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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26845 posts, RR: 58
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Well how could I miss the opportunity to fly in Turkish Airlines ( operated by Jet Airways ) First class suites on the B777-300ER .



DATE : 07JAN2009
FLIGHT : TK 1980
ROUTE: LHR-IST
AIRLINE : TURKISH AIRLINES
A/C: BOEING 777-300ER
REG: VT - JEE ( WET LEASED FROM JET AIRWAYS )
NAME : KARADENIZ http://www.thy.com/en-INT/corporate/skylife/article.aspx?mkl=304
COCKPIT CREW : JET AIRWAYS
CABIN CREW : TURKISH AIRLINES AND JET AIRWAYS
SEAT : SUITE 1A
CLASS: FIRST CLASS SUITES

The First Class advert is here :::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HarvvawM45I


My journey started when I left my Mums house at 6am.



I got the train to Wimbledon and changed to the Disctrict line at Earls Court. Then I got the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow. I thought it would take alot longer than it did so I arrived at LHR very early.

Terminal 3 entrance





I saw that the TK check in was closed and went to the ticket desk.



I went to the guy at the desk and asked him when the First Class counter would open.
He straight away said '' are you Mr ...........'' I smiled and said yes. He said the check in normally opens 2hrs 30mins prior to departure but he would get someone to open up and check me in so I could go to the lounge. I thanked him and he asked me to wait for a few minutes. He ran over to the girls on the desk and then came back. He told me that they would be with me in a few mins. He appologised for the delay and I told him it was fine as I was quite early.

Then a lady from SAS handling came over to me at the desk and said ''Hello Mr ......., sorry to have kept you. Would you like to come with me and we will check you in ''. Certainly I said.

Anyway we got to the desk and another lady greeted me. Checked and my passport and tried to issue a boarding pass . Then the problem arose. The BP would not issue. They both appologised and I said it was ok not to worry. They then said this is the first time they had done it as I was the first , 1st class passenger on the LHR-IST route. I laughed and said thats nice to be the first. Anyway we chatted whilst they tried to sort out my BP. Then it was decided that they would have to manually do one and get it stamped by TK ticket desk to please BAA security.

After that the lady who was a supervisor wished me a great flight and thanked me for my patience. The other lady would be escorting me to the SAS lounge. I then said I wold like to go to the SQ lounge if that was ok. They said yes ofcourse and we made our way through security to the SQ 1st Class lounge. The lady was very nice and we chatted about aviation related things along the way.

We arrived at the SQ lounge and the lady said ''This is Mr ........'' he is our first 1st class passenger. The lady at the SQ desk smiled and said ' Thats nice , your manager was in yesterday and advised us of the new service''. The lady who escorted me then said it was a pleasure meeting me and to have a great flight. I thanked her and said I was impressed so far. She smiled and thanked me back.

















I approached the bar and was asked what I would like to drink. I said a glass of Champagne and the lady said please take a seat I will bring it over to you.





Boarding pass. Also I was issued with my C class for IST-DUB the next day. Seems like the bug was the new F class codes .







































Ok so after a few hours it was time to head to the gate. I had been offered a escort from the lounge to the aircraft but I said I was ok. I wanted to do my own thing. The SQ lounge was nice but not amazing. I was thinking they would have a hot buffet or something. If I was flying on SQ First Class suites I would expect more!

I approached the gate area and gave my boarding card and passport to the agent. She imediately called a guy over dressed in a suit from Turkish Airlines. He was the duty manager and the agent said ''This is Mr ......... our First Class passenger''. He introduced himself and welcomed me. He said he would be boarding me first in a few minutes. I took the opportunity to take some photos .

























So after a few minutes the duty manager came to me and asked me to go with him. As we walked to the aircraft he said I will like this flight. I said Im sure I will. We approached the aircraft and were greeted by one TK and one 9W crew. He introduced me again by name and told them I was their first 1st class passenger. Smiles all round . I was taken to my suite 1A. I was amazed and trying to take everything all in. After I had been seated the duty officer came and said goodbye , we shook hands and I thanked him for everything.









Wardrobe

















A TK Male FA called Cem came to me and welcomed me aboard and gave me a choice of drinks. I opted for the Lemon.



Then after that a 9W Female FA came and gave me my headset.





