, but I just don't see the numbers to make it worthwhile.

Quoting scbriml (Reply 18):
Sadly, by just about any measurement, the Il-96 cannot be considered a success. With just 26 delivered from a total order book of 33, it's a real struggle to see Il-96s 'in the wild'.

For a plane that first flew in 1988, a painful production run has never seen more than three built in any year and no less than eight years seeing no deliveries at all (including just one delivery between 1997 and 2003).

From a production and commercial point of view maybe it cannot be considered a success, but from a passenger comfort and most importantly a safety point of view the IL-86/IL-96 family could be considered one of the safer if not the safest airliner ever built, especially if we take into account not a single passenger ever died in an IL-86 and not a single fatality has ever occurred in an IL-96, not a single one. That speaks for itself on the quality of these Russian birds.


User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 26, posted (10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 20189 times:
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Sadly the aircraft was a victim of the collapse of the USSR. Had that not happened I am sure hundreds would have been made.

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 27, posted (10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 20418 times:

Quoting tu204 (Reply 23):
Well you can't be surprised. Aeroflot has the oldest IL-96's. They are all around 20 years old. Some - more.
We see A340's being written off and scrapped.

True, but those A340s have way more hours on them than the IL-96s. Just because they're calendar-year old doesn't mean they couldn't hopefully find a home with new operators.



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8145 posts, RR: 54
Reply 28, posted (10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 20119 times:

Quoting Wayfarer515 (Reply 25):
most importantly a safety point of view the IL-86/IL-96 family could be considered one of the safer if not the safest airliner ever built, especially if we take into account not a single passenger ever died in an IL-86 and not a single fatality has ever occurred in an IL-96, not a single one. That speaks for itself on the quality of these Russian birds.

True and not only for the Il-86/96; the safety record of older Russian designs such as the Tu-154 and Il-62 are certainly comparable or even superior to the 707, 727 et al. I mean some of those early American designs fell out of the sky on a regular basis - Pan Am and Air France both had six fatal 707 crashes, and there were three fatal 727 crashes in a very short space of time (weeks or a few months) after the type was introduced. Not entirely the fault of the hardware but also the leadership style of pilots of the era, and the ecosystem of nav aids etc was not what it is today. But even today we see "unreliable Soviet airliner" or "controversial safety record" in media reports regarding Tupolev or Ilyushin aircraft, but id you look at the statistics which are easy to find, you will discover that the Russians built very very safe aircraft and it is only a chauvinistic gene in western culture that stops us from acknowledging the achievements of other societies.



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User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 29, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19192 times:

Hi,
anyone has an idea on which O&Ds from and to Istanbul - other than OSL - Aeroflot is offering attractive fares?
I would like to experience the IL96 from or to IST before it is too late but I don't want to apply for a Russian visa this time. Hence, I need an attractive fare for a transfer connection via Moscow to any place in Western Europe.
According to kayak, routes like DUS-SVO-IST are much more expensive than OSL-SVO-IST, for instance, but are there any other cheap deals besides Oslo?
Thanks a lot
Sven



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User currently offlinelarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 18996 times:

Book on aeroflot using the multi segment booking engine. I have checked CPH and HAM and found similar fares


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 31, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 18656 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 28):
Pan Am and Air France both had six fatal 707 crashes

Pan Am had 11 707 accidents involving fatalities, including one terrorist attack. Five of the events occurred during a 9-month period in 1973/74.

Also have to keep in mind that many Aeroflot accidents on domestic routes may not have been reported during the Soviet era.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 32, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 18534 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 31):
Also have to keep in mind that many Aeroflot accidents on domestic routes may not have been reported during the Soviet era.



I doubt there's that many. Plane crashes are relatively difficult to keep covered up (long term at least) when you're being constantly spied on and monitored.



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1888 posts, RR: 42
Reply 33, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 18529 times:
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Quoting airevents (Reply 29):

I found some 160-200eu fares on AMS-SVO-IST. I just don't have the money for it as I'm saving it for the final BG DC-10 flight..



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User currently offlinesovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 34, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 18434 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 31):
Also have to keep in mind that many Aeroflot accidents on domestic routes may not have been reported during the Soviet era.

Why wouldn't they be? Military is possible, sure but civilian crashes have no need to be covered up. And if people have died the word will come out anyway from the victim's families. Records exist for almost every single airframe of the bigger types (Tupolevs, Il-18, 62, etc..) and their fates are known.


User currently offlineWayfarer515 From Honduras, joined Dec 2013, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 18275 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 31):
Also have to keep in mind that many Aeroflot accidents on domestic routes may not have been reported during the Soviet era.

I just don't get it why people try to tarnish the image of everything not made in the West. If you have any proof of this please provide it, but don't cast doubts just because this achievement doesn't belong to any Western manufacturer.

Other airliners just can dream to have such a record, as much as people try to spin around per hour/per seat/per year statistics, the truth is this airliner family has 0 pax. fatalities per hour, mile, etc. you want to throw at it, and very likely will be retired with such an honor. If we add the IL-86 as part of this family it just makes it look even better with a lifespan of 30 years without a single pax. fatality.

I'd just imagine if this was an A or B airliner the kind of publicity this would create. Probably just Airbus can match it with the A340.

Hats off to Ilyushin Design Bureau on designing the safest airliner ever built, and I am saying this based purely on facts.


User currently offlineinfiniti329 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 18155 times:

how old are these birds?

User currently offlineWayfarer515 From Honduras, joined Dec 2013, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 37, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 18047 times:

RA-96005 manufactured in 1991 22 years and 8 months old, used to perform certification tests for commercial service.
RA-96007 manufactured in 1992, 21 years and 1 month old
RA-96008 manufactured in 1993, 20 years and 6 months old
RA-96010 manufactured in 1994, 19 years and 4 months old
RA-96011 manufactured in 1993, 19 years and 3 months old
RA-96015 manufactured in 1995, 18 years and 1 month old

Interesting to see the airframe was designed for 70,000 cycles and 20 years, although most of them are around only about 70% of their total cycles, others as low as 50%.

BTW, all the ex Polet Cargo IL-96-400T are now in the VASO plant undergoing conversion for Cubana. So I guess there's still life after the IL-96-300 for the type in the pax.service.

A fourth 400T is being converted to IL-96-400-VPU which is the code used for Rossiya's Air Force One fleet.


User currently offlineFlyingsottsman From Australia, joined exactly 4 years ago today! , 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 17726 times:

Quoting sovietjet (Reply 26):
Sadly the aircraft was a victim of the collapse of the USSR. Had that not happened I am sure hundreds would have been made.

