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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Filed Under: Ukraine
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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Filed Under: Hyatt, Other Airlines
Ukraine 777

Ukraine International 777 Business Class In 10 Pictures

Hello from Kiev! I just flew Ukraine International Airlines on their brand new (used) 777-200 on the 8hr15min flight from New York, and wanted to share my initial thoughts on the experience. As some of you may remember, I flew UIA’s 767 business class…

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Filed Under: Travel, Ukraine
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
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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Filed Under: Ukraine
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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Filed Under: Ukraine
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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Filed Under: Other Airlines, Ukraine
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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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Trip Reports
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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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Trip Reports
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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Filed Under: Travel, Ukraine