Following a trip on the Silk Road between Bishkek and Tashkent

Review of Alex_Jez about the flight Uzbekistan Airways HY780 between Bishkek and Tashkent on 10/08/2013 in Economy
Alex_Jez HY / UZB FRU / TAS
Note: This review is about an experience that happened more than 3 years ago.

Flight from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan on Uzbekistan Airways.

Arrived by minibus, and then the first pass through security, with all my baggage. The X-ray wand was nice and it confirmed that the baggage passed with no problems.

Then passage through the "I don't know how to say it..." Let's say the verification of purchasing airline tickets online checkpoint, to make it simple...

Went through the x-ray machine again with all my luggage and waited in line to check-in. Big luggage (checked baggage) was taken, and the gate employee took the tickets and directed me to customs located just behind where we were.

And went through an x-ray machine again, for the third time...

There was an hour before the flight was supposed to leave, so I took the opportunity to do a bit of observation along the long bay window. I discovered a plane that I had never taken before: a B757-200. Positioned at its gate with those annoying bank ads that are usually there. ;)

Next came boarding time, and everything happened very calmly. There was no stampede.

Being assigned to the middle seat, I managed to switch my seat to A and then "voila," my new seat was right in the middle of the wing.

During boarding, I was offered a Coke before the plane pushed back, and then we took off and a left turn with a beautiful view of the airport.

During taxi, the flight attendants brought us a paper where we were to inform the authorities what items we were bringing into their country, money, electronic items, etc... We will have to fill out the same form when we leave that country.

It was a very quiet flight. The flight attendants were cheerful and very pleasant.

No meal for this flight that was about 2 hours long.

Took a trip to the restroom, just to see what it looked like, and the toilet was ok.

Then we started the descent into Tashkent.

We were placed on the runway used for departures and arrivals, because the parallel was being renovated.

We taxied, and disembarked through the back door and towards a bus. Then we went through customs, and collected our checked baggage. Then we waited...more...we waited a long time...not yet...ok...10 min...20 min...30 min...not yet.

After explaining the problem to the manager, we then contacted the lost and found office, and nothing. Then we were in contact with the employee from the airline who was in charge, and we finally found the suitcase. Its tag was taken off upon arrival. Everything was in order.

Then we had to go through the X-ray machine again where we turned in the famous paper that we filled out in the plane. And then we went out of the terminal to go eat in town, before returning to the airport for the flight to Urgench.

Conclusion: except for the problem of having a delay in the city, a very nice flight, even if the lack of enthusiasm wasn't too annoying.

Thank you for reading.
Alexandre

General
Overall rating
5 / 5
Value (price + quality)
5 / 5
On the ground
Check-in and boarding
5 / 5
Management of luggage
4 / 5
On board
Comfort
4 / 5
Costumer service
5 / 5
Your opinion of security
5 / 5
Food
1 / 5
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By Alex_Jez, about Uzbekistan Airways, , close to France
Posted online by Florian de What The Flight, on 11 December 2013
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  • Le terminal
  • Départ et arrivée
  • Flight pictures #3
  • Les premiers rayons-X
  • Puis direction la suite
  • Le tableau
  • La passage de la vérification de la confirmation
  • Les deuxièmes rayons-X
  • La queue pour les checkins
  • Notre vol
  • Petit checkin
  • Flight pictures #12
  • La douane
  • 22B qui deviendra 22A
  • Après les troisièmes rayons-X finalement la salle d'embarquement
  • Un peu de spotting
  • Flight pictures #17
  • Notre 757-200
  • Flight pictures #19
  • Flight pictures #20
  • Flight pictures #21
  • Flight pictures #22
  • Flight pictures #23
  • Flight pictures #24
  • La salle vue du haut
  • Flight pictures #26
  • MANAS International Airport
  • Un aéroport civil et militaire
  • Flight pictures #29
  • Flight pictures #30
  • Flight pictures #31
  • Flight pictures #32
  • Flight pictures #33
  • Flight pictures #34
  • Flight pictures #35
  • BAGAGE
  • Flight pictures #37
  • C'est le notre
  • Passerelle
  • Flight pictures #40
  • La business
  • L'eco
  • Mon siège
  • Et la vue
  • Flight pictures #45
  • Flight pictures #46
  • Embarquement en cours
  • Flight pictures #48
  • Flight pictures #49
  • Flight pictures #50
  • Flight pictures #51
  • La flotte d'Uzbekisten ....
  • .... et leur route
  • De l'eco quoi
  • Flight pictures #55
  • Flight pictures #56
  • Verre d'eau
  • et coca
  • Flight pictures #59
  • Flight pictures #60
  • Début de repoussage
  • Flight pictures #62
  • Annonce
  • Le papier de déclaration
  • Roulage
  • Flight pictures #66
  • Et décollage
  • Flight pictures #68
  • Flight pictures #69
  • Flight pictures #70
  • Flight pictures #71
  • Virage a gauche
  • Flight pictures #73
  • Belle vue sur l'aéroport
  • Flight pictures #75
  • Flight pictures #76
  • Ciel dégagé
  • Flight pictures #78
  • SCREENED
  • Le lavabo
  • Flight pictures #81
  • La cabine
  • On touche pas
  • Flight pictures #84
  • Flight pictures #85
  • Flight pictures #86
  • Début de descente
  • Spoilers
  • Flight pictures #89
  • Uzbekistan Magazine
  • Encore beaucoup de champ
  • Flight pictures #92
  • Flight pictures #93
  • Flight pictures #94
  • Flaps
  • Flight pictures #96
  • En final
  • La ville bientôt
  • Flight pictures #99
  • Flight pictures #100
  • La piste en travaux
  • Flight pictures #102
  • Touch!
  • Flight pictures #104
  • On remonte un bout de la piste
  • Flight pictures #106
  • Flight pictures #107
  • Puis on dégage
  • On croise celle en travaux
  • Flight pictures #110
  • Et spotting d'Uzbekistan
  • Flight pictures #112
  • Ouvert et fermé de partout
  • Flight pictures #114
  • 767
  • Flight pictures #116
  • On quitte l'avion
  • Par l'arrière
  • Big Derive
  • Flight pictures #120
  • Flight pictures #121
  • Pourquoi pas
  • Le bus avant
  • Un autre 757
  • Encore un autre ************
  • Flight pictures #126
  • Direction la douane
  • Welcome!
  • Le tapis qui nous ferra patienter..
  • Flight pictures #130
  • ET les derniers rayons-X!
  • Flight pictures #132
  • ATC
  • Bye bye!

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