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Turkish Aviation February 2013  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4422 posts, RR: 12
Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12629 times:

Hello everyone,
I see a light at the end of the tunnel and it is called Spring  

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Photo © Jason Whitebird



Here is a TK bird in LAS, one of the cities on my wishlist (IST-LAS)
Maybe someone knows about this diversion.

-More routes
-News of 5 options on 333s turning into orders
-Is this the month we finally get a 100 NB TK order?

Please continue with your news, photos, rumors, and good old sense of humor.
Welcome.

[Edited 2013-01-31 17:36:46]

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User currently offlineemrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 940 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12489 times:

TK has launched flights LBV via DLA and CMB via MLE as of today...

User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12450 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):

Here is a TK bird in LAS, one of the cities on my wishlist (IST-LAS)

Stronger than expected headwinds?

Happened to me once between MUC and LAX but that was on a 343.



Coffee - Tea or Me?
User currently offlineLLA001 From Turkey, joined May 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12347 times:

if it is mentioned before my apologies,

There is a really nice page at facebook with photos of old Turkish airlines aircaft as well as personnel,

https://www.facebook.com/TurkHavaYollariRetroJetimiGeriIstiyorum


User currently offlineTK1244 From Netherlands, joined May 2007, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12218 times:

Quoting LLA001 (Reply 3):
There is a really nice page at facebook with photos of old Turkish airlines aircaft as well as personnel

Yes, they have some great pictures around there! Love that page  



"The future is in the skies. For any nation that cannot defend its skies will never be confident of its future." Atatürk
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4422 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12033 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
-News of 5 options on 333s turning into orders

So, as per TK page;
2 x firm 333s in 2014, and 3 more options to be delivered 2015-2016.
So this means, 2 x 333s this year and 6 x 333s in 2014 for sure.

[Edited 2013-02-01 17:09:05]

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11974 times:

terrible map loaded on TK Cargo site http://www.turkishcargo.com.tr/cargo/route_map/index.aspx

User currently offlineTK1244 From Netherlands, joined May 2007, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11754 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):

I'm disappointed!



"The future is in the skies. For any nation that cannot defend its skies will never be confident of its future." Atatürk
User currently offlineTupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 11484 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
Please continue with your...good old sense of humor.

Sure we will  


User currently offlineboun From Turkey, joined Nov 2012, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11342 times:

I had to got to Samsun for business the other day, flew SZF-ESB-IST last night. The first leg, operated by Anadolu Jet, was spectacular in terms of cabin crew. The crew was wonderful, all of them were smiling and were extremely kind during the 40 min flight. One of the attendants constantly threw jokes all over the place. This is only one example to draw a conclusion but maybe the crews are starting to break the "cold, unsmiling, unkind" image that they've created over the years.

ESB-IST was the last flight of the day. This time the crew were average. Still, better than many times before. The only bad side of the journey was the congestion in IST. Our trip was one and a half hour long, which is way longer than last time I took the same flight (45 mins?) We had to circle many times during our approach.

One thing that caught my attention was the welcome announcement. As you know it has been executed by the cockpit crew for some time. They now include "children" in their announcements, which is very sweet I think. Overall, kudos to TK this time. I was very satisfied.

[Edited 2013-02-03 14:23:30]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11291 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
I see a light at the end of the tunnel and it is called Spring  

Not here in Ireland sadly  

Thanks for a new thread. TK have a dedicated FB page for Ireland now and at the recent holiday show they teamed up with a local radio station to broadcast live. TK also qualified for a rebate from the Dublin Airport due to a scheme in place where airlines that grow their business get rewarded for it. A big advertising campaign is also on with full branding of the Airport express buses.

With fares from EUR179 its often cheaper to get to IST than to the UK ! With the increase of flights from DUB lets hope its a good 2013 for TK here.


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4422 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11249 times:

Quoting boun (Reply 9):
They now include "children" in their announcements,

Pegasus was the original... "Ladies, Gentlemen and children......" greeting I think.


