Search found 1334 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 27
by bahadir
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23205

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

To will be better off to serve SEA X5-7 per week than x2 YVR

Jump to post
by bahadir
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23205

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Landed on the new airport last Monday and will fly back to Prague this coming Monday. My arrival experience was very positive. Shot some videos as well. I will try to do the same on departure and see if I can put together a video with my personal experience. Because I mentioned my positive experienc...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23205

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

gokmengs wrote:
, why build a mega terminal with so many gates if you are going to bus people. Is this KK domestic specific?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


This decision is operator specific. They wanted to save some money and not use the jetbridge.

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23205

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TK105 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Turkish Airlines 789 TC-LLA was due for its first flight but was delayed in what appears to be an engine issue

Hopefully this is not because of something related to military cooperation between countries!

It is not. GE put on a press release that the news about engine trouble is wrong.

Jump to post
by bahadir
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 23205

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Can a 332er (jna-jne) do denver, sea or dfw? Considering that they are capable of pty,bog,hav and ccs? If so above mentioned cities can be started with 332s as well Yes they can, also they are used heavily I dont think there are enough plane for mentioned cities. Denver sits 5500 feet elevation. It...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed May 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20320

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

So after the windy weather yesterday which lead to some planes not being able to land, a post has surfaced claiming the planes have diverted because IST's current location is not suitable for landings to which scientists have warned against prior.. is this true? I never heard anyone discuss this to...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21600

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

Prg out of Phl is showing 330 for this summer which is a lot better than the 763s they had. Their coach was a time travel to 80s.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19185

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

How come there is not special thread on its own for the airport move that will take place in few days.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10089

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

Will one of the major American carriers return to IST in the future? I highly doubt it. Despite millions of tourist coming to Turkey Dept. Of State still considers Turkey as a country that a non essential travel should not take place. It's a bit political move if you ask me. Sent from my SM-G930T u...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25241

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... I guess that explains all those A320s that United had. To be fair, I think the A320's were all bought for TED and were just shunted to mainline when that operation went bellyup. But I do believe that post you...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17973

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

For a country that has global expansion ambitions, why isn't Turkey training more pilots? Global demand is off the charts and it is a surefire way to get unemployment down. I know training pilots is expensive, but the return on investment is massive as well. Training pilots is not like opening up n...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 17973

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

None of the posters are talking about the shortage of crews in TK.. Management is totally clueless about the impact of the devaluation to the pilot salaries. Some of my friends that work for TK are now getting compensated at the levels of regional CAs here in USA. Many have applications out to Gulf ...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 13911

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

stburke wrote:
Once again, absurd scope clauses keeping the reigns tightened on small aircraft and small communities.

Thanks ALPA.
Absurd ?? Yeah right. These airplanes should be flown by mainline pilots. I just hope that they won't cave in more on the scope clauses.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Jump to post
by bahadir
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12056

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

All these flights had the sandwich and full drink service. My question is : WHY??? The flights are only 20 minutes or so if you consider the level flights. Quoting ex-TK CEO Sayin Temel Kotil: "Food is the way we show our passengers how much we love them." And also why I like TK back! Wou...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 12056

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Few notes here as I flew TK a lot in last month. GVA-IST : Part of IAD-GVA-IST on UA mileage ticket going on vacation. IST-GVA: Part of IST-GVA-IAD ticket purchased. Both flights were non eventful. The crew were nice, the service was good. The entertaintment was plenty. However the 321 had the seats...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 32059

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Confirmed today that the ORF-DEN flight will be a mainline A319. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276555/united-schedules-additional-domestic-routes-in-s18/ That is great news. Currently I commute to ANC and will be SEA soon (company buys a ticket) and this double daily to DEN is a...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 16526

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

TK787 wrote:
As I always say, if one day, there will be a JFK-SAW TK flight, I will never use IGA, ever.


About 5-6 years ago Pegasus considered it. I have seen some studies with used 767-300ERs for the SAW-EWR route.
Right now, you can do it using Pegasus SAW-AMS and KL AMS-SAW.. They code share. :)

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 14178

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

https://youtu.be/g2LrItaj0S0


You build a multi billion dollar airport but cannot find anyone who doesn't speak English with a Turkish accent? :)
-->

mercure1 wrote:
New video from IGA

3rd airport looks spectacular

https://youtu.be/g2LrItaj0S0


You build a multi billion dollar airport but cannot find anyone who doesn't speak English with a Turkish accent? :)

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 14178

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

-So, I keep seeing the TK Morgan Freeman "Widen Your World" spot with subtitles over and over again on TV here in NYC. How effective these commercials where US citizens can't get a Turkish visa any longer, I wonder. For transit pax? Bigger question, does TK run these ads in any other coun...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321316

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Shot across the bow https://youtu.be/TEAh7I-2Kbk Stupid. Childish. And guaranteed to get no attention from anyone, unless their pals in the media help out by publicizing it. Guys making $100K "are being treated worse than reindeer". You may think whatever you want about the video, but &qu...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 23
Views: 8604

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

Excuse my ignorance in this matter, but isn’t this the same airline that crashed a 747F in Bishkek this january? The runway being relatively short should be no excuse for an overrun. A correct takeoff performance calculation should guarantee a safe stop before the end of the runway. Lets hope the i...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10162

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

Heard a rumor for upcoming 350 orders. Flew business BRU-IST , IST - BAH, AMS-IST. The latter was on a A340. It showed its age. Business class is nice on TK but it's not at the levels of some Asian carriers that I have been on, like CX , KA. TK 's website is still light years behind and still doesn'...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 20469

