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Moscow Travel And Tips for Airline Passengers
July 10, 2012 14:34


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The centre of Russian culture, economy and politics, the City of Moscow is a marvel in itself, where past meets present. The architectural splendors, museums and art galleries in Moscow tell the sagas of the great Russian history; the vibrant nightlife, topnotch hotels and world-class shopping arcades depict the contemporary lifestyle of Muscovites.

No doubt, Moscow is the heart and soul of Russia. It is a lively city that offers tourists an array of choices. Whether you'd like to see “exhibition of prices” at GUM and TSUM, the over-the-top shopping malls in Moscow, walk on the historical Red Square, discover Russian literature at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, go for a metro ride to enjoy tunnel and over river rides, pamper your senses with picturesque panoramas from Sparrow hills (Vorobyovy Gory), you won't be disappointed by what Moscow has to offer. The moments you spend at The Bolshoi Theatre, New and Old Circuses, Arbat and Moscow Cruise Tour are unrivaled and become precious gems in the treasure of memories.

  Courtesy to the number of tourist attractions, Moscow welcomes millions of tourists from across the globe. Tourists to Moscow mostly come from Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Britain in Europe, CIS countries and the United States. However, contribution of world-class universities such as Moscow State University and People’s Friendship University and other educational institutions meeting high standards of education facilities cannot be ignored in bringing foreign traffic to this historical city from CIS, Asian and African countries.  

Air Travel to Moscow

We all know that Moscow is rated among the most expensive cities in the world, on that the rising airline taxes and fuel surcharges every now and then make budget backpackers think twice before planning a trip to this picturesque city which is heaven on earth in autumn and spring seasons. But still, Moscow is striving hard to attract foreign tourists. With more than 4 million foreign visitors every year, the city is doing its utmost to increase the number to 7 million in near future.

Thanks to the rising competition among the online travel companies providing airline tickets to Moscow, travelers can now book air tickets at low fares. However, there are a few tips to be kept in mind while booking flights to Moscow to get the best airfare guarantee.

Tips to Book Cheap Flights to Moscow

Airline Selection: Aeroflot is the flag carrier of Russia and offers regular services from and to Moscow to and from major cities in all parts of the world, including New York, Los Angles, London, Dublin, Abu Dhabi, Delhi etc. With rising popularity of Moscow as a tourist and business travel destinations, elite airlines such as British Airways, United Airlines, Qatar, Emirates, British Midland, Transaero, etc also provide regular services to Moscow. So, before you book your tickets to Moscow compare the prices offered by other airlines as well.

Airport Selection: There are four airports in Moscow: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Ostafyevo. Leave aside Ostafyevo, it caters mainly to business aviation. Most of the people choose Sheremetyevo International Airport while booking air tickets to Moscow. However, a bit of flexibility in choice of airports can help you save hundreds of dollars on your air travel. Domodedovo International Airport is a good alternative in terms of money, time and comfort. The airport can be conveniently reached by Aeroexpress speed trains with a train station located directly inside the airport. Many international airline carriers, including Lufthansa and British Airways use Domodedovo. It is also the main hub of Transaero(the largest domestic airline carrier in Russia) and S7.

Advance Purchase & Sunday Rule: If you are planning a trip to Moscow, the first thing is to book your tickets. It is advised to book tickets three months in advance to get the best fare because airfares of flights to Moscow tend to rise as the departure date approaches. If not three months or three weeks in advance, book them at least 7 days in advance otherwise you may have to pay a considerably high price for the same seat. If you are booking a return ticket to Moscow, make sure to check the Sunday rule. Most of the airlines providing services to Moscow have a condition to spend one Saturday night in Moscow to get the best deal.

Discount/Special Deals: They offer various types of discounts ranging from student travel discount to youth travel discounts provided by travel agencies. And if you are planning to get cheapest airfare deals on Aeroflot, book your tickets at the time of Aeroflot Aktsiya. It is the best way to get the cheapest domestic and international air tickets to and from Moscow at considerably low fares.

Author: Rachna Dave

Author Bio: Rachna is a travel blogger and works for CheapOair.com, an online travel company that is committed to promote travel industry globally by providing airfare discount deals along with other travel services. She writes for CheapOair Travel Blog, a platform to share travel experiences, travel ideas, travel tips, travel photos etc.


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