Aeroflot Ц Russian Airlines has long been the traditional carrier for the route between Moscow and New York City, and offers daily flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport
in Moscow (Terminal D) and JFK International Airport
in New York (Terminal 1).
The planes used for this route are Airbus A330-300s Ц long and capacious airliners with 3 passenger cabins (1 business class cabin and 2 economy class).
The plane left a very positive impression. It was a new airliner with clean, unblemished seats with orange fabric upholstery -- the signature color of Aeroflot.
The seats in every row were arranged in a 2-4-2 layout.
Overhead, both along the walls and down the center of the plane were storage compartments for luggage, as well as individual reading lights. The interior had a modern design, with smooth, clean lines, and soft lighting.
Interestingly, the flight attendant call button, controls for the reading lights and the entertainment system can all be found on a special remote attached to the seat in front of you.
Generally, the most memorable thing about this flight was this very entertainment system, which really lives up to its name. It can offer something for every moment of the journey.
The system includes a personal TV screen for every passenger, built into the back of the seat in front of you, earphones and the aforementioned remote control.
Passengers were offered a wide variety of movies, videos and games to choose from.
In addition to this, you could access a map of the flight and detailed information on the progress of the trip Ц flight speed, time, distance to destination, etc.
During takeoff and landing, the screen displayed the view from a camera mounted on the nose of the airliner, which looked straight ahead while the plane was on the ground and panned downward when in the air, allowing passengers to monitor the movement of the plane.
During the flight, refreshments and hot meals were served several times. Various duty-free merchandise was available for purchase throughout the trip. In every seat pocket there was a copy of the Aeroflot flight magazine.
All in all, Aeroflot provides quality service on its New York-Moscow flights. The good condition of the plane combined with the cutting-edge entertainment system make the long journey relaxing and enjoyable.