Ukraine Walking Wing
UIA Bans Passenger For Walking On Wing To Cool Off

I guess it's nice to see someone banned from an airline in 2020 for something other than not wearing a mask? Video footage is going viral of what happened on an August 31 flight from Antalya to Kyiv. When Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight 6212…

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Ukraine 737 800
Iran Lied, Knew All Along Ukraine 752 Was Shot Down

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines 752 crashed. The plane, a Boeing 737-800, was headed from Tehran to Kiev, and had 176 people onboard. Iran changed stance on crash pretty quickly Immediately following the crash, Iranian authorities…

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Ukraine 737 800
Wow: Iran Admits To Shooting Down Ukraine 737

Well, Iran's tune on this has changed very quickly. Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has just admitted that Iran shot down a Ukraine International Airlines 737-800 a few days ago, killing all 176 people onboard. As he stated in a Tweet: A sad day.…

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Ukraine 737 800
US Claims Iran Shot Down 737, Killing 176 People

Yesterday a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 bound from Tehran to Kiev crashed after takeoff, as the plane lost radar contact while passing through 8,000 feet. All 176 people onboard died, including the 167 passengers and nine crew. The…

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Ukraine 737 800
UIA Boeing 737 Crashes In Iran, No Survivors

My gosh, this is devastating news... A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed early this morning, shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, while bound for Kiev, Ukraine. The flight was operated by a three…

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Ukraine Business Class 777 – 8
Review: Ukraine International Airlines Business Class 777 New York To Kiev

Ukraine International Airlines flies out of Terminal 7 at JFK, which is otherwise primarily used by British Airways. I arrived at JFK on Alaska Airlines at around 10:30PM, so didn't even have to clear security, given that I was arriving and departing…

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Vietnam Airlines A350 Business Class – 3
Introduction: An Unexpected Round The World Trip

Welcome to my next trip report, covering a quick round the world trip with travel in Ukraine International business class, Vietnam Airlines business class, Cathay Dragon first class, and Hong Kong Airlines business class. My initial inspiration for this…

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Ukraine Business Class 777 – 54
Ukraine International Airlines Adds Boarding Pass Fee On Longhaul Flights

Last October, Ukraine International Airlines started charging passengers to print boarding passes at the airport. At the time, economy passengers on domestic and medium-haul international flights who got their boarding passes from the check-in counter…

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Uia Business Class 777 3
Piecing Together My Next Airline Review Trip

As many readers know, I often take trips for the sole purpose of reviewing airlines. After all, that's what I largely write about, and in turn, how I make a living. Oh, and I also really enjoy it. I'm trying to get better about planning these review…

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Filed Under: Kuwait Airways, Other Airlines
Ukraine 767
Ukraine International Airlines Wants To Add Flights To Chicago, Miami, Toronto, And More

Ukraine International Airlines is improving nicely. I flew the airline a bit over a year ago from Kiev to New York, and the route was operated by one of their extremely outdated 767s. One of the ways that the airline will improve is that they're taking…

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Air Algerie A330
9 Transatlantic Business Class Products I’d Like To Review

Over the past few years I've been making an effort to review as many new business class products as possible (you can find all the reviews in the trip report index). It has been really fun to do so. As much as I enjoy my umpteenth flight in Cathay Pacific…

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Filed Under: KLM, Other Airlines
Uia 777
A Look At Ukraine’s New 777 Cabins

Last month I wrote about how Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is in the process of taking delivery of some 777s. The airline has four secondhand 777s being delivered next year, all of which previously flew for Asiana. The airline will begin flying…

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Ukraine 767
Ukraine International Airlines Is Getting 777s

Last year I flew Ukraine International Airlines from Kiev to New York. The airline has extremely attractive business class pricing to just about all their destinations, which is why I've been so interested in the airline. Well, I wasn't terribly impressed…

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Pakistan Business Class 777 – 6
Sacrilege: 6 Flights Where I Elected NOT To Earn Miles

On a day to day basis there aren't many decisions I make where I don't consider the implications they have on my mileage accounts. Whether it's earning points by doing online shopping through a mileage portal, or earning bonus points for dining at certain…

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Kiev Airport Lounge 26
Ukraine International Airlines Is (Temporarily) Adding An A330 To Their Fleet

Several weeks ago I flew Ukraine International Airlines business class from Kiev to New York, which was... an adventure. The entire experience seemed well intentioned, though it was easily the most uncomfortable transatlantic business class experience…

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Ukraine Business Class 767 1
Review: Ukraine International Airlines Business Class 767 Kiev To New York

I've flown most of the world's best airlines, so nowadays I especially like trying new airlines, ones where I really have no clue what to expect. Usually there are already reviews out there about an airline, though UIA's business class was a real mystery…

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Kiev Airport Lounge 7
Review: Kiev Airport Lounge

The bus from the remote stand dropped us off at the transit area of the terminal, which was chaotic. There were massive queues both for people connecting and also for people arriving. They weren't able to print the boarding passes for our flight to New…

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Ukraine International Business Class 737 33
Review: Ukraine Airlines Business Class 737 Baku To Kiev

Upon boarding we were greeted by two young, cute, chipper flight attendants. UIA has a more traditional intra-Europe business class product, meaning that business class is simply economy with a blocked middle seat. This allows the cabin size to be flexible…

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Crazy Trip
Introduction: Transatlantic Insanity

My biggest blog goal for the year has been to review as many new premium cabin airline products as possible. While I started off the year with what I thought was an aspirational list at the time, I've found reviewing new airlines to be so fun that I…

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Filed Under: Aeroflot, Air Serbia
Kiev Lounge
Airport Lounge Or Psychological Torture?

Hello from Kiev! We are (slowly) making our way back from Baku, and are presently luxuriating in the Ukraine International Business class lounge, which the Kiev airport boastfully describes as: "Business lounges of the Boryspil International Airport…

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