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Author Topic: Russia & Ukraine Master Thread  (Read 27106 times)

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Re: Russia & Ukraine Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2011, 10:31:37 PM »
If I were to have a 15 or 17 Hr stopover in SVO (Moscow) and I don't have a visa - am I able to enter Moscow or I'm stuck in the airport ?!

Reminds me of The Terminal...
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Re: Russia & Ukraine Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2011, 10:40:56 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Russia & Ukraine Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2011, 02:29:11 AM »
So it's only right for them to let u go to a hotel (leave the airport)

That attitude will get you very far outside of Yeshiva.

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Russia & Ukraine Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2011, 04:05:23 AM »
Reminds me of The Terminal...

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That attitude will get you very far outside of Yeshiva.

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Moscow Airport
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2011, 11:20:40 PM »
Hi all
I am going to be in the DOMODEDOVO  (MOSCOW) airport for a whooping 13 hours, (and So is my wife and baby!). It is 500 Dollars cheaper for each of us, and Visas to leave defeat me saving temptation (165 reach, and without taxis Etc). I do have lounge access and that's what my question is about:
1. Are the lounges nice?
2. will they let me stay inside for 13 Hours?
3. and most important: is the airport safe?

Please help!

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Re: Moscow Airport
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2011, 12:39:00 AM »
Don't have answers for ur first 2 q's but regarding ur 3rd q , statistically they don't bomb airports twice in 6 month's  ;)

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Re: Moscow Airport
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2011, 01:16:50 PM »
Not being blown up is pretty good...   :)
What about theft? They say that theft is the Russian expertise
Also, I jut realized that my AMAX platinum will not help me with lounges in DME (domodedovo)! :'( :'( :'(
 Does anybody have an idea how I can get access to a lounge? I do see that the business lounge will let me in for 60 Euro, but that's way to much for a dedicated Dans-deals member...

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Re: Moscow Airport
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2011, 02:33:44 PM »
Hi Nitanel,

What time of day/night will you be there? Do you have Israeli citizenship? (then you would not need a visa) In how long are you flying? From when I last looked into this, it should not be so much for a one day - to 30 day, visa. Where were you thinking of getting the visa?

I lived in Moscow for a few years and I would suggest going in to the city maybe. I can give you places,  ppl etc. There is a cheap, possibly free based on airline carrier, train that takes you into Moscow. I can maybe get you a great driver for cheap, with a nice car.

What else? It is a nice airport. Avoid Sheremetyevo 1 at all cost, so they say. It is notorious, rated the worst airport in the world.

All the best!
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Re: Moscow Airport
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2011, 02:47:09 PM »
Hi all
I am going to be in the DOMODEDOVO  (MOSCOW) airport for a whooping 13 hours, (and So is my wife and baby!). It is 500 Dollars cheaper for each of us, and Visas to leave defeat me saving temptation (165 reach, and without taxis Etc). I do have lounge access and that's what my question is about:
1. Are the lounges nice?
2. will they let me stay inside for 13 Hours?
3. and most important: is the airport safe?

Please help!
Did it come up in mind to take a ride to one of the mkomos hakdoishim in that area?. I've done this in the past i had a wonderful experience.
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Re: Moscow Airport
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2011, 01:00:23 PM »
Hi Nitanel,

What time of day/night will you be there? Do you have Israeli citizenship? (then you would not need a visa) In how long are you flying? From when I last looked into this, it should not be so much for a one day - to 30 day, visa. Where were you thinking of getting the visa?

I lived in Moscow for a few years and I would suggest going in to the city maybe. I can give you places,  ppl etc. There is a cheap, possibly free based on airline carrier, train that takes you into Moscow. I can maybe get you a great driver for cheap, with a nice car.

What else? It is a nice airport. Avoid Sheremetyevo 1 at all cost, so they say. It is notorious, rated the worst airport in the world.

All the best!
I will be there from 8:50PM until 10:40 AM, I do not have Israeli citizenship, and I am flying at the end of June. Visas are expensive: 165 USD per person. I'd rather bring a book and relax/sleep in the lounge, than face the visa/taxi/hotel costs. (and yes, my wife agreed to this!)
Did it come up in mind to take a ride to one of the mkomos hakdoishim in that area?. I've done this in the past i had a wonderful experience.
It would be lovely to tour around a bit, but like I said, I need a visa and at this point, I will also need to change my Trans-air ticket - don't know how much they will charge for that.

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Re: Moscow Airport
« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2011, 05:14:49 PM »
I'll be there in a week and a half, I can check out the lounge for you. will it be *A??

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Re: Moscow Airport
« Reply #71 on: May 13, 2011, 11:40:29 AM »
Excuse my ignorance, what exactly is A*?
I am looking to get in to the nicest place for the best price.

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Re: Which/How Many Airports Have You Been To?
« Reply #72 on: June 10, 2011, 04:09:09 PM »
Since it seams like you guys have loads of experience, I was wondering if one of you can help me out here.

I will be in DME for 16 hours as they won't let me free without a visa. Any suggestions in getting into lounges for a good price or even getting out of the airport?


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Re: Russia & Ukraine Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 12, 2011, 10:35:31 AM »
No chance of leaving airport without visa!! I was there a few weeks ago and when I entered the lufthansa lounge there were lots of people surrounding the reception so I didn't even bother showing my ticket.. I doubt that will repeat itself though

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Re: Russia & Ukraine Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: June 12, 2011, 10:41:36 AM »
No chance of leaving airport without visa!! I was there a few weeks ago and when I entered the lufthansa lounge there were lots of people surrounding the reception so I didn't even bother showing my ticket.. I doubt that will repeat itself though

So you snuck into the lounge?