Do we know why TK gave this IST-ORD flight; TK115 flight number, instead of TK5? Thanks.
IIRC, you are only supposed to buy Duty Free items when leaving a country, not transferring. In the USA, they even ask, is Turkey your final destination? That could be the reason. If he started his travel in Doha, there would be no issues. Arriving at IST and buying Duty Free items is a different is...Jump to post
Hello there Turkish Aviation fans, Welcome to our August 2020 edition, 1163271 One step forward, two steps back :( Things are moving very slowly in the aviation world. Still, tons of uncertainty with the spread of the virus and economic turmoil throughout the world. -Negotiations going on with TK an...Jump to post
Turkish Airlines will implement deep pay cuts. It won’t lay off any employees but the cuts are really huge and don’t seem to be temporary. https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/07/29/turkish-airlines-announces-deep-pay-cuts-to-avoid-forced-layoffs/ I don't think it is a done deal yet. They are still negoti...Jump to post
I guess finally, we have one of the 4 ready TK 787-9s getting delivered today:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY ... /KPAE/LTFM
https://tolgaozbek.com/haberler/havayol ... a3L8ZGGS-o
from tolgaozbek.com; TK's EWR flight postponed till August 21st and now 3 X Weekly. It still shows 7 X W and August1st start on TK's own website.
Looking at flightradar, it is nice to see the TK Atlantic crossing group, back to back: 77W: LAX, JFK, IAD, ORD 787: SFO, MIA, YYZ 333: YUL And for information, the latest TK crew protocol banned the crew leaving the hotels at outposts and eliminated per diems. All TK crew have to stay at the hotel ...Jump to post
Pegasus, already serving 20 International destinations, will add: August 1st: Tbilisi, Tehran, Baghdad, Erbil, Doha, Bishkek, Hurghada, Sharm el sheik, Moscow, Krasnodar, Grozny, Mineralnye Vody August 2nd: Hannover, Geneva August 10th: Casablanca August 15th: Prague, Marseille, Rome, Barcelona, Bud...Jump to post
Is it possible that this frame, TC-LLD; spend 20 hours on the ground at SFO, for its return flight back to IST?
By the way, this is the first year anniversary of the first TK 787-9 LH flight to Bali. How the time passes by???
TK787 wrote:TK787 wrote:TK Website says LAX, SFO, MIA, JFK, YUL start days July 15th. ORD, IAD July 12th.
Tomorrow is JULY 15th, any bets?
tolgaozbek.com reports, 3rd TK A350, TC-LGC, painted and can be seen in this picture:
https://tolgaozbek.com/haberler/havayol ... oBuBYO7P6I
Here is a review from Josh Cahill Thanks for sharing, I just got a chance to watch it. What a lucky guy, to quarantine in Bali for months. It is understandable that he is somehow detached from reality with those privileges. But, I am glad at the end he thanked TK to safely fly him home in the middl...Jump to post
I don't see an update but seems like TK stopped some US flights. LAX and MIA was supposed to be suspended for a week till July 8th, but no flights so far. JFK was supposed to start today, let's see what happens. -UPDATE: Now, TK Website says LAX, SFO, MIA, JFK, YUL start days July 15th. ORD, IAD Jul...Jump to post
A friend of mine in NYC returned to Turkey and he chose to fly Qatar Economy via Doha. He said both flights were full and uncomfortable. He had to wear the provided mask and the shield on board all the way. One way fare was about $600. Oh, by the way, there was a 11 hour layover at DOHA, he was hop...Jump to post
Yep, as I was saying only few days ago.... Why is TK flying to LAX and MIA where infection rates are rocketing and not flying to JFK.
TK suspends LAX and MIA till July8th. I have a feeling that, this will get extended for months and other US destinations will follow
when van the long taxi times be cut? Lightsaber There are reports that long taxi times are cut for some flights; like.. if you leave on a Domestic flight from the Domestic Pier and you take off from the new runway. But for the majority of other flights, not a whole lot is going to change, especiall...Jump to post
Hello there Turkish Aviation fans, 6054667 Finally, we see some flights operating in and out of Turkey. This past week, at one time I counted around 100 TK jets in the air. Still, a good portion of it are Cargo flights but things are improving and I think we can see a dramatic change by tomorrow, Ju...Jump to post
Just 2 more weeks
Flew on TK1952 out of AMS yesterday. Thank you for the brief Trip Report. Things are very different that 3 months ago, when I last flew. Like I said earlier, you have to have a very good reason to fly these days. Today I turned down an immediate job opportunity, where I had to fly to Istanbul this ...Jump to post
Well, this is strange: TK had 4 x 787-9s at KPAE waiting to be delivered. TC-LLL, TC-LLM, TC-LLN, TC-LLO. Making TC-LLO (line number 1021) the 15th for TK and the next one will be delivered next year. The 16th would be TC-LLP (line number 1113) Here is a picture of TC-LLP at KPAE yesterday: http://w...Jump to post
Below is the link to a trip report from few days ago on a TK long-haul flight. Once again, such a service is NOT acceptable in a premium cabin. Full stop. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/turkish-airlines-miles-smiles/2020320-brief-flight-report-tk8-iad-ist-june-20-2020-a.html Thanks for the TR. Wow...Jump to post
For all interested; here are some plans from 2016 to see the different phases of IST. As of now, IIRC, Phase One is almost complete except for support buildings. Many things have changed but it gives you an idea. Who knows when will another terminal be needed, or 3 more runways. But, there is a plan...Jump to post
Nice conversation here :) Who would have thought when we first started having these threads 14+ years ago, that we would be sharing opinions about: -What would be the first airline to use A380 to IST? -That there are rumors of ILS problems on the 3rd runway at a new airport that was built North of t...Jump to post
Updated flight schedule from TK; like, IST-JFK starting July1st, 5 x weekly:
https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/a ... ight-plan/
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY5 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/THY7 Finally, TK's TK5, IST-ORD and TK7, IST-IAD flights are on their way, both 787-9s. First time since March, both 3 x Weekly as of now. ORD (TC-LLC) has 264 pax, IAD(TC-LLD) has 293 pax. Bon Voyage and hope they continue...Jump to post
So do they have a quarantine for foreigners in Turkey? What happens if a tourist arrives? Or do they not let them in? From today's news; AYT airport GM Varol says,..."tourists arrive, and they go through a thermal camera check, if high fever detected the pax will be quarantined, if not you are...Jump to post
Turkish Minister of Transportation said that during June 1st-15th, 1 Million pax flew in Turkey, mostly domestic.
Not for comparison, but US had a milestone this past week also. On June 11, 2020 US daily pax numbers reached 502,209 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.