User currently offlineumit From Turkey, joined May 2009, 127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11125 times:

For the winter break of my doughter , i used my hard earned miles to take her to london on j class.now i am at the airport for tk1985 and plane switched from 330-300 to 738 .. Lets see if they are going to make another last minute change  

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26912 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11104 times:

Quoting umit (Reply 12):
i used my hard earned miles to take her to london on j class.now i am at the airport for tk1985 and plane switched from 330-300 to 738 .. Lets see if they are going to make another last minute change

I can understand how dissapointing that would be especially in terms of seat product but that has always been an issue on the route.


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11067 times:

Thanks for the new thread!

MRS is in the works, with an announcement imminent. Ticket sales may start as early as next week, the following article states:

http://www.maritima.info/depeches/ec...170-destinations-a-marignane-.html


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4422 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 10964 times:

Quoting umit (Reply 12):
tk1985 and plane switched from 330-300 to 738 .

That is just terrible, especially you wanted to make this a special trip.
Personally this only happened to me once in the US. I had a first class ticket on a 757 with DL and after boarding the plane they had a technical problem and we had to wait for another 757, which came with a different seat config, with less F seats. I don't know how it happened but I was assigned a F seat. But not all original F pax got F seats.
I would be bummed.

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 14):
MRS is in the works,

IIRC, AF tried this route and couldn't make it work last year and closed it. TK never served it??? Anyone else nonstop on this route?
Thanks.


User currently offlinegokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10948 times:

Quoting boun (Reply 9):
Quoting TK787 (Reply 11):

They actually use the term " ladies, gentleman, and adorable children" on my last 4 flights thats what I've heard. I think it's a nice touch.

Quoting umit (Reply 12):

I would be so upset over this, since the product difference is day and night. I am all for TK utilizing its fleet to the max, but I also think certain routes you don't wat to mess with, especially if you have your eyes set on top level in everything. LHR route certainly would be one of those routes.



Gercekleri Tarih Yazar Tarihide Galatasaray
User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10929 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 15):
IIRC, AF tried this route and couldn't make it work last year and closed it. TK never served it??? Anyone else nonstop on this route?
Thanks.

AFAIK TK never served this route. I expect it to be wildly popular with rich Arabs, a la NCE. PC serves SAW-MRS.


User currently offlinebahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1775 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10912 times:

Quoting boun (Reply 9):

I had to got to Samsun for business the other day, flew SZF-ESB-IST last night. The first leg, operated by Anadolu Jet,

I bet it was operated by SunExpress. Did you pay attention who the operator was?
Turkish Airlines is a mad house when it comes to the corporate backstabbing and taking themselves too serious.



Earthbound misfit I
User currently onlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10898 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 17):
AFAIK TK never served this route. I expect it to be wildly popular with rich Arabs, a la NCE. PC serves SAW-MRS.

The kind of Arabs going to MRS and NCE are substantially different. NCE is the gateway to Monaco and Cote d'Azur, a must-do for any Gulf national (and in this case, TK/IST is a great connection point with the number of places they serve in the region).

MRS has a large community of Moroccans and Algerians who are not necessarily splurging, even if some people from the Gulf might end in St Cyr or Bandol... I guess the numbers are not really that significant. And I can't see how those heading to Algeria would connect in IST.

Though it doesn't mean that TK cannot make MRS work... since they serve so many other destinations in France and Europe, at the end of the day Marseille is France's 3rd or 4th largest city.


User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10853 times:

LIS-IST to go from daily to 10xWeekly from April, some flights will be operated by the A321 instead of the usual B737-800.
OPO-IST rumoured to start around easter 2014.

News story only in portuguese(sorry):
http://www.presstur.com/site/news.asp?news=40854


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4422 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10821 times:

Quoting santos (Reply 20):
OPO-IST rumoured to start around easter 2014.

