This is my second trip report. Sorry again for my English. Hope you understand
All photos were made via iPhone.
My last trip report was about short flight from Moscow to Krasnodar. This time, my employer sent me to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for 2 days business trip.
From Moscow to Y-Sakhalinsk only two variants with direct flights: Aeroflot (A330 or IL
-96Turbo) or Transaero (mostly 777-200 or 777-300).
As me and my colleague FF
of Aeroflot, we decided to go SU
. Last time I visited Y-Sakhalinsk in April 2011 and that times Aeroflot operates IL
-96Turbo on daily basis, but last week agent said that we will go on A330.
DATE: 13 JAN 2013
Flight: Moscow Sheremetyevo - D (SVO
) - Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (UUS
-BMX (named S.Sakharov) delivery date - April 2012 (quite new)
Actual departure: 2030 (due to heavy snowfalls in Moscow, long line for de-ice and take-off)
I start from some photos of Business Lounge (named "Classica" for domestic flight)
Average list of drinks
Ceiling styled as runaway
At gate. boarding via bus
Aeroflot have started to use SKY
PRIORITY brand (like DL
Boarding agent. In Moscow was around -17C these days
We have arrived
I like this view
Seats. Aeroflot started to re-build A330 and place seats with 180' flatbed
We started with champagne and some juices
All seats have usb
Menu and Wine list was distributed before departure
Shortly after take-off all PTV system restarted
Service starts: towel
Cold snacks and ROSE!!! was unexpected
Soup (Russian UHA)
Main course - Fish
Desert 2 was ice-cream, but I take a decision to go sleep.... (it was really huge volume of food)
I didn't take breakfast, as I was full after dinner. Cabin crew wake me up 30 min before landing. Far east of Russia
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport bus
I spent 2 business days in Y-Sakhalinsk. On the morning before departure we have spent at local market. So you can see most common products. Prices - 1KG of crab-meat ~ $100
After market, we come to airport. Here is foto of small airport of Y-Sakhalinsk
Our A330 already landed
some airport views
Business lounge - max capacity - 20-25 people, not more....
My return flight information:
DATE: 16 JAN 2013
Flight: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (UUS
) - Sheremetyevo - D (SVO
-BPK (named Kulibin) delivery date - October 2012 (new)
Actual departure: 1220
Transaero 777-200 just landed from Moscow / Domodedovo
really friendly cabin-crew started with drinks
Same seats. Smells new
Snowywind on u-turn in the end of runaway
Y-Sakhalinsk after take-off
Menu. Menu was from Y-Sakhalinsk, Wine list was the same.
Heading to Moscow. 9hrs flight ahead
Snacks. I like wine - Pfefferer (white italian wine, best wine on Aeroflot flights)
Soup. Russian borscht
Main course. Fish again
Desert. On return leg desert was only 1
Seat in sleeping position
shot from economy cabin
Lunch before landing. Crab meat...
Some another A330
My conclusion that quality of service is really good.