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Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:43 pm

Aeroflot will resume service to Miami after well over a decade absence. Thrice weekly A330-200 service begins on October 30.

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Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:45 pm

Two airlines now on MOW-MIA (UN from DME as well). Wonder if the market is there.

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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:47 pm

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 1):
Two airlines now on MOW-MIA (UN from DME as well). Wonder if the market is there.

Good-sized local market with a surprisingly high average one-way fare (which shocked me after I recently checked it out; I was under the impression it was low); one of the highest in Miami-Europe after London and Zurich.

If PUJ and CUN can handle two airlines to Moscow, there's a chance MIA can, too.

Seems to be a trend of Aeroflot: let Transaero establish itself and grow local demand, and then swoop in and grab some of that traffic.

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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:52 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
Aeroflot will resume service to Miami after well over a decade absence. Thrice weekly A330-200 service begins on October 30.

SU 110 SVO 0900-1300 MIA TuThSa 332
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:56 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2):
Good-sized local market with a surprisingly high average one-way fare (which shocked me after I recently checked it out; I was under the impression it was low); one of the highest in Miami-Europe after London and Zurich.

Not surprised, was at the Acqualina in Sunny Isles last month and the place was full of Russians.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:06 pm

Nice! I remember years ago when SU flew the IL-62 (I think it was the IL-62) into MIA. SU will do well even without SkyTeam lift out of there. MIA is such an awesome place to spot because of all of the carriers, unlike my home airport, ATL where we have the least number of airlines for the largest (busiest) airport in the world. Yes DL can take us almost anywhere but I want to see colours! I so hoped that when TK announced ATL it would happen but did not...so next up (fingers crossed is QR).
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:08 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 4):
Not surprised, was at the Acqualina in Sunny Isles last month and the place was full of Russians.

Sunny Isles used to be called little Russia... after the real estate collapse in 2008, many Russians lost their properties to foreclosures and the number of russians went down (most of them were Snow Birds). You can still find a large Russian community in Sunny Isles (lots of them from NY, mainly Brooklyn).

Tickets to Russia from South Florida are expensive, specially during the winter.
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:17 pm

Quoting rojo (Reply 6):
Sunny Isles used to be called little Russia...

It is definitely still known as Little Moscow. The Russian community is alive, kicking and still growing.
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Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:18 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):

I remember the old days when they flew SVO-SNN-MIA with an A310   A J class return SNN-MIA-SNN was IEP800 !
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:33 am

Great news! Nice to have Aeroflot back in MIA.
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:26 pm

YAY! More carriers into MIA!

Especially glad to see the return of an old one!

Now only if SAA would return!
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:28 pm

Sheesh, how long until MIA surpasses NYC in international traffic?

That's just a joke, but the international growth at MIA has been nothing short of impressive.
 
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:31 pm

What concourse will they use at MIA?

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That's just a joke, but the international growth at MIA has been nothing short of impressive.

International growth everywhere has been impressive; MIA is just reflective of that. JFK, IAD, and others have all seen a lot of growth. Perhaps MIA has had more though: the city is practically a different place than it was a decade ago.
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:52 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 7):
It is definitely still known as Little Moscow. The Russian community is alive, kicking and still growing.

Most definitely. My Russian in-laws live in Hallandale Beach, and their entire building seems to be dominated by Russian Jews. Sunny Isles does have some great Russian food stops, like Kalinka. SVO is a much better airport for most Russians that live in Central Moscow, as the airport is much closer to the city. With the traffic in Moscow, it is a significant time savings.
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:59 pm

Quoting rojo (Reply 6):
Tickets to Russia from South Florida are expensive, specially during the winter.

We had 6 people stay with us over Christmas from Moscow. They flew in to MIA on transaero and their ticket was only $800 USD R/T all inclusive. Far from expensive.

Orlando also has a large Russian(+former) population, though most of them are on work and student visa, so Aeroflot can also tap into our local market. I know quite a few Russians who would rather drive to Miami for a direct flight instead of one stop options in NYC.
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:08 pm

Quoting divemaster08 (Reply 10):
Now only if SAA would return

SAA is the one airline which can so Africa poperly from MIA, no other airline can do what they do. Ethioipian or Kenya Airways represent a very different part of Africa, on its east coast. But I would be for all 3 flying to MIA, unlikely but stranger things have happened.
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:11 pm

Quoting Airport (Reply 11):
Sheesh, how long until MIA surpasses NYC in international traffic?

MIA will likely surpass JFK this year in total international traffic. They are neck-and-neck two months into the year, but MIA is growing at a much faster pace.

Quoting washingtonian (Reply 12):
International growth everywhere has been impressive; MIA is just reflective of that. JFK, IAD, and others have all seen a lot of growth. Perhaps MIA has had more though: the city is practically a different place than it was a decade ago.