This is the first time I hear this mention of OPO.


User currently offlineumit From Turkey, joined May 2009, 127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10812 times:

Very old looking 738 , kahramanmaras , i wonder how old it is.? Vey turbolent rouge we had also

User currently offlineboun From Turkey, joined Nov 2012, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10813 times:

Quoting bahadir (Reply 18):
I bet it was operated by SunExpress. Did you pay attention who the operator was?
Turkish Airlines is a mad house when it comes to the corporate backstabbing and taking themselves too serious.

The plane was TC-JKR, that's all I can say. It is still registered to Anadolu Jet , so no change in ownership and lease back ,maybe that can help.

Apart from that just got curious about the difference seatings in the 737 fleet. TC-JGZ operated my trip to Samsun and the seats were interesting. The color of the seats were navy blue (just like the old ones) but the seats themselves were like the turquoise-colored seats with headrests. So we have the old navy blue SICMA ones, newer turquoise ones, regular J seated ones plus others? Sorry if is complicated.


User currently onlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10794 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 21):

Not really, when SCQ was announced, TK's CEO already mentioned to the local press OPO for 2014 and LIS increasing ops from this summer.


25 OA260 : Indeed you can imagine what the feedback was when they had F Class and downgraded.
26 Post contains links SQ22 : Haven't read this here before: http://www.eads.com/eads/int/en/news..._airbus_turkish_airlines_a330.html
27 Post contains links OA260 : Link wont load for me . Another article here : EADS : Turkish Airlines orders five additional A330 passenger aircraft Turkish Airlines has signed a f
28 TK1244 : TC-JGS "Kahramanmaraş": Almost 7 years old, delivered to TK on 27 July 2006 I thought it was only two additional planes.
29 TK787 : I guess it is easy to get confused; -Is this TK exercising options from the original 15 + 5 Options? Making it 17 + 3 options or - 15 + 5 Options and
30 Post contains images leftyboarder : TK continues to expand at SAW... If only we could see something similar at ESB Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen – Baku eff 03MAY13 4 weekly, daily from 02JUN1
31 stylo777 : I looked up the schedule for Baku the other day and was quite amazed about the amount of flights between both cities: from IST 4x TK and 2x J2, SAW h
32 gkirk : I believe TK are increasing EDI-IST to daily this summer? Equipment varies depending on booked load, but usually scheduled as an A319.
33 turkishsky : 5 daily from June 17
34 leftyboarder : New year, but same old IST... January 2013 numbers for all airports released by DHMI on dhmi.gov.tr/istatistik and, no surprises - IST growing over 20
35 Turkish350XWB : IST overtaking MAD is almost for sure. For AMS it need to grow at least to 52 million pax which equals approx to 16 % growths in 2013. The difference
36 Post contains images LLA001 : This sunday my flight from ADA to SAW on Anadolu Jet was my 500th flight ( thanks to my father, my flights are logged since I was 3 months old). I am
37 TK787 : Congrats on the 500th flight and lucky you that your father started the tradition. Interesting times are still ahead I say; here is an optimistic pic
38 Post contains links radiopolitic : http://emlak.haber7.com/emlak-gundem...valimani-arazisi-yesil-alan-olacak According to Erdogan, after the move to the new airport is complete the Atat
39 Post contains images TK787 : MRS to start on June 4th and here is the list of announced but not started wishlist of cities by TK. How come there is no Detroit, Atlanta on this lis
40 Post contains images leftyboarder : Cross Aqaba off that list BTW, I think DTW never made it to the announcements page on TK website. ATL, I think they've given up due to the difficulti
41 TK787 : Why one-stop? I was thinking of a possible IST-ATL, not a tag-on to IAD.
42 leftyboarder : I assumed that would be the case since that was the original plan... But if they eventually try it nonstop, even better!