Storage space



Then Cem came and gave me this ::



WOW leather slippers ....Nice gift.



Then to my amazement an American guy with a 9W lanyard and Pilots uniform came to my seat and welcomed me onboard!! WOW it was the pilot . I was really impressed. He wished me a pleasant flight and said that if there was anything I needed just let the cabin crew know. I thanked him very much. So far I was just on cloud 9 !! I couldnt believe what was happening.

Indian writing















We pushed back from the gate and made our way to the runway, at this point Cem and the 9W crew member came and gave me a safety demo. Was quite funny.







Then I saw an SQ A380 in front of us. Crew were seated and I looked out of my suite and saw the 9W FA strapped in. I said im on the wrong side!! She looked puzzled , I said there is a SQ A380 in front of us and I want to take pics. ''Can I move?'' She smiled and looked around we were not moving and said yes ok if your quick. I hurried and said thanks. I quickly sat down and took my pics.

























After take off I moved back to 1A and said thanks again. She smiled and said its only better from the outside , this is better from the inside. I smiled.

Soon Cem gave me the menu and wine list. And a hot towel .



I couldnt believe the menu , it was a really good selection and certainly First Class.



The Champagne was the best I have tasted and I must get myself a few bottles.

Then my table was laid .



























I was constantly being topped up with Champagne and Water and making sure I had everything I wanted. The service was carried out jointly by 9W and TK crew. 9W are training
TK and you know that the Indian crew just have the edge with attention to detail but I guess thats why they are being trained.











This was one of the best Cappuchinos ever



After all this the crew asked me if there was anything else I would like. I just said no thanks I need to go for a walk as Im so full LOL... They said well its a long aircraft so feel free. I said I wanted to take photos of the different classes and they said feel free and smiled.







My suite



Bar between F and J class



Business class. Very nice





I tried the seat and it was very comfortable and spacious.

Then it was time to go into the unknown LOL...

















I tried the seats and PTVs and have to say I was very impressed. Economy would suit me fine in this A/C anyday.



I then got talking to the crew and I have to say they were lovely and so nice to talk to.



Back through to Business class





Then I got chatting to Cem and another FA who was attending to J class. We had a good chat. He told me that when they get the 3rd 777 it will be on the JFK route.



He was due to work a HKG flight also. They loved the new A/C and said it was nice to have so much space and upgraded product. They also said it was great to work with the Jet Airways crew and had made good friends. The Jet Airways crew are only temporary until TK get familiarised with the A/C.

Bathrooms





The subject of Cherry Juice came up when chatting to the crew about similar things in Greece and Turkey and after I had sat down back in 1A , Cem brought me a glass. I laughed and said thanks alot. Was a nice touch. He was telling me places to go in Turkey in future. Pamukalle,Cappodochia are now on the list!!



He also told me about the stars at night on the ceiling in the cabin and as we started to make our decent they came on .



Reminded me of my 777 trip on EK a few years back. Nice touch.

Soon it was time for landing and the crew made the cabin ready.







I thanked the crew and asked them if I could take a pic. I wanted to get 9W and TK photo.



The crew were all so friendly and made my flight so special. Cem asked me if everything had been ok because it was his first time doing first class service. I said '' You were all 100% 10/10 and the service was fantastic'' His face lit up and I could see he was happy to hear that. I thanked all of them for the best flight in my life !! We said goodbye and they took me to the door and shook hands. The door opened and standing there was a model looking lady from TK with a sign with my name on it. I said my name and she welcomed me to Istanbul and told me to follow her. I was surprised as I did not expect that. At the top of the jetway was a buggy which took me to passport control. She hopped out took my passport and got me a Visa GBP10 or €15 which I had given her. She then drove me to the fast channel for passport control which was only meters away from the Visa desk. She told me she would meet me on the other side.

I passed through in minutes and she told me my car was waiting to take me to the hotel. She called on her mobile as we walked towards the exit. A black luxury car pulled up and the lady from TK said goodbye and asked if everything had been ok. I said it was an amazing experience and she thanked me .

I was to my hotel in around 20 minutes and checked in met my friend before taking a taxi into Sultanahmet for the evening. Istanbul is magical at night. Agia Sophia and Topkapi all lit up.

