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AnadoluJet And Ankara´s New Terminal  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17988 times:

AnadoluJet and Ankara´s new terminal


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Merhaba, dear readers,

everyone, who followed my latest story:

The E135 And The Towers Of Bologna (by FLIEGER67 Mar 27 2011 in Trip Reports)

know, that it wasn´t that easy to reach my home office ontime to catch the next flights.
My bed welcomes me at 01.45 am, with the cell phone alarm set for 02.30 am.
Believe it or not, it doesn´t feel like 45 minutes only. The cell phone calls, double checked and for real, it was 45 minutes, I´am ontime, better a short sleep than no sleep at all!.
Absolutely no chance to miss todays schedule,
a new airline and a new departure airport, like the story title.

Here´s the link with the route today included:


Tripreporter´s Flüge auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

and the link with the actual departure airports:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen


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Monday, 07.03.2011

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Service XQ 791 operated by Sun Express
Scheduled: 05.50 // 09.55


On the road at 03.30 am, no OLCI available and no chance to do the late-night-check-in the evening before, thanx to the
AirFrance/Regional party.
It´s the winter vacation week, so I expect a good load on this service today.
Nevertheless the fare is pretty ok, 60.00 Euro´s fixed with Exp.de..
Sleeping, sorry, driving down the free motorway and 4.15 am at the airport as scheduled.
My service looks like ok
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102001.jpg
Any idea what happens with AF to LYS?.
Ok, we know it better this time!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102002.jpg
Three counters open in terminal 3 and as expected, me and
the crowd of turkish VFR travellers all around.
Dont get me wrong, no problems with these people, but really interesting to follow the action at the counters.
Kids crying, parents complaining. "No, we don´t know that it isn´t possible to check-in only seven suitcases with three seats booked without paying an excess baggage fee".
It´s simply unbelievable to see what these people try to check-in in from Germany to Turkey.
Well, at the counter after some 10 to 15 minutes.
A young, female turkish agent there.
"Just me, no bags and the window last row, please".
No comment, but a deep breath and really friendly smile follows.
With five flights to depart at the same time, also T1 security is well used today, but nothing serious, some five minutes to wait.
It´s the only service from this part of terminal 1 this early morning time, so it´s calm all around.
No time to wait at passport control and in the gate area with not as expected, not that much pax around my place 113.
The plane is on nightstop, may I see a new registration today?
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Boarding is called pretty early, short after 5.00 am and is going slowly forward with also wheelchair travellers, baby carriages and else.
That looks like TC-SUJ, no new reg. here, the second time on this plane and leg no. 54 on the B738 at all.
My ride also to Adana, a couple of days ago only
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There are 25 planes on type in the actual XQ fleet.
Me boarding with the last pax at the gate, as usual around these services, not the last at all, with some more people at passport control.
A very warm welcome at the planes door from a nice middle aged female turkish FA.
We talked about the good load and the very slow boarding action.
Once again it seem´s I´am the special pax here.
"What about your intention today to go for Ankara, politics?".
With Ankara as the political centre of Turkey, it seems there is nothing else to do there for a German in winter around all these turkish people.
"Well, there´s a special interest in aviation, doing pictures, writing stories and today´s theme is
an appointment with AnadoluJet".
"So it´s more a business thing".
"Not at all, but something like this".
Also the last row is taken with an older woman in my seat.
"I will wait if there is something else acceptable for me".
"Sure ok, there are some more pax to come", is the answer from the young male FA in the rear galley.
Well, the plane filled up till the nice female FA from the front door approaches me, talked quiet:
"The exit row is not sold today and it´s free for you, if you want".
Exit row seats are available only for 20.00 Euro´s extra on XQ, so I bid farewell to the last row and accepted the nice offer.
Thanx, pretty good and personal service here again with XQ.
All together one ok young male and three female FA´s,
all turkish, the other two females also ok.
The 738 as scheduled
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It´s finally 06.00 am, ten minutes late, cold with -6 degrees, when we leave STR from 07 for the 2 hours, 50 minutes to ESB.
Dark cabin view with XQ´s destinations on the screens
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Bremen, been there, maybe exciting for the turkish people
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No legroom complaints in the exit row, 16A, three for me in the end, also with the good load, more than 90%
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The seats en detail, dark blue leather, well used
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Engine view with the sun coming up
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Cockpit crew is also turkish, the pilot with detailed informations inflight in turkish and english.
Flightlevel is maximum 37000 feet above VIE, BUD, further along the Danube and IST.
Nice colours on the winglet
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"Afiyet olsun", we will see
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Sure ok for me this early morning time,
coffee, breadroll and a small piece of cake
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102015.jpg
What´s wrong here?.
We´re approaching an airport with something white on the grass
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Pretty low clouds till short ahead to touchdown on the 3750 meters runway 03R. It´s
9.50 am local, 8.50 am in Germany, light snow, shudder and the temperature is - 1 degrees
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Jet from India, this plane goes tech the night before and diverted to ESB, together with an unknown IL76 on the apron
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I don´t need more snow, but this is definitely Ankara- Esenboga here.
Looks like pretty modern
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At the gate beside that huge TK A330
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The finger position is for sure warm welcomed today.
A last view to my machine returning directly to STR
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Wow, I´am impressed, that terminal is superb
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Arts in the arrivals level
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Airy and clean
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Some minutes at the check point, another stamp in my passport and so I´am in Turkey again.
No sleep in the plane and I´ve doesn´t feel that tired,
should I go more often this way?.