Yes I think you are right there, during the Soviet era, those countrys that where in the Warsaw pact had to by Russian built aircraft with the exception of the then Yugoslavia, and Romiania. Do you think Russia has a futrue building aircraft now?
Would love to see one of these aircraft for real.


User currently offlinePalfromYWG From Canada, joined Nov 2013, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 17583 times:

Does anyone know whether Russian President still uses IL9 for his overseas travelling?


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User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 18
Reply 40, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 17530 times:

Quoting PalfromYWG (Reply 39):

Of course. Not much else he can use other than a Tu204-300 or the Tu214 that is in the Special Flight Regiment's fleet. Or the IL-62 that is also used but is rarely flown with the introduction of Tu204's in the two years.

The President normally uses RA-96016 with 96012 (older one) used as the backup and for the Prime Minister.

None of the other aircraft IL-96's (96018, 96019, if Im not mistaken) are meant for use by the President/Prime Minister as they are regular IL96's with just a different cabin layout. These are used by official delegations but lower level or accompanying individuals. You will note that they do not have a "racetrack" on top of the fuselage and no extra antennas unlike 96012 and 96016, one of the IL62's and one of the Tu204's. There are also some additional fuel tanks and other special stuff.
The "racetracks" contain some special communication and control equipment much like the US AF1 which permits the President or the Prime Minister to always be in contact and should the need arise - to deploy some "goodies" (ICBMs) from anywhere in the world.



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User currently offlineoutbackair From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 41, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17461 times:
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Quoting airevents (Reply 29):
I need an attractive fare for a transfer connection via Moscow to any place in Western Europe.

Be careful with booking on Aeroflot. I booked two separate tickets Donesk-SVO, then SVO-IST. If I'd booked the same flights as a single (connecting) ticket, it would have cost about $200 more. Very strange. The only problem was the check-in people at DOK found it difficult to check my bags through, but the supervisor finally worked it out.

WARNING: Go on-line to do your seat selection 24 hours before the flight (can't do it any other way). I just returned again on IL-96 to SVO from IST. 2 hours after online check-in opened, 41 seats had gone, including all the front section windows. Avoid row 8 - no window. Occasionally, IST-SVO can be changed to 763 or A330, if you are unlucky. I think they only have 3x IL-96 left flying.

I will post a TR for IL-96 and Sukhoi 100 soon.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 42, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17108 times:

Quoting Wayfarer515 (Reply 35):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 31):
Also have to keep in mind that many Aeroflot accidents on domestic routes may not have been reported during the Soviet era.

I just don't get it why people try to tarnish the image of everything not made in the West. If you have any proof of this please provide it, but don't cast doubts just because this achievement doesn't belong to any Western manufacturer.

iI was referring to safety in general during the Soviet era, not to the IL-96 which didn't go into service until after the Soviet Union ceased to exist. There are many references to lack of information and accident reports on accidents on domestic routes during the Soviet period. Also have to keep in mind that during that period various divisions of Aeroflot were responsible for virtually all aviation activities from crop dusting to international airline service.


User currently offlineWayfarer515 From Honduras, joined Dec 2013, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16907 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 42):
iI was referring to safety in general during the Soviet era, not to the IL-96 which didn't go into service until after the Soviet Union ceased to exist. There are many references to lack of information and accident reports on accidents on domestic routes during the Soviet period. Also have to keep in mind that during that period various divisions of Aeroflot were responsible for virtually all aviation activities from crop dusting to international airline service.

Please provide proof that there was any IL-86 accident as well, since we are talking now about Soviet times.
As a matter of fact the IL-86 record is just better than that of the IL-96.


User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 18
Reply 44, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16815 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 42):
http://www.airdisaster.ru/
Have fun. Everything from An-2's to IL-62's. Information before 1955 is not complete.
Most occurrences also have the summary from the official report included in it.
Unfortunately it is in Russian. But you can get a plugin for your browser.

To note, level of incompetence surprised me a bit. Not many technical faults. Looked through all of the Tu154 incidents from 1988-1991. Half the accidents/crashes were due to a crappy unstabilized approach --> no calling go-around and trying to catch the glislope from 1nm out --> coming in at 7.5m/s (1500fpm) on short final --> realizing mistake in the last 1,5-3sec, pulling back on controls --> hitting runway at 5m/s (1000fpm) on the nose gear or all 3 with a deceleration of 5G's --> aircraft breaking into 3 parts. I counted 4 such crashes in the 3 years. Exact same scenario...
Surprisingly not many fatalities in these accidents.

[Edited 2014-01-05 22:40:49]


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User currently offlineWayfarer515 From Honduras, joined Dec 2013, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 16550 times:

Very interesting link, but I still could not find any IL-86 accidents...because there weren't any.

Thanks for the link anyways.


User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 18
Reply 46, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 16482 times:

Quoting Wayfarer515 (Reply 45):

I think you meant IL-96.

IL-86:
http://www.airdisaster.ru/database.php?id=13
Just this one that we all know about - Pulkovo on a ferry flight on takeoff from SVO in 2002.

Of course you are correct.
However there were a couple to non-fatal accidents with the IL86/IL96's. Had nothing to do with the plane and the outcome actually speaks for its design.
http://www.airdisaster.ru/database.php?id=1356
February 1999 at Moscow-Vnukovo.
Presidential IL96 with President Yeltsin aboard coming back from Jordan during taxi hit an Italian Air Force DC-9 that was parked hell-knows-how on the apron.
IL9's wing tip sliced up the DC-9's horizontal and vertical stab, DC9 was a write off (which was waiting for the Italian Delegation with the Prime Minister to go back to Rome), IL-96 recieved light damage and was quickly repaired still flies the President today.
Director of GTK Rossiya gets fired (At that time they were responsible for state travel and the VIP ramp at VKO.)


http://www.airdisaster.ru/database.php?id=215
There was also the Aeroflot IL86 that landed on its belly in Dubai when the crew shut off the gear horn as it was distracting during their steep approach and forgot to turn it on or lower the gear later.
Engine 2 and 3 suffered damage but the aircraft recieved light damage. However Aeroflot was phasing them out in the near future and scrapped it.
I believe a bunch of people at Aeroflot were fired for this one. Flight Director, Training Director, IL86 Chief Pilot...

[Edited 2014-01-06 08:01:25]


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 47, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16146 times:

Quoting Wayfarer515 (Reply 43):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 42):
iI was referring to safety in general during the Soviet era, not to the IL-96 which didn't go into service until after the Soviet Union ceased to exist. There are many references to lack of information and accident reports on accidents on domestic routes during the Soviet period. Also have to keep in mind that during that period various divisions of Aeroflot were responsible for virtually all aviation activities from crop dusting to international airline service.