Anyway thats the end of my first part of my trip. What can I say , the photos speak for themselves. Turkish Airlines with the help of Jet Airways exceeded all expectations and all I can say is that if TK provide this type of service on HKG/SIN/JFK etc... then some airlines need to watch their heels!!

You know when you see a video of an airline for First Class you think, ''If only it was like that in real life''. To me the advert was how I felt at the end of my flight.

In 33 years of flying this was the best experience of my life . Well done Turkish Airlines you have one mega fan now . To the crew , I hope I get a flight with you all onboard sometime in the future.

---------------------------------------------

I took some videos of all classes and they can be found here ::

http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/rr244/tktrvids2009/

I hope you all enjoyed this report and comments appreciated as usual.

OA260

65 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLukasVIE From Austria, joined Jan 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

First of all, great trip report OA260!

The quality of service and the first class "suites" are just amazing!
It is great to hear that it was the best experience of your life....in 33 years of flying...impressive
TK really improved over the last couple of years and *A should be happy to have TK "on board".

Regards,

Lukas

P.S.: How long was the flight-time?


User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Amazing report! If I only knew where to look for good first class prices...! They did a good job with the service but you did a wonderful job with this TR!

Hope to see more of yours!

Happy landings!

Airbus340


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Phil,

very enjoyable report about TK's new flagship. And another positive report about THY.

However, the First Class suite design on the 9W jet is not to my taste - the colors and the wooden panels seem to be taken from a VIP jet interior from the 1980s. In contrast, the Business Class and Economy Class sections look very nice.

Not to forget - the food looks excellent.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I took the opportunity to take some photos.

Interesting to note that the plane has already been named. However, these "Karadeniz" letters look already very worn on the right side. Probably taken from a former plane?


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineTKfan From Turkey, joined Oct 2007, 653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Philip , you are just crazy Big grin
I wondered who will pop up with the first First Review of TK, I know you are a Aviation enthusiast, but didnt expect you to do the short trip so immediately.

Thank you very much for this excellent work, and the great pictures.


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3427 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

wow, im at a loss of words! This must have been an amazing experience on such a relatively short flight. Was this TK's inaugural 77W flight to LHR? Quite funny that you were their first 1st class passenger Big grin The fact that you were the only first class passenger on the flight certainly made your experience even better aswell.

If you dont mind me asking, was the trip expensive? This looks so tempting and certainly would be worth the backtracking up to LHR. Is the 77W here to stay on the route or is it just deployed on IST-LHR for crew training purposes?

Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

Sandro


User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2382 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Great report. Impressed with Turkish... have to try it on of these days!!

Thank you!!



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineJustbala From India, joined Feb 2006, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Excellent TR and amazing pics... good to see the 9W and TK crew working in synergy!! Tad ironic that the 9W and TK tktg counters are rt next to each other @ LHR!!  Smile

What was the loads like? Y looked eerily deserted.



Flown IC , 9W , SQ , SV , GF , S2 , LX , IT , LH , OS , DN , AC , MH , 6E , MI , AA , TG , EK , QR , SG , TK , KW, UA ,
User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Great report Philip! I was also very surprised that you would be the first person to post up a report on TK's F Class.

Crew seemed great, in fact they seemed ever greater that on SQ.

The food looked great, who would ever imagine that this would be served on an Intra EU flight, well it's F of course, but who would ever imagine that there would be an airline that offers F on intra EU.

The menu cover looked really funny, by the way.

I didn't know that they had chauffeur service all the way to the hotel, very much up to par with SQ, if they even have that on regular F (and not just suites).

For some reason your report had a somewhat very nostalgic feel. It reminded me of the good old days of flying, the way flying should be. I hope that TK will keep this good service, and that this wasn't just a one-off event.

Thanks for sharing.
Regards: Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineGlobetraveller From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 379 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Philip,

Yet another great trip report! The numerous pictures gave a great insight to the new TK flagship.

The aircraft looked really empty during the flight though. What would you say the loads were in the different classes? It looks like 20% in Economy and Business from the pictures. I hope the loads will starting looking up for TK soon, or else we may not be able to experience the wonderful service you described for much longer.

Thank you for all your efforts.

Globetraveller


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Brilliant TR. I am impressed with Turkish Airlines, to bad they stick with Star....

cheers: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Excellent Trip Report!!!!
I love this 9W aircraft. It looks wonderful. I hope to fly on it one day!
Keep Writing.............
Rgds,
744


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26845 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting LukasVIE (Reply 1):
P.S.: How long was the flight-time?

