2001 Trip Notes
14 Nov NW #3331W departs
ABE 12 noon, arrives Detroit 2:16 pm
14 Nov NW #0068W departs Detroit 5:20pm, arrives Amsterdam 15 Nov 7:00 am +1
15 Nov KLM # 1395
departs Amsterdam 11 am Arrives St. Petersburg, 3:55 PM
I do not have the info on the flight from Russia to Amsterdam!
28 Nov. NW #0047, 4:20 PM
Amsterdam, arrives Detroit 7 PM
28 Nov. NW #0546W leaves Detroit 9:15 PM, Arrives ABE 10:30 PM
KLM baggage weight limits:
All passengers are allowed to take two items of baggage free of charge. The sum total of the measurements of each item (height + length + width) must not exceed 158 cm (62.20472 inches, or just over 5 feet. The maximum permitted weight is 32 kg per item (70.548 pounds).
note from vadim about the assignment
Russian Trip Info
IDD is available. Country code: 7. When dialing the
Russian Federation from abroad, the 0 of the area code must not
be omitted. Outgoing international code: 810. Most international calls made from
the cities of Moscow, St Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod can be dialled directly,
Collect calls, calls placed using credit cards and calls from direct dial
telephones in hotels can be extremely expensive. The emergency services can be
reached as follows: fire - 01; police - 02; ambulance - 03. For enquiries
regarding Moscow private telephone numbers, dial 09; for businesses, 927 0009.
For national directory enquiries regarding the Russian Federation and the CIS,
dial 927 0009.
+ 3 (GMT + 4 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in
Best to Bring with You.
- Suitable boots or shoes.
- Travel alarm clock.
- Clean, crisp, new bills.
- Travel money holder/concealer.
- Photocopy of passport and visa.
- Warm hat, coat, clothes and gloves in winter.
- Camera and film. If using APS, be sure to bring enough film, as APS film is not sold in many shops in Russia.
- Heavy locks for luggage.
- A power converter and adaptor. Russian standard is 220 Volts AC, 50 Hertz. If bringing a laptop or other electronics from US, bring an RJ-11 adaptor for the Russian plug, preferably with two RJ-11 sockets.
in mind our warnings about lethal kiosk vodka, when you find a good bottle you
will find the quality to be quite high. New brands are popping up faster than
mushrooms in a dungheap; tried and proven brands are Stolichnaya, Pyotr
Veliky ,Golden Ring, Moskovskaya, and the unpronounceable Pshenichnaya.
Quality can vary depending on where the vodka is produced and/or bottled, and the best St.Petersburg stuff bears the marque LIVIZ on the label. New good brands are Stolbovaya, Dovgan and Smirnov (some say this is better than the curiously like-named Smirnoff). As an alternative there are imports ranging from little-known cheapies with pseudo-Russian names, like the picturesque Rasputin (nasty German vodka) and Strong Russian Vodka (surprisingly excellent Finnish) to better known brands such as Smirnoff and Finlandia.
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