Your route will take you northeast from JFK
, Halifax, then up over Newfoundland north of Gander. You will likely cross between Iceland and the Shetlands toward Stavanger, then across Norway, Sweden and the Baltic then into Russia south of St. Petersburg and direct to Moscow.
Returning, you will go further north, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, across Norway north of Bergen, out over the Atlantic over the southernmost part of Greenland, then across the North Atlantic toward northern Newfoundland, then SW
across Prince Edward Island, crossing into the USA over Maine, then to Boston and into the JFK
east arrivals corridor.
Its just a little over eight and 1/2 hours to Moscow from JFK
, the return will be about 9+ give or take the winds. For sure you will want a window seat coming home, because the northern crossing is one of the most scenic routes in the world. Greenland, especially in the South is very unique, and very diffferent that that most people expect.
Have a great trip and if you are flying Aeroflot, make sure you take an extra sandwick or large snack on board. You will need them.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998