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Aeroflot Vs BA - DME Vs SVO

Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:16 am

I am planning a trip from Heathrow to Moscow in October, I have options to either fly on British Airways or Aeroflot!

The aircraft on the Aeroflot flights will be the IL-96, A320 or A321, so I will try and fly the IL-96 or A321. How are the SU IL-96's and A32X's?

The other option is to travel BA, but I have flown with BA many times!

What airline/aircraft do you suggest?

I really want to fly the IL-96, what config are they in? Big grin

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What airport do you prefer in Moscow, SVO or DME?

Any help would be great....

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Aeroflot Vs BA - DME Vs SVO

Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:41 am

If you value your life fly BA! You know these russian aircraft and how dodgy they are!! Im joking!! Seriously, I would give aeroflot and the IL-96 a try. It would be a new experience and you get to fly on an aircraft that not many people have the opportunity to fly on.
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Aeroflot Vs BA - DME Vs SVO

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:43 am

Arriving at SVO is regarded as hell on earth. For that reason alone fly BA.
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Aeroflot Vs BA - DME Vs SVO

Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:00 am

Despite BA undoubtedly being the way to fly, I would definitely go for SU for a new experience.
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RE: Aeroflot Vs BA - DME Vs SVO

Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:04 am

Airport-wise I would definitely choose DME over SVO; the latter is shabby, old and crowded whereas DME is modern and updated  veryhappy 
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RE: Aeroflot Vs BA - DME Vs SVO

Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:27 pm

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

SU 243/244 and 241/242 are shown as EQV, but I'm not sure about the reliability of this timetable.
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