Member since 21 Mar 2017
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Turkish Airlines has started scheduling flights for its new Boeing 787 which has also made the seatmap available, and here is it via ExpertFlyer.
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 110
Turkish try really hard, lounges, catering and now aircraft - all excellent first rate carrier level but theres still something about the soft product in the air and on the round thats a little laboured and not quite 1st rate carrier level.
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Member since 26 Sep 2011
Total posts 14
Any specific routes?
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
Watch the seatmap more closely – it's a Solstys style configuration, as seats E and F are closer together. Just imagine an aisle between columns A and D, and columns G and K.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 997
I agree, the Vantage XL has the middle seats always at the same proximity - look at the Qantas Boeing 787 business class cabin in this pic. The paired middle seats are just offset left and right in alternate rows but you don't get the same 'honeymoon / divorce' configuration as other forms of staggered seating.
Member since 04 Dec 2013
Total posts 65
I've flown TK short and medium haul a lot. I've always been very impressed. However, IST has gone from being one of my favourite, to one of my least favourite airports due to massive growth over the 10 years I've been travelling there. The TK lounges are huge but rampantly overcrowded.
Member since 08 Sep 2012
Total posts 47
I know what you mean. I have flown them in Economy and Business. In Economy the service is sometimes bordering on agressive and rude as well. This also applies on the ground in Turkey. In Business they try harder and can be ok but it's still the cultural gap which comes from having an all Turkish crew vs the international crews of the Middle East 3. The IST louge is excellent and I understand the new airport will enhance that, especially for premium passengers with seperate services just for Business Class.
I hope they do something wow for J class on the 787 but understand it won't be retro-fitted to the 777s and A330s.
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