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Next: The eastern Intersky!.
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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 18005 times:

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Service Turkish Airlines TK 7350 operated by AnadoluJet
Scheduled: 14.30 // 16.05


OLCI for AnadoluJet works after several tries ok.
The website links to the TK website
and there it is possible, after some typing with the reservation code and the ticket number to check-in.
Printed at home, no need to go to the counters here.
Business is done via Exp.de, the fare somewhat higher than my usual standards with 110.00 Euro´s, but the connection fits perfectly this way.
With the non welcoming weather conditions I decide to stay at the airport and view the details.
That´s the domestic check-in hall, also clean and airy
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Stairs to the groundfloor arrivals area
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From the upper restaurant level
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The nice looking restaurant at the main level
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Dont get me wrong, but ESB is built for far more traffic than it actually attracts, we will see whats going on there.
So, what about the weather, any chance to go for view outdoor?.
Not that really, snow showers here and then,
heavy snow stopped all traffic the upcoming Wednesday, so it seems I was lucky to do this two days earlier
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A cafe at the ground floor
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The biz area close by
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Arts in the central terminal
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Curbside view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102036.jpg
So, there is no lounge information about ESB on the "Miles and More" website, there is also no positive information from the counter when I asked there.
"It´s a business lounge available for all passengers, but you need to pay an entrance fee".
Thanx, not for me today.
What to do when the prices are really sky high,
like the name of the upper level coffee bar?.
But where are all the workers go for a midday break?.
There is a self service restaurant at the ground floor
and I follow the employees around noon for some coffee and "Ekmek/Bread" at my price level!.
My flight shows counter open, time to go airside for me
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Another shaking head police officer, when he see my arrivals stamp. But no question at all, leaving Turkey again.
One customer and five security staff together with two police officers, wow that´s an impressive client/staff ratio here.
Apron view with AnadoluJet and an SkyAirlines A320 in AnadoluJet colours parked
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View from above to the arrivals area
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What about that sign on the upper level, looking like TK style?
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Remember the no lounge information.
Well, anyone know the very important rules.
Don´t believe anyone, check it for yourself, as rule one.
And what about rule two?. Never forget rule one.
Me going upstairs and whats there?.
A male agent at the door.
"Good day, is this a TK lounge here?.
"Sure it is".
"I´am Star Alliance Frequent Traveller, is it possible to go inside?".
"Well, let me check it".
"Welcome Sir, enjoy you´re stay!
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It´s a small place only, no airside views, but coffee and some more details on offer
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Nice seaters here and I´am the one and only customer
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Coffee for me and after some more minutes inside I decide to check "Kapi" 116 and the action around
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Sky closeby, started domestic scheduled operations only a couple of weeks ago
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Jet repaired on the run for departures
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And what about that cute winglet fitted plane turning for my gate
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It looks like my machine is TC-JKL "Anamur", leg no. 31 on the 737-700 and a new registration.
The 737-800 is on schedule, but the -700 is perfectly ok.
There are 10 737-700´s in the actual fleet.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102050.jpg
With the leased Sky plane still in the background
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Gate change for 117, the one beside
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Borajet ATR in the background now also with Anadolujet livery
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Ground handling action
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Boarding is called well ontime, not bad with my short connection in Vienna.
What about these seats?. That´s my first run on this airline, but I´ve seen these blue red leather seats before, but where?
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No more rain, but low clouds when we leave ESB again via 03R
at 02.30 pm, ontime with + 1 degrees.
2 hours, 20 minutes for Vienna
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Cabin crew is all turkish, four young and nice females.
Cockpit crew is also turkish, the captain is on the mike very nice and detailed during boarding, he wished the crew a good flight.
Up through the clouds
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102057.jpg
And I don´t find the solution with these seats and cabin
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102058.jpg
The very well used safety card
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And also an extra magazin here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102060.jpg
Legroom is somewhat low, seat 27F, the last row window, three for me, no recline. The cabin is also not that really clean and the load is some 70%, again close to all turkish pax
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102062.jpg
Anyone find the pre-operator solution?.
This plane was first in service with now defunct Slowakian Skyeurope from 26.01.2007 and joining Anadolujet at 04.11.2009.
The airline is covered in my log, but thankfully not the plane itself
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Meal details, well served here and no, that´s not coke, it´s my usual coffee
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102063.jpg
Much better weather conditions close to Austria.
Flightlevel is 40000 feet maximum via Varna, Bucharest and further south of Budapest
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Coming in above the Neusiedler lake
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Touchdown on the 3600 meters runway 34, it´s 03.50 pm, 15 minutes ahead to schedule. The weather is nice and sunny here with + 3 degrees.
No, thats not ok, taken over by these VO F100
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A gate position, connection time is not that much,
we will see how it works
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Service Austrian OS 187 operated by Austrian arrows/Tyrolean Airways
Scheduled: 17.20 // 18.40