Hi thanks , the flight time was 3 hours. It went way too fast .

Quoting Airbus340 (Reply 2):
you did a wonderful job with this TR!

Thanks very much I really appreciate that .

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
However, these "Karadeniz" letters look already very worn on the right side. Probably taken from a former plane?

Hi yes the one side of the A/C must have for some reason hit a storm or something as its starting to peel. They will I am sure replace it soon. Other side looks ok.

Quoting TKfan (Reply 4):
Philip , you are just crazy Big grin

You only realised that now LOL.... Im glad you enjoyed it. I know alot of you wanted to see a 777 report. It certainly was a trip I will always remember.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 5):
If you dont mind me asking, was the trip expensive?

22,000 Miles and EUR119 taxes.

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 6):
Great report.

Thanks

Quoting Justbala (Reply 7):
Tad ironic that the 9W and TK tktg counters are rt next to each other @ LHR!! Smile

Haha I was wondering if anyone would notice that. You know I didnt even notice that at the time. Only when I was looking back at the photos I realised how ironic it was. Jet Airways must be wondeful to fly with also. Their crew were 100% .

Quoting Justbala (Reply 7):
What was the loads like? Y

Well for normal A320/737 service they were quite full but take a huge bird like this then it does not fill it.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 8):
For some reason your report had a somewhat very nostalgic feel.

Yes thats the way its meant to be and my thoughts exactly. It just shows you the luxury experience is not dead.

Quoting Globetraveller (Reply 9):
What would you say the loads were in the different classes? It looks like 20% in Economy and Business from the pictures.

As above the 777 would be more suited for peak Summer loads but this is only on LHR for one month for training . Get on it while you can !!


User currently offlineBrewox From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 29 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Philip

Another great TR,

I was thinking of doing the same when they first started coming into LHR, but the Turkish Airlines website did not offer a first option.

I hope this has been sorted now.

Well done


User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2146 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Phil
As always an excellent & very enjoyable trip report. Thanks for posting.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Great report OA260 ! Most enjoyable to read.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineTKfan From Turkey, joined Oct 2007, 653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

So after my excitement is calmed down, seems the "Software" is great in F/C, liked the details you gave, with their service.

Also the food looks delicious for Airline food, and nicely presented. I guess this is not the final concept, theres still some room to improve. But on a 3-hour flights its ok. I wonder how it is on the HKG and SIN runs.

How does it taste anyway, the "Külbasti" and I assume, eggplant purée, looks mouthwatering  Wink


You had a Limo service in Istanbul, why didnt they pick you up in London?? I wonder if this service is just in Istanbul, and how other Airlines handle this?

As for the suites... like Planehunter Said, I didnt like the suites at all, looks quite boring, and the seats not very comfy. How does it look and feel in real??
Hope when they are going to order more B777, they introduce their "own" First Suites...

Last but not least, pity the Indian Crew will leave.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Fantastic report Phil, just amazing!

What a unique experience, the service sounds outstanding and the aircraft looks excellent.

Thank you for posting.

Kevin


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi, Phil,

amazing, what a great experience.

Superb pix and details, but nothing else expected from your hand.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: How to deliver a present in style!.
User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 745 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I am so jealous I just cannot describe. Your flight looks amazing. I would love to try TY long haul and with their service out of DUB apparently doing quite well perhaps I will get the chance.

One of the cabin crew is pretty cute too ha!!

Well done as always Phil



Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26845 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Brewox (Reply 13):
I was thinking of doing the same when they first started coming into LHR, but the Turkish Airlines website did not offer a first option.

Hi Im sorry it didnt work I dont know why they have not loaded into the system. Its really weird.

Quoting EICVD (Reply 14):
Thanks for posting.

Hi Mark ,thanks

Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 15):
Great report OA260 ! Most enjoyable to read.

Thanks ,glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting TKfan (Reply 16):
So after my excitement is calmed down,

Haha , you are like me I was like a kid in a candy store. I didnt know what to do next.

Quoting TKfan (Reply 16):
"Külbasti"

Oh yes it was amazing. Melted in the mouth and was so tasty. I have not been that full on a plane ever. My shirt buttons were going to break lol...

