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SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« on: April 10, 2019, 11:07:53 AM »
Have seen some good deals using this airline to get to Georgia - when others are rip off over Easter

Anybody used them ?

http://skyup.aero/en/

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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 03:43:30 PM »
More to the point, would one be prepared to trust a low-cost Ukrainian airline?
please tell me where I'm being / have been 'dishonest'? 
Yes, he said that.........

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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 04:17:20 AM »
More to the point, would one be prepared to trust a low-cost Ukrainian airline?

Sighs, on what basis are you making this 'point'?

I asked the Q based on anyone having EXPERIENCE  of them.. not your 'opinion' of Ukraime...

Plenty of Antonov's ( made in UA ) are still moving heavy tanks around and were good enogh for the MoD to lease to get UK tanks moved from Iraq to Afganistan...

I have used UIA, the departed Aerosvit and some small firm I forget the name of that flew me in a beat up AN 26 turbo prop to Cyprus from Belbek, Sevastopol, Crimea ( with some Cypriots praying for their safe arrival) and am still here .

Having flown on some ancient Russiam made aircraft ( that were banned from EU airspace) on Russian airlines ... I work on the premise that the pilots want to make a safe landing.))

I guess this lot are too new?



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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 08:26:30 AM »
More to the point, would one be prepared to trust a low-cost Ukrainian airline?

No problem, as long as the flights were based and serviced from somewhere, not in Ukraine, all fairs were held in escrow, or reliably bonded and all the flight staff were from some place other than Ukraine - then, nope, no problem at all.
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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 09:19:26 AM »
More to the point, would one be prepared to trust a low-cost Ukrainian airline?

Sighs, on what basis are you making this 'point'?

I asked the Q based on anyone having EXPERIENCE  of them.. not your 'opinion' of Ukraime...

Plenty of Antonov's ( made in UA ) are still moving heavy tanks around and were good enogh for the MoD to lease to get UK tanks moved from Iraq to Afganistan...

I have used UIA, the departed Aerosvit and some small firm I forget the name of that flew me in a beat up AN 26 turbo prop to Cyprus from Belbek, Sevastopol, Crimea ( with some Cypriots praying for their safe arrival) and am still here .

Having flown on some ancient Russiam made aircraft ( that were banned from EU airspace) on Russian airlines ... I work on the premise that the pilots want to make a safe landing.))

I guess this lot are too new?

Yep I have used both many times and still do and will be doing in a few months,  and also flown turbo prop planes usually internally in Ukraine lots, no problems so far! Bukovyna Airlines flying in and out of Chernivtsi International can be a bit hairy, especially on landing over that hill in the runway and trying to miss the cabbage patch at the end that some enterprising Ukrainian has built to harvest veg, but all adds to the adventure  :laugh:


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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 10:02:34 AM »

No problem, as long as the flights were based and serviced from somewhere, not in Ukraine, all fairs were held in escrow, or reliably bonded and all the flight staff were from some place other than Ukraine - then, nope, no problem at all.

..and look who arrives to ( dare I point out the bloomin' obvious ) troll a perfectly serious Q?

I'm very happy to fly Russian airlines - AeroFlot, Redwings and Pobeda ( are all the same group - I think... but if you read these:

https://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/the-worlds-10-deadliest-airlines/


https://www.thetravel.com/10-safest-airlines-and-10-most-accident-prone-airlines/

Would you want to ?

Seriously, Skyup have flights to a few EU locations so would have to prove they are safe - as do the Russian firms

Found a flight to Georgia with Wizz for £24 - travelling light - so the question is academic - for now






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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 01:23:22 PM »
I would rather pay more and arrive in one piece ..life is to valuable to die for some cheapskate who forgot to put some fuel in the bloody plane!! :ROFL:

Pobeda do a flight to Standstead from Pitter at just 30.00GBP some times , no way would I risk it! Were off to the UK in June and booked with Rossiya they have a new direct flight to Gatwick daily for around 70.00GBP and im a bit worried even flying with them.. BA is often not bad but June is usually more expensive..

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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 01:29:16 PM »
I would rather pay more and arrive in one piece ..life is to valuable to die for some cheapskate who forgot to put some fuel in the bloody plane!! :ROFL:


So would I, however, sometimes there is little option, you either take the only carrier into an airport and an 80 minute flight or a 10 hour road trip spent dodging potholes.

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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 03:31:23 PM »
I would rather pay more and arrive in one piece ..life is to valuable to die for some cheapskate who forgot to put some fuel in the bloody plane!! :ROFL:

Pobeda do a flight to Standstead from Pitter at just 30.00GBP some times , no way would I risk it! Were off to the UK in June and booked with Rossiya they have a new direct flight to Gatwick daily for around 70.00GBP and im a bit worried even flying with them.. BA is often not bad but June is usually more expensive..