Simply no one in front at passport check and finally back in the Schengen zone within a minute.
Booking is done via Exp.de, the fare 40.00 Euro´s secured together with the return leg in early May.
OLCI is done from my home office and works quick and easy.
Now, follow me to the OS lounge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102070.jpg
Dinner, no way that´s to early for me today
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That fit´s better, some nut cake and well, coffee number, who know´s, today
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102069.jpg
The lounge is well used, sure, a view to the apron is possible, but all seats taken
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102072.jpg
Done it this way, ok for cake and coffee
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102071.jpg
For STR "Go to gate", the lounge is prior to the security checks, well lets go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102074.jpg
The fast lane is open for me, not a minute to wait and in the downstairs gate area. B40, every Vienna visitor know that this place is not the really recommendable part of the terminal.
And together with some heavy construction work, its definitely a shame to use it for passenger services today.
The gate box opened by a stressed, but nevertheless good looking austrian female agent and on the bus for the apron scenic drive.
Now thats for sure a Fokker tail
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102075.jpg
Austrian arrows operated by Tyrolean, yes we know
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What a shorty fuselage, the F100 is on schedule, but the F70 is also warm welcomed
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102077.jpg
"Stadt Salzburg", OE-LFH, here we come.
In service with Tyrolean since 11.08.1995,
one of 9 in the actual fleet
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Leg no. 9 on type and the second ride on this plane, after Vienna to Sofia a couple of years ago.
Boarding view
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What about these strange seat colours, not my personal favourite
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Departure from the 3500 meters runway 29 at 05.15 pm, close to ontime, still sunny, no clouds and + 3 degrees.
One hour for STR.
The Fokker 70 safety card
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Just between the wing and the engine.
16A, the second last row window, two for me and recline is also ok here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102082.jpg
Cabin view, well maintained
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/TR1102/TR1102083.jpg
Two female FA´s here, both from Austria, one younger, one elder and both nothing special.
London calling, sure, but not today!
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Cockpit crew is also from Austria, the captain with a very nice welcome during boarding. He is later on also on the mike nice and detailed with inflight and arrivals informations.
Legroom is really good here, the cabin is clean, the load is 60%, mainly biz travellers.
Germanwings is in comparison on the same route
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Just departed
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Service is snack and coffee for free.
Wing and engine view
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Flightlevel 30000 feet above Salzburg and Munich.
A curve with traffic above us
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Touchdown at STR´s runway 07, it´s 6.20 pm, 20 minutes ahead to schedule, +7 degrees, clear sky, fairly no real reason today to leave STR weatherwise.

Apron disembarking, by bus to the terminal and as scheduled and also much earlier than the last arrival here, on the way back home for some warm welcomed hours of sleep.
Sorry, not that much hours, the next flight tomorrow morning is scheduled to leave STR again at 06.35 am.
"The Air Alps Dornier 328 around Salerno",
if nothing goes wrong, as usual.

Super nice, personal service with XQ, that company impressed me once more. My expectations are low with these vacation week VFR service.
Also Anadolujet is ok, not that personal like on XQ, but anyway recommendable.
No complaints with OS/VO, ontime, good fare but far from any special service here.
And ESB/Ankara airport is a real positive surprise, well done.

Facebook knows me as
"Markus Klaus Felger",
if there is someone interested to join the friends list.

Comments welcome, as usual,
FLIEGER 67



Next: The eastern Intersky!.
User currently offlineYP6370 From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17952 times:

Once again a nice report  
ESB has a really nice terminal. Although as you mentioned not a lot of traffic  
I am always suprised to see the departure board. But I guess Anadolu brought some more flights now...

Looking forward to the next report. I love the Do328  


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17880 times:

Hi Markus,

Nice to see another installment of yours popping up. I admire you on doing this trip, especially after a merely forty five minute sleep.

I have been interested in AnadoluJet and was wondering how the service would look like. Well, it is not disappointing. Big sister TK has set an example. Look at the meal, simply delicious!

However, the personal touch of XQ is also appealing. Just look how considerate the crew member has been to allow you occupying the exit row.

The ESB terminal interior is stunning! The designer has rightly adapted the indoor garden concept with high glass ceiling.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Another shaking head police officer, when he see my arrivals stamp.

He must have been processing PH earlier.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
What a shorty fuselage, the F100 is on schedule, but the F70 is also warm welcomed

Whose shadow is lying at the end of the line?