Quoting TKfan (Reply 16):
You had a Limo service in Istanbul, why didnt they pick you up in London??

Im not sure to be honest. I didnt ask. Maybe its only IST.

Quoting TKfan (Reply 16):
, I didnt like the suites at all, looks quite boring, and the seats not very comfy. How does it look and feel in real??

Hmm well in real life they are really nice I can assure you. Very calming. The comfort was 10/10 and I could spend 24 hours in that seat no problems. I would sleep like so well on that bed.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 17):
Fantastic report Phil, just amazing!

Hi Kev , thanks glad you enjoyed it .

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 18):
Superb pix and details, but nothing else expected from your hand.

Hi Markus , Thanks for the comments. That is especially nice coming from you . I am looking forward to a certain EK one from you soon !!

Quoting EIRules (Reply 19):
I am so jealous I just cannot describe.

I was thinking I wish you were there also. I would have let you sit in the buddy seat LOL.. We would have had great craic !! We must fly together soon.

Quoting EIRules (Reply 19):
One of the cabin crew is pretty cute too ha!!

Hmmm OH YES !!! lol.... If I was not attatched , there are some amazing looking Turks.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8485 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Hi Philip,

Great report!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Well how could I miss the opportunity to fly in Turkish Airlines ( operated by Jet Airways ) First class suites on the B777-300ER .

- I knew one of us would get on it, considered it myself.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Then to my amazement an American guy with a 9W lanyard and Pilots uniform came to my seat and welcomed me onboard!! WOW it was the pilot . I was really impressed. He wished me a pleasant flight and said that if there was anything I needed just let the cabin crew know.

- Impressive indeed.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 5):
If you dont mind me asking, was the trip expensive?

22,000 Miles and EUR119 taxes.

- I have looked at booking this flight on the TK website, they only offer J & Y, no F.

The plane looks very empty, nice for passengers indeed!

I'm off to IST myself in a few weeks, got a day trip on LX  Smile - since it's a say trip I hope to get all the boarding passes before arrival so not to clear customs and thus not pay the visa fee.

Look forward to the return report.

Kind Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 745 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
Hmmm OH YES !!! lol.... If I was not attatched , there are some amazing looking Turks.

Eh you mean that being attached is stopping you ha ha

Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
I was thinking I wish you were there also. I would have let you sit in the buddy seat LOL.. We would have had great craic !! We must fly together soon.

Yeah we must arrange something soon alright mate



Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Phil,
EXCELLENT report and pictures.

When I first saw the title, I was surprised.... In the past few weeks i've read multiple TK reports and all of them described the excellent service and product....

I can't wait to fly with them in July!!!

Thanks for the awesome report

CO7e7


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6406 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Philip,

That was one truly amazing TR! The service looked completely flawless and I'm very impressed. It must have felt good being the first 1st class passenger!
I couldn't believe that they personally named your menu!
And that escort from disembarking to the hotel transfer! That's what all airlines should strive for.

Can't wait to read the next one!

