Turkish Airlines

By comm_cousin | May 28, 2019, 11:09 AM
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.

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By Soon | May 28, 2019, 12:11 PM
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 edited by ChrisCh at May 28, 2019, 03.58 PM.
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By Soon | May 28, 2019, 12:17 PM
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 edited by ChrisCh at May 28, 2019, 03.58 PM.
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By djtech | May 28, 2019, 03:16 PM
Food is excellent on Turkish and whilst their physical seat isn't the best, the amenities and overall soft product makes up for it.
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By comm_cousin | May 28, 2019, 03:54 PM
Thanks Soon & djtech. This trip will be in economy.
Sounds like a good choice from your info.
Last edited by ChrisCh at May 28, 2019, 03.58 PM.
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By ChrisCh | May 28, 2019, 03:59 PM
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.
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By Rufus1 | May 28, 2019, 04:03 PM
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.

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By comm_cousin | May 29, 2019, 09:18 AM
Thanks Rufus1, I've have taken your advice re Miles&Smiles.
Apologies Chris for the Acronyms.
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By alan-aa1981 | May 29, 2019, 04:29 PM
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.
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By travelalot | May 29, 2019, 04:30 PM
Only airline Ive ever flown on that had the tray tables & uncollected food for 2/3 plane still left on landing.
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By Toptravel | May 29, 2019, 05:13 PM
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.
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By pointyendmark | May 30, 2019, 05:59 PM
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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