Cheers,
Suryo
Thank you for sharing.



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8534 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17817 times:
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Hi Markus,

Another good read, thanks for sharing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My bed welcomes me at 01.45 am, with the cell phone alarm set for 02.30 am.
Believe it or not, it doesn´t feel like 45 minutes only. The cell phone calls, double checked and for real, it was 45 minutes, I´am ontime, better a short sleep than no sleep at all!.

- OMG! That's too much, even for me, you must have felt dead on your feet all day, well I woud have!

The meal served on AnadoluJet looks pretty decent, quite impressed, looked nice and fresh.

Not keen on the green seats on the OS F70, just a tad too bright and odd for my eyes.

So, how many sectors flown so far YTD?

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineaerobus12 From Norway, joined Oct 2010, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17759 times:

Thanks Markus for another great TR! That meal looked delicious! Your travelling habits are really crazy, day trips day after day after day... But that's how it is for us aviation freaks  

Cheers, Alex


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17720 times:

Hi, nice to see some comments.


@YP6370:

Quoting YP6370 (Reply 2):
Once again a nice report

Thank you.

Quoting YP6370 (Reply 2):
ESB has a really nice terminal. Although as you mentioned not a lot of traffic  
I am always suprised to see the departure board. But I guess Anadolu brought some more flights now...

Sure the point here, AnadoluJet leads the board at ESB.

Quoting YP6370 (Reply 2):
Looking forward to the next report. I love the Do328

Still on the production line.


@Suryo:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Nice to see another installment of yours popping up. I admire you on doing this trip, especially after a merely forty five minute sleep.

Thank you.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
I have been interested in AnadoluJet and was wondering how the service would look like. Well, it is not disappointing. Big sister TK has set an example. Look at the meal, simply delicious!

Definitely ok here with AnadoluJet.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
However, the personal touch of XQ is also appealing. Just look how considerate the crew member has been to allow you occupying the exit row.

You know, I´am really impressed with these company.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
The ESB terminal interior is stunning! The designer has rightly adapted the indoor garden concept with high glass ceiling.

And I´am also impressed with these airport, well done Turkey.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
He must have been processing PH earlier.

Well, bad luck for him.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):

Whose shadow is lying at the end of the line?

My prereserved place, you know.
It seems somedays they close the door before I´ve boarded the plane!.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):
Another good read, thanks for sharing.

Thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):
- OMG! That's too much, even for me, you must have felt dead on your feet all day, well I woud have!

It feels better from time to time  
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):


The meal served on AnadoluJet looks pretty decent, quite impressed, looked nice and fresh.

For sure ok here with the meal.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):

Not keen on the green seats on the OS F70, just a tad too bright and odd for my eyes.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):
So, how many sectors flown so far YTD?

For leisure reasons 17 right now this year beside a couple of STR-TXL run´s.


@Alex:

Quoting aerobus12 (Reply 5):
Thanks Markus for another great TR! That meal looked delicious!

Thank you and the meal was for sure ok.

Quoting aerobus12 (Reply 5):
Your travelling habits are really crazy, day trips day after day after day... But that's how it is for us aviation freaks

I always do my best, you know
 

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineluxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 508 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17669 times:

Hi Markus,
as usual a very nice TR with many good pictures.
The service on XQ looks ideed quite nice and in my opinion better than the german X3 or AB.
I would have never thought, that you leave your last raw, but an exit one is always nice.
ESB 's aiport reminded me somehow of LUX, it looks about the same there.
AndaluJet was okay in my eyes, and the Tyrolean flight was just standard.
Thank you a lot for sharing.
Cheers
Johannes


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17642 times:

Hi, Johannes,

Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 7):
as usual a very nice TR with many good pictures.
The service on XQ looks ideed quite nice and in my opinion better than the german X3 or AB.

Thanx for you´re comment and also my impression with the X3/AB service comparison.

Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 7):
I would have never thought, that you leave your last raw, but an exit one is always nice.

Sure, only for this case!

Quoting luxair747SP (Reply 7):
ESB 's aiport reminded me somehow of LUX, it looks about the same there.
AndaluJet was okay in my eyes, and the Tyrolean flight was just standard.

LUX is also not covered here, so good to know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17575 times:

Nifty trip report! Great pictures.

I'm always amazed that people get food on their flights! Here in the U.S. you are lucky if they have BOB (buy on board) available and lucky if they don't run out before they get your seat!


User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17560 times:

Hi Markus, nice to catch up with your latest report.

45 minutes sleep before this trip begins. Hardcore!!!!!

Good to see more words on airlines I am less familiar with.

ESB looks very nice. Love the open and airy style on offer. Lots of indoor trees and plants give a nice feel too.

Nice that you got to use the TK lounge. As you say, always investigate for yourself.

Thanks for sharing your experience and hey mate, try and get some sleep!!!!

