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Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:34 am

Anyone have any recent experience flying UIA JFK-KBP? They are offering some very attractive fares at the moment and I am considering it. I know the 767s are in a cramped 2-4-2 configuration, but if anyone can tell me about the comfort, food and service on board it would be great. Is it worth it to fly them over LH or TK to save a few hundred dollars?
 
debonair
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:41 am

JFK will soon replaced by "brandnew" B777:

Kiev Borispil – New York JFK eff 25MAR18 1 daily
PS231 KBP1100 – 1420JFK 777 D
PS232 JFK0030 – 1720KBP 777 D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4npG4mIiqI

If you are a real aviation geek, take the classic B767 outbound to KBP and the B777 back to JFK... :thumbsup:
 
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Not actually 'brand new' but former Asiana Airlines, UIA first B772 will enter service in March and will be registered UR-GOA.
 
theobcman
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:37 pm

Here's a good review on their 767.

2-4-2 and no IFE - no thanks not for me !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chQJKXUrds0
 
debonair
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:50 pm

theobcman wrote:
2-4-2 and no IFE - no thanks not for me !


Not true, as you can see IFE is provided - but no PTV! That's a difference!
 
BENAir01
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:55 pm

Afaik their J is only slightly better than most Airlines Y. There’s a reason the flights are dirt cheap.
Why is flying so expensive? And why is flying well so much more?
 
Cush
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:25 pm

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 barely fit me in it, along with having to sit sideways the entire flight.

Food was average at best and the entertainment was lacking. They played 2 movies, however, i had to strain my neck to try and watch it.

On the return flight, the lavs broke, so there was no toilet service from the coast of Canada until we hit JFK.

Overall, for the price it was ok, but i wouldn't fly them again unless i had to.

If you really want a good deal, check out Azerbaijan Airlines (azal.az). They fly amazing 787 aircraft and have almost the same destinations as UIA.

I love Azal and would fly them anytime! It was a truly amazing experience.
Fly me to the moon let me play among the stars.
 
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:39 pm

In my opinion even Norwegian offers a better product, and they're cheap as well. However they fly comfortable aircraft with good IFE.
 
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Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:28 pm

Sounds like if you’re after something unusual, go UIA!

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