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User currently offlineSanDiegoFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

Hey All-

I just wanted to know what to expect when flying TK. I will be flying business class from ORD-IST and IST-JNB. Both flights are on A340's. I found no pictures of the cabin in the database or searching on the web. If anyone could tell me about the seats, entertainment and meals on those flights, it would be greatly appreciated.

SanDiegoFlyer

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User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

the new cabins aren't ready yet, so you won't get anything super duper on the A340, unless they finish in time for your south africa visit...

just like any airline it depends on the crew you get for that day  Smile it could be awesome or it could be mediocre..

im pretty sure you will enjoy the food onboard though  Smile

enjoy your flight



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

I flew the A 340 on quite a few occasions and both on Y and C classes. Don't worry about the food. It will be fantastic.. The IFE isn't great but you will have a PTV without AVOD. The seats are extremely comfortable and the seat pitch is great. As Pilotaydin said, the service generally depends on the crew. Unfortunately the TK crew aren't among the friendliest all the time despite the fact that Turkish people are renowned for their hospitality and generousness.

You can find a TK A340 report of mine here but it's an economy class report  Sad I believe the new cabins will not be ready by the time you fly but the upgrades are starting very soon so you might as well have the new flat bed and AVOD PTVs.



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25171 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

You could off course get lucky with an aircraft substitution for the A330 which has the new C class product.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26951 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

I loved all my flights on TK . The food was good and the service was good also. I wish I was going on their A340 . Have a good flight.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Just flew lst week on TK (TR coming up) A320/734/738/A330
THE a330 Was great!
you will enjoy it Smile



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4424 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

It is even amazing that you could fly this route with TK. How small the world has become.
Bon Voyage.


User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3757 times:

TK has efficient service. The cabin crew does everything their job requires. Most of the time they are unfriendly but sometimes you will have a really nice cabin crew that smiles and goes above just serving meals and drinks. The A340's are nice but the A330 are way better in terms of the seat.

A340:

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Photo © Akin Diler



A330:

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Photo © Akin Diler




MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Akin Diler





The food will be great like everyone else said. On TK's website under cabin services they have a list of movies under in flight entertainment if you want to see what movies and TV shows they will be playing. The A330's also have documentaries and games but the A340's don't.


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4424 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 3713 times:

Thanks for the photos,
I have never seen the color scheme on the first photo. Usually it is a bit greener.
And for the second and third photos talk about white balancing, or playing with hue and saturation.
About the photographer, Akin Diler an a.net member? TK pilot or FA?


User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 8):
About the photographer, Akin Diler an a.net member? TK pilot or FA?

Looking at the pictures, he is definately a crew. All the pictures he took are from TK destinations. And looking at the variety of the cabin shots (321,738,330,340), I'd say he is a cabin crew...



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User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 8):
And for the second and third photos talk about white balancing, or playing with hue and saturation.

In bahadir's TR a while ago on the A330 he said the mood lighting was really like that.

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 9):
Looking at the pictures, he is definately a crew.

I e-mailed him once out of curiosity and he said he was a pilot and he does have photos from the cockpit. You never know if he is telling the truth though.

Quoting TK787 (Reply 8):
I have never seen the color scheme on the first photo. Usually it is a bit greener.

I'm not sure about that whenever I left the plane I always look at business class and that's definately the color of the seats.


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4424 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting ThereAndBack (Reply 10):
I'm not sure about that whenever I left the plane I always look at business class and that's definately the color of the seats.

It has been a while, I am sure that must be the color, it just looked different.
By the way NYT article today about NW getting out of bankruptcy and it say the top FA wages are $35K/year. I didn't know how low they were. Anyone knows about TK's wages? That might be the reason for no smiles.


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