Cheers, Lee.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 17522 times:

Hi, nice to see more comments.

@Burj:

Quoting Burj (Reply 9):
Nifty trip report! Great pictures.

Thank you.

Quoting Burj (Reply 9):
I'm always amazed that people get food on their flights! Here in the U.S. you are lucky if they have BOB (buy on board) available and lucky if they don't run out before they get your seat!

And well, also with that offers for free, not that they are really satisfied.


@Lee:

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 10):
Hi Markus, nice to catch up with your latest report.

45 minutes sleep before this trip begins. Hardcore!!!!!

Thank you and for sure it was very close to the limit with these sleepy minutes.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 10):
Good to see more words on airlines I am less familiar with.

ESB looks very nice. Love the open and airy style on offer. Lots of indoor trees and plants give a nice feel too.

More airlines and airports to come, cou know.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 10):
Nice that you got to use the TK lounge. As you say, always investigate for yourself.

Sure the case, dont believe anyone else.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 10):

Thanks for sharing your experience and hey mate, try and get some sleep!!!!

Will do so!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRvXKaz From Singapore, joined Apr 2011, 195 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 17275 times:

Hello Markus,

I agree with akhmad, the meal onboard AnadoluJet looks delicious!

As always, a very pleasant reading from you! Its nice to hear that your flying took you all the way to Turkey this time! The domestic Ankara terminal looks really charming, with its clean white look and wide spaces.

Its great to try both the 738 and 737-700 on the same day. I just love the winglets on both aircraft.

I found it interesting the little coffee cup accompanying your meal onboard SunExpress has the German words 'Guten Appetit' considering SunExpress is a Turkish carrier. What a really nice touch!

And yes, I agree with you on the odd combination of colours on the headrest covers on Austrian Arrows!

Warm regards,
Gavin



They say that I'm a dreamer. But I'd only Dreamt Skyward.
User currently offlineAflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 17136 times:

Hi Markus,

As usual a very nice report   

I'm quite impressed with what these less-known (well for me) Turkish carriers offer on these flights. Always nice to get some free catering & even better when it's good.

The new terminal at ESB looks very impressive though it does look eerily empty. Hope that they can gain some new service in the future.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
"The Air Alps Dornier 328 around Salerno",

Sounds very interesting, looking forward to reading it.

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6557 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 17084 times:

Hi Markus !

A very nice report with very nice pictures! XQ looks great and service seems to be very good as well. ESB looks amazing similiar in a littile bit to CDG 2F. Much nicer than IST airport for sure. I had no idea that they got snow in Anakara....a bit odd that it was warmer in STR than ESB.....

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):
Not keen on the green seats on the OS F70, just a tad too bright and odd for my eyes

Seat colors are like that on most if not all of OS aircraft, their 777s for sure look like that.

The777Man



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User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1697 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 17064 times:
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Guten Tag Markus!

Nice report with the world upside down: bad weather in Turkey (where it's supposed to be good) and good weather in Western Europe. Indeed lucky for you getting not caught up in snow in ESB!
For sure you are becoming a nocturnal person  , so little sleep I could not make it that way, especially not with little children around the house...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Believe it or not, it doesn´t feel like 45 minutes only

I don't believe you  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Kids crying, parents complaining. "No, we don´t know that it isn´t possible to check-in only seven suitcases with three seats booked without paying an excess baggage fee".

  Ahh the holiday makers...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Thanx, pretty good and personal service here again with XQ

So it looks, a nice gesture from the attendant.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
clean and airy

Wow, ESB indeed looks a nice airport!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about these strange seat colours, not my personal favourite

Well, actually I like it, it adds a little colour to the cabin.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Air Alps Dornier 328 around Salerno

Looking out for that one.

Thanks,
Nils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16984 times:

Hi Markus,

Thanks for keeping me up last night reading this instead of going to bed, but then again with your recent lack of sleep I guess it's only fair I share some of your parin  .

That new Esenboga terminal looks very nice, although I guess it is vastly oversized for the traffic it nowadays gets! I'm not sure how you managed to spend half a day there - ultimately it looks quite a boring place...

Nice to get some insight into Anadolujet, I was looking into flying them a while ago on the ARN/CPH to SAW/ESB routes but found the fares rather high so abandoned that idea for the time being at least.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Believe it or not, it doesn´t feel like 45 minutes only. The cell phone calls, double checked and for real, it was 45 minutes, I´am ontime, better a short sleep than no sleep at all!.

...oh dear, oh dear...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It´s simply unbelievable to see what these people try to check-in in from Germany to Turkey.

It's the same with "gastarbeiters" all around the world, ever seen a Philippine Airlines flight being checked in?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Exit row seats are available only for 20.00 Euro´s extra on XQ, so I bid farewell to the last row and accepted the nice offer.

