To date, I have been on 5 seperate TU
-134A-3's, 1 TU
-134A, 4 TU
-154M's, 1 TU
-154B-2, and am going on 2 IL
-86's next month. My colleagues and I fly hundreds of thousands of kilometers on Aeroflot each year, without any mishaps besides grumpy staff so far. I personally hate A300's as my ears always hurt in them for some reason. All of you who have never seen, or flown on Soviet/Russian/Ukrainian aircraft are pathetic if you are bashing them. Didn't United get caught using duct tape? Should I mention the Alaska jackscrew thing? Didn't everyone die on a Swissair MD
-11 so they could watch movies? How many airport staff in the US have college educations? You can guarantee all the Russian ones do. I am not denying that there are maintenance issues, or that there have been stupid accidents, but hello? Lets keep an open mind. If you as aviation enthusiasts won't go on aircraft you have never seen, what does this say about everyone else?