Regards,
Nicholas



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
25 AmricanShamrok : Excellent. I've never seen anything like that before, especially the captain coming back to talk to you - way better than Swiss I'd say
26 Airbuseric : Philip! Just one word: Amazing! Another supurb report out of your hands. TK is booming and reading the latest reports here, they seem to be on the rig
27 Emrecan : Great report and pics. Thnx for the TR.
28 Reality : Great report. Great service by TK. I'm just wondering why many of your PICs are slightly blurry. Do you need a new camera? Are you not holding the cam
29 B747forever : What a amazing TR Phil Thank you so much for writing it!! Best read for a long time. Seems that everything was perfect. Almost like a fairy tale! Woul
30 Airpearl : What an incredible report. And so fast too! Thanks for posting and congratulations on being TK's first First Class passenger! Just as some other airli
31 OA260 : Hi Mark and thanks. You should be able to as I always have been given BP on ATH SKG VIE BRU etc.. Fingers crossed. If not I will lend you a Tenner LO
32 EI320 : Fantastic TR Phil, what a great experience! It seems that the service from start to finish was excellent. It appears TK are very eager to impress thei
33 Luv2fly : I'm green with envy! Sounds like Heaven to say the least.
34 Ryanair!!! : Amazing... I am utterly impressed with the way TK handled the flight. I could not help but compare to the other wet leased 9W aircraft, the A330 to Gu
35 CO7e7 : AMM-IST-JFK (or maybe ORD) haven't decided yet!
36 MHTripple7 : GREAT TR! I've flown on a 9W 77W and it's nice to see that they haven't changed the interior too much. But it looks like TK is flying the 77W emptier
37 Stylo777 : Hey Phil, great TR! You should rename yourself after this trip into Mr_1st_Class Nevertheless I was pretty sure that either you or Alex (Abrelosojos)
38 FOMEA : Excellent trip report Phil. Love the details and photos.
39 OA260 : Hey thanks . Yes it was as close as it gets . Yes It was very TK with a hint of 9W. They have made a real effort. I know , the 9W crew were great. Yo
40 Stylo777 : well, it is still flying Swiss-made I think TK and LX are two totally different airlines servicewide. they both have their own traditional touches.
41 Ronerone : What an excellent report! The 9W wet leases are just all over a.net lately! haha. TK seems like a great airline, and i could just feel your excitement
42 Akhmad : Truly breathtaking! This photo is soo cute! It makes my heart melt just by looking at it.
43 OA260 : Yes those were the words I was looking for. Thanks and you are 100% correct. Both are unique and excellent in their own way. Hi Roni , Thanks Im glad
44 ThereAndBack : Oh no! Bandwidth exeeded Thankfully I've read this great TR a few times and have seen the picture before I was just coming back for thirds. I hope the
45 Post contains links OA260 : Hi sorry for the break in not being able to view the photos. I will post a link tomorrow so you can see them in my album. I never thought it would get
46 Stylo777 : Phil, you're getting famous - worldwide!
47 Post contains links OA260 : Hi everyone , As promised all the photos can be seen here incl videos :: http://s475.photobucket.com/albums/rr111/tkb777er/ http://s488.photobucket.co
48 N272WA : Hi Phil, only managed to finish reading this TR just now. I loved it , especially all the pics. Plenty of Turkish Delight on board to keep you happy,
49 TK787 : Thanks much for the first F TR on THY. Finally I was able to finish it reading through some slow connection speeds. Looking forward to the big birds f
50 TKfan : Philip, Turkish Airlines just updated their Website, my question about the limo service is answered, its available for now only in Istanbul, and only
51 OA260 : Yes lots of eye candy lol.... Loads were light, y
52 Gokmengs : Excellent trip report, the new improvements of TK really makes me think about splitting my US-IST flying between DL and TK, especially with the additi
53 Post contains links and images OA260 : Finally got the menus scanned ::
54 MorcegoA330 : Hi. Is that only me or someone else cannot see the pics as well? I've get a message from phtobucket 'bandwidth exceeded'. All other trip reports are f
55 Post contains links OA260 : Yep it will reset itself in a few weeks , until then they can be seen here :: http://s475.photobucket.com/albums/rr111/tkb777er/ http://s488.photobuc
56 OA260 : Photos are up again sorry for delay .
57 AirFinglas : Hi Phil. Just read the trip report..great post. Flew with TK from DUB to IST about 2 years ago on the way to ECN and found them excellent. Strange to
58 OA260 : Hi Mark , thanks . Yes TK do offer a good service in all cabins. I also flew to ECN years ago and it was an A310 between IST-ECN. Looking back on thi
59 Gr8Circle : Excellent TR..... A bit sad to see these beautiful 9W 777's flying under a different identity.....I had the pleasure of flying on one of it's sister s
60 OA260 : Yes I felt sorry for the 9W crew. Its their pride and joy. Hope things will get better for them and they will get their A/C back one day. Im sure TK
61 Gr8Circle : BTW, how many of these (from 9W) do TK have...? How many does 9W have with them and how many leased out....? Thanks for the info.....
62 LY777 : Excellent TR The cabin looks just fantastic!
63 SR117 : Too bad I didn't catch this when it was posted, but what a great report, it certainly looks like Turkish is trying to position it's F class with the b
64 A1ring23 : Hi Phil, Same here!!! Half the pictures aren't showing up though. It's saying your photobucket acc has been inactive for 90days...if you could get the
65 OA260 : Thanks Better late than never as they say lol.. Yes I certainly was. I look back on it now and it was amazing. Hi Pete, sorry for that. It should be
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