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Do I require a visa for transit in Moscow?

Old Dec 30, 14, 5:36 am
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Do I require a visa for transit in Moscow?

Hello all,

I will be flying from JFK to Yerevan via Moscow - Sheremetyevo. I will arrive at Terminal D and then depart from Terminal D again. I will have around 4 hours of connection time in Moscow. Do I require a transit visa? (I hold US Passport)

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Old Dec 30, 14, 8:05 am
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You don't need a visa for this connection.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 9:40 am
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You don't need a visa for this connection.
Thank You. I only hope that my flight is not cancelled and everything goes through well, so that I am not stranded for more than 24 hours. Also another worry of mine is that they move the flight to a terminal where I can't go.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 10:12 am
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SU has 4 daily flights to EVN, so you won't get stranded for long. No need to worry about changing terminals either: you can connect between E, F and international sector of D visa-free, and SU does not use the other terminals except for holiday charter flights.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 10:14 am
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SU has 4 daily flights to EVN, so you won't get stranded for long. No need to worry about changing terminals either: you can connect between E, F and international sector of D visa-free, and SU does not use the other terminals except for holiday charter flights.
Ah ok, thank you very much, but I have read that I still have to pass through passport control, why is that?
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Old Dec 30, 14, 11:06 am
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Ah ok, thank you very much, but I have read that I still have to pass through passport control, why is that?
Actually you don't (and can't - without a visa). You will pass a security check, and either the officials or the airline staff might check your passport, but that's not what the passport control is.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 11:11 am
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Actually you don't (and can't - without a visa). You will pass a security check, and either the officials or the airline staff might check your passport, but that's not what the passport control is.
I see, thanks again Temedar, how are the aeroflot flights generally from JFK to Moscow and to Yerevan? This will be my first time with Aeroflot, always I have flown via Paris or Vienna. But I heard good things about Aeroflot lately, and Air France has recently not been up to par.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 2:01 pm
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You're welcome.
Are you flying economy or business? Economy class on Aeroflot is, well, economy I think most people here consider it to be better then DL or UA on transatlantic flights, though the meals were slightly downgraded recently. I'm afraid I don't have an opinion on AF economy (only flew business with them in the last years). SVO to EVN is a short flight, however you do get a free meal even in economy.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 9:30 pm
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You're welcome.
Are you flying economy or business? Economy class on Aeroflot is, well, economy I think most people here consider it to be better then DL or UA on transatlantic flights, though the meals were slightly downgraded recently. I'm afraid I don't have an opinion on AF economy (only flew business with them in the last years). SVO to EVN is a short flight, however you do get a free meal even in economy.
I am flying economy of course, but I got a really good deal, which I think is due to the weak Ruble. The only thing is I was not able to choose my seats, I'm assuming that will be possible when I check in 24 hours before? I do not like flying very much and prefer to sit next to the window...
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Old Dec 30, 14, 10:33 pm
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That's the case, seat choices for the cheapest tickets are available only at check-in
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Old Dec 31, 14, 4:11 am
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That's the case, seat choices for the cheapest tickets are available only at check-in
If I check in online exactly 24 hours before, what are the chances of getting a window seat?
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Old Dec 31, 14, 5:18 am
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Can't give a precise answer, but I think you have good chances on both legs.
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Old Dec 31, 14, 8:42 am
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spasibo brat
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пожалуйста
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Old Jan 7, 15, 3:26 pm
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I am flying in two days. After my trip I will post a detailed trip report regarding the trip that I took From New York-Moscow-Yerevan all with Aeroflot. I hope my trip report can serve other people who are thinking whether to take Aeroflot to some destination via Moscow, especially for US citizens that may doubt the visa situation.
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