The S7 Airlines Economy Class is a comfortable experience for domestic and international flights alike. In this airline review, I’ll explain what you can expect of a flight with the Russian airline.
For my flight from Moscow to Berlin, S7 Airlines proved to be the best option available. The member of the oneworld alliance is flying from Moscow and St. Petersburg to various destinations in Germany and Europe.
For those flights, I think that the S7 Airlines Economy Class is fairly comfortable. However, for way longer flights to the East of Russia or even Tokio (from Nowosibirsk), I wouldn’t say that the narrowbody configuration offers a very good comfort.
S7 Airlines only operates narrowbody aircraft. On all regular longer routes, you’ll find yourself in either an Airbus A319, an Airbus A320 or a Boeing 737. All aircraft of these types come with the similar 3-3 configuration, which is the norm for all airlines.
This means that those seats are comfortable even for a three hour flight. Yet, the seat pitch leaves a bit to be desired compared to other airlines.
Other than that, all seats offer a stable table and some storage, but that’s about it.
I’d say that the S7 Airlines Economy Class offers a decent level of comfort and thus is recommendable for all flight of a normal length (up to three hours).
Even though more and more airlines in Europe are changing their catering to buy on board, S7 Airlines still offers a complimentary catering. On my flight, I was served a tasty sandwich alongside a drink of my choice.
Speaking about the sandwich: there was no vegetarian option. If you are vegetarian, you should definitely take your own food when flying S7 Airlines.
The entertainment offerings in the S7 Airlines Economy Class are pretty much non-existent. There’s a board magazine with a few stories in English and that’s it.
There are no overhead monitors, there’s no WiFi and there are no newspapers and magazines. Thus, to stay entertained, you should definitely bring a laptop or a book.
There’s nothing bad to say about the S7 Airlines economy Class. The service was friendly, the seats are comfortable enough and the included catering is good. At the same time, nothing about the airline is fancy or exciting. If the price is right, I’d definitely recommend flying S7.