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by AirbusA343
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 14791

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Finally have WiFi now, I had a connection at IST last week which went smoothly. My flight TK1976 from Dublin on TC-JYM arrived 17 minutes late and it took 35 minutes for us to get off the plane after arrival (gate F4B) so that's something to watch out for if you have a short connection. I connected ...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 14791

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Connecting at IST at the moment. Just had a flight on TC-JYM. The crew was excellent along with the catering. The IFE had excellent content but was ridiculously unresponsive. You have to press really hard to get a response. I was seated in seat 30F and my brother had the same issue. The taxiing on a...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TK has now taken delivery of their 7th A321neo, TC-LSF. TC-LSH is probably going to be delivered quite soon.

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by AirbusA343
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26898

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Turkish are bringing in an A330-200 on the 3rd of August on TK1975/6... I'm annoyed because I was considering booking that flight before it was upgraded but ended up booking the flight on the 9th! I'll look for other dates that have an A330 and report here if I find any. Update: TK1975/6 also has an...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

I have one question: Considering that TK has a strong321 ceo/neo fleet, i wonder why these birds are not deployed on relatively long missions in Africa and asia and CIS, are they too big for that missions? For example u never see 321 at almaty, astana, bishkek and african routes There should be som...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Anyone think TK or even Pegasus could order some A321XLRs? It seems like a good aircraft for them. It can reach pretty much all of Africa from Istanbul and most of Asia. For TK, it is a decent replacement for A330s flying places in Africa like Kinshasa and Seychelles and places in Asia like Kabul, C...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4577

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

At the moment my least favourite aircraft is the 737-900ER. I have four flights with TK over the next two months, two were meant to be on the 737-900ER and two on the A321. One of the A321 flights has been downgraded to a 737-900ER so I'm absolutely fuming because the A321 is my favourite narrowbody...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How does TK schedule their A321neo? Any special way or do they schedule it as a direct replacement for the older A321s? A bit of both. The A321neos spend most of their time on some of the longest A321 routes such as Lisbon, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Dushanbe and Dublin. However, they also spend a lot ...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

I can't be the only one who thinks the Dreamliner tail looks gorgeous in the TK livery?

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by AirbusA343
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Apparently TK is announcing new routes soon. I DMd them a question about the suspension of the Khartoum route on Twitter but for whatever reason their response was that they have an announcement regarding new routes up their sleeves.

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by AirbusA343
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

HeyTK wrote:
Where does TC-LOJ come from? Its a 4 year old new aircraft. ex-WOW maybe? Also the first time i've seen a A330 operate to Samsun.

Yep, it was OE-IIU. It's been reregistered to TC-LOJ when it joined TK's fleet.

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by AirbusA343
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23014

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TC-JTE got a special livery for Miles and Smiles recently. That explains why it was gone over to Ataturk Airport for a bit.

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by AirbusA343
Sun May 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20195

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

As per booking system looks like TK are cancelling the following flights : IST-DUBLIN. Any idea, why? Could it be related to MAX grounding? It actually could be. It's interesting to note that all of the cancelled TK1977/78 flights were ones meant to be operated by 737s rather than A321s. TK1975/76 ...

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by AirbusA343
Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4913

Re: European Widebodies 2019

TK also fly A330s to Hamburg, Manchester and Copenhagen on top of the destinations listed above.

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by AirbusA343
Sat May 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20195

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

TC-LSG, TK's 6th A321neo has been delivered today from Hamburg.

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by AirbusA343
Fri May 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20195

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

So, last night, TK sent an A333 instead of a 77W to DLM. About DLM; so they are definitely using the new terminal by YDA for both DOM and INT traffic and what used to be the International terminal sits empty. I have no idea what are the plans for that terminal. I thought it will be turned into the ...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I took a Ryanair flight two weeks ago and many people were sitting in the wrong seats. One woman had a tantrum about it while a man was more passive aggressive about it. What would you personally do if you were travelling alone? Would you find somewhere else to sit or would you ask the person to mov...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Equiment Swaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2162

Re: Best Equiment Swaps?