43 TK787 : Mileage Help please??? So, I left DL Skymiles for Turkey flights and started flying TK mostly to IST, putting those miles toward UA Mileage Plus. Afte
44 stylo777 : judging by the amount of flights to IST you take throughout the it does make sense to switch to miles and smiles. if you have any status with mileage
45 Post contains images gokmengs : Hey man it seems we are exactly in the same situation, I'm DL PMM but after freq reduction I made the switch on my IST Flights starting on December.
46 TK787 : Thanks guys, Still debating, but looks like I might keep UA Mileage Plus instead of Miles and Smiles, since USA is home and I have more chance of choo
47 CaliAtenza : Hopefully Bangalore is announced soon. Fares to the subcontinent are getting pricey from LAX.
48 Post contains images LLA001 : Thank you I hope the progress continues as you have layed out nicely, the only thing I wish in this progress is to see a 747 in TK colors, a dream si
49 Post contains links TK787 : Never thought about this, but it could happen, right? After seeing this other thread about AC having a high density 77W; Air Canada Launches New 458-S
50 Nimish : No brainer IMO, move to TK's M&S program. UA's MP is useful only if you're flying UA, LH, NH etc. - due to the bonus miles on those airlines. How
51 TK787 : Winter storm expected in NYC and area tomorrow. More than 1000 flights cancelled. TK cancelling tomorrows NYC flights or play the divert game to Bosto
52 HB-IWC : Flights to Friedrichshafen have been announced with starting date 02MAY: TK1385 IST FDH 1405 1605 TK1386 FDH IST 1655 2050 Loaded as 4 weekly with A32
53 TK787 : Yep! Luxor and Aswan next on the list, beginning of March, followed by Houston beginning of April.
54 Post contains images ASA : Oh - c'mon .... now you are going to fly to every college town in Germany?!!! Just kidding ... bring it on, TK! Your european network will be unparal
55 Post contains images ASA : BOS is in a worse shape, actually ... they are expected to get much more snow in New England. My flights from DEN-BOS on friday has been cancelled tw
56 emrecan : TK3 is on the way, hope to see them landing safely to JFK
57 TK787 : TK3/4 should be OK. I hope TK1 cancels. NY is expecting up to 50cm of snow, with 100km winds. 3000 flights already cancelled in the area.[Edited 2013
58 777way : Egypt Air Cargo are operating a weekly freighter service CAI-IST according to their winter schedule.
59 Northstar80 : Can someone help me with loads on a TK flight? Can you please PM me..
60 TK787 : Well, it is on its way. By the time it gets to NYC, more than likely it will be stuck at the airport. I am so glad that I'm not on JFK-IST flight ton
61 LAXintl : Another look back at the past. This time THY schedules for 1963 - the 30 year anniversary of the airline. Route / weekly frequency / equipment type; I
62 Post contains links TK787 : Wow, TK12 took off on time. With all the snow around NYC, and all cancellations at JFK; kudos to the crews at JFK. Maybe someone know the load on the
63 JU068 : I have a question related to Turkish Airlines' expansion in SAW. I suppose that for now they are targeting the O&D markets but what is the possibi
64 TK787 : TK to base 15 aircraft at SAW this summer. This is only temporary to take some load off of IST. The plan might be to have everythin under one umbrell
65 JU068 : Thanks, well looking at the schedule of the new routes launched out of SAW it seems to me that they are building waves of arrivals and departures whi
66 TK787 : SAW is also expanding, with a new runway. I think both SAW and Pegasus doing fine. Pegasus should be fine finanacially if they could afford to order
67 TK787 : Also, more new metal for TK; -TC-JSF 321 made first flight Feb4 -TC-JHP 738 delivered Feb7 and MNG Cargo -TC-MCC A300-600F Feb9 and possible delivery
68 Post contains links TurkishWings : Does anyone know what this Swiss lady has been doing in IST this past couple of days? Last time I saw a Swiss wide body in IST was lights years ago an
69 TurkishWings : On the other hand, Turks now need a visa to go to Croatia (as of April 2013) so I guess it's popularity will also decrease... Over the past few summe
