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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2015, 05:59:37 AM »
i was just in VKO - dont understand why people claim it's outdated. Its more modern than most NYC airports. Only issue i found was the lack of bathrooms at convenient locations. I was there twice, and each gate that i waited at had a good 4 min walk to the nearest bathroom. But besides that the airport was as modern as ive seen....
In JFK I purposely stay 4 minutes away from the bathrooms

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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2015, 06:33:26 AM »
Do you know how much it cost?
IIRC it was 50 US

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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2015, 06:59:59 AM »
IIRC it was 50 US
Wow. That's expensive!

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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2015, 07:11:44 AM »
Wow. That's expensive!
From my limited communication with them I believe they had a shower, seemed like a nice lounge.

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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2015, 07:30:36 AM »
i was just in VKO - dont understand why people claim it's outdated. Its more modern than most NYC airports. Only issue i found was the lack of bathrooms at convenient locations. I was there twice, and each gate that i waited at had a good 4 min walk to the nearest bathroom. But besides that the airport was as modern as ive seen....

I believe it was renovated just a few years ago. People who flew there just 5 years ago say that it was very bad. But I've heard from people lately, that today it is gorgeous.

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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2017, 06:21:53 PM »
i will be flying tlv-jfk one way on Aeroflot with an 8 hr stopover in svo airport...
i know i cant leave the airport since i don't have a visa, so my question is where can i get the most peaceful rest/sleep in this airport

1.which are the best lounges in in terminal D for amex bp cardholders

2.are there hotels in the airport which don't  require a visa to get in to

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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2017, 06:25:32 PM »
i will be flying tlv-jfk one way on Aeroflot with an 8 hr stopover in svo airport...
i know i cant leave the airport since i don't have a visa, so my question is where can i get the most peaceful rest/sleep in this airport

1.which are the best lounges in in terminal D for amex bp cardholders

2.are there hotels in the airport which don't  require a visa to get in to
kudos to you on finding this thread
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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2017, 10:32:00 AM »
kudos to you on finding this thread
Hey, I believe you can stay at the Radisson blue which is connected to the airport but make sure of that beforehand. (We stayed for a night and it was a peasant experience). Also leave a lot of time, nothing is particularly close. I think the lounges are mostly crowded and have no kosher food so don't expect much also the airport is large and difficult to navigate personally I would just take the lounge closest to the gate.
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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2017, 12:10:42 PM »
You can pack some bullets in your suitcase and they will arrange your stay without a visa.
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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2017, 01:10:27 PM »
You can pack some bullets in your suitcase and they will arrange your stay without a visa.
No joke, I know somebody that spent months trying to get out of custody because he had a bullet on a stopover flight to jfk!
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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2017, 02:07:55 PM »
No joke, I know somebody that spent months trying to get out of custody because he had a bullet on a stopover flight to jfk!

really? "a bullet" the story i heard was more than a single bullet, as they never stopped anyone for a bullet necklace or the like
either way, that kid got quite a reception when he made it back, but i doubt anyone is too jealous

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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2017, 02:12:29 PM »
really? "a bullet" the story i heard was more than a single bullet, as they never stopped anyone for a bullet necklace or the like
either way, that kid got quite a reception when he made it back, but i doubt anyone is too jealous
I don't know how many bullets it was but they were live that was the issue.
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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2017, 04:10:26 PM »
No joke, I know somebody that spent months trying to get out of custody because he had a bullet on a stopover flight to jfk!
You and everyone else.
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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2019, 12:17:04 PM »
Reviving an old thread...

I'll be flying Aeroflot to Israel next week with a short stop in SVO, I have 2 questions and would appreciate any help:
  • Is there a place I can comfortably Daven Shachris in Terminal D or I should just look for a less busy gate?
  • I'm debating whether I should pack a suitcase besides for my carry-on, what's Aeroflot's record on suitcases making it through on connecting flights? I don't want to take a chance of having issues

Thanks in advance
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Re: Tips and tricks for stopovers in Russia
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2019, 03:41:32 PM »
Reviving an old thread...

I'll be flying Aeroflot to Israel next week with a short stop in SVO, I have 2 questions and would appreciate any help:
  • Is there a place I can comfortably Daven Shachris in Terminal D or I should just look for a less busy gate?
  • I'm debating whether I should pack a suitcase besides for my carry-on, what's Aeroflot's record on suitcases making it through on connecting flights? I don't want to take a chance of having issues

Thanks in advance
I flew Aeroflot JFK-TLV last February, no issues with davening in nearby gate, you probably won't be alone. I checked 4-5 bags (3 people), all checked bags came through. They do a pretty thorough security check in SVO for TLV bound flights.