I am not sure how accurate the following site is but if so, then the seats are not what AF has at all, they look more like the UA (ex-CO) BusinessFirst seats to me. For example, AF has 2-3-2 seating in J on their 777s, whereas this photo indicates a (much better) 2-2-2 configuration. Also, if it is indeed the UA-style seats, they are very comfortable and go fully-flat.
OTOH, the Premium Eco seats do indeed look pretty much exactly like the ones used by AF.
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Originally Posted by af fp
In 3 weeks! And still the only information available are cabin renderings, basically they picked the same premium economy seats Air France is using (which give you space and privacy and a wide screen but are not comfortable for sleeping).
I am wondering if there is any information about the service itself, e.g. AF has a slightly improved economy class service with slightly better food, priority check-in, priority boarding and limited lounge access.
Aeroflot does not seem too hurried to communicate on the service.
I know. For what it's worth, I'm flying them in J on the 77W on 1 February (I keep checking that the delivery is not delayed and they are not subbing a 330 instead!) If all goes to plan, I'll take a look or ask the crew for you and report after I return a few days later.
Does anyone know what Aeroflot's 'Stopover Paid by Carrier' (STPC) rules are? In particular, for itineraries that require a long-ish, overnight layover in SVO? I'm looking at a routing that would, (unavoidably, due to SU's schedule), involve arriving in SVO late one evening, and departing again the next morning. Would Aeroflot provide a hotel in such circumstances? (It'd be in a high-fare economy, or perhaps even business, booking class, if that makes any difference).
Please, pay attention, Aeroflot provides a hotel accomodation only in case of flights missed connection due to airline.
Not what I wanted to hear, obviously, but also not a surprise (as orbitmic had indicated). However, top marks to Aeroflot for a very prompt response, when I emailed them And as it happens, I've worked out another schedule which should avoid the overnight in SVO in the first place...
I am still somewhat surprised that STPC information isn't indicated (whether provided or not provided) in the fare rules - or perhaps it is, and I'm missing it?
When Will Aeroflot's S13 Codeshares Become Available?
Aeroflot currently codeshares on a number of flights/routes operated by other SkyTeam airlines (eg: AF to CDG, KL to AMS, OK to PRG, KQ DXB to NBO, etc).
However, none of these codeshare flights (ie: SU code, non-SU-metal) appear to be in the system for travel after the end of March. I assume that at least some (if not all) of these partnerships will continue for the summer 2013 timetable - so does anyone know when these codeshare flights are likely to become available for sale? (Any previous experience of when SU loads its codeshares? Or is there some contractual wrangling going on that I'm not aware of?)
I emailed the Aeroflot call centre (who again responded very promptly), but they simply said "try again at the end of March". However, I fear booking at end of March for a flight in early April may be a bit late, as availability could have gone by then...
However, none of these codeshare flights (ie: SU code, non-SU-metal) appear to be in the system for travel after the end of March. I assume that at least some (if not all) of these partnerships will continue for the summer 2013 timetable - so does anyone know when these codeshare flights are likely to become available for sale?
To start to answer my own question, and provide a data point for the future, regarding SU codeshares for S13 (ie: roughly 01 Apr to 26 Oct), as of 14th March 2013:
- Codeshares on BT to RIX have been in the system (ie: Amadeus timetable) since February
- Codeshares on OK to PRG and KLV appeared in early March
- Codeshares on AF to CDG appeared in mid-March
- Codeshares to AMS on KL have not appeared yet...
EDIT: And another update, as of 21st March 2013:
- Codeshares on KQ for (SVO-)DXB-NBO are now in the system (but interestingly, KQ's codeshares on SU-metal for SVO-DXB(-NBO) don't appear to be in the system yet...)
- Codeshares on KL to AMS are also now in the system
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So has anyone flown SU' premium economy on their new 777s? They have been around for a while now. I wonder if you get a better service, lounge access, priority of some sort, better food...
Better service - unlikely...
Lounge access - no
Priority - no
Better food - YES, a main coarse from business class is promised (see the link to menus)
Amenity kits of some sort - yes
Baggage allowance - 2 pcs
And in their magazine they called Comfort class 'profitable' thats how they translated ~'advantageous'
According to Sukhoi press release, Aeroflot has received its first SSJ in "full" configuration which includes personal aircons, extra lavatory and other updates. All future SSJ deliveries to SU would also be in this configuration, and the 10 Superjets in "lite" version that SU is using now are expected to be rotated out and sold to other airlines.