PROS & CONS
The Il-96 outweights any cons at all, but Aeroflot likes to swap equipment, in my limited experience. However, they probably won't swap out the Il. Today's flight was operated by RA
-96010, which is configured F22/J40/Y173. My current Aeroflot summer timetable shows SU246 Saturdays at 11:00AM arriving at 17:35 as being operated by an Il-96. Good luck with your visa, BTW.
Ex-London SU244 on Monday, and Saturday leaving at 10:35 arriving at 5:25AM are shown as A321
and SU248 leaving Tuesday, Wednseday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday leaving at 22:45 arriving at 5:20 + 1 are shown as being A321
returning from Moscow
Saturday's SU245 @ 8:45 arriving at 9:35 is scheduled Il-96
Monday, Saturday SU582 @ 18:55 arriving at 19:55 is scheduled A321
All other days SU
247 @ 20:45 arriving at 21:45 is also scheduled as a 321
243/244 and 241/242 are shown as EQV, but I'm not sure about the reliability of this timetable.