After 12 incredible days on the ground in Uzbekistan, my time in this gem of a country was at an end. Come along with me as I give my Uzbekistan Airways economy class review as I make my way from Tashkent to New York City, and then finally, back to Miami!
My travel day started at my hotel, the Hyatt Regency, early that morning. I had a long day ahead of me with 20 hours of travel: a 15-hour flight from Tashkent to New York, a two-hour connection there, and then another 3 hours to Miami. That’s what it takes to get back and forth from Asia. It’s brutal but it’s worth it to go on these adventures!
My boy Gabriel picked me up and we were off to the airport! We arrived at the airport. I had two hours until my flight. I was super late!
In Uzbekistan airports, you have to go through security where they check your passport. Then, there’s a second security point where you put your bags through a machine, and then there’s a third security point after that. I was starving, so I was hoping to grab something good to eat!
Unfortunately, when I went through security, they checked my drone, which held me up for 40 minutes. They said I didn’t have permission for it and it was craziness for a while, but they eventually let me through. I only had 20 minutes until my flight to New York, but it seemed like there was a delay. I was nervous about it because I only had a 2-hour-and-40-minute connection and didn’t want to miss my flight to Miami.
We finally boarded with one minute left and people were still boarding. There, I began my official Uzbekistan Airways Economy Class review! They gave me some nice slippers and as soon as the flight took off, I passed out for two hours. I woke up for breakfast: beef and a somsa. Then I passed out again! With 5 hours left, we were flying over Greenland.
I was flying on a 787 Dreamliner, which has blackout windows, which is really nice. But I was also hungry and really wanted some dinner! I had dinner and slept again and had about 90 minutes left until we were to land. The flight was extremely smooth and I got to stretch out since I was in the emergency row. I loved the eye mask and the slippers. They were so comfortable and really helped me get some sleep!
After landing in New York City, I learned the time had changed and I now only had 90 minutes to make my next flight. I prayed I would make it in time! I used Global Entry, which is the best thing in the world. It allowed me to go through to baggage claim really quickly and had to get to terminal 8.
I grabbed my bags and ran. I had 25 minutes until boarding. With Global Entry, I’m TSA approved, so I only had to check my bags in, go through TSA and security. I made it! I would be flying business class with 3 minutes to go! It was like God was with me and helped me get there just in the nick of time!
I was on a Boeing 767 in seat 2A on American Airlines. I was super happy because the seats turn into flat lay beds that can recline. We also would get a hot meal and champagne.
I snacked on some cashews and almonds and had some prosecco. There were no movies onboard because the system was broken. I don’t think they should let you on a flight if the entertainment is broken. I would call the airline when I got home and maybe get some miles. Then, I got an Asian chicken salad. It was actually more Indo, but it was pretty good. I loved the cabbage, carrots, peanut dressing, and chicken. It was light and refreshing.
Then, I reclined and took a quick nap. When I woke up, we were approaching Miami. It was raining and really wet out. I got hit with the humidity as soon as I got outside to wait for my Uber. I couldn’t wait to get home to see my kids! And that’s it for my Uzbekistan Airways economy class review!
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