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comm_cousin

QF

Member since 28 Feb 2015

Total posts 28

Hi All,

Later this year a friend and I are planing a trip to Istanbul and beyond, ex Melbourne, with Turkish via Bangkok.

Could anyone give me a first hand review of Service and/or Comfort onboard the Turkish flights from Bangkok onwards.

Thanks in advance.

Soon

SilkAir - KrisFlyer

Member since 07 Dec 2017

Total posts 15

Are you referring to business or economy class?
Turkish flies A330-300 3 times a day.
We flew on TK59 in 2015 on economy.
Economy is arranged in 2-4-2 per row. It was comfortable on the day flight of slightly over 10 hours.
The food (even in economy) was excellent.
We flew from Ist back to Bangkok in 2015 in business. Business is arranged 2-2-2; it is great for couples or friends flying together.
All seats are fully exposed, with no privacy shells, and the person sitting by the window has no direct aisle access.
My personal view is that this is not a major deal especially if you are flying with a friend or a companion.
The food and service is SPECTACULAR!
I will not hesitate recommending Turkish Airlines.
Last editedby Chris Chamberlin at May 28, 2019, 03:58 PM.

Soon

SilkAir - KrisFlyer

Member since 07 Dec 2017

Total posts 15

Should add also that in business; the seat faces forward and becomes a fully-flat bed. The ottoman in front that forms part of the bed also function as storage space.
Last editedby Chris Chamberlin at May 28, 2019, 03:58 PM.

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 314

Food is excellent on Turkish and whilst their physical seat isn't the best, the amenities and overall soft product makes up for it.

comm_cousin

QF

Member since 28 Feb 2015

Total posts 28

Thanks Soon & djtech. This trip will be in economy.
Sounds like a good choice from your info.
Last editedby Chris Chamberlin at May 28, 2019, 03:58 PM.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,052

Acronyms in the question and answers have been replaced with 'real words': this helps all readers understand what's being asked and said. We ask users to avoid abbreviations like 'J', 'Y' and so on, because your average person doesn't know what those letters mean, nor should they need to on a mainstream travel website.

Rufus1

Member since 04 Dec 2013

Total posts 64

I've flow a lot on TK in business and economy - mostly 3-5 hour sectors. Great food, excellent service. Haven't yet been through the new IST airport - Ataturk went from one of my favourites to one of my least favourites over the last 10 years due to a massive increase in the number of passengers, but hopefully that's been solved.

Relatively easy to reach and maintain Star Gold flying TK so think about joining Miles & Smiles before you travel.

comm_cousin

QF

Member since 28 Feb 2015

Total posts 28

Thanks Rufus1, I've have taken your advice re Miles&Smiles.
Apologies Chris for the Acronyms.

alan-aa1981

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 27 Sep 2017

Total posts 1

I flew in Business class and while the seat is excellent, service was dry and food was very disappointing. After seeing and reading the reviews of Turkish Airlines, it was a real letdown. It might be due to their move to the new airport. Not sure. But one thing is for sure - Turkish Airlines have decreased their offering and it must have happened recently.

travelalot

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Jan 2016

Total posts 11

Only airline Ive ever flown on that had the tray tables & uncollected food for 2/3 plane still left on landing.

Toptravel

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 19 Jul 2014

Total posts 6

I flew them last year from IST/SFO one of several trips I've taken on TK both in B/C and E/Y. I've never been disappointed with their service nor food. They have been threatening to start flying to Australia, wish they would I'm a great fan TK.

pointyendmark

Qatar Airways

Member since 06 Jul 2016

Total posts 14

Sorry for bucking the trend, but my flight last year to Nepal in J was terrible. Awful food and cabin crew more interested in chatting amongst themselves than serving pax.

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