Review of S7 Airlines flight Novosibirsk Samara in Economy

Airline S7 Airlines
Flight S73301
Class Economy
Seat 15F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 05:30
Take-off 22 Jan 17, 08:05
Arrival at 22 Jan 17, 10:35
S7 3 reviews
Published on 26th January 2017
Hello everybody!
It is time to share with you my photos and comments in my new flight report. It describes a morning flight between two Russian largest cities - Novosibirsk and Samara. And a small bonus - landing in the heart of Siberia - Surgut.
Some information about these cities:
Novosibirsk - is the third-most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is the most populous city in Asian Russia, with a population of 1,473,754. The city is located in the southwestern part of Siberia on the banks of the Ob River.
Samara is situated in the southeastern part of European Russia at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers on the east bank of the Volga
Surgut - is a city in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located on the Ob River near its junction with the Irtysh River. The city is known as "The Oil Capital of Russia".

Early morning. At the entrance to the Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airport one can see the monument of the legendary aircraft in Russia. It is ex flying Tupolev 154M of Siberia Airlines (now S7 airlines).
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View of the Tolmachevo airport terminal for domestic flights
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Airport has two modern and spacious terminals.
Check-ih area in terminal for domestic flights

A direct flight between Novosibirsk and Samara is carried by S7 Airlines. But it makes one stop in Surgut.
S7 Airlines - is an airline headquartered in Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia, with offices in Moscow. As of 2008, it was Russia's biggest domestic airline. Its main bases are Domodedovo International Airport and Tolmachevo Airport. As of November 2008, all Soviet-made aircraft had left the fleet. S7 joined the Oneworld alliance in 2010.

S7 check-in area
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Way to the gates
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How in the Siberian city without the owner of the taiga?
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Some morning pics. Sorry for quality))
Airbus A321 Aeroflot and A320 Urals Airlines
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A321 S7 Airlines
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It is time to boarding. An airbus A320 Siberian Airlines (VQ-BRD) has 8 C seats and 156 Y. Age - 5 years.
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Busines class
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Seat pitch is not good ((
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I prefer to seat with a view on the wing
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By the way, did you know what this triangle mean? It means for flight and cabin crew the row with the best view on flaps.
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Look at this!
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Inflight service. Flight time to Surgut is 1 hour 20 min
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It is time to visit lavatory))
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Stop in Surgut was short. Just 1 hour
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Some pics of Surgut airport
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Antonov An-24 RA-47351 TURUKHAN AVIA 41 years old. In operation
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Mil Mi-8 UTair
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UTair Boeing-737-400 to Moscow
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Our green airbus on apron
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Just 40 passengrs from Surgut to Samara
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Buy Siberia)
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Flight time from Surgut to Samara was 2 hours 25 mins. I got the same set of meal.

New terminal of Samara Kurumoch Airport on the background
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Nice touchdown. Old terminal on the background
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While taxiing, one can see the Soviet planes)))
Yakovlev Yak-40
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Antonov An-24
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The last look at our bird
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Some pics of New Samara Kurumoch Terminal.

Thank you for watching
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S7 Airlines

Cabin crew10.0

Novosibirsk - OVB


Samara - KUF





  • Comment 383494 by
    Pilpintu SILVER 707 Comments

    Thanks for this fantastic report, Instchichkov!

    To start with, I love the S7 livery, one that Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada would be proud of!! ^^

    This report was a gift for the eyes, with all those fascinating Soviet-era aircraft! Made to last.

    (The triangle) means for flight and cabin crew the row with the best view on flaps

    I had no idea!! You can bet I will be looking for it the next time I fly!!!

    That safety instructions card definitely conveys the wrong message about S7's flight attendants. I would sue the company if I were one of them!

    The inflight service looks quite good for a domestic flight!

    The restroom looks great in the institutional colors!

    I think there's a mismatch between the text "S7 check in area" and the photograph depicting some helicopters.


    No, that airport can't be that large! :O

    I really enjoyed your report. Thank you very much! ^^

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