70 JU068 : That I understand but what I was referring to was getting to the airport from the city. The current airport is more than convenient because you are i
71 JU068 : Could someone tell me what is happening with Atlas Jet? Have they launched Istanbul-Ankara flights?
72 stylo777 : no, TK lobby was too heavy...
73 JU068 : Thanks for that. But what do you mean that their lobby was too strong? What did they do? Isn't it between AtlasJet and Ankara airport to establish th
74 LAXintl : Simply put Atlasjet did not receive the permits to enable the service. They later said they would explore running the service from Sabiha Gökçen ins
75 Post contains images umit : I flew back from London to Istanbul by 738-JHO , delivered just a few days ago . I have never been such a new plane before . It was even smelling like
76 stylo777 : exactly; and I heard also the airport slots weren't granted. this protectionism particularly on this route is ridiculous in my eyes.
77 OA260 : They are also operating Summer flights between Istanbul and Mykonos aswell as from some other Turkish cities.
78 Post contains links radiopolitic : New Turkish Airlines uniforms? http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new...pageID=238&nID=40810&NewsCatID=341
79 TK739ER : No, this is NOT the new uniform of TK. This is just a study leaked in to the social media and taken out of proportion. TK has NOT selected this unifo
80 HB-IWC : Scratch one more off that list... Malta flights have been announced from 25MAY: TK1369 IST MLA 1235 1420 TK1370 MLA IST 1515 1835 Thrice weekly with B
81 tcm : I hope they do well. Have switched to KK (Atlasjet) whenever possible. They are currently offering the best and most competitive J/C product in Turke
82 ju068 : Thank you. How are they doing financially though? Are they also expanding internationally and how serious of a competitor are they for Turkish Airlin
83 LAXintl : Atlasjet is private so its hard to gauge their financial position. However if I had to guess, I suspect they continue to lose money which is the catal
84 Post contains links and images TK1244 : Most Turks in the Vorarlberg (Austria) will be happy with this decision Do they still have an order for the C-Series???
85 Post contains links LAXintl : Per Bombardier press release its was a LOI (letter of intent) at the time. I have not seen anywhere this has been converted to a solid order. Also acc
86 ju068 : Thanks. So is the extra capital coming in from Russia? (who is covering their losses?) By the way, what happened to Borajet? I remember someone writi
87 TK1244 : Sad to hear, hope that they convert it to an order IIRC, TC-YAB and -YAC are still being operated on behalf of Anadolujet
88 Post contains links and images debonair : True, also Economy class is by far one of the best I have seen (worldwide!). In one league with the old Lauda Air! AMAZING! Unfortunately KK is suffe
89 TK787 : It says cost cutting and lack of demand. I for one never traveled J domestic TK, so to me I never had a drink on my domestic flights with TK since TK
90 LAXintl : Will be interesting to see if Atlasjet can develop into something this time around. Over the years we have seen a string of scheduled domestic airline
91 ju068 : Is there a possibility to see Pegasus join an alliance?
92 leftyboarder : A LCC in an alliance is not too common... Not sure but who knows?
93 just7four7 : Guys... relax! What is this race to the moon here? More destinations by the hour, new aircraft, new uniforms, new what I don't know. Slow down a bit..
94 ju068 : Well Air Berlin is a member of oneworld, so I am sure Pegasus could be interesting for the other alliances, especially now that the Turkish economy i
95 LAXintl : Ali Sabanci (owner/chairman of Pegasus) gave an interview last month. He specifically said he was very open to codesharing/feeding airlines serving Tu
96 emrecan : TK will launch CND flights as of June'13.. The tickets are on sale @thy.com. Let's see how they will perform on this destination..
97 LAXintl : To celebrate Valentine's Day, Turkish Airlines is offering all passengers that originate from its US markets specialty decorated gift box of sweets su