MIA's growth has far exceeded the international average; the airport is growing at 2-3x the rate of others it's size. Only Charlotte has seen the type of growth MIA has lately, in terms of medium/large U.S. airports.

Quoting mcogator (Reply 14):
We had 6 people stay with us over Christmas from Moscow. They flew in to MIA on transaero and their ticket was only $800 USD R/T all inclusive. Far from expensive.

Cheap fares exist, but the average fare for Miami-Moscow one-way approaches $950; third highest average of any large Miami-Europe market after London and Zurich.
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:31 pm

Does anyone know if the Miami-Moscow is a high-yielding or just a low-yielding tourist market? Because we have seen how so many new airlines have just come and gone out of MIA, like KL, DL, LH and UX all because their flights proved unprofitable due to trash yields.
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:58 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 17):
Does anyone know if the Miami-Moscow is a high-yielding or just a low-yielding tourist market? Because we have seen how so many new airlines have just come and gone out of MIA, like KL, DL, LH and UX all because their flights proved unprofitable due to trash yields.


Ah, of course. There you are. Prove your statements about trash yield citing sources.

And KLM continues to fly to Miami seasonally. But you already know that. In fact, based on fare data for last winter the average MIAAMS fare was up over 30% to just under $800 each way while the local market grew 35%. The average fare on MIAAMS exceeds MIAFCO and MIAMAD.

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Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:09 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18):
And KLM continues to fly to Miami seasonally. But you already know that. In fact, based on fare data for last winter the average MIAAMS fare was up over 30% to just under $800 each way while the local market grew 35%. The average fare on MIAAMS exceeds MIAFCO and MIAMAD.

How accurate do you consider that average fare data? I've been told that it's often almost meaningless since it only includes travel agency sales reported through BSPs and not the airline's own direct sales, which due to the Internet is now a huge component of total traffic in many markets. And many LCCs don't even sell through travel agents.
 
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Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:29 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 19):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18):
And KLM continues to fly to Miami seasonally. But you already know that. In fact, based on fare data for last winter the average MIAAMS fare was up over 30% to just under $800 each way while the local market grew 35%. The average fare on MIAAMS exceeds MIAFCO and MIAMAD.

How accurate do you consider that average fare data? I've been told that it's often almost meaningless since it only includes travel agency sales reported through BSPs and not the airline's own direct sales, which due to the Internet is now a huge component of total traffic in many markets. And many LCCs don't even sell through travel agents.

It's the best there is out there and airlines tend to rely on it when it comes to route development, so I believe it to be accurate. While I'm not versed on how it's collected, I'm sure the methods have changed over the years to keep up with changes, which is probably why one can now see "True O&D" and "Internet O&D." (I'm not really sure what the exact difference is, but I'm sure its a difference based on how data is collected).

My basic understanding is that True O&D fare data is based on a 10% sample size, and then properly adjusted for other outside variables, which I would assume, but am not sure, would include direct internet sales.

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Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:20 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 16):
MIA will likely surpass JFK this year in total international traffic. They are neck-and-neck two months into the year, but MIA is growing at a much faster pace.

That would be impressive. However, I would imagine JFK will outstrip MIA over the summer due to the seasonal bump in European service. Who knows, maybe MIA will catch back up in the Fall/Winter.
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:43 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 18):
Ah, of course. There you are.

That is too funny.
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:15 am

Is there an official announcement somewhere?
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:10 am

Long time rumor that is finally coming to fruition! Always gives me pleasure when SU opens up new long haul destinations.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 16):
MIA will likely surpass JFK this year in total international traffic

Can you elaborate on that? There are so many more foreign airlines flying to JFK with higher frequencies than MIA, so how can that statement be the case??
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:22 am

Quoting yyzala (Reply 24):

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 16):
MIA will likely surpass JFK this year in total international traffic

Can you elaborate on that? There are so many more foreign airlines flying to JFK with higher frequencies than MIA, so how can that statement be the case??

There are so many foreign airlines flying to MIA with high frequency - 6x daily AM, 6x daily AV, 8x daily TA, 5x daily TAM, etc., etc., not to mention AA's MIA hub is the single largest U.S. international hub operation in the U.S.

JAN12 International Traffic

MIA - 1.71M (+9.9%)
JFK - 1.74M (+2.8%)

MIA has probably already surpassed JFK by now. We will see when March stats are out.

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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:30 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 25):

Don't forget LAN, BA, and IB too. Which all have pretty large presences in MIA
 
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Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:56 pm

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 26):
Don't forget LAN, BA, and IB too. Which all have pretty large presences in MIA

Indeed, LAN-TAM has a very large and growing presence at MIA. LAN-TAM are very close to operating up to 100 weekly passenger flights at MIA!
 