Please provide proof that there was any IL-86 accident as well, since we are talking now about Soviet times.
As a matter of fact the IL-86 record is just better than that of the IL-96.

I only referred to the IL-96 since that's the subject of this thread.


User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 48, posted (9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 15767 times:

I just booked a ZRH-SVO-IST trip for 252€. Looking forward to it. Online booking engine showed IL96 on the 11.25 departure from Moscow on all dates I checked in Jan/Feb (and flightstats.com confirms that at least the last 10 days were always on the IL96).

Will be a nice weekend trip: Friday late night ZRH-SVO, a few hours there in the early morning, a Saturday afternoon flight to IST, evening and next day spent in Istanbul, and then IST-ZRH on TK on Sunday evening. TR might follow later. Now I hope for no equipment changes.


User currently offlineteahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5301 posts, RR: 61
Reply 49, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15355 times:

Some good offers from Germany. Both DUS and SXF have redeye flights to SVO making for a convenient connection to the 11:25 departure to IST.

Friday 7 February
MUC 22:50 - 04:50 SVO A321
Saturday 8 February
SVO 11:25 - 12:45 IST IL96
Sunday 9 February
IST 14:05 - 19:20 SVO IL96
SVO 21:15 - 21:40 DUS A320

Total: €277. DUS, SXF, MUC and FRA can all be combined depending on your preference.

Tempting....



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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 50, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 15159 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
I just looked at 10th Feb SVO-IST SU2130 and its showing with seat map too as IL9 so unless they sub it for an

Where did you found the seat map for this flight?


User currently offlineteahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5301 posts, RR: 61
Reply 51, posted (9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 14563 times:

The IL96 is still showing until the end of March.

Anyone else planning a weekend IST trip in February?



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10765 posts, RR: 9
Reply 52, posted (9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 14454 times:

Whats with the IL96-400T freighter? There must be more than ten on order still (for Polet and others). Is there any activity in the factory or are these paper planes waiting to be thrown into the dustbin?

User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 53, posted (9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 14427 times:

Quoting teahan (Reply 49):
Some good offers from Germany. Both DUS and SXF have redeye flights to SVO making for a convenient connection to the 11:25 departure to IST.

Well, t´he offers FROM Europe are ok but is anyone able to find good fares FROM Istanbul except for Oslo?

e.g. IST-SVO-DUS or IST-SVO-DUS-SVO-IST

Thanks
Sven



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User currently offlineWayfarer515 From Honduras, joined Dec 2013, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 14101 times:

Quoting na (Reply 52):
Whats with the IL96-400T freighter? There must be more than ten on order still (for Polet and others). Is there any activity in the factory or are these paper planes waiting to be thrown into the dustbin?

As mentioned in my previous posts above, the three ex-Polet IL-96-400T are currently being customized at VASO for Cubana to serve pax. service. Polet airlines will no longer use or order the type AFAIK.

The other 2 frames originally destined for Polet were later destined for Atlant-Soyuz, which went bankrupt in the end. One of these is being converted to IL-96-400-VPU to become part of the presidential fleet.

All these airframes are to be equipped with the latest PS-90-A2 engine by the way.


User currently offlinevoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2093 posts, RR: 0
Reply 55, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 13776 times:

Just to note: I can't now find any Moscow-Istanbul IL-96 flights for Feb/March now.
Seems to be all Airbus.

Edit: Ahhh! ok. Cancel the above comment. The multiple destination bookings really is key to the IL96 flights showing up.



[Edited 2014-01-16 07:44:06]


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User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 702 posts, RR: 9
Reply 56, posted (9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 13299 times:

Mini A.net meet tonight.... Around ten people travelling the SSJ/ 96 combo, OSL-SVO-IST

Attendees...

Tugmaster
Plymspotter
Cedarjet
N178UA
+++.....


User currently offlinetempelhof From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12993 times:
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Do you know/think that Aeroflot will keep the IL-96 flying on Moscow-Istanbul until 29th March? Then, the 2:05 p.m. departure from IST would be the last IL-96 flight on this route!?

Thank you for any information.

Best regards,
Henrik


User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 58, posted (9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12578 times:

How was the trip yesterday?
I am planning the trip, too, but unfortunatly I have broken my wrist (right hand side of course), so i have to postpone the tour to March...
sven



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 59, posted (9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12585 times:

I did OSL-SVO-IST last night/today too and enjoyed it - especially now I have showered!  


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User currently offlineSahaair707 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12292 times:

Quoting tempelhof (Reply 57):
Do you know/think that Aeroflot will keep the IL-96 flying on Moscow-Istanbul until 29th March? Then, the 2:05 p.m. departure from IST would be the last IL-96 flight on this route!?

Aeroflot.com are still showing the flight as an Il-96, hopefully it will stay that way as I've just booked SVO-IST (SU 2130) on March 29th, with the Superjet as an appetiser from Oslo.


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 61, posted (9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12082 times:

Very tempting indeed, esp. the OSL-SSJ-SVO-IL9-IST routing...

When booked, I'll let you know, guys  



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8145 posts, RR: 54
Reply 62, posted (9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 11952 times:

In the end, the Jan 25 / 26 routing ended up with TWENTY enthusiasts onboard, was a great reunion of old friends and was like a tour, like the DPRK tours with Juchetravelservices.com, or the old days of Iran tours with Air Events.

The IL9 was on time and in pretty good nick, I flew on one in October that was only held together by the socialist dream and speed tape. Sorry I didn't make a note of registrations. The one we had yesterday is the one that has been doing the route for the last week anyway. Flew great, very smooth as usual, and incredibly quiet, even on takeoff. Landed in a stiff crosswind so the touchdown was a bit of a yank as we corrected for drift but all very nicely handled. Food was good, a choice of hot meals (chicken or beef) and several rounds of free non-alcoholic drinks and tea / coffee. Crew weren't falling over themselves to be friendly but no hostility or bad vibes. It was a great flight in every way!

And btw the SSJ is a little gem! Unusual sound but very sprightly performance on takeoff and a smooth ride in the air. Seeing how everything is Boeing and Airbus, it's great to have a new shape in the sky!

Btw for those doing it in the future, it's really worth it to find a pay lounge to get three or four hours' sleep in the five hours between sectors at SVO - if you don't have Skyteam status, you can walk through to the next-door terminal (I think it's D, from E where the SU flights are) where there's a couple of lounges you can pay to use, or go to the capsule hotel where Edward Snowdon was hiding. Would be a shame to sleep through the IL9.

I would definitely like to do this combo again before it's gone.



