I am planning a trip,either in March or June, to Moscow,St Petersburg and then head for Rome - ex-BKK. I am looking at Aeroflot. The price quoted round trip ( ex-BKK) is about USD660. Anyone had idea of better rates? I plan to spend about 10 days in Russia, and another 15 days in Italy- may be more.Some useful info on places to see, accommodation,etc will be most helpful.
Ancient history, but I flew BKK to Moscow and onto London with Aeroflot in late April 1984. The aircraft (Ilyushin I think) was an absolute piece of junk and these flights were the first time (I had already flown many times before in commercial jets, helicopters and even DC3's)that I totally feared for my life.
I had bought an el-cheapo ticket in Pattaya for my flight to London, and now regret it because that Aeroflot ticket turned me from being a very relaxed flyer to a reasonably anxious flyer when in bad weather or turbulence.
Going over the Hindu Kush and that Aeroflop plane was going up and down, side to side and yawing something chronic.
I don't know what Aeroflot fly these days, but I think I'd rather fly Thai to Moscow and Alitalia to Rome.
Not much point saving $200 if you end up tottaled in some paddock in Moustachistan.
thanks Tony for your observation...
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