That's good! Although remember that the extra fee only applies to prebooked seats, they are free game at check in.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
We´re approaching an airport with something white on the grass
9.50 am local, 8.50 am in Germany, light snow, shudder and the temperature is - 1 degrees

Whoa! I never expected to see snow in Turkey (outside the mountains, that is), but apparently it is true! Yeah, things really seem to be upside down with rather warm weather in STR and snow and coldness in ESB!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
At the gate beside that huge TK A330

Where is that used? IST I assume - might be worth looking into, never flown on one myself...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No sleep in the plane and I´ve doesn´t feel that tired,

Hmm, I bet it'll get you you at some point!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A male agent at the door.
"Good day, is this a TK lounge here?.
"Sure it is".
"I´am Star Alliance Frequent Traveller, is it possible to go inside?".
"Well, let me check it".
"Welcome Sir, enjoy you´re stay!

Hmm, the fact that all the Anadolujet flights are operated with the TK flight number might work to your advantage here. But he was wrong, technically you are not allowed in, not as a Silver. Still nice it worked to your favor.

BTW there's no such thing as "*A FTL", there is "*A Silver" and "LH FTL", though.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And what about that cute winglet fitted plane turning for my gate

Yea, the -700 does look quite cute with winglets. I wonder how a -600 would look, probably quite funny.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about these seats?. That´s my first run on this airline, but I´ve seen these blue red leather seats before, but where?

Hey, I thought of SkyEurope the very moment I saw the photo!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Meal details, well served here and no, that´s not coke, it´s my usual coffee

Hmm, that's very impressive. I'm actually quite confused about this whole Anadolujet concept. I though the idea was to be a LCC, but the fares (at least international ones) are not really LCC calibre, and then you get a free meal which is very confusing. Why can't they just operate these as regular TK mainline flights instead?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The fast lane is open for me, not a minute to wait and in the downstairs gate area. B40, every Vienna visitor know that this place is not the really recommendable part of the terminal.

Argh. I just hate it. What a dump.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 12):
I found it interesting the little coffee cup accompanying your meal onboard SunExpress has the German words 'Guten Appetit' considering SunExpress is a Turkish carrier. What a really nice touch!

Then again pretty much everything they do is flying between Germany (or at least German-speaking countries) and Turkey, so not that surprising. Ok, they have flights to some other countries as well, but the home market is definitely German/Turkish speaking.


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26936 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16927 times:

Hey Markus very enjoyable report. Im very impressed with ESB didnt expect that !! Really nice design. Good you got into the lounge also . Shame the weather was not playing ball.

Thanks for the report

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1451 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 16836 times:

Hi Markus,

I cannot believe you flew all the way to Turkey and found snow! Dear me. Still, that impressive looking terminal at Ankara more than made up for it. And it seems XQ offered a good service again. Good to catch something exotic as ell with Anadolujet.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Sleeping, sorry, driving down the free motorway

Oooh, that wouldn't have been a good start to the day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"No, we don´t know that it isn´t possible to check-in only seven suitcases with three seats booked without paying an excess baggage fee".

Unbelievable indeed.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No comment, but a deep breath and really friendly smile follows.

You must have been a breath of fresh air after all the others and their excess luggage!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No sleep in the plane and I´ve doesn´t feel that tired,
should I go more often this way?.

That's the excitement of such a day flying, the adrenalin keeps you going!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Don´t believe anyone, check it for yourself, as rule one.

Not even the information desk?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about these strange seat colours, not my personal favourite

Very dated, it looks like OS could do with a revamp

Happy flying
Infodesk   

[Edited 2011-04-06 04:48:45]


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User currently offlinegardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 16796 times:

Hello

Nice report and pictures.
You really do go to Turkey very often!! Very jealous  

What was the TK 330 doing at Ankara?
A scheduled flight? I would have thought most of TK's Ankara flights would be of the A320/737 variety.


User currently offlinethereandback From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16648 times:

ESB looks very nice. This is the first trip report I've seen that includes it and I'm glad it's getting shown off here it's fairly obscure for such a nice large airport.

XQ is good as usual and I have always wondered what AnadoluJet was like and it seems decent.

Lots of the people who have commented are surprised that it snows in Ankara / Turkey and I just want to say that central Turkey is a cold semi-arid climate which has cold snowy winters and hot dry summers. It doesn't get moderated by the ocean like the climate in Germany and it is on a much higher elevation which makes it much colder on average in the winter. It even snows in the mediterranean parts of Turkey even though it's not common. The good weather that people expect to find in Turkey is only on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts once you pass the mountains it becomes much more harsh.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16601 times:

Hey and nice to see such a good number of comments.


@Gavin:

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 12):
I agree with akhmad, the meal onboard AnadoluJet looks delicious!
As always, a very pleasant reading from you! Its nice to hear that your flying took you all the way to Turkey this time! The domestic Ankara terminal looks really charming, with its clean white look and wide spaces.

Hey, welcome and thanx for you´re feedback.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 12):
Its great to try both the 738 and 737-700 on the same day. I just love the winglets on both aircraft.