I can't use any airline any more belonging to a EU country on principle .. they ain't having my cash!

I fly Aeroflot this summer, for about $700 per person :P beat that, its a night-flight too, if I wanted daytime i could only book business-class for $4000 total
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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 06:46:31 AM »
I fly Aeroflot this summer, for about $700 per person :P beat that, its a night-flight too, if I wanted daytime i could only book business-class for $4000 total

Sure, because economy class tickets to SIP (as well as KGD, KHV, VVO and some other directions) are kind of "sponsored" by Russian government.

Thus you can purchase either a "flat" economy tariff (no upgrades to biz with miles possible, only 25% miles earned) - or full rate business.

https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-ru/sabre/manual_tariffs/new_dsu/flat_e
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SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 06:49:24 AM »
I would rather pay more and arrive in one piece.. life is to valuable to die for some cheapskate who forgot to put some fuel in the bloody plane!! :ROFL:

Pobeda do a flight to Standstead from Piter at just 30.00GBP some times, no way would I risk it!
Were off to the UK in June and booked with Rossiya they have a new direct flight to Gatwick daily for around 70.00GBP and i'm a bit worried even flying with them..
Both Pobeda and Rossija belong to Aeroflot group, so are presumable quite safe.
Though Pobeda has many humiliating rules and is simply uncomfortable.
Rossija operates on the old SU and UN planes, and has quite a small distance between seat rows.
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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 06:51:10 AM »

I'm very happy to fly Russian airlines - AeroFlot, Redwings and Pobeda ( are all the same group - I think...)


Hi Moby,

you're right about Pobeda, but not about Red Wings.

The airlines members of Aeroflot group are Aeroflot, Rossija (hub: LED), Aurora (Far East) and Pobeda (discounter).

https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-ru/about/subsidiaries
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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 10:47:44 AM »
I fly Aeroflot this summer, for about $700 per person :P beat that, its a night-flight too, if I wanted daytime i could only book business-class for $4000 total

Sure, because economy class tickets to SIP (as well as KGD, KHV, VVO and some other directions) are kind of "sponsored" by Russian government.

Thus you can purchase either a "flat" economy tariff (no upgrades to biz with miles possible, only 25% miles earned) - or full rate business.

https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-ru/sabre/manual_tariffs/new_dsu/flat_e

I wouldn't want to know what my flights would cost 'unsponsored' then  :o I already thought this was outrageously expensive. Last year I paid $1500 total, instead of the ~2500 this time.

Flights to Italy/Spain/Greece etc, are all far cheaper than this one
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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 12:36:27 AM »

I'm very happy to fly Russian airlines - AeroFlot, Redwings and Pobeda ( are all the same group - I think...)


Hi Moby,

you're right about Pobeda, but not about Red Wings.

The airlines members of Aeroflot group are Aeroflot, Rossija (hub: LED), Aurora (Far East) and Pobeda (discounter).

https://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-ru/about/subsidiaries

Thanks for the info, Olga

Sorry, I missed the response, until now

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error '?




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Re: SkyUp Airlines - UA low cost airline
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 01:05:29 AM »
I would rather pay more and arrive in one piece ..life is to valuable to die for some cheapskate who forgot to put some fuel in the bloody plane!! :ROFL:

Pobeda do a flight to Standstead from Pitter at just 30.00GBP some times , no way would I risk it! Were off to the UK in June and booked with Rossiya they have a new direct flight to Gatwick daily for around 70.00GBP and im a bit worried even flying with them.. BA is often not bad but June is usually more expensive..

I can't use any airline any more belonging to a EU country on principle .. they ain't having my cash!



I only recently was saying about dangerous on Russian carriers.. I was on this flight last night, about 20,000 feet up on decent in to St Petersburg the ******** started nosediving nearly, just shooting down like in a movie where the plane has been hit and bombs on down to the  ground on fire.. just for a few mins probably less, not sure what happened engine failure or some thing but the cabin crew looked terrified whilst chucking bags and cases in to the toilets and strapping them selves in emergency seating near escape exits , I was in the very back seat, looked at the girl and she was ***** bricking it!! Must of only lasted 90 seconds .. but a lot happened and when you hear on the speaker "Emergency landing Emergency landing " at 20,000 feet it is not nice..lucky I'm a survivalist so had a plan ...Must of been 50 fire engines on the ground when we landed with their lights flashing ready to rescue our burning bodies  :laugh:

Checked the news when I was home to see what happened :

https://topspb.tv/news/2019/05/15/smiekipazh-samoleta-iz-londona-v-peterburg-podal-signal-trevogi-pered-posadkoj/?fbclid=IwAR21LBKmvkR2j1jPKFET4j7ylUNAJyDBRl_nu_UCsOLK1-xWmkMzJrFQkI4


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