Programs: No more airline loyalty for me: ex-TWA, ex-NWA, ex-DL - Hilton, Marriott, IHG, M.P. Flying Circus
Originally Posted by iahphx
What are the options? Cost is a consideration, as is service quality and speed/comfort.
I'm guessing the city is fairly accessible through Tokyo and Seoul?
It does look like the best options from the US are through Japan or Korea. Like so many other places though, the airport is a ways from town. I did not check schedules or which carriers provide service to VVO.
Thanks. This seems like a tricky destination to fly to. I may consider the SkyTeam reward option. That J reward seems like a good deal (especially compared to published fares). But if I'm spending 30,000 for that, and I willing to do the transpacific in coach, it seems like maybe I'd be better off redeeming 60,000 miles for the whole trip (if seats are available, of course).
If anyone knows of any discounted airfares from the major Asian cities to Vladivostok, or even from Moscow to Vladivostok, I'd much appreciate it.
Since yesterday yes. You can spend your FB miles, Skymiles, Onepass miles, Worldperks miles, AM miles as well as OK miles, KE miles and AZ miles.
This also means, of course, you can spend your SU (Aeroflot Bonus) miles as well.
I think they mean the eastern european part of russia. The part of Russia that is in europe is in what many consider eastern europe, even though many seem to consider everything east of france to be eastern europe.
Still trying to figure out best way to Vladivostok from US East Coast. My friend doesn't have enough frequent flyer miles, so it will be a paid ticket. Big decision seems to be to go through Moscow or try transiting Asia.
I've heard, but can not yet confirm, that Moscow is an easy transit point eastbound, but that there's no way of avoiding an overnight westbound. True? If so, is there a reasonably priced (but still comfortable) hotel option for such a transit passenger?
Also, flying across the Atlantic, will it be cheaper to buy two tickets (like NYC-Moscow and Moscow-Vladivostok)? If so, is it possible for a foreigner to buy a discounted Moscow-Vladivostok ticket?
Since this will be in coach, what's the relative comfort level involved here? Who would you fly from NYC to Moscow? And are there viable choices between Moscow and Vladivostok? Any need to switch airports in Moscow?
Alternatively, we are considering the "Asian option." My guess is that flying to Japan is cheaper than flying to Korea (or China) to connect. But I guess Korean is the only non-Russian airline to fly to Vladivostok? Is there ANY way to get a discount on that flight -- I've heard tickets are very expensive. Alternatively, someone above posted a link to Vladivostok Avia airlines. Anyone with experience on them? All I can see is that they exclusively fly Russian planes which (from my "know nothing" American perspective, doesn't necessary seem like a good thing). They do seem to have 2 flights a week into Osaka, however, would could make for a good, affordable connection from the US. How would an American buy a ticket on this airline?
Thanks for the help, everyone. This isn't an easy place to fly to. I'd sure like to get it for under US$1000, and a bunch of ff miles.