Aeroflot Airbus A330-200 Economy Class, Moscow to Hanoi

Unser Abfluggate nach Hanoi

Our flight SU 541 was checked in at Gate 25 of Terminal D. As I walked through the waiting area, I often heard conversations in German. I would like to say that almost 60% of the passengers come from Germany.

Unser Abfluggate nach Hanoi
Our departure gate to Hanoi

At around 7:30 p.m. we boarded the A330-200 (VQ-BBE) named “Iosif Brodsky”.

Aeroflot Airbus A330-200 - MSN 1014 - VQ-BBE (Taufname: Iosif Brodsky)
Aeroflot Airbus A330-200 – MSN 1014 – VQ-BBE (Taufname: Iosif Brodsky)

Wir hatten wieder Sitzplätze in Reihe 12 (H & K). Im Gegensatz zu unserem Aeroflot Flug heute Vormittag, waren die Sitze alle in Orange/Rot Tönen gehalten. Außerdem war für jeden Passagier ein persönliches Entertainment System von Panasonic installiert. So schaute ich mir zuerst “Mr. Popper’s Pinguine” an. Mittelmäßiger Film! Die Filme waren nur in Englisch bzw. Russisch verfügbar. Aber das ist ja vollkommen in Ordnung. Zusätzlich gab es einen USB Steckplatz, perfekt zum Laden des iPhones.

Games console

The menu was handed out shortly after the start. There are two meals on the 9 hour flight to Hanoi. Dinner was served about two hours after start. As an appetizer there was smoked salmon and marinated shrimp with fresh cucumber and lemon, bedded on iceberg lettuce. For the main course we had the choice between fish and chicken. We chose the chicken in curry sauce with green and red pepper strips, broccoli and rice. For dessert there was a piece of apricot cake.

Abendessen - Hühnchen in Curry Sauce mit grünen und roten Paprikastreifen, Brokkoli und Reis
Dinner – chicken in curry sauce with green and red pepper strips, broccoli and rice

Two hours before landing, somewhere over India, breakfast was served. The starter was smoked turkey and curry chicken, cheddar cheese, fresh carrot and iceberg lettuce. The main course was crepes with peach cream and vanilla sauce. Dessert consisted of two Russian chocolate bars with nougat filling.

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Frühstück für vor der Ankunft in Hanoi
Breakfast before arrival in Hanoi

After 4775 miles we arrived in Hanoi at 7:45 a.m. (local time) after an 8:30 hour flight. Overall we were very happy with the food and the service. It's a shame that Aeroflot isn't in my preferred alliance, because the price/performance ratio is right.


My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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