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User currently offlineopticalilyushin From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2013, 73 posts, RR: 5
Reply 63, posted (9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 11885 times:

All in all, a very good weekend trip, and great to see so many old faces, as well as a few new ones! Beautiful weather in Moscow for the departure, and a gusty landing on the shorter cross runway at Istanbul made for an interesting flight (regrettably slept through most of it!)

User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 64, posted (9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11781 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 62):
Btw for those doing it in the future, it's really worth it to find a pay lounge to get three or four hours' sleep in the five hours between sectors at SVO - if you don't have Skyteam status, you can walk through to the next-door terminal (I think it's D, from E where the SU flights are) where there's a couple of lounges you can pay to use

I am going next month, so thanks for the heads up. The cheapest (and only one) pay-for-use lounge I have found is the BAIKAL which charges 2000 RUB (42 EUR) for up to 3 hours. JAZZ and BLUES are apparently only for SkyTeam Gold members and one cannot pay to get access. CLASSIC is only for domestic pax. Any others I have missed?


User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 702 posts, RR: 9
Reply 65, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11364 times:

RA-96008 just arrived from SVO .


Catch it while you can.......!!!!!!!


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 66, posted (8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11340 times:

I didn't bother with the lounge but went to Costa for a coffee or two and to do some work. This, and wandering around, meant the time passed very quickly.


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User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 67, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10992 times:

Update on the SU Il-96 ops: SU chose to operate the Il-96 to AER and TLV last weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun). I ended up on an A321 on SVO-IST where it was originally planned. Since today it's back to the Il-96.

Be careful if you're planning a similar trip (Europe-SVO-IST multi-destination flights are still available very cheaply) - I assume weekends have the highest risk of equipment changes, according to my observations in the last weeks (though, in general, there were very few changes).


User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 68, posted (8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10618 times:

The Oslo-Moscow flight on saturday 11 jan with the SSJ Superjet was cancelled. The next flight was too late to catch the Il-96 in Moscow. We decided to stay in Amsterdam. The SAS ticket went into the dustbin. Aeroflot gave me a refund and I will try it again from Amsterdam next weekend 22/23 feb.. I am afraid flight 2130/2131 will be operated with Airbus equipment. How can I be sure ? Would Aeroflot agree with a change of dates? Who knows the answer?

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 69, posted (8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10354 times:

Quoting HAM (Reply 67):
Update on the SU Il-96 ops: SU chose to operate the Il-96 to AER and TLV last weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun). I ended up on an A321 on SVO-IST where it was originally planned. Since today it's back to the Il-96.

Thanks for the heads-up...will plan my OSL-SVO-IST flights AFTER the Sochi games...



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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 70, posted (8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10331 times:

Quoting crv10b3 (Reply 68):
How can I be sure ?

You can't.

Mine morphed into an A321 less than 24 hours before S.T.D. ... Had checked-in online showing an Il-96 seatmap and it switched to an A321 as I was sleeping...


User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 71, posted (8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10261 times:

I wrote an email to Aeroflot about my concerns. This is the answer they gave me. I am still not quite sure. Keep fingers crossed otherwise it will be a boring (I mean Airbus) weekend.
The flight on Saturday 22 feb from AMS to SVO will be a KLM B737-900. First time ever. You have to be Lucky......


15 feb AMS-SVO SU3123 (operated by KLM) B737-900


16 feb SVO-IST SU2130 IL96


16 feb IST-SVO SU2131 IL96


16 feb SVO-AMS SU2192 A320





DEAR CUSTOMER , I confirm , that IL96 operates on the flight su 2130/23feb SVOIST , and on su 2131/23feb ISTSVO . thanks, brgds



123FEBSVOIST«

23FEB SUN SVO/Z‡4 IST/-2

1SU2136 J7 C7 D6 I6 Z6 O2 Y7*SVOIST 0755 0905 320 B 0 /E

B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X5 Q7
2SU2130 J7 C7 D7 I7 Z7 O2 Y7*SVOIST 1125 1245 IL9 L 0 FS /E

B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X5 Q7

3SU2132 J7 C7 D7 I7 Z7 O1 Y7*SVOIST 1940 2045 320 L 0 /E

B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X1 Q7

4SU2134 J6 C5 D5 I5 Z5 O2 Y7*SVOIST 2315 0030‡1 320 L 0 S /E

B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X5 Q7

NO MORE - 1* FOR CONX

* - FOR ADDITIONAL CLASSES ENTER 1*C

123FEBISTSVO«

23FEB SUN IST/Z‡2 SVO/‡2

1SU2135 J7 C7 D7 I7 Z7 O7*ISTSVO 0140 0650 321 L 0 XMQ /E

Y7 B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X7 Q7

2SU2137 J4 C4 D3 I1 Z1 O1*ISTSVO 1020 1515 320 L 0 /E

Y7 B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X7 Q7

3SU2131 J2 C1 D0 I0 Z0 O0*ISTSVO 1405 1920 IL9 L 0 FS /E

Y7 B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X7 Q7

4SU2133 J7 C7 D7 I7 Z7 O6*ISTSVO 2135 0230‡1 320 L 0 /E

Y7 B7 M7 U7 K7 H7 L7 X7 Q7

NO MORE - 1* FOR CONX

* - FOR ADDITIONAL CLASSES ENTER 1*C


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17081 posts, RR: 10
Reply 72, posted (8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10169 times:

Quoting crv10b3 (Reply 71):
16 feb SVO-IST SU2130 IL96
16 feb IST-SVO SU2131 IL96

I see that you will be retuning on the same aircraft back to SVO. Are arriving and departing pax separated at IST, or are they mixed, meaning that you wont have to clear immigration/security again?



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User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 73, posted (8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10070 times:

No problem at IST airport although arriving and departing pax are separated. Just a short security check if you have your boarding pass already for your flight back to SVO.
I asked Aeroflot about this otherwise I would stay another night in Istanbul. The last time I arrived from AMS with Turkish and left one hour later with Tarom to OTP without running out of time.
But maybe it is better not to do the option I have chosen. Stay another night to eliminate risks if the IL-96 doesn't appear on the flight SVO-IST or IST-SVO.


User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 74, posted (8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10065 times:

I wrote another email to Aeroflot. I asked about saturday 15 feb and sunday 16 feb and not saturday 22 feb and sunday 23 feb?
Next time another update.


User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 75, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9744 times:

Quoting crv10b3 (Reply 71):

I wrote an email to Aeroflot about my concerns. This is the answer they gave me. I am still not quite sure. Keep fingers crossed otherwise it will be a boring (I mean Airbus) weekend.
The flight on Saturday 22 feb from AMS to SVO will be a KLM B737-900. First time ever. You have to be Lucky......

