roseflyer
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Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:10 pm

I had the opportunity to fly Aeroflot last week and experience a Russian jet in the Tu-154 for the first time in my life. It was actually a really nice flight. However I had been a little nervous about choosing to fly on a jet that requires 4 pilots.

So how about others. Would you fly on a Russian jet, or would you avoid it in favor of a more established western jet with a better safety record?
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:19 pm

Quoting RoseFlyer (Thread starter):
So how about others. Would you fly on a Russian jet, or would you avoid it in favor of a more established western jet with a better safety record?

Planning to fly LHR-SVO-BKK in April 2007. First sector will be on the A320 and second sector will be on the IL-96.

I have no qualms about flying on a Russian jet. As part of the entry requirements for SkyTeam, Aeroflot had to pass an internationally accredited safety check, and their reputation is on par with Western carriers. As such, I have no hesitations about booking with them.
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:51 pm

I would fly a Russian Jet, I want to fly on a IL96 and TU-154  Smile

I'm also looking at flying to BKK on the IL96 from SVO  Smile

I always love seeing the Russian charters into SSH (Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt), especialy the IL86's  Smile

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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:18 pm

Sure ...i flew SU IL-62 from SVO to SCL with stops in LUX,SNN and MIA...."amazing flight"
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:44 am

i wouldn't hesitate, not even for a second. Just gimme one of those, anytime.

Always, when I visit a Mediterranean resort airport (like for instance AYT, HRG, SSH...), I always long to flight on one of the widebodies chartered from Russia, where passengers board and deplane from the lower floor via rectractable airstairs.  cool 
 
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:47 pm

Quoting Salso (Reply 4):
one of the widebodies chartered from Russia, where passengers board and deplane from the lower floor via rectractable airstairs.

= IL-86 ?!

In general no problem for me - it is just a matter of proper maintenance and use ...
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:06 pm

i would want to fly more russian planes than western! they are obviously in one part of the world, and are been faded out of fleets, so i want to fly them before they are gone! especially the ilyushin 62, what a beauty of a plane.

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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:09 pm

I wouldn't outright seek it, but if I booked an itinerary where the most cost-effective options (cost minus frequent flyer mile gain) involved Russian jets I would gladly fly them. However, all but one of my air itineraries has been domestic, so I don't forsee flying on any Russian jets any time soon, and since they seem to be gradually disappearing, it is doubtful that I will ever fly one.
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:21 am

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 7):
since they seem to be gradually disappearing

???
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I would not say dissapearing, I'd say less carriers are choosing to run them.

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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:40 am

I'd love to... but can't think of any opportunity I'll have...
 
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:09 am

Well to your answer

I dont really care, I like to travel in all planes

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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:04 am

Flew
Aeroflot TU5
Vietnam Airlines TU3
Lao Aviation AN4 (prop)
Romavia IL8 (prop)
Air Koryo IL6

and I would always fly those Russian planes again ...
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:43 pm

Quoting RoseFlyer (Thread starter):
So how about others. Would you fly on a Russian jet

I wouldn't mind flying a Russian jet especially if that airline is known to have a well maintained fleet.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Thread starter):
I had been a little nervous about choosing to fly on a jet that requires 4 pilots

the more the merrier!  Wink
 
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:07 pm

Have flown the following Russian aircraft, and had NEVER a bad- or dangerous experience...in fact, think the toilets on the TU134 are the best: they have an individual window in the roof  Smile

AN24 (LO, SU)
IL18D (LO, SU)
TU134 (LO)
TU134A (IF, LO)
TU154M (LO)
IL62 (OK)
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RE: Would You Want To Fly On A Russian Jet?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:33 am

Quoting MH017 (Reply 13):
Have flown the following Russian aircraft, and had NEVER a bad- or dangerous experience...in fact, think the toilets on the TU134 are the best: they have an individual window in the roof

I hated the toilet in the Tu154 so much because it was not good system. It just rinsed the thing, and had no real flushing let alone air powered sucking of sorts which meant that it smelled like a Honeybucket.

The only thing that really bothered me was how the evacuation slides on the Tu-154 are not fully automatic. The door must be opened, and then the slide needs to be unfolded from the closet and attached to the air pressure tank. That would take valuable time in an emergency and would not be easy to do for a passenger.
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