Review of Ukraine International flight Kiev Istanbul in Economy

Flight PS713
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 2:00
Take-off 25 Feb 17, 12:30
Arrival at 25 Feb 17, 15:30
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fiftytwo
By 203
Published on 10th August 2017
Bonjour

Next episode of my weekend in Istanbul

Summary

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PS802 : waw-kbp : http://flight-report.com/en/report/26288/Ukraine-International-PS804-Warsaw-WAW-Kiev-KBP
PS713 : kbp-ist : here
PS716 : ist-kbp : http://flight-report.com/en/report/26290/Ukraine-International-PS716-Istanbul-IST-Kiev-KBP
PS801 : kbp-waw : http://flight-report.com/en/report/26330/Ukraine-International-PS801-Kiev-KBP-Warsaw-WAW
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After security , i'am in main hall with all fids

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4h de transit , should be quick , next step is to buy a sandwich , seat somewhere and upload my pixs

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After this i can have a walk , then seat around gates D2/D3 in order to charge my phone

A new member of Cirque du Soleil ?

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Lets see whos there



Oh , A3 just arrived

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My pix was screwed because of this fuy's laptop , need to wait until he moves a bit then retry

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No , not yet cause he decided to open his laptop wider

Time for boarding , gate D5

But before i have to pee

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Stubborn as i am , i went back to finally catch this A3

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Now , iam relieved so i can go to d5

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Je suis juste derrière un trio de tchèques

Waiting in the line besides a group of young czechs

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Today we will fly with an e190 , so for sure my D seat is a windows seat and pitch will be good

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Get inside , very slow boarding



Thats the downside of e190s , the overhead bins are very small

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And today i will be alone

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A3 is there , ready to return to ATH . Weather in Kiev is awesome , i just hope its gonna be the same in Istanbul

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As usual iam trying to find my luggage

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Knowing how sub contractors in KBP are not very reliable so usually i dont check luggage or i dont put anything valuable/useful for my trips

AirArabia from/to SSJ

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Over there Azerbaijan Airlines reminds me about GYD , and also since end 2016 it is possible to apply for evisa from internet

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Also a windrose plane lost in KBP

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Take off , sweet and long , as i like them



However its a little bit windy



Last eye contact with KBP

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And now we can fly south-east, Ukraine ->BlackSea->Bosphorus->Istanbul

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Endless sea of clouds !!!

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Clouds above us

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Here is our meal for today

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In front of me , a girl from kazakhstan switched to full flat bed mode

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Just by looking at clouds over the black sea make me think that weather wil not be great in Istanbul

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Start our descent

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And here we are

Atatürk from above

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And we are not landing, so it mean traffic jam and we need to wait and turn around few more minutes

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Galatasaray's stadium , former club of Didier Drogba and Wesley Snejder

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10 miutes standby and we can land


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Welcome to the main TK land



When they say its full , it is for sure

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In this pix , you can see a line of 2/3 planes ready for landing after this one

Ohhh Air Moldova !!! And KIV is really close

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Exit , e190 are wonderful while seated , however walking through them is a nightmare if you are tall

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walk walk walk walk walk , you see me i be ……


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Whats the new TV show to watch in Turkey ?

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Passport control quite empty , lucky iam today

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Number 9

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I hope the new airport will not became a giant mall like in DXB

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The world decided to meet in Atatürk

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I have to walk and walk again

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Finally my baby followed me , great !

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Exit then metro

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The end !!!
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Verdict

Ukraine International

7.0/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Kiev - KBP

6.0/10
Efficiency6.0
Access6.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Istanbul - IST

6.5/10
Efficiency6.5
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

KBP = just be patient and wait for your flight
PS = e190 are far better than b738
IST = i was lucky i avoided the crowd

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