Again, it is planned to be the Il-96, but you won't know for sure it will be an Il-96 until you board. And if a tech fault happens... maybe until you take off!

Anyway, I wish you good luck.


User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 76, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9680 times:

Last sunday 2 feb the IL-96 RA96008 was flying to Tel Aviv. This is I think the only IL-96 flying to IST at this moment. I received another email from Aeroflot and they wrote me that it is possible that the IL-96 could be changed for other equipment.
I am very curious if the IL-96 will fly SVO-IST-SVO this sunday 9 feb. If not I will change my sunday 16 feb flight for normal weekdays. I.E. Tuesday 21 feb SVO-IST and wednesday 23 feb IST-SVO.


User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 77, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9645 times:

Quoting crv10b3 (Reply 76):
I.E. Tuesday 21 feb SVO-IST

Hi crv10b3. 21 feb is on a Friday. I'm on that flight too!


User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 78, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9609 times:

I was wrong, I mean tueday 18 feb and Wednesday 19 feb.

User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 79, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9595 times:

Too bad. I quess I won't be meeting you then.

User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 80, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9554 times:

It seems like the damn thing is flying SU2130 SVO-IST tomorrow. It's still in the schedules and SU replied to my e-mail that it's indeed still planned.

I spontaneously booked it again for tonight ZRH-SVO then tomorrow onwards SVO-IST... I hope the IL-96 won't bail out again. Prices were still ridiculously cheap even at this short notice.


User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 81, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9464 times:

I hope you won't be dissapointed ? Enjoy your flight.

User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 82, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9273 times:

Here is my trip report to AER on the IL9 (May 2013), unfortunately only in German...

http://www.austrianwings.info/2014/0...96-russlands-langstreckenwidebody/

... but you'll get the idea!



flown on:TU3,TU5,IL8,IL6,ILW,IL9,I14,A40,YK4,YK2,AN4,A26,A28,A81,L11,D1C,M11,AB4,313,342,345,703,722,732,741,74L,J31,F50
User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 83, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9120 times:

Hi Ty134A. I enjoyed reading your report. I just hope the flights to Sochi don't impact the Istanbul schedule too much.

Enjoy your time in Sochi!

@ SRV10b3. I'm not dissapointed. Enjoy your flight too!


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 84, posted (8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8632 times:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 61):

Very tempting indeed, esp. the OSL-SSJ-SVO-IL9-IST routing...

When booked, I'll let you know, guys  

OK, just booked the SSJ/IL9 combo (hope the types will remain as such):

Date: 28mar for OSL-SVO (red-eye flight), 29mar SVO-IST...

Anyone else booked on the 29th ?



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User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 85, posted (8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8586 times:

Both types operated as scheduled Thursday night / Friday morning (FEB6/7). The load on the SSJ was very light (35 per cent), so if this is the norm there is probably a bigger risk that the flights get cancelled than upgraded to an Airbus.

The IL9 was well booked, not sure if SU could have accommodated the load on an A321. Probably lots of weekend trippers to Istanbul on Fridays, making that a good day for improved chances that the IL9 operates as scheduled.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 72):
see that you will be retuning on the same aircraft back to SVO. Are arriving and departing pax separated at IST, or are they mixed, meaning that you wont have to clear immigration/security again?

The aircraft has a very long turn-around at IST, so that should be no problem.


User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 86, posted (8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8565 times:

Quoting vfw614 (Reply 85):
making that a good day for improved chances that the IL9 operates as scheduled.

I hope the FRI/SAT/SUN flights to TLV and AER were a one time event. I agree that FRI might be a save bet indeed.

Today's flight is operated by A333. This is no problem as this was already in the online schedule some weeks ago.


User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 87, posted (8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8566 times:

Quoting crv10b3 (Reply 81):
I hope you won't be dissapointed ? Enjoy your flight.

Thank you  

I wasn't disappointed at all, everything went well - see my TR.


User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 88, posted (8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8451 times:

Nice to know that everything went well. I really like your TR's and a couple of flights are familar to me(same Airliners and type of aircraft) because I did a lot of Russian trips already. Although I flew in the IL96 to AER last year I hope I will catch the beauty this sunday 16 feb on flight SU2130 and SU2131. Please Aeroflot don' t dissapoint me.

User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 89, posted (8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8372 times:

Does anybody know if the IL-96 flew to Istanbul yesterday (Sunday 9 feb) ? If this is not the case I am going to rebook my tickets to Tuesday 18 feb SU2130 and Wednesday SU2131. If the answer is NO I will immideately go to the Aeroflot desk at Schiphol Amsterdam. Please give me a quick confirmation.

User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 90, posted (8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8348 times:

Flightaware shows a IL96 on yesterday's flight.

Today's flight is on a A333. This is no need for concern as this was planned weeks ago.

The rest of the month, except for the 24th and 25th are all planned on the IL96.


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 91, posted (8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8083 times:

Only one seems to be operational; this overview as per Flightradar24; luckily not many replacement(s) by "Aerobus" 

2014-02-14
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) - 07:25 UTC - 10:45 UTC Scheduled
2014-02-13
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) - 07:25 UTC - 10:45 UTC Scheduled
2014-02-12
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) - 07:25 UTC - 10:45 UTC Scheduled
2014-02-11
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) IL96 (RA96008) 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:45
2014-02-10
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) A333 (VPBDD) 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:20
2014-02-09
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) IL96 (RA96008) 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:45
2014-02-08
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) IL96 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:20
2014-02-07
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) IL96 (RA96008) 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:25
2014-02-06
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) IL96 (RA96008) 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:55
2014-02-05
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) IL96 (RA96008) 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:20
2014-02-04
Moscow (SVO) Istanbul (IST) IL96 (RA96008) 07:25 UTC 07:25 10:45 UTC Landed 10:45



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User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 92, posted (8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7938 times:

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 83):
@ SRV10b3. I'm not dissapointed. Enjoy your flight too!

Latest email from Aeroflot: ATTN DEAR CUSTOMER , I confirm, that su 2130/16 feb SVOIST will be operated by IL96 and su2131/16feb is also operated by IL96 ; but I am not sure , if the equipment on these flight will be changed . thanks, brgds

I am not entirely optimistic for sunday but first see and then believe. Even Aeroflot is not quite sure.
If it's finally not going to be the IL-96 on sunday 16 feb let me know ?


