Traveling to Ukraine-Which airline to use?

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  1. Len Williams
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    Len Williams Silver Member

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    Greetings!

    I would like to send my wife back home to Ukraine in style this time, hopefully 1st class. Our home airport is Charlotte, NC(CLT) and the she will be flying to Kiev(KBP). Our dates are flexible.

    What are your suggestions for which airline to fly?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. gpaya
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    CLT-FRA/MUC-KBP on LH might work for you. Great first class and ground experience (FCT or FCL).

    Also, CLT-US-JFK-LH-FRA-LH-KBP and you could ride the 380

    Other connections through JFK: ZRH,VIE (for LX,OS);BRU (9W); LHR: BA (great First in-flight and ground)

    CLT-CDG-KBP
    US to AF

    CLT-LGW-KBP
    US to BA

    While the one-stop options may be easiest, the best experience will probably be JFK route through FRA/LHR
     
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  3. Bob Smolinsky
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    whatever you might do, do not fly Aerosvit.
     
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    I'd second LH for this! CLT-FRA isn't on LH metal though, I'd route to get the full LH experience personally[​IMG]
     
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    They are not that bad, it is all relative, much prefer them over Ryanair.
     
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  6. gpaya
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    My mistake -

    CLT-FRA is US

    CLT-MUC is LH

    Both are on the A333.

    So, if you want to maximize your LH First Experience:

    CLT-MUC-LH - FCL in MUC
    MUC-FRA-LH - FCT in FRA
    FRA-KBP-LH

    That'll equal 1 international first in-flight experience and 2 regional first experiences.
     
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    We are all assuming US is your regular carrier. If that is not true there are some other good options. Otherwise I'd consider LX in addition to LH. The A380 is a different story of course, so LH would be the only option. With LX you'd have a 737-500 ZRH-KBP. IME LX Europe Business is better than LH, but neither is poor.
     
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