Sure it looks really nice on the 737.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 12):
I found it interesting the little coffee cup accompanying your meal onboard SunExpress has the German words 'Guten Appetit' considering SunExpress is a Turkish carrier. What a really nice touch!

Definitely the point here.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 12):
And yes, I agree with you on the odd combination of colours on the headrest covers on Austrian Arrows!

  


@Aflyingkiwi:

Quoting Aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):
As usual a very nice report

Thank you.

Quoting Aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):
I'm quite impressed with what these less-known (well for me) Turkish carriers offer on these flights. Always nice to get some free catering & even better when it's good.

Definitely a good level on Germany-Turkey services.

Quoting Aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):
The new terminal at ESB looks very impressive though it does look eerily empty. Hope that they can gain some new service in the future.

Me, too, there is a lot of space to fill.

Quoting Aflyingkiwi (Reply 13):

Sounds very interesting, looking forward to reading it.

Coming up, hopefully soon.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
A very nice report with very nice pictures! XQ looks great and service seems to be very good as well. ESB looks amazing similiar in a littile bit to CDG 2F. Much nicer than IST airport for sure. I had no idea that they got snow in Anakara....a bit odd that it was warmer in STR than ESB..

Thank you and also my impression with ESB, much better than expected.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):

Seat colors are like that on most if not all of OS aircraft, their 777s for sure look like that.

Good to know.


@Nils:

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):
Nice report with the world upside down: bad weather in Turkey (where it's supposed to be good) and good weather in Western Europe. Indeed lucky for you getting not caught up in snow in ESB!
For sure you are becoming a nocturnal person  , so little sleep I could not make it that way, especially not with little children around the house...

Thank you and I was not amused to see that snowflakes down at ESB.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):

I don't believe you

 
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):
Ahh the holiday makers...

Always good for some interesting to follow action.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):
So it looks, a nice gesture from the attendant.

Sure the case.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):
Wow, ESB indeed looks a nice airport!

Absolutely.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):

Well, actually I like it, it adds a little colour to the cabin.

Good point to see it this way.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 15):
Looking out for that one.

Coming up hopefully soon.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Thanks for keeping me up last night reading this instead of going to bed, but then again with your recent lack of sleep I guess it's only fair I share some of your parin

I do my very best, you know.  
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
That new Esenboga terminal looks very nice, although I guess it is vastly oversized for the traffic it nowadays gets! I'm not sure how you managed to spend half a day there - ultimately it looks quite a boring place...

People watching, book reading, time goes by quick!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Nice to get some insight into Anadolujet, I was looking into flying them a while ago on the ARN/CPH to SAW/ESB routes but found the fares rather high so abandoned that idea for the time being at least.

Also the fare was higher than my usual limit, but worth it.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
oh dear, oh dear...

  

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
It's the same with "gastarbeiters" all around the world, ever seen a Philippine Airlines flight being checked in?

Good point, that´s exactly the feeling.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
That's good! Although remember that the extra fee only applies to prebooked seats, they are free game at check in.

And not used by other pax on my service.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Whoa! I never expected to see snow in Turkey (outside the mountains, that is), but apparently it is true! Yeah, things really seem to be upside down with rather warm weather in STR and snow and coldness in ESB!

Exactly my feeling when the pilot told us about the arrivals weather.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):

Where is that used? IST I assume - might be worth looking into, never flown on one myself...

IIRC it was another example of these Jeddah runs, no domestic widebody service at all.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):

Hmm, I bet it'll get you you at some point!

It catches me usually after two or three days.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Hmm, the fact that all the Anadolujet flights are operated with the TK flight number might work to your advantage here. But he was wrong, technically you are not allowed in, not as a Silver. Still nice it worked to your favor.

So a bit confusion seems good for free lounge access!.
Thanx for the level correction.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Yea, the -700 does look quite cute with winglets. I wonder how a -600 would look, probably quite funny.

That might be an interesting view.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):

Hey, I thought of SkyEurope the very moment I saw the photo!

Good point, noticed it only back at home.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Hmm, that's very impressive. I'm actually quite confused about this whole Anadolujet concept. I though the idea was to be a LCC, but the fares (at least international ones) are not really LCC calibre, and then you get a free meal which is very confusing. Why can't they just operate these as regular TK mainline flights instead?

Also my impression, not this and not that.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Argh. I just hate it. What a dump.

  #

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 16):
Then again pretty much everything they do is flying between Germany (or at least German-speaking countries) and Turkey, so not that surprising. Ok, they have flights to some other countries as well, but the home market is definitely German/Turkish speaking.

Good point, the major market is Germany-Turkey.


@Phil:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 17):
Hey Markus very enjoyable report. Im very impressed with ESB didnt expect that !! Really nice design. Good you got into the lounge also . Shame the weather was not playing ball.

Thank you and indeed the weather wasn´t that cooperative here.


