Flying from Russia To Ukraine and Back…

The first picture was a Burger King that I found at the Moscow, Russia – Sheremetyevo International Airport! I did not have time to stop, but I was thinking about it and a Double Whopper with cheese sounded really good, no not good for me, but really good to eat… ๐Ÿ™‚

The second picture was the jet on the Ukraine runway and the third picture was everyone boarding the airliner. In Russia we always get a ramp from the terminal to board, but in Ukraine it is bus to the parking area, I have never boarded any other way at Ukraine…

The boy in the last picture that is a blur, is the one that sat next to me and he moved constantly the whole trip to Moscow. Until we were 5 minutes to landing and he fell sound asleep and they had a rough time in getting him awake again. He did share his candy with me though… ๐Ÿ™‚

Could you imagine all these people going through American border with all there plastic sacks of food, water, beer, wine and other illegal stuff, by American standards? The flight served, limited to two glasses of free wine and beer and the flight was mainly made up of Russians! I had seen several opening cans of fish (sardines) and one lady was passing around her cabbage pie that she made in Ukraine…

One man walked aboard with an open bottle of beer and it all brought back memories of flying in the old days. I remember when we smoked on board the jets and I promise you that these people would love to be able to do that now. I watched the vodka and wine bought at the Duty-Free area get cracked open during the flight and several rounds of vodka shots were presented for toasting during the flight home…

The girls (Stewardesses) took it all in-stride and smiled the whole time. They allowed lots of things to slide by, but they refused to allow seat belt violations, cell phone violations and kept everyone seated during take off and landing. They were vicious during those two times and other than that, hell – it was a free for all… ๐Ÿ™‚

Another thing that I loved to see was during the flight to Ukraine, the cockpit door was open the whole time. The pilot came and went as he wanted and and even came back into the passenger area and spoke to several people. It has been a long time since I have seen the inside of the cockpit as they are sealed up like Fort Knox anymore. It was rather nice and a very very comfortable laid back trip…

This is why I love Russia and Ukraine very very very much! It is so free and wonderful to experience and live…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: Oh yes, Russian clap like crazy when we successfully land with no issues! Gotta love it…


kKEETON @ Windows to Russiaโ€ฆ

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