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Aeroflot 777 SVO-PEK  
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

30 Sep 2001 - SVO-PEK - VP-BAU - Flight Time: 6h 50 min. I recently flew Aeroflot's 777 from SVO to PEK and here's my report of that flight: Arrived on another SU flight from ARN so I had a long layover. Saw my plane come in from London about two hours before our scheduled departure time. Flight started boarding about 40 min before flight and it was a free for all but went okay anyway. Went to my windowseat, 20 A, which turned out to be a bulkhead which probably was great as there didn't seem to be that much legroom in the other seats. The seat was in a poor condition with big holes in the upholstry and the worst thing was that it was extremely hard. Felt like sitting on a parkbench and I had to sit in a particular angle or my back would hurt also. The plane was barely three years old so this was a bit surprising to me. The whole plane seemed to be in a similiar condition incl the lavs. Anyway, pushback and takeoff basically on time and then drink service which was okay. About twenty minutes later dinner service and no drink service at all with the dinner so if one was very thirsty, one might finish a drink and would not getting anything more until breakfeast 5 hrs later. The flight attendents were all very young, in their early twenties and very pretty but were not very friendly or courteous. The dinner was chicken that was boiled to pieces with pasta and was barely edible and I'm not very picky. No inflight movie but they had the Airshow map which I like and of course audio channels. We were also given an amenities kit which is not too common for economy class these days and it was okay. Got a few hours of sleep and then breakfeast which was okay, but same unfriendly flight attendents. Landing uneventful and Captain managed to get say a "thank for flying Aeroflot" before we deplaned. All in all an okay flight but certainly the least pleasant 777 flight I've been on. The scary part is that Aeroflot now is supposedly three to four times better than they were ten years ago. Aeroflot still has a LONG way to go to come up to Western standards and hopefully Delta Air Lines and Air France could teach them a lot about service. I have now been on 23 out of 25 carriers' 777s and hope to fly on the remaining ones next year. The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
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User currently offlineIronminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

Good report -- could you at least go to the galley to get something to drink, or were they unfriendly about it? Kinda shocking how they would let a nice plane like that go to seed so quickly; if their cabins look like that, one can imagine what their maintainance elsewhere is like. (shudder).

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5103 times:

Thanks for your nice comments! Doubt they had anything in the galley but I was trying to get some sleep so I didn't go there. The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

Nice report, was a good read. Didn't really expect SU to be that bad. Which are the other two airlines you have not travelled with yet?

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5033 times:

Haven't flown on El Al or Air Europe's 777s yet. Hopefully I'll fly on either of them next year, we'll see. Varig should have their first 777 on 30 Oct so I would nn to fly their 777 also. The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5002 times:

Nice report. Your report has confirmed all those bad rumours about Aeroflot.

User currently offline4X-ELD From Israel, joined Dec 1999, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4990 times:

Nice trip report, The777Man , thank you!
I really hope to see you soon here at ELAL in one of our 777 , maybe I will be an F/A on your flight.
How come you traveled on so many airlines , is this as a non-rev ?

4X


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4984 times:

Most are non-rev but some are regular tickets. Hope to fly LAX-TLV on LY next summer but we'll see. I really like the 777 and started flying the different carriers' 777s. See my userprofile for my webpage with details. The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Hey Lars...

A very good trip report. It's a pleasure to read it. Sorry about the least comfortable B777 flight you experienced, maybe you would wish to say which B777 was the most enjoyable and pleasant for you?

See ya.

alvin



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User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

Yup. Would love to hear about your most enjoyable trip.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

My most enjoyable flight was on UA 941 on 14 Nov97 FRA-ORD. I was in First class and the food and the service was really great. I like day flights better than night flights and truly enjoy great inflight service. Another great flight recently was UA 850 on 1Oct01 PEK-ORD which also had nice service and also the United First Suite so I slept great for about 8 hrs of the flight. This was the flight after the Aeroflot flight. Also really liked Lauda Air because of their great service. I have taken a lot of shorter flights and a few longer on other carriers so it's very difficult to compare. The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

Interesting...

I reported on an SU 777 flight from Moscow to Beijing in this trip report (I was known as AndyEastMids then!):

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/12902/6/

Looking back, seems like we share a common dislike for Aeroflot's 777s! Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Yes, I remember reading your report. I think they have a lot to improve but it wasn't a bad flight, it was okay, but nothing more. The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

Anyone who knows Russian culture knows that they come accross as being very unfriendly people. Once you break the ice, it is a different story.




I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineSin777er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4828 times:

Trip Report- Big thumbs up Big thumbs up Big thumbs up Big thumbs up

SkyMonster, why don't you delete your old profile?


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

if their cabins look like that, one can imagine what their maintainance elsewhere is like. (shudder).

Not to mention their flying habits -- like a pilot letting his 15-year old son fly an A310? (which crashed, by the way, a few years ago)

Pete


User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

You wouldn't be talking about RAL would you? Wasn't an Aeroflot pilot in that instance you should know....unless you have those secret documents which prove it actually was??  Insane

User currently offlineDaPilot0 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

The Boeing 777 is a very well known and respected aircraft. It ticks me off that an airline such as Aeroflot would spend so much money on such a good aircraft only to turn it into a piece of crap a few years down the road.  Pissed

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