Return to Europe via Russia

Review of Alex_Jez about the flight Aeroflot SU1871 between Tashkent and Moscow Sheremetye on 30/08/2013 in Economy
Alex_Jez SU / AFL TAS / SVO
Note: This review is about an experience that happened more than 3 years ago.

That's it, our trip along the Silk Road comes to an end. We're at Tashkent airport to fly to Geneva via Moscow with Aeroflot.

Our flight is at 05h00, so it was a very short night in other words!

After going through check-in we proceed through "customs". Basically, when you enter the country you're asked to fill out two forms declaring everything you have on you (money, electronic equipment, etc.) The first one remains at the airport of entry. On leaving the country you have to do the same again, handing over the form from entry and the new one.

After going through this process, one of the men from security asks me to follow him into a side room. He asks me what I’m planning to do there and to open my suitcase, etc. He asks me if I’m transporting drugs then allows me to go. Quite an experience.

Next it's the usual routine: security, and the wait in the departure lounge.
A bit of night-time plane spotting, always a bit risky in view of the colour, then I cross the hall from one end to the other, where the doors prevent me going any further...

Then it's off to the boarding gate by bus transfer.

I have to mention the beauty of the Russian air hostesses (woooow!)

Then with boarding complete we taxi, and it's take-off as the sun rises. Unfortunately I would find myself on the side away from the sun...

No food on this flight

Next, it's a flight over Russia before landing beneath a lovely layer of cloud at Moscow.

We land then taxi, with the fog slowly clearing. We take advantage of the variety of air traffic to do a bit of plane spotting around the place.

Welcome to Moscow, then off to catch our flight to Geneva, which leaves just an hour later.

General
Overall rating
4 / 5
Value (price + quality)
4 / 5
On the ground
Check-in and boarding
5 / 5
Management of luggage
5 / 5
On board
Comfort
4 / 5
Costumer service
4 / 5
Your opinion of security
5 / 5
Food
2 / 5
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