User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 93, posted (8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7336 times:

Hi crv10b3

have you flown the IL96?
I am planning for early/mid-March...
Best wishes
Sven



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User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 94, posted (8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7304 times:

Hello people,

Although the weather was grey in Moscow I had a great day. After work on saturday I left AMS saturday evening 20.30 (15 feb) I arrived with KL907 early in the morning (sunday 16 feb). All six IL-96's were at SVO although I think 2 are operational at the moment.
Today RA-96015 was scheduled to IST. When I arrived at IST I had 1 hour and 20 minutes to board again for the flight back to SVO. I had to check in at the transit desk at IST because online it wasn't possible. After a quick security check I had enough time at the gate.
I met some other IL-96 fanatics during the flight back to SVO. After 2 hours at SVO we flew back to AMS. During the trip I Always stayed in transit. No need for a visa. This morning back to work after a nice rollercoaster trip


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 95, posted (8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7197 times:

Quoting crv10b3 (Reply 94):
All six IL-96's were at SVO although I think 2 are operational at the moment.
Today RA-96015 was scheduled to IST.

Indeed, according the latest Flightradar24 list, only RA-96008 and RA-96015 were used for the IST rotations...
I'm scheduled to fly on 29mar14 (SVO-IST); keeping my fingers x-ed  



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User currently offlinecrv10b3 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 96, posted (8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7175 times:

Good luck MH017. Maybe they will keep the IL-96 a little bit longer in service. We only found brand new safety cards inside the airplane.

User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 97, posted (8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6756 times:

Apparently, according to flight aware, today's flight (SU2130) was opb A321. Does anyone know if this was a last-minute a/c change or if the A321 was planned beforehand?

I have just checked SU's booking engine, and it shows a daily IL96 for the next 2 weeks at least (have checked up to 11 March).



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User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 98, posted (8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6637 times:

Hi Airevents,

The A321 was listed in the booking engine for a couple of weeks already. Nothing to worry about.

I flew the IL96 last Friday. Absolutely amazing, I recommend it to everyone here. No problems with Russian immigration what so ever.


User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 702 posts, RR: 9
Reply 99, posted (8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6558 times:

SU currently have 3 96's flying... 007,008,015.

For those choosing seats... Avoid any seat with an 8 in it...
All are non window seats... i.e. 8,18,28,38.... Also seat 24 is a non window seat.

Will have one more trip next month...

Enjoy .!


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3186 posts, RR: 8
Reply 100, posted (8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6537 times:

Besides CU and JS, any chance they might end up with Conviasa? The only longhaul they have is an A340-200 (I think it's a -200) and they could do with a couple of long range planes.


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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 101, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6066 times:

Hi, is the final IL96 flight to IST over? I have checked SU's schedule and it only says A320 from now on....

User currently offlinepegasus1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 102, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6249 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 101):
Hi, is the final IL96 flight to IST over? I have checked SU's schedule and it only says A320 from now on....

It is supposed to be flying until the end of March.

I've just booked a trip OSL-SVO-IST for 20/22 March and it was still showing as an IL96 in Aeroflot's schedules then (4 days ago) but others have commented in other posts that the schedules often showed IL96 but were changed to A320 family at the last minute, so I guess we can never be sure until we actually step aboard.

Which dates were you checking for?

PS. I've just checked those dates again and it is still showing IL96 on the Aeroflot website for SU2130/2131.

[Edited 2014-03-06 17:02:36]

User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 103, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6173 times:

Hi Pegasus,

Thanks for your reply. I checked all datesin March and it showed A320. Strange, I guess it's worth a try.

I was looking for the last March Weekend, as this is ithe only date I am available. I somehow completely missed to take care of this earlier...


User currently offlinepegasus1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 104, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6182 times:

Hi Reifel.

Don't despair! You still have time!  

If you can't find the flight you want on the 'basic' booking page, select 'multi destination' on the top right hand side.

You might also find it cheaper to begin your journey in Oslo, rather than Moscow, and also get a flight on an SSJ into the bargain. Play around with the options and see what comes up. SVO-IST-SVO is showing around 235 Euro return at the moment. I booked my flight through airfasttickets, who have websites in various countries and were offering a very good fare for the itinerary and the dates I wanted.

Just checked:

You can travel SVO-IST Saturday, 29th and/or Sunday, 30th March IST-SVO and the IL96 is still showing on the SU2130/2131 service

[Edited 2014-03-06 17:43:58]

User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 105, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6156 times:

Thanks Pegasus,
that is very helpful, I will have a look at it, it's still worth a try. I looked at that OSL option already, and if I get a SU9 that would still be ok after all.


User currently offlinepegasus1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 106, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6142 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 105):
Thanks Pegasus,
that is very helpful, I will have a look at it, it's still worth a try. I looked at that OSL option already, and if I get a SU9 that would still be ok after all.

You might even end up on the very last flight. Now THAT would be worth making the journey for!

Good Luck. I hope you manage to sort something out.  


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 107, posted (7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 101):
Hi, is the final IL96 flight to IST over? I have checked SU's schedule and it only says A320 from now on....

Just checked: http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/su2130
I just did a "test"-booking for March 26th 2014: SU2130 Ilyushin IL96 Turbo

So where did you find this schedule?


User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 108, posted (7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

Thanks very much, I was able to now check in Amadeus and I just looked at the wrong flight!!

But you guys are right. It's there until end of March.
And... IT'S BOOKED NOW : 22MAR OSL-SVO-IST. Anyone joining? Does the SU lounge in SVO has a place to sleep? Will be a long day....

Thanks for your help!


User currently offlineReinerS From Germany, joined Mar 2014, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 109, posted (7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5529 times:

Just booked a trip on 20th an 21th March:

STR-CPH:
10:10 - 11:40 Uhr
Bombardier CRJ900

CPH-OSL:
13:30 - 14:40 Uhr
Boeing 737-600

OSL-SVO:
23.40 - 05:10 Uhr
Sukhoi SSJ100-95

SVO-IST:
11:25 - 12:45 Uhr
Ilyushin 96-300

IST-STR:
15:55 - 17:55 Uhr
Airbus A321


Hopefull my plan works and i get all those aircrafts on these two days.
Anyone else booked on the same trip?



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User currently offlinepegasus1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 110, posted (7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5404 times:

Quoting ReinerS (Reply 109):
Anyone else booked on the same trip?

Yes, I'm booked on your outbound flight from OSL/SVO.

That's a very long day trip for you! I am amazed you're going straight back to Germany. You're a better man than me!
I'm staying in IST for 2 nights to recover! (and to do some spotting, of course   ).

We can link up in OSL if you like and travel together.

Sorry. Ignore that. Just checked my details and realised I'm leaving OSL on 19th - the day before you. Pity.

Reifel. I'll be flying back on the aircraft on which you arrive in IST. I hope you have a great flight and that they don't substitute an Airbus in the meantime!  

[Edited 2014-03-10 12:10:53]

Enjoy your flights, you guys.