98 Turkish350XWB : I would prefer being served beer or wine.
99 TK787 : 6-7 years ago, on a New Year's Eve flight; JFK-IST, ( a light load, 50% LF or so), everyone was given a 375ml. French Champagne with a big slice of c
100 TK787 : While on the subject; On today's New York Times, page A11, whole page ad by TK, showing a couple holding hands. It says; " ...Next year on Valentine's
101 Post contains links and images debonair : Hi to you all, I just saw that SAGA AIRLINES is operating only ONE A320-200. View Large View MediumPhoto © Sergey Kustov But under Turkish aviation l
102 stylo777 : they have another 2 A310 (TC-SGB and TC-SGC) leased to Ariana
103 debonair : Thank you! But I thought both aircraft are stored in IST- at least the last picture on a.net dates back from 2011. In other news I heard, both A310 a
104 777way : not flying for Ariana since over a year according to ch-aviation fleet lists. Also found this from last February; "Ariana Afghan Airlines (FG, Kabul
105 Post contains links debonair : Sorry, forgot to post the link... http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/saga-irana-uctu.html
106 LAXintl : THY is apparently buying MNG Technic the largest private MRO in Turkey. Reportedly THY growing fleet requires ever more maintenance capacity then it c
107 Post contains links TK748 : Nantes NTE and Ahvaz AWZ are added to TK's destinations wish list. http://www.turkishairlines.com/tr-tr...kurumsal/yatirimci-iliskileri/2013 (in Turki
108 TK787 : Here we go again, thanks for the update. I will add to the existing other thread.
109 NuD38 : I believe this is the most up-to-date TK Africa route map: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151443046362760&set=a.139834532759.108963.904
110 Post contains links emrecan : Great adv. @LHR by TK.. http://www.airporthaber.com/havacili...eri/thyden-heathrow-cikarmasi.html
111 LAXintl : That LHR advertising does not come cheap. I recall a few years back Virgin Atlantic was paying almost £1mil for only 3 months of large banners at the
112 777way : Has Aerosvit ended IST services?[Edited 2013-02-22 23:09:37]
113 Post contains images OA260 : Yes saw that yesterday and catches your eye as you come into the Airport Via the Tunnel. Certainly good location and nice ad.
114 TK787 : About the sphere at LHR, JFK also used to have an ugly giant Ericson or similar mobile phone at the entrance. I don't think it is there any longer.
115 JU068 : It seems to me that Aeroflot's IL-96 has become a regular in Istanbul, could this be because of congestion at the airport? As in, they can't add more
116 JU068 : Croatia Airlines will suspend its Istanbul flights, the last flight will be operated on March 30. Good new for Turkish Airlines, maybe now Pegasus mig
117 Post contains links TK787 : Pegasus finally going public; http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...e-barclays-is-yatirim-for-ipo.html I think this will be a long term good investme
118 Post contains links TK787 : Also, 4 years since the TK AMS crash. RIP to all who lost their lives. It was a crazy morning here in the US, where you turn on the tv and you see a b
119 Post contains links TK787 : Also this; We know it has been big news in Turkey the last few weeks about TK's decision about new crew uniforms, selective domestic alcohol service (
120 JU068 : I did not know about this. Would there be a special channel for it or would it be obligatory for everyone to see them?
121 Post contains links TK787 : Maybe someone in Turkey can contribute, but AFAIK if you board a TK flight to Saudia Arabia (for Hadj only? or all flights? I am not sure), during ta
122 777way : Whats is Hajj prayer? is it that chant the pilgrims recite when proceding to Mecca? if so its only for Hajj/Umra and need only be aired on a channel o
123 TK787 : Sorry about my wording. I guess I should have written, travel prayer on the way to Hadj. (still not sure if this is only for specific flights or all
124 JU068 : Ah ok, so it is only for flights heading to/from Saudi Arabia... I thought that they would be introduced throughout their network.
