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by Cush
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2365

Re: Why upload here?

I have sold my aircraft photos to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, a software developer, a airplane part producer and several others - all of whom discovered the photos on this website. Does it draw the way it used to - no. Does it still draw well - for me - absolutely. Ev...

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by Cush
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2365

Re: Why upload here?

Hello all For me, the hobby is shrinking. Still love to take aviation images but less and less to see at my local. Moved on to other subject which give me more pleasure. I rarely visit the Airliners.net site now to view the daily images, only visiting to search for a particular aircraft/airline/reg...

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by Cush
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 34
Views: 4934

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

Even if the embargo is lifted, that suddenly won't make people flock to Cuba... Cuba doesn't have the infrastructure that a majority of US tourists are looking for. Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica are a few examples of where a majority of travelers go on vacation, and they have all the pieces in...

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by Cush
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

When USAir up and left, didn't they leave the facilities and logistics behind for an airline to swoop in and take over (offices, gates, hangars etc. etc.) Instead it seems KPIT turned into a ghost airport for a few years and the massive void has just been picked at by various airlines over the year...

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by Cush
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Was it this?


Yes! Thank you! I never would have found that =)

I wonder why it comes to PIT?

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by Cush
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Does anyone know who/what the white 737 was that landed around noon today? FlightAware isn't showing anything. The plane was all white, but has a small cheat line below the windows I think.

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by Cush
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scam Ad Found while browsing
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Scam Ad Found while browsing

I run media type websites and the only way to prevent these types of ads is to completely remove/switch advertising companies. There are many out there, so hopefully Airliners.net switches to another ad provider.

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by Cush
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2365

Re: Why upload here?

I have been a visitor of Airliners.net since the 90's, but the past years I come simply for the forums. I took a break for a while as the forums were awful, and the volume of posts decreased, but i've been back lurking now every so often. Airliners.net is definitely not the same as it was long ago, ...

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by Cush
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I feel like the most surprising to me is how low their loads are to BWI (I know they have alot of frequencies). Also its crazy that even with so much competition on MCO they are getting a respectable load factor. Everyone feels a duty and responsibility to feed the Mouse in Orlando! lol... No, seri...

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by Cush
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6237

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and a...

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by Cush
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on how to book Rossiya Punta Cana to Moscow (PUJ-VKO)
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Question on how to book Rossiya Punta Cana to Moscow (PUJ-VKO)

I agree that this i most likely a charter flight or a flight operating through a travel package operator. For example, my wife flew from KZN-HKT on Azur Air last year, which was only bookable through Sletat.ru. You couldn't book the flight directly through Azur Air. This is the case for most of thes...

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by Cush
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 50
Views: 1674

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

To be completely honest, your degree type and where it is from doesn't play a very big part in landing a job like this. I love aviation, have traveled the world many times over, and have a masters from a very good school. Yet, i couldn't work my way up the 'airline ladder' due to the politics involv...

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by Cush
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui

No PTV, just LCD monitors above the seats and no 110v power ports in Economy... Yikes! My worst nightmare come true... It's the same product as my flight on Ukraine International, except that I atleast got free food from JFK-KBP. lol. I'll have to mark this up in my book of bad decisions made i gue...

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by Cush
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui

Thanks for the advice so far. I am really dreading the 757 flight. Does anyone know if the on-board WiFi is free or paid?

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by Cush
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui

I am looking for help and/or advice from you fellow A.netters. My wife and I will be traveling from Phoenix to Maui at the end of March, and I wanted some advice for anyone familiar with American Airlines 757 fleet. In my rush to secure this booking, i meant to opt for the DFW-OGG flight (777), but ...

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by Cush
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Whole bunch of diversions enroute including a UA 764 and an AA A332.


Nice! I see on FlightAware:
- UA 180 (777) from HKG
- UA 961 (764) from FRA
- AA 717 (333) from MUC
- AA 1856 (752) from PHX

Anything else?

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by Cush
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

DFW was a CR7....INNM it was never a CRJ-200. Correct. Sorry, i meant to put CR7 and not CRJ... Those CR7's were just awful mechanically. Always going tech. Right as I was quitting, we started the MD-80 service to DFW. Only other times we saw mainline here were diversions. I loved when the 757 woul...

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by Cush
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT wrote:

Lets not forget, only a few years ago this route was 1x daily E135.


Exactly! When i worked this flight years ago it was never full. lol.

How things have changed.... It used to be:

MIA -> E135
ORD -> E145
DFW -> CRJ

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by Cush
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:

The Miami Air flights are most likely military charters, although they're usually on Sun Country.


Right, I knew that since they are coming from AFB's, but why so many from all over the place tonight?

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by Cush
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

What's with all the Miami Air charters coming in from Military Bases today? I count 3 total atleast.. 2 from Texas and one from Virginia

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by Cush
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Baltic/Tbilisi
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Air Baltic/Tbilisi

You will absolutely want to get a cab into Old Town to do a little sightseeing. While there isn't a ton to see, it's a beautiful town with plenty of small narrow streets, cool stores, and just a fun atmosphere. I went to Riga for 2 days, as my friend from Russia and I wanted to meet somewhere, so i ...

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by Cush
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14155

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

I agree with a lot of the comments here. First and foremost is that this is a job, not a career. Also, it's not rocket science, so the pay shouldn't be any more than normal for a manual labor job like this. However, just like with any profession, I experienced more laziness from most co-workers than...

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by Cush
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Aeroflot

Aeroflot is a wonderful airline for long haul flights. The seats are comfortable, in-flight movie selection is good, and the food is nice by coach standards. If you have the means, upgrade to Comfort Class. It's a wonderful upgrade for a long flight.