@Hannah:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):
I cannot believe you flew all the way to Turkey and found snow! Dear me. Still, that impressive looking terminal at Ankara more than made up for it. And it seems XQ offered a good service again. Good to catch something exotic as ell with Anadolujet.

Thank you and for sure I wasn´t amused with the weather, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):
Oooh, that wouldn't have been a good start to the day.

It works, finally.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):
Unbelievable indeed.

For sure, thats the fun with these people, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):

You must have been a breath of fresh air after all the others and their excess luggage!

Good point, so it seems.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):
That's the excitement of such a day flying, the adrenalin keeps you going!

Exactly the way here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):

Not even the information desk?!

Sure, I believe the real desk at ZRH, but not anywhere else  
Quoting infodesk (Reply 18):

Very dated, it looks like OS could do with a revamp

Definitely a good idea for OS.


@J.:

Quoting gardermoen (Reply 19):
Nice report and pictures.
You really do go to Turkey very often!! Very jealous

Thank you, it´s an interesting country, not that I told you anything new with my opinion.!.

Quoting gardermoen (Reply 19):
What was the TK 330 doing at Ankara?
A scheduled flight? I would have thought most of TK's Ankara flights would be of the A320/737 variety.

Sure the case, IIRC it was another example of these Jeddah runs.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16596 times:

Hi, thereandback,

Quoting thereandback (Reply 20):
ESB looks very nice. This is the first trip report I've seen that includes it and I'm glad it's getting shown off here it's fairly obscure for such a nice large airport.

Thanx for you´re feedback, also my opinion, not that much to read here about ESB.

Quoting thereandback (Reply 20):
XQ is good as usual and I have always wondered what AnadoluJet was like and it seems decent.

Sure the case with both carriers.

Quoting thereandback (Reply 20):
Lots of the people who have commented are surprised that it snows in Ankara / Turkey and I just want to say that central Turkey is a cold semi-arid climate which has cold snowy winters and hot dry summers. It doesn't get moderated by the ocean like the climate in Germany and it is on a much higher elevation which makes it much colder on average in the winter. It even snows in the mediterranean parts of Turkey even though it's not common. The good weather that people expect to find in Turkey is only on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts once you pass the mountains it becomes much more harsh.

Good point.
Turkey is promoted exactly like these sunny mediterranean climate, but we know that there are also other parts of the country weatherwise.
I will do also the black sea coast, so maybe another climate again.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 16561 times:

Hi Markus,

another nice report, well done, and all that after just a few minutes of sleep  

I am quite impressed by the service of SunExpress, looks very nice. And ESB airport sure is impressive, this airport is actually not that much covered here, so thanks for the pics.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
B40, every Vienna visitor know that this place is not the really recommendable part of the terminal.

Indeed, I have just been there on my flight to FKB and I agree that is a rather unpleasant place, I wonder with the construction there it will improve somehow.

CaptainRed


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5162 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 16532 times:

Hi, Captain,

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 23):

another nice report, well done, and all that after just a few minutes of sleep

Thank you.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 23):
I am quite impressed by the service of SunExpress, looks very nice. And ESB airport sure is impressive, this airport is actually not that much covered here, so thanks for the pics.

SunEx is definitely recommendable and also ESB, you know, I´am really impressed, too.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 23):

Indeed, I have just been there on my flight to FKB and I agree that is a rather unpleasant place, I wonder with the construction there it will improve somehow.

It´s a dump since a few years and doesn´t looks like better whenever I´am there.

Greetings,
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25 Palmjet : Hi Markus - very nice report although I felt exhausted reading it knowing that you had such little sleep! Good to read about a flight on AnadoluJet -
26 stipica : Hi M ! Thanks for the lovely reading ... Since I am very interested in transport infrastructure, I am already familiar with the new ESB airport ... de
27 FLIEGER67 : Hi and good to see more comments. @PJ: Thank you. Not sure, but anyway not that much here to read about it. Exactly my opinion, surely not what I´ve
28 Post contains images PlaneHunter : Hi Markus, good to see an AnadoluJet report, I had been wondering for a while how that carrier would be like. Just 45 minutes of sleep? How can you su
29 Post contains images parton87 : Hello Markus! Thanks for another great story! Ankara airport looks good and huge! Sometimes you feel more fresh after 45 min then three hours. Always
30 FLIEGER67 : Hi and nice to see more comments. @PH: Thank you. It catches me usually two or three days later, also in this case! Exactly my opinion. Something betw
31 NZ107 : Hi Markus, Another interesting report, I guess stretching a little past Europe in this one! Thanks for sharing. I still can't get over the fact of the
32 signol : Hi Markus, just found this report after a week away (report coming soon!) And thanks for it! Such a short sleep barely seems worth it, still I'm sure
33 FLIEGER67 : Hi, good to see more comments. @Nicholas: Thank you and with the flights ahead, no need for more sleep, you know. Sure ok from my impression. Also my
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