125 OA260 : TK need to be careful as they have spent a lot of time and money on portraying a product but it is easily ruined by turning in one direction. They co
126 LAXintl : Considering Saudi Arabia is TK's 6th largest network market in addition to operating thousand of Hajj and Umrah flights, I don't see its a big issue.
127 TurkishWings : A TK cargo plane (TC-JDO 330-200) is en route IST-DAM right now as TK 6442. Does anyone know anything more? I thought Turkish planes were banned from
128 JU068 : Humanitarian aid?
129 Post contains links leftyboarder : You are right that we should shy away from politics, as this is not the place for such discussion. We all are aviation enthusiasts and not party memb
130 Azure : I opened the quoted thread and asked the moderators of this forum to delete it when I realized the topic had been widely discussed before. Please not
131 SCQ83 : Which client base? Western and Asian airlines do great business in Saudi Arabia without being "Islamic-compliant". Many "progressive" Saudis (not to
132 OA260 : Exaclty which is totally my point. Lets hope they tread carefully. They should stick to the football Ads and secular product and they will be fine.
133 leftyboarder : Well, I certainly was not referring to you specifically when I mentioned the competition. And I am critical of TK management in the last few weeks fo
134 777way : But that prayer is only being played on Saudi route mostly for Tutkish pilgrims beside Saudis, no where else on TK network, would it be an issue if th
135 Post contains images Azure : Are you serious ? Well, it is your priviledge to believe so, and I respect the traditional modesty of islamic countries... But the issue is elsewhere
136 Post contains links leftyboarder : To be accurate, those are NOT the new uniforms. They are one (or few) of many options presented to TK board by the designer selected to do the job. G
137 TK787 : Welcome to a.net. To be clear, these are not the new uniforms, one of 20 or so designs being considered. Ahhhhh, you beat me to it![Edited 2013-02-27
138 Post contains links and images OA260 : This photo the Men's suit is very classy and smart. The dark Women's suit is lovely with that pattern. The red is too in your face. I think a silk nec
139 Azure : Thanks for the link, I sincerely hope you are right ! Thank you !
140 Northstar80 : I recently had the chance to fly the new IST-MLE route. It is very convenient, nonstop to Male. The flight continues over to CMB, Colombo in Sri Lanka
141 JU068 : I think Turkish Airlines had no other choice but to schedule them like this so as to enable fast connection in Istanbul. I am glad that the loads to
142 OA260 : I said a few threads back this route would do well with the Western European clients. Maybe tour operators have included TK in their programs too. Go
143 MeCe : No one is noticed that ? If so sorry for double post Istanbul – Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Istanbul flights will be launched as 3 flights per week as of
144 JU068 : What aircraft will they use to KUL?
145 OA260 : Good to see more TK own metal rather than the codeshare with MH which is a very outdated product compared to TK. B777
146 TurkishWings : I thought it was announced as Airbus 340-300. The 777 would be too big for a new (or restarted) route. I guess we can expect to see A332, A333 and A3
147 turkishsky : or until it is tagged to another destination...
148 TK787 : Lucky you flying to MLE. Like others said, the way IST is, they are doing everything to fly between midnight and 5am. I used to look how many flights
149 Post contains images LAXintl : Was announced a few months ago and posted
150 777way : You bet, they lack class and sophistication, isnt that what an airline is supposed to represent? Shorten the skirts, westernise the jackets, perhaps
151 TK787 : Looking at IST schedule after midnight tonight; -TBS, AER, ALA, ISU, TIF, CAI, EBL, DXB, TZX, PVG, SIN, ASB, CAN, HBE, DOH, PEK, KIX, BKK, TLV, JNB,
152 Post contains links TK787 : Please continue here; Turkish Aviation March 2013 (by TK787 Feb 28 2013 in Civil Aviation)
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