To participate on our forum, please sign in. If you do not have an account, please register.
- BT Plus
- Tried & Tested
- Plan & book
- Tried & Tested
Aeroflot Premium Economy
SU271 March 23, 2013
Destinations: Bangkok, Phuket, USA, Eastern Russia
Plane: Boeing 777
Who’s it for?
– Business travellers on a budget,
– People who are sick of getting scrunched in economy for 10 hours,
– Best for daytime flights.
– Priority check-in
– Priority baggage handling
– 2x 23kg check-in, 10kg carry-on
– No expedited passport / security control
– No lounge access – but you can use the lounge if you have Skyteam Gold (Note: Terminal D SVO Classic Lounge is horrible – dry sandwiches, tea, juices, small dirty washroom, lots of reading material if you understand Russian – Access by going through the cloud of smokers, the up the stairs)
– Comfortably wide, “exit row” leg room – I’m 6′ / 181 cm long and it’s more than sufficient
– Reclining seat – about 110*, with leg support and footrest –
– Armrest barrier between seats (good to contain your neighbour’s expansion into your space, less good if you want to snuggle with your partner)
– Robust, practical fold-out trays – about the area of 2 economy sized ones – I could fit my computer, iPad mini and iPhone comfortably with room to spare
– Hard shell seats, so the curse of the knee crush from the reclining passenger ahead of you is a bad memory
– Adjustable headrest – vertical and head support
– Space in armrest for phone, iPad, electronics
– space in front for a bottle of water
– Coat hook
– Fluffy blanket
– Reading light and standard overhead light
– 10.6″ screen
– Usb slot
– Universal power slot
– Can’t control the overhead air but the temperature is generally kept at room on Aeroflot flights
– Pre-flight drinks – champagne, oj, water
– 1 extra appetizer in the meal – salad, smoked fish, chicken/fish, desert
– Real cutlery / napkins
– Amenity kit with socks and night mask
– Washroom – sharing with the rest of the economy class passengers so line-ups can get long. Try sneaking in to the ones forewarned if the stewards aren’t too strict
– Fairly decent and passable product if you’re flying direct.
– Connecting passengers need to make sure the connection time isn’t too long because there’s nothing to do at SVO and you can’t step outside without a visa.
– Watch out on the pricing – Aeroflot allows you to buy tickets a la carte and quite often, the business class is cheaper than Premium Economy – so definitely ‘upgrade’ yourself if you can.