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EY Or TK To South Africa  
User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 1177 posts, RR: 10
Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

Hi all. Looking for some suggestions as to which of the above two airlines would you choose when flying to South Africa in economy? Im thinking IFE, food, leg room, seat width, transit experience etc. Also, is a stop in either hub city worth while?


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29179 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Food, TK seems to get great reviews and win awards. Can't comment on EY Y-class experience as I have not flown them.

But for a stopover, Istanbul is infinitesimally much more interesting than Abu Dhabi in my view.

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User currently offlineTurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1460 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

TK is using the brand new A 333 to JNB/CPT. It's definitely a superior airplane with great seats, IFE, ambiance and general comfort. IST is also a great city for a stopover.. Lots and lots to see...

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User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 2):
ST is also a great city for a stopover.. Lots and lots to see...

In terms of hub city, there is absolutely no comparison between Istanbul and Abu Dhabi, Istanbul has a rich history and is a very dynamic city, so it wins hands down.

In terms of product, I'd say TK wins on catering, EY wins on crew service, and they are on par on pretty much everything else (IFE, seats etc). Both IST and AUH aren't particularly nice airports to transit through.

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