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Review of Ukraine International flight Warsaw Kiev in Economy

Flight PS802
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Boeing 737-500
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 10 Oct 16, 10:45
Arrival at 10 Oct 16, 13:15
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fiftytwo
By 682
Published on 23rd December 2016
Bonjour

After 3 months break , i'am flying again

After IST i thought next episode would be TBS but finally i changed my plans

As my work schedule is quite flexible , it turns out that i had 40hours free during weekdays and nothing planned , so i decided to go to Ukraine before winter

Today i'am going to Kiev with Ukraine International Airlines

UIA have few reports (only in french) and the same about their hub KBP , so now you can enjoy and discover both


Résumé

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PS802 : waw-kbp : here you are
PS803 : kbp-waw : http://flight-report.com/en/report/20834/Ukraine-International-PS803-Kiev-KBP-Warsaw-WAW

So , let's go !

Head to Chopin airport , quite fastly today despite the traffic


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Web check-in and mobile BP are available from Warsaw

Check-in done 48h earlier , no luggages but i just need to verify my seat and get a nice boarding pass as a souvenir (and also claim miles with FlyingBlue)

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UIA is located in the sector B ,no one at counters , but iam 90 minutes before boarding , and our plane will be a 737-500 not an a380 so not so much pax to handle

Finally i got another seat , but still windows seat so i'am happy

Once done , i can go to the fast track

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Airside , and something new in Chopin airport . Like in the malls , its nice if you don't know the place but this airport is not huge as Paris CDG

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Then i need to clear immigration as its not a schengen flight

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Passports control , full and crowded as usual

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Went to change office , in order to get rid of zlotys in my wallet , that's clearly a scam , better do it in city center

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And now , the lounge Bolero 20 minutes before boarding



Here is the food available , i'am not gonna kill my stomach with such poor offer



On the other hand , you can get drunk pretty well !!!

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Here is my selection

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Little stop in toilets , clean . Didn't knew about showers , next time i should try

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Let's check the newspapers , not so much choice in this lounge

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Oh damn , that's Urban Victor , why ??? There are plenty of other stupid people on this planet , why just him and now ???

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On the way to my gate , but i know that with PS no need to rush

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Our plane is there , sorry couldn't find a better view to take a pic

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still waiting , boarding starts 15-20 minutes late



Embraer from LO flying to KBP few minutes after us

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Taxing quite slow today . Weather as usual is rainy in warsaw



Seats are quite comfortable and wide , the pitch is also nice , you can feel that the plane is very old

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When i checked i was right , MSN 24898 - UR-GAW , started in 1991 with China Southern

Horatius test = success

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Lets take a look to the BoB of PS , it reminds me my life in Czech republic where good beer is cheaper than water

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I grabbed the aeroflot's magazine before check-in , this month the main topic is Hanoi , but they are talking again about Lyon , cause SU started flights 3 months ago

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And also Praha , Bratislava , Budapest , Warsaw = Heaven on earth !

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Panorama , magazine of UIA , not bad at all , with good surprises inside

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Outside , weather is not super cute !



Can't see further than wing-let



Finally at KBP , UIA land , also some good old foes

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Oh , it reminds me that i should go to Kazakhstan

Walk walk walk , He say me have to ……. (Rihanna get outta my head)



Immigration , today empty , but not very quick , just after me came another flow of pax

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10 minutes later and a stamp on my passport , i'am free

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No luggages to wait for , so exit straight … nothing to declare , then avoid the crowd of desperate taxi drivers , find the shuttle and reach the city center

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That''s all for today
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Verdict

Ukraine International

7.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew10.0
In-flight Entertainment3.0
Meal/catering5.0

Polish Airports State Company Bolero Executive Lounge (Non-Schengen)

5.6/10
Comfort6.5
Meal/catering3.0
In-flight Entertainment5.5
Services7.5

Warsaw - WAW

7.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness4.0

Kiev - KBP

5.0/10
Efficiency8.5
Access3.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness3.5

Conclusion

WAW = as usual

Bolero lounge = so-so , next time i will try the facilities

KBP = when it is empty , it is always funkier

UIA = 7/10 because of the delay and poor catering, otherwise it was ok

Information on the route Warsaw (WAW) Kiev (KBP)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 14 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Warsaw (WAW) → Kiev (KBP).


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The airline with the best average rating is LOT Polish with 6.9/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 25 minutes.

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