I haven't had any interesting equipment swaps, just a downgrade from a TK 737-900ER to a 737-800 (TC-JVB). Route was IST-DUB. I was upgraded from a TK 737-800 to an A321 (TC-JRZ) another time. The route was DUB-IST. Not sure if it was last minute or not though.

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by AirbusA343
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19084

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

A quick search on the A321neo range map on the Airbus site shows that Beijing is just about reachable from Nevsehir using an A321neo. It's probably more complicated than that so I don't quite believe that it can be done. Also, an airline could also add a quick stopover, like how TK flies a 737 to Ul...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19084

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Hi! I've just noticed TK has a new black logo, since they're into changing (from uniforms, to hub airport, to new business,...) wouldn't it make sense for them to get a new livery (or a revised one) matching their new logo? Perhaps to be debuted on the 789? Just asking... I don't think it's time fo...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18851

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK is launching flights to Pointe Noire using a 73J, as a tag-on to their Libreville flight. As a result, Libreville to 7 weekly from 4 weekly.

Source: http://bit.ly/TKISTPNR

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by AirbusA343
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18851

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TC-LSE, TK's 5th A321neo has been delivered to TK. It'll be operating at IST for less than two weeks!

Fun fact: TC-LSB and TC-LSC are TK's only A320 (A321neo) aircraft that have a registration ending with a B or C and sharklets!

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by AirbusA343
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18851

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

All 737 MAX aircraft look like they have moved to ISL except TC-LCE and maybe TC-LCK but I think LCK is in ISL.

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by AirbusA343
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18851

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK1997, to London Gatwick was diverted back to Istanbul while flying near Prague. It was operated by TC-LCG, a 737 MAX 8. Probably because the UK grounded the MAX? I think it also has to do with Germany closing its airspace to the MAX as well. The news says TK is grounding them. 737 MAX aircraft fr...

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by AirbusA343
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18851

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK1997, to London Gatwick was diverted back to Istanbul while flying near Prague. It was operated by TC-LCG, a 737 MAX 8. Probably because the UK grounded the MAX?

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by AirbusA343
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 18851

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

Thanks for a new thread. TC-LYA, TK's first 737 MAX 9 has been delivered to TK and has been flying only domestic routes so far.

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by AirbusA343
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 210
Views: 23266

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

TC-LSD (A321neo), TC-LCL and TC-LCM (737 MAX 8) have been delivered to TK over the last few days. TC-LCK was also delivered recently and is in service now.

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by AirbusA343
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22540

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

I tracked TK322 to Ashgabat yesterday and it had an astonishing taxi time of almost two hours at IST before taking off!!! This morning also had another wave of delays but definitely not as significant as yesterday!!

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by AirbusA343
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22540

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Hey folks, I just came across this yesterday randomly. I spotted TC-JOO TK's 332F, doing a HEL-ISL flight. When I look I see it did a bunch of ISL flights. Is this a glitch, any ideas?? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tc-joo I also have noticed several flights routed to ISL according to...

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by AirbusA343
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22540

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Happy new year all Does anybody know range of TKs A321s At the begining it was indicated as 3450 km at skylife later i saw they deployed a321 auh, dxb snd lisbon which is more so i think it is around 4000 km Then my second question is if a321 has emough leg why is not deployed on almati, tashkent, ...

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by AirbusA343
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16520

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

TC-LSC, TK's next A321neo has entered service. TC-LCG, TK's next 737 MAX 8 has been delivered but it hasn't entered service yet. With great luck, I was on TK-LSC's second flight on ADA-IST route on 25.12.2019, early morning hours. It arrived from IST (as its very first flight) and carried us back t...

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by AirbusA343
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16520

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

TC-LSC, TK's next A321neo has entered service. TC-LCG, TK's next 737 MAX 8 has been delivered but it hasn't entered service yet.

