Finally I paid not even 300€ for the flight with Transaero.
And finally, I saw myself in Vnukovo Airport, on that Monday, April 21st, ready to get to a new continent. They made check my backpack, book a hostel for the first night and also buy a ticket to get out the country. I wasn't happy with those purchases, but fly from Russia to USA is not easy I guess.
The plane was way bigger that then ones I tend to fly at. I understood that Ryanair is not as good as I thought, specially when I helped myself of drinks and food.
I couldn't sleep in the plane, because the sunlight was following us. Actually, we set off at 10:20 and arrived to the JFK Airport, 11 hours later, at 12:30.
I was so looking forward to seeing the Manhattan skyline from the plane, but the pollution was like a big cloud between the airport and the big apple.
The passports control line was massive, and I waited for almost an hour until I got to the officer. He was, despite was I had been told, extremely friendly, and after a few jokes he stamped my passport.
I took the train to my hostel, in Manhattan. Just in from of Central Park. The metro was old, but it had a charm as any other subway has. There were people singing and asking for money. They were so cool.
When I got out the train, almost an hour later, and got to the street I could see a few big buildings, the yellow taxis and, bigger than I had imagined, Central Park. Finally I was here. It never was the city of my dreams, but after 6 months thinking of that, I was like dreaming.
Moscow Vnukovo-NYC JFK.
Distance: 7500 km.
Duration: 11 hours.
Price: 295€, bought 10 weeks earlier. One way.
Plane: Boeing 777-200