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by Cush
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14155

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

As a former employee of American Eagle, I can vouch that they make less than $10... Just a few years ago we all started at $8.25 if memory serves me right... That $8.25 required you to do the following: - On-load / off-load the bags from a CRJ or EMB-145 by yourself. - Marshall aircraft in/out - Dri...

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by Cush
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

GSP psgr wrote:
Mildly disturbing data point: I purchased a PIT-MIA one way less than a week out on AA for $45 one way. That can't be a hugely profitable ticket, and it's not even basic economy....


How? Everything I tried was $400-1k

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by Cush
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 33
Views: 7594

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Well with YouTube's new monetization rules, were probably going to see more people trying to pass off their video as a trip report on here so they can try to reach the view hour threshold for monetization. I suggest, complete deletion of such reports to prevent rewarding those people with view minu...

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by Cush
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

AaronPGH wrote:
There is either a glitch or a fare war situation going on PIT<->SFO both ways this morning. Most UA flights, including the non-stops are $90-100 round trip all year long.


Everything I am pulling up now is $400-800 r/t

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by Cush
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Domestic first class is hardly anything to jump up and down about. Neither are assigned seats for that matter. I almost exclusively fly Southwest and have never had trouble getting a window or aisle seat but to each their own I guess. I guess I just don't understand the desire to be herded like cat...

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by Cush
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

tarmacphotos wrote:

WN a good product? No first class, no seat assignments...NO THANKS.


Totally agree... I'd rather have no service than to be stuck with Southwest.

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by Cush
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 4513

Re: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)

Great report! Do you have any photos of Svalbard itself that you can share?

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by Cush
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT wrote:
We can certainly toss out the CEO's statement made a couple years ago that WN hopes to be the clear market leader in Pittsburgh.


Thanks Goodness! I hate Southworst. Have never flown on them and will never fly on them. My worst nightmare was them building a larger presence here in PIT.

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by Cush
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12938

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Many many years ago I had traveled with my family to Hawaii for a long awaited vacation. The final segment of our flight was from LAX-OGG (Los Angeles to Maui). Our excitement was at an all time high, as our dream of vacationing in Hawaii was coming true. However, from the moment we boarded the AA 7...

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by Cush
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

So it seems like this terminal update is going to happen no matter what, but, i still can't wrap my head around the idea of getting rid of a large number of the gates. I just don't get it... I mean, we have seen growth, and I fully expect PIT to grow more in the coming 5-10 years. Maybe sooner shoul...

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by Cush
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49015

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

http://ren.tv/novosti/2018-02-11/chto-i ... podmoskove
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Reports now state that the pilot refused de-icing prior to departing from Domodedovo (DME).

Also, the pilot requested an emergency landing in Zhukovsky.

http://ren.tv/novosti/2018-02-11/chto-i ... podmoskove

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by Cush
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49015

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

RIP to all on-board.... Покойся с миром

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by Cush
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8364

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I did JFK-KBP and KBP-JFK on the UIA 767 in 2-4-2 config and it was a total nightmare! NEVER fly UIA. I am tall / skinny ( 6 feet and 135 pounds), yet barely fit in the seat width wise. My knees couldn't fit behind the seat so had to sit sideways the entire flight. Ouch!!!

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by Cush
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 33
Views: 7594

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Thank you! I agree! I absolutely HATE the stupid video trip reports. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a pointless video that I have no desire to watch. Honestly, the people who make those videos are completely wasting their time.

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by Cush
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55422

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

flyPIT wrote:
Another appearance was made by the MD-87 registered to the King of Swaziland
Image


Any idea why it's been coming here? Medical?

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by Cush
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety cards
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Safety cards

In this day and age, most airlines don't send any out anymore. If you really want to try, sending in an actual letter is probably the best course of action, an email/twitter request will get a quick "No" response. I agree with you... Back in the day I would send letters to a bunch of airl...

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by Cush
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5752

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

It does ! ADD-YYZ-USA is a popular choice as connecting in Toronto to a U.S. destination eliminates the need to claim and recheck luggage Don't think so, you would have to clear US customs in YYZ and that includes doing the luggage You do not have to reclaim luggage for an international to USA conn...

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by Cush
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATH to AMS airline question
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: ATH to AMS airline question

My vote is for Aegean. I flew on them and absolutely loved it! I was able to experience both their turboprops and Airbus aircraft. My flight was from Kos (KGS) to Athens (ATH) to St Petersburg (LED), then back again from LED-ATH-KGS. Amazing experience. Would fly them anytime.

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by Cush
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2175

Re: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31

Such a stupid article.... Every city in Russia has pizza. From the capital Moscow all the way to the small towns hours or days away from it. Trust me. I've been to many many many Russian cities and towns, and every single one has Pizza.... Stupid stupid article.

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by Cush
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 7989

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

This question is asked at least once every month i swear!

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by Cush
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 49
Views: 10256

Re: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident

I snapped quite a few photos of futured doomed aircraft (Egypt Air Boeing 767, Alaska Airlines MD-80, US Air Express Beech 1900, etc). The oddest thing was while I was shooting the Egypt Air 767 (SU-GAP). I was in LAX at Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal snapping photos when I saw the Egypt Air flight. I t...

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by Cush
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Finances
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Airline Finances

Here is my honest input regarding your question from someone who has worked in the airline industry, as well as many others. Don't expect that once you have a degree in finance that you will start applying to various airlines and have a plethora of options to choose from. Typically, if you want to w...

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by Cush
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

I flew from JFK-KBP-DME and DME-KBP-JFK back in 2014 when the tension between Russia and Ukraine was beginning. Honestly, you get what you pay for on UIA. As you see, the tickets are dirt cheap, and in turn, the product you get is dirt cheap as well. I am a skinny 6 foot tall man, and the seat barel...

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