Delta – $389: New York – Moscow, Russia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Moscow for nonstop service. Most Winters, you can expect Russian destinations to go on sale. This year has been especially good — devaluing Ruble, fuel etc etc.

There is also an Aeroflot nonstop fare for the same travel period that is about $100 cheaper or $392 roundtrip. You probably wonder why we list it as Delta vs Aeroflot — just the miles. While we are all about the cheap fares, we like miles too.

  1. About 10K elite status miles with Delta vs 0 with Aeroflot
  2. At least 1,947 redeemable miles with Delta or 4,677 miles with Alaska.

If you don’t care about the miles, there’s also instructions below on how to search and buy the Aeroflot fare.

Update 1/20/2015 @ 8:55PM Eastern – Delta has essentially match the Aeroflot fare by lowering their fare to $389.

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia - Photo: Sergey Rodovnichenko via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia – Photo: Sergey Rodovnichenko via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample with Delta
  • Old: February 5th – 12th
  • New: February 12th – 19th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until March 28th. Must purchase at least 10 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • Delta: V
  • Aeroflot: R

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • Old: $389.40
  • New: $289.40


  • JFK – SVO (Moscow) – JFK



Delta Mileage Earning:

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,344 miles or 5.2  cents per mile 4.1 cents per mile
  • Base Redeemable Miles:  1,947 miles
  • New Base Redeemable Miles: 1,447 miles

Unless you a Delta frequent flyer, you would earn more redeemable miles crediting this to Alaska Airlines if you take a routing that is 100% operated by Delta with Delta flight numbers. You will earn 50% mileage or 4,672 miles when crediting to Alaska with this routing. Mileage accrual will vary depending on routing.

As far as we can tell, Aeroflot R class fares do not earn miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Delta or Aeroflot

Delta – old


Delta for $489

Aeroflot Sample:

Aeroflot for $392 roundtrip.

Aeroflot for $392 roundtrip.


Delta new




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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – required prior to arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB) – $1USD = 64.95 RUB

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1 Comment

  • Jonathan F 8 years ago Reply

    Thanks guys!

    Just a note: I was able to make some adjustments and get a nice 24 hour layover in AMS without much haggle for an extra 30 bucks.

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