Let's hope they'll finally start to train their crews properly. I recently had the questionable pleasure of flying them from Nizhnij-Novgorod via Moscow DME
to Frankfurt... Nizhnij-Moscow was a horrible codeshare operated by PermAir (Tupolev TU
-75775) that was almost falling apart, and the onwards flight was on an S7
A319 with about 10Pax on board.
The departure was very uncomfortable, probably due to the very light load, they flew the A319 almost fighter style, at least that is how it felt. Very steep climb and curves.
After touchdown in FRA
, they inititally only applied reversers and speed brakes, but no wheel brakes, which cause the aircraft to decelerate only moderately. After a while, they hit the brakes real hard, which was again uncomfy. They stopped on the runway centerline, and then turned left towards the high speed taxiway. Surprisingly - I was sitting in row 3 or so, I could see the solid yellow line leading to the taxiway at least about 2 meters to the left of the aircraft. They initiated that very sharp left turn only to realise they won't be able to take the runway exit they intended to take. So they stopped again, turned right, got back on to the runway centerline, accelerated a bit and rolled to the next taxiway.
Knowing how busy an airport FRA
is, I was wondering how many go arounds this caused...
It's the worst airline I've ever been on... Airlines like S7
really ruin the safety record of modern airliners...