Aeroflot B777-300ER Premium Economy

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  • Anonymous

    BrucePon
    Participant

    Aeroflot Premium Economy
    SU271 March 23, 2013
    Destinations: Bangkok, Phuket, USA, Eastern Russia
    Plane: Boeing 777
    Configuration: 2-4-2

    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.

    Pre-Flight
    – 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)

    In-flight

    Seats
    – 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

    Service
    – 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

    Summary
    – 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.

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