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Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Quoting Airport (Reply 11):
Sheesh, how long until MIA surpasses NYC in international traffic?
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 16):

MIA will likely surpass JFK this year in total international traffic. They are neck-and-neck two months into the year, but MIA is growing at a much faster pace.

MIA may well pass JFK at some point, but South Florida (FLL, MIA) will never surpass NYC (EWR, JFK) for International traffic. EWR, JFK and LGA served approximately 37 million international passengers for the 12 months ending March.
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Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:07 pm

I really wish this flight luck. I hope SU can pull this one off. By the way is SU still flying to CUN? I also wonder if MIA can afford to have two Russian carriers on the route. I'm figuring it will be a blood bath between the two and only one will be left standing, I'm going with Aeroflot on this one.

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Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:43 am

Quoting EricR (Reply 22):
That is too funny.

For someone with a username like miaintl, he really seems to enjoy predicting the imminent demise of Miami International Airport.

Quoting miaintl (Reply 30):
I really wish this flight luck. I hope SU can pull this one off. By the way is SU still flying to CUN? I also wonder if MIA can afford to have two Russian carriers on the route. I'm figuring it will be a blood bath between the two and only one will be left standing, I'm going with Aeroflot on this one.

No, it won't be, since SU and UN will be catering to opposite ends of the market. If one airline does end up retreating, I highly doubt the cause would be a "blood bath".
 
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RE: Aeroflot To Launch Miami-Moscow

Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:35 am

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 26):
Don't forget LAN, BA, and IB too. Which all have pretty large presences in MIA

Don't forget AB. They've been operating in Florida markets for quite a while.
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:25 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 30):
I really wish this flight luck. I hope SU can pull this one off. By the way is SU still flying to CUN? I also wonder if MIA can afford to have two Russian carriers on the route. I'm figuring it will be a blood bath between the two and only one will be left standing, I'm going with Aeroflot on this one.

SU and UN are airlines that serve VERY different markets on long-haul sectors. Like they do with other overlapping destinations, there is room for them to coexist peacefully.
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:05 pm

Hopefully this turns into daily service.
 
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Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:28 pm

Quoting MAV88 (Reply 34):

I cosign you with that. I wonder why a lot of airlines just don't commence new services with daily flights. How do they plan to capture large market share if they only plan to serve 2-3 x weekly services. I'm also curious to know what the premium demand is between Miami-Moscow, is it purely a leisure route or is there some premium demand there as well? I know pre 2008 there definitely was premium demand but after the financial crisis i assumed lost of Russians lost their properties and businesses and thus left Miami all together.
 
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:35 am

Quoting miaintl (Reply 35):
I know pre 2008 there definitely was premium demand but after the financial crisis i assumed lost of Russians lost their properties and businesses and thus left Miami all together.

Which would explain why that was right around the time UN launched DME-MIA, right?   
 
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:18 am

When will this be announced on the news, I've yet to hear any announcements or talk about this new flight.
 
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:49 am

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 1):
Wonder if the market is there.

How can there be a market if a U.S. citizen needs a sponsor in Russia before a visit can happen? I would LOVE to visit Russia, but until I have a "sponsor" and a legit reason to be there, I cannot go. This was discussed in a thread in non-av a year or two ago.
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:20 am

Really??

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:37 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 38):
How can there be a market if a U.S. citizen needs a sponsor in Russia before a visit can happen? I would LOVE to visit Russia, but until I have a "sponsor" and a legit reason to be there, I cannot go. This was discussed in a thread in non-av a year or two ago.

Your sponsor is a travel agent. Your legit reason is "tourism." It's extremely easy to get a Russian visa.
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:54 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 38):
How can there be a market if a U.S. citizen needs a sponsor in Russia before a visit can happen? I would LOVE to visit Russia, but until I have a "sponsor" and a legit reason to be there, I cannot go. This was discussed in a thread in non-av a year or two ago.

Are you kidding? Go to a travel agency or book a hotel. Job is done.

Most of my good American friends have all visited Russia in the past 4 years, many of them on numerous occasions. Never did anyone have any trouble.

Edit: There are also tons of websites that make bookings and invites for you in the case that you don't want to visit a travel agent.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:57 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 39):
Really??

No, not really at all. Obtaining a Russian visa is as easy as obtaining a visa to any other country that requires one. Just make sure you have proof of hotel reservation. If you have friends there, just ask them for an invite letter.

People get a little too spoiled with visa-waiver programs nowadays.
 
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:24 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 40):

Hey Mark do you know when this story will break to the public? I know the flight is already bookable on orbitz but strangely I have yet to here any news report apart from that link you provided.
 