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by AirbusA343
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16520

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

TC-LJP, a TK 77F is on its way to Istanbul.

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by AirbusA343
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15021

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

TC-JMM is finally back in service!

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by AirbusA343
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15021

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

My interesting experience today IST-YYZ. I get to airport, check in as normal. Head to lounge and think to check screen for boarding gate and note a 3 hour 40 minute delay. Nice of agent not to mention or TK to send a message. Then go to gate one hour before departure but end up sitting for 2 hours...

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by AirbusA343
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28512

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

TK might as well go scheduled A330 with one of their rotations at this stage . I think the A330 is a little too big for now. Maybe they should go with the A321 (or neo when they get more) first before deciding if they should deploy regular A330s. Apparently they are trying to see which aircraft is ...

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by AirbusA343
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28512

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

TK is sending an A333 tomorrow on TK1975/TK1976 due to TK1976 being cancelled today.

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by AirbusA343
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 15906

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

Interesting flight path for TK 6 - ORD-IST It however shows landed on Flightaware :) Flightradar has been horrible for TK flights recently. I've seen things similar to what you've posted and as soon as flights land, tracking stops unless they go near gates 201-208. I use Planefinder along with Flig...

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by AirbusA343
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18042

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

TK1955/TK1956 is still A321 operated I think.

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by AirbusA343
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18042

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Looks like TC-LCD is the next 737-8 MAX for TK.

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by AirbusA343
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18042

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

There's a pretty disruptive thunderstorm in Istanbul right now, flights are struggling to land at the moment.

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by AirbusA343
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18042

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Surely I can't be on my own in thinking that the 737 MAX looks pretty bad in TK's livery. The winglets look pretty horrible in TK's livery and I'm not a fan of the huge TC-LCA sticker at the rear. (which isn't in its usual place)

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by AirbusA343
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 18042

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Is there anything wrong in Istanbul today? TK flights are being very severely delayed, lots of flights delayed by 1-5 hours today. Flightradar is giving them a 5.0 departure delay rating, which is the worst possible rating. Is it the rain storms?

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by AirbusA343
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17919

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK to go double daily from BHX (Birmingham) in S19. Nice to see TK expanding there. An update on the A321neo, it seems to be allocated to Manchester and Abu Dhabi now. Today it operated TK1975/1976 to Dublin (my city!) instead of Manchester because Manchester had an A333. I'm surprised to not see it...

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by AirbusA343
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17919

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK is launching a flight between Berlin and Antalya using an A321 once weekly. Here is the schedule. TK1284 TXL departure (Friday) 2145 – 0205 +1 AYT arrival TK1285 AYT departure (Saturday early morning) 0345 – 0605 TXL arrival These will probably be operated by the aircraft that does TK1727 to Berl...

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by AirbusA343
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17919

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

I was in IST on the 1st and I had to turn roaming on to get wifi. I got charged €40 for having roaming on!!

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by AirbusA343
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17919

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TC-LOI (ex TC-JIY) is (back) in service now, operating TK1958 from Amsterdam.

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by AirbusA343
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17919

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

AirbusA343 wrote:
Here's a list of places the NEO has been to since its delivery: Hamburg, Izmir, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Brussels, Baku, Stuttgart, Munich, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Ankara, Nice and Konya.

It's also been to Moscow and Adana.

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by AirbusA343
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17919

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Here's a list of places the NEO has been to since its delivery: Hamburg, Izmir, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Brussels, Baku, Stuttgart, Munich, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Ankara, Nice and Konya.

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by AirbusA343
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33209

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

TK1975/TK1976 (Turkish Airlines) is meant to be operated by an A321 on the 29th of August... but wait for the bigger news... TK1977/TK1978 will be operated by an A333 that same day. On the 28th, an A332 will operate TK1977/1978. Strangely, this very flight has been downgraded to an A320 for the 26th...

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