[Edited 2014-03-10 12:16:47]

User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 111, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 108):
Does the SU lounge in SVO has a place to sleep? Will be a long day....

Very good question - and which one of these lounges is the best - Galaxy, Galaktica, Sirius, Classic, Jazz or Blues?
An alternative is the transit hotel, but a bed for 4 hours will be 60€uro... A bid steep.


User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 112, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

@ ReinerS:
nice routing. I hope (for you) the OSL-SVO leg will not be cancelled. According to flightaware, this happened a few times in the last weeks: https://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/AFL2535/history/20140310/2240Z/ENGM/UUEE, and I think there was another user here in the forum who had to abort the trip in OSL as he would no longer have reached the IL96 in time due to the cancellation. Hence, I recommend you to check with Aeroflot in the morning of March 20 if the flight will take place, and, if not, ask for a rebooking e.g. on a CPH-SVO service.

In the meantime, I have made a booking for this weekend:

14.3. BA3270 DUS0645-0705LCY S2000 65€inkl.
14.3. SU0262 LHR1055-1855SVO A321 206,43€inkl.
-- overnight stay Moscow (hotel in Tverskaya St) --
15.3. SU2130 SVO1125-1245IST Il96 0€
15.3. TK1527 IST1510-1735DUS A332 93,02€inkl



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User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 113, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5084 times:

Quoting airevents (Reply 112):
I think there was another user here in the forum who had to abort the trip in OSL as he would no longer have reached the IL96 in time due to the cancellation

Apparently the midnight'ish OSL-SVO often is very lightly booked. When I did the RRJ/IL9 trip last month, there were less than 30 pax and I have heard others reporting very poor loads as well. So I guess sometimes they cancel the flight depending on what rebooking options exist for the passengers.


User currently offlineReinerS From Germany, joined Mar 2014, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 114, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

That doesn´t really sound good. But thank you for the information.

I will check this next Thursday and keep you posted on March 22.  



20/21.03.14: STR-CPH-OSL-SVO-IST-STR Il-96+Sukhoi+div // 21+22.08.14: STR-CPH-BGO-TRD-OSL-ARN-HEL-CPH-STR B736+B717+div
User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 115, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

I think the best is to have a not too late arrival in OSL on the day the plane goes to SVO and have a replacement plan ready which will make sure you can arrive in SVO to reach your onward flight to IST.

If the OSL-SVO gets cancelled it's probably the best to already have a new flight schedule you can offer them to be rebooked on. It should include as much as possible SU and possibly other Skyteam carriers. And then keeping fingers crossed.


User currently offlinepegasus1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 116, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

There really aren't many options that I can see.

SU have a flight CPH-SVO which leaves at the same time (2340) and there are evening flights OSL-CPH on SAS which would connect from OSL in time (1955 & 2105). Norwegian have flights also, but it's a question of whether you book a seat in advance which you may not need, or take a chance on there being a free seat at the last minute which will also be expensive.

I'm guessing also that, if SU cancel the OSL-SVO flight, they would be happy to reroute passengers onto the CPH-SVO but we would need to call them and confirm that.

I can understand already why the other guy said earlier that he had to abandon his trip when his OSL-SVO sector got cancelled.

Let's hope that doesn't happen.

By the way, I checked Flightaware with the link provided and I see that SU cancelled the OSL-SVO night flight only twice since 26 Feb. It was also interesting to see how often they operate the service with an A320 instead of an SSJ!

Still, as long as we get to SVO, that's the main thing… 


User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 117, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

OMG
I am booked on SU2130 this Saturday (March 15), and today I see that the following services have been switched to A321:

today 12 March 8according to flightaware)
13 March (according to aeroflot booking engine)
14 March (according to aeroflot booking engine)

What is happening?
Why 3x A321 in a row?

What about my Saturday service? Getting worried now...



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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 118, posted (7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Quoting airevents (Reply 117):
Why 3x A321 in a row?

At least today it switched to the B763: https://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/AFL2130

Also quite worrying: OSL-SVO SU2535 changed to AIRBUS for the next days as well...

https://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/AFL2535


User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 119, posted (7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

Quoting pegasus1 (Reply 116):
SU have a flight CPH-SVO which leaves at the same time (2340) and there are evening flights OSL-CPH on SAS which would connect from OSL in time (1955 & 2105). Norwegian have flights also, but it's a question of whether you book a seat in advance which you may not need, or take a chance on there being a free seat at the last minute which will also be expensive.

If the flight OSL-SVO is cancelled, that also means it wouldn't have left SVO 3 hours or so earlier. Enough time to at least try to get SU to rebook you to the next possible flight to CPH or ARN in order to catch the SU late evening connection to SVO. Not sure if they would accept to rebook to SK though, but still worth asking. Otherwise I agree there's probably no chance to reach the IL96 flight in SVO.

It seems that OSL-SVO tonight operates with the SU9 after all, while tomorrow according to flightaware a A320 is planned.
Also on Aeroflots website the whole next 2 weeks or so A319/A320 are planned on OSL-SVO. Wuch a shame...

SVO-IST seems to be operated by Airbusses and a 767 the last 3 days, but for Saturday flightaware shows IL96 again, This matches the info on the aeroflot website. maybe they used it for another route or maintenance...

Would be a shame for the SU9, which I am waiving goodbye right now somehow, but still hopeful for the IL96.


User currently offlinepegasus1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 120, posted (7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

I'm assuming that if we needed to get from OSL to CPH (or ARN) on SAS, that we would have to buy a separate ticket (hence my comment about whether you buy in advance on spec or leave it till the last minute). From CPH/ARN I would hope that SU are happy to reroute us, but this is not guaranteed and I haven't yet asked.

With regard to the aircraft operating the service (OSL-SVO), it was an SSJ tonight (13 March). It was sitting at the gate when I arrived with work from London. I couldn't read the reg but it was in Skyteam colours.


User currently offlineWayfarer515 From Honduras, joined Dec 2013, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 121, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Quoting pegasus1 (Reply 120):
With regard to the aircraft operating the service (OSL-SVO), it was an SSJ tonight (13 March). It was sitting at the gate when I arrived with work from London. I couldn't read the reg but it was in Skyteam colours.

That would have to be RA-89015.

BR.


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 122, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4138 times:
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Good luck to all hoping for the -96, my one on the SVO-IST was sector was subbed to a 321 on Wednesday, only positive was getting the SSJ on the OSL-SVO sector.

I'd like to try again before the end of the month but not sure the risk is worth the ££.



