Airline Review: S7 Airlines Economy Class

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.

  • Airplane: Airbus A319
  • Cabin Class: Economy
  • Daytime: Noon
  • Food: Sandwich & Drink of Choice
  • Seat Pitch: 31 Inch (79 Centimeter)
  • Seat Width: 18 Inch (50 Centimeter)

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.

Seating in the S7 Airlines Economy Class

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.

S7 Airlines Economy Class Cabin

The seats on my particular flight were surprisingly thick and had a way better padding than what you’ll find on airlines like Swiss, Lufthansa or Brussels Airlines.

S7 Airlines Economy Class Seating S7 Airlines Economy Class Seating

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.

S7 Airlines Economy Class Seat Pitch

Other than that, all seats offer a stable table and some storage, but that’s about it.

S7 Airlines Economy Class Seating

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).

Catering in the S7 Airlines Economy Class

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.

S7 Airlines Economy Class Catering

Speaking about the sandwich: there was no vegetarian option. If you are vegetarian, you should definitely take your own food when flying S7 Airlines.

Entertainment in the S7 Airlines Economy Class

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.

Overall impressions of the S7 Airlines Economy Class

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.

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