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SVO-LHR On Aeroflot (737-400)  
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7711 times:

Flight No: SU582
Date: 1 November 2003
Scheduled Departure: 18:45 (local time)
Actual Departure: 18:45 (local time)
Aircraft: VP-BA* (Boeing 737-400)
Seat: 23D
Scheduled Arrival: 21:30 (local time) / 18:30 BST
Actual Arrival: 21:30 (local time) / 18:30 BST


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Because of construction work we had to go in the airport in the arrivals area, take the luggage upstairs then get it all x-rayed before checking in at one of the 7 desks. After checking in, it was only an hour before departure, I went straight to gate 21 which is the last gate in the terminal. Because of the lack of time there wasn't time to check out the shops, but the airport was clean, though not very spacious.

We boarded and found out it was a 737-400, though I'm not sure of the registration.


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We had to go through first class to get to the seats, I was on the aisle on the back row. Handy for getting to the toilets first after the meal  Laugh out loud

We taxied to the runway which took a long time, passing a few nice looking SU aircraft in the new livery:


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The seats were very comfortable and wide and the cabin was quite clean.
After we took off they showed an Aeroflot film. An SU aircraft was flying when a man went though a window and got stuck in it. The half of him outside was frozen and he had to be defrosted when they landed shortly after on a motorway... a man said when they landed "thank you brave Russian pilot, we'll fly Aeroflot again".
Not a good choice of film...

The food came around, chicken in a tomato sauce with rice. Delicious!! After that I just sat there until we landed.

We came in low over central London, going over the London eye, Big Ben and other places which were all lit up nicely. There were also lots of fireworks going off all over London which looked great from the sky, I'd never seen so many fireworks go off before and I hadn't seen them from this angle either.

We landed on time and got off at gate 12 in T2 before going down to collect the baggage, and then that was it.

Aeroflot was great, the service was good, the seats were comfy, but the entertainment wasn't very good.

Josh

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User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7390 times:


Great report.

"thank you brave Russian pilot, we'll fly Aeroflot again" lol

What was the drink selection like on Pulkovo and Aeroflot?


User currently offlineUN_b732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7385 times:

Were they friendly?
I fly SU Trans-Atlantic and find them to be very good... Now if they would improve their honesty and their FFP....
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7335 times:

The drinks on Pulkovo & Aeroflot were the same - water/juice/wine/beer (possibly), with tea/coffee/water with the meal.

I wouldn't say friendly.. compared with airlines like Monarch, Britannia, MyTravel Lite etc. they didn't smile or talk much. Actually, I don't remember seeing any smiles.

Josh


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7246 times:

I thought they flew A310 on this route ? When did they switch equipment ?


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7212 times:

I remember reading about the A310 in Civil Av before I went, the 737 was fine though Big thumbs up

Josh


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6966 times:

Nice report. That's cool that you saw the new SU Airbusses!

I love that movie you saw.
Priklucheni Italyansi v Rosiii.  Big thumbs up I saw it twice.  Smile



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6946 times:

The new aircraft looked great close up! Very nice! Big thumbs up

I'm not sure if I liked the film or not... it was... different Laugh out loud

Josh


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6814 times:

Great report!

AFL582 VPBAM B734 UUEE 1943 214 27R

VP-BAM, landed 1943 on 27R. You parked on stand 214.


PH-KVF (KLM F50) landed before you, and G-BUSH (BA A320) after you  Smile

Henry


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6782 times:

Hmmm how do you know that!? Laugh out loud

VP-BAM - didn't know the reg, thanks!


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Josh


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6725 times:

No probs. Credit to the logs on the Heathrow list.

Henry


User currently onlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3774 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

Nice report...interesting to hear about Aeroflot.

An SU aircraft was flying when a man went though a window and got stuck in it. The half of him outside was frozen and he had to be defrosted when they landed shortly after on a motorway... a man said when they landed "thank you brave Russian pilot, we'll fly Aeroflot again".

What the hell...?  Laugh out loud I didn't even know SU's planes had IFE.

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6596 times:

Yeah the 737s and 777s have IFE and probably the 767s also.

On my 737 flight in 1999 they even had IFE.



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6689 times:

The IFE would have been better if that film wasn't on  Big grin But it was better than nothing!

Josh


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