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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 123, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Quoting pegasus1 (Reply 120):
I'm assuming that if we needed to get from OSL to CPH (or ARN) on SAS, that we would have to buy a separate ticket (hence my comment about whether you buy in advance on spec or leave it till the last minute). From CPH/ARN I would hope that SU are happy to reroute us, but this is not guaranteed and I haven't yet asked.

Well I would expect SU to reroute you on the next available flight, so I would ask if SU reroutes to SK, they have interline agreements in place anyway. Then we know that some airlines are very easy with these kind of things, some not. But no, I wouldn't buy the ticket myself., and yes, I would claim EU Compensation.

[Edited 2014-03-14 11:18:45]

User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 124, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 122):
Good luck to all hoping for the -96, my one on the SVO-IST was sector was subbed to a 321 on Wednesday, only positive was getting the SSJ on the OSL-SVO sector.

I'd like to try again before the end of the month but not sure the risk is worth the ££.

Sorry to hear that. Keep fingers crossed it looks better the next days.


User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 125, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

In

Quoting airevents (Reply 117):
What is happening?
Why 3x A321 in a row?

It seems that on those days an IL9 operated to Yelizovo instead of the 767 that they usually use there. It does not quite match the IST flight timings though, but might be the reason. Maybe they were missing a 767 due to a technical thing or such, and since Yelizovo was better booked than IST they sent the IL9 there, and used the A32X to IST instead. But that is pure speculation.


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 126, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 119):
Also on Aeroflots website the whole next 2 weeks or so A319/A320 are planned on OSL-SVO. Wuch a shame...

Depart:
23:40

Arrive:
05:10
Friday, 28 March 2014

Oslo , NO (OSL)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Moscow-Sheremetyevo , RU (SVO)
AEROFLOT

Non-Stop / SU 2535

Cabin: Economy / SUKHOI SUPERJET 100-95


Depart:
11:25

Arrive:
12:45
Saturday, 29 March 2014

Moscow-Sheremetyevo , RU (SVO)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Istanbul , TR (IST)
AEROFLOT

Non-Stop / SU 2130

Cabin: Economy / Ilyushin IL96 Turbo

According SU-reservations still as per above: will keep my fingers crossed !!!



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User currently offlineReinerS From Germany, joined Mar 2014, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 127, posted (7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

And everything works just perfect ! Now with registrations:

20.03.14
STR-CPH:
10:10 - 11:40
Bombardier CRJ900
OY-KFK

CPH-OSL:
13:30 - 14:40
Boeing 737-600 changed to -700
LN-TUA

OSL-SVO:
23.40 - 05:10 + 1
Sukhoi SSJ100-95
RA-89009

21.03.14
SVO-IST:
11:25 - 12:45
Ilyushin 96-300
RA-96007

IST-STR:
15:55 - 17:55
Airbus A321
TC-JSD

Special Colours Superjet and 007 Ilyushin !



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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 128, posted (7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Select Flights 1 Adult: 40.00 + taxes: 105.26 = 145.26 EUR
view fare rulesFare Basis:NPXOW


Depart:
23:40

Arrive:
05:10
Friday, 28 March 2014

Oslo , NO (OSL)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Moscow-Sheremetyevo , RU (SVO)
AEROFLOT

Non-Stop / SU 2535

Cabin: Economy / SUKHOI SUPERJET 100-95


Depart:
11:25

Arrive:
12:45
Saturday, 29 March 2014

Moscow-Sheremetyevo , RU (SVO)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Istanbul , TR (IST)
AEROFLOT

Non-Stop / SU 2130

Cabin: Economy / Ilyushin IL96 Turbo

According SU RESERVATIONS system   Hope the types will remain as such !!! Any other A.nutters joining ?



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User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 702 posts, RR: 9
Reply 129, posted (7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Hello all...

Anybody flying tonight on the OSL-SVO-IST run...?

Unfortunately, the SSJ has already been swapped to a A320, but the IL96 is still as planned.

come and say hello if your onboard.

I'm in 24A OSL-SVO & 35J SVO-IST

happy landings..

Rgds


User currently offlinetempelhof From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 130, posted (7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2557 times:
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Flying on Saturday 29th from Istanbul, I just wanted to know, if online check-in is available. Istanbul is not listed in airports with online check-in on the Aeroflot webpage. However, would be good for me to check in the day before, as I first arrive the same day at 12.10 with Lufthansa from Munich.

Thank you for any information.

Best regards,
Henrik


User currently offlineReinerS From Germany, joined Mar 2014, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 131, posted (7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

@tempelhof

24h before departure you can use the check-in on Aeroflot´s website also with choosing a seat.

But you need the Aeroflot booking reference. When you booked on opodo or anywhere else, just use
"checkmytrip" on the internet to find out the booking reference. It consists of 6 letters.
Otherwise you can´t check-in!

Maybe you can do it at home on Saturday morning. If not, you can use free W-Lan in OSL.
The SAS Lounge was very good, food and drinks for free and W-Lan as long as you want.


Kind regards,

Reiner



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User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 702 posts, RR: 9
Reply 132, posted (7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Flew SVO-IST on RA-96015 today.
Aircraft in great shape.
All six IL96 were at SVO this morning..
5 on the North side of the airfield, by terminal C,
and 96015 in the engine run pen to the west of Terminal D.
We were bussed out to the aircraft for a hard stand departure.
Once everyone onboard, the aircraft just powered up, & taxied out of the run pen..brilliant.

Was speaking to the crew, and they were saying that there were only 3 days left,
but as Putin flys a 96, maybe Aeroflot will too.

They weren't 100% sure the 96 would retire this weekend, contrary to all our beliefs.

Only other option will be Cubana....


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 133, posted (7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 132):
Was speaking to the crew, and they were saying that there were only 3 days left

Yeah, IMHO it will be done as from sunday (30/3)...was surprised to see 96015 back in action today: the last 2 weeks, it was only 96007 and 96008 to IST...

Will be flying the IL9 this coming saturday (29/3) from SVO to IST - hope SU will have a spare IL9 aircraft, when the assigned aircraft go tech and will NOT downgrade to the dreaded "Aerobus"...



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User currently offlineAP1 From Barbados, joined Dec 2013, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 134, posted (7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

http://airlineroute.net/2014/03/28/su-il9-mar14/

Final flight 30th March! Glad I got a last min trip in last week to IST. Great machine, sad to see something a little different disappear.


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 135, posted (7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
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I took a second attempt this week, thankfully RA-96008 turned up to operate the flight, never been so thankful the scheduled plane turned up!

Flight was packed, not an empty seat in sight.



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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 136, posted (7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

I got RA-96008 as well on Saturday. The bus ride took ages and brought us through roads in pretty bad stage all around the airport to the other side where all the beauties were parked. Flight packed, too.

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