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:36 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 39):
Really??

Yeah, as I said before....

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 38):
This was discussed in a thread in non-av a year or two ago.

And I cannot find that thread. I have participated in that thread.

Edit add: Found the thread... Look at replies 2 & 7 in this thread: Getting A Visa To Russia (by DeltaMD90 Jun 25 2010 in Non Aviation)

I guess the search function does actually work.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:06 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 41):
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 38):
How can there be a market if a U.S. citizen needs a sponsor in Russia before a visit can happen? I would LOVE to visit Russia, but until I have a "sponsor" and a legit reason to be there, I cannot go. This was discussed in a thread in non-av a year or two ago.

Are you kidding? Go to a travel agency or book a hotel. Job is done.

Most of my good American friends have all visited Russia in the past 4 years, many of them on numerous occasions. Never did anyone have any trouble.

Edit: There are also tons of websites that make bookings and invites for you in the case that you don't want to visit a travel agent.

But why go through all of that when there are many countries that don't make you put up with those types of hassles? I would love to visit Russia but when I dug out the visa application form recently, they want to know all the schools I attended decades ago. the names of my long-dead parents, my last 3 places of employment (and my boss's name at each), the names of every country I have visited in the past 10 years, etc. etc. I gave up when I got to about the 30th question (of at least 40) on the visa application form (the form is much longer if you're a citizen of the U.S. Canada, U.K. or Georgia....I am Canadian). And the visa department of the Russian consulate in GVA is only open 3 hours a day on 3 days a week and they currently have a notice on their website advising that the earliest date for an appointment is May 16. Russia must be losing a huge number of potential visitors due to all that red tape. I like to plan trips on short notice, not something that requires a month or more of planning and a visa fee of something like $100.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:07 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 42):
Obtaining a Russian visa is as easy as obtaining a visa to any other country that requires one. Just make sure you have proof of hotel reservation. If you have friends there, just ask them for an invite letter.

Concur.

I decided to take a two day break (and sale for SQ's IAH-DME flight before heading on to SIN) and visit Moscow.
Downloaded forms online, e-faxed to hotel in Moscow. I delivered them electronically to Russian Consulate in Houston, and went by and picked them up a few days later.
Other than the cost it was painless. Easier than a similar process at the Brazilian Consulate in Houston which required three trips (though one was due to a typo on application).
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Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:19 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 44):
Found the thread... Look at replies 2 & 7 in this thread: Getting A Visa To Russia

I remember that thread really well. The facts still stand though.

If you have all documents in place and you reach out to a travel agent or hotel, everything is easy.

Of course someone, somewhere in the world might have a complicated situation and things might not go as planned. Issues come up every once in a while. But as a rule, obtaining a visa is not a hard thing to do.

AirframeAS, just out of curiosity, what part of the process seems daunting to you?

For instance, on my commute to work here in San Francisco, daily I see a huge line for the visa bureau at our local Chinese consulate. Same requirements: airline tickets, hotel, reason for going. It's pretty standard for those documents to be present prior to applying for a visa when you travel to non visa-waiver countries.

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:40 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 47):
AirframeAS, just out of curiosity, what part of the process seems daunting to you?

Pretty much all that Viscount724 said in reply 45, to start......
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:23 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 48):
Pretty much all that Viscount724 said in reply 45, to start......

Sounds like quite an exquisite story though.

If you have all your documents in hand and are actually thinking about taking this seriously, just go here:

http://www.ils-usa.com/

Everything is laid out for you. Application, print it out, send it in, pay the fee and you have a visa. Obviously make sure you have a flight and hotel booked.

If you are staying for less than 7 days, you will NOT have to register upon arrival. My coworker is applying tomorrow, I can let you know how long the process takes for him if you want  

By nature, humans like to complain about things not going their way. Sometimes all you have to do is follow the rules and things are more simple than they seem. And ultimately, if the visa process intimidates you, that's fine as well. Plenty of other countries to see. If you'd truly want to visit Russia, the few hours you'd spend on travel planning wouldn't hurt anyone.

That said, AirframeAS, if you ever need help with the visa process and have questions that are hard to answer for a foreigner, please let me know - I will be glad to help you out.

As far as the topic, I think MIA is the first of many destinations that will see returned SU service. Aeroflot had to cut down when it had a lack of aircraft and logistical resources. With the fleet expanding and long-haul, in-flight products improving, we should see demand pick up.

Quoting miaintl (Reply 35):
I wonder why a lot of airlines just don't commence new services with daily flights. How do they plan to capture large market share if they only plan to serve 2-3 x weekly services.

Operating daily with demand that doesn't require daily service is obviously not smart. That's a great financial motivator.

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