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

As far as I heard, QR 787s do not have crew rest area We talked about it last month. If I understand it right, crew rest are not mandatory. Blocked seats is also possible. What kind of an airline would order 787s withouy a crew rest. If TK gets these birds they will be used on some long thin routes...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 20469

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Was doing some research for an article that I was going to write for Kokpit and came to a shocking surprise that THY is one of the few airlines that has 9 abreast seating on 777. Looks like pretty much everyone and their mother switched to 10 abreast seating. I am surprised that this feature is neve...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 20469

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Flew BRU-IST on Business last week. It was one of the new 321s with sharklets. (sorry I was tired after flying non stop for 3 days). The food choice and the service was mediocre at best. The wide regular business class seat was extremely uncomfortable. The service was weird as well. The purser whisk...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 20469

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

MalevTU134 wrote:
Not sure about the 748, but the 741, 742, 743 and 744 (don't know about the 747SP) have all flown with 3+3 on upper deck for various airlines. Would the 748 frame be narrower??


No.. why would you think a variant would have a narrower cross section? Show me an airliner that has that!

Jump to post
by bahadir
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 20469

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

mafaky wrote:
BTW, does anyone have the idea if the upper deck of a 748 can be equipped with 3+3 Economy Seat rows? Or will it be limited to an absurd 2+3 Y Seats rows?


Our pax 747s (all coach ones) have 3+3 seating.

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 20469

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

Turkey has made quite a big advancements in aviation in past two decades but for the love of God / Allah / Jesus and whatever else is holly, their ATC radios suck. They need to fix this , because everyone and their mother is overflying Turkey these days. Especially Ankara control has radios so bad t...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22358

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

If Turkish going to lease however many airframes from Qatar , they better paint those airplanes in THY colors. The backlash they will face from North America and some European market will be devastating to the Turkish's image

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22358

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

MNG has 300-600s no B4s or C4s Yakamoz. I am sure it's a typo.. 5 x 600s and 1 330.

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22358

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

Second 74F is the first which has arrived, the Atlas Air B74F N412MC. The first one was from Atlas , the second was from Kalitta Air. I have been flying the Atlas one for last few months in and out of IST. It's amazing to fly with Turkish call sign and operate in and out of your country of birth. :...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22358

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

KLM will reduce AMS-IST as of September 4th. Flights will be reduced to 1 daily after this date. KLM does this every winter. I remember as early as 1993 flying AMS-IST on KLM with 13 hr layover after my flight from Boston on Northwest. It is amazing that at the time KLM used to serve the route with...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22358

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

What I really would love to see is a return of the US Airlines to IST. DL272/273 was a suspension in 2016, hopefully to return soon if these numbers are coming back up! Not in near future. Turkey is still considered high risk country by State Department. Besides that, the competition is pretty toug...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 22358

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

One last thing to mention. Toward the end of the flight, I was about to use the front lav and the co-pilot was standing there. To my surprise, he greeted me and then punched in the numbers and opened the cockpit door and walked in. That was the first time in many years I've seen the inside of a coc...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 17778

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2017

I was just checking flights and I'm amazed that on popular routes such as IST-DLM or IST-BJV the (almost) absence of KK and 8Q is astonishing. Especially on weekends in summer, those flights fill up themselves easily. Instead, TK is charging 350 TRY oneway fares in a more or less monopoly. Differen...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon May 29, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERF?
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

Re: 777-300ERF?

I have a feeling like we will see 777XF before the 77WF.

Jump to post
by bahadir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 270
Views: 22527

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

A formal list of the airlines affected has yet to be released, but an official speaking to the Associated Press (AP) said it would apply to the following 10 airports in eight countries: Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan Cairo International Airport, Egypt Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey King...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2017
Replies: 211
Views: 18649

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2017

From what I can find out, here is the TK 183 timeline: -4:40pm heading 227deg at 400kt @ 38,000 -4:44pm heading 227deg at 400kt @32,000 (I think somewhere here they lost the engine) -4:48pm heading 242deg at 380kt @30,000 (I think this is where they changed route for IAD) -5:41 to 6:50pm..............

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2017
Replies: 211
Views: 18649

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2017

According to one of Turkish aviation website, TK agreed with Atlas Air for a wet-leased Boeing 747 cargo and it will start flying for TK in next a couple of days. http://www.kokpit.aero/thy-atlas-air-b747-kiralama (it's Turkish) It's replacement of MyCargo 747 's mission. My sources in TK say that ...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 12172

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2016

However as of today there are a further 11 (and rather oldish) b738s flying under Anadolujet colors but registered as TC-JFC and onwards. These are actually a part of TK's owned (totally paid for the ownership) b738s dated from 1998 or so. In other words TK can sell away these frames with a simple ...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL Rasies Regional Pay
Replies: 22
Views: 4858

Re: AAL Rasies Regional Pay

alasizon wrote:
, I could see Skywest, PSA, Piedmont, Envoy, Endeavor, Compass, Horizon, ExpressJet, and Republic being the surviving entities in the industry. .


Even that is just too many.. :)

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 12172

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2016

What about the latest rumor of Anadolujet withdrawing all aircraft leased and operated by Sunexpress from SAW? I don't know how many are based in SAW, but in total XQ currently provides 26 aircraft. Is there a chance TK might fill the gap by transferring more and more frames to SAW (if this rumor i...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL Rasies Regional Pay
Replies: 22
Views: 4858

Re: AAL Rasies Regional Pay

40 bucks an hour, 80 hours a month, for a total of 3200. However you slice and dice it, that's still peanuts. Don't know about you, but I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning for that kind of money. $38400 for 960 hours of work plus an additional $35000 as a bonus. $73400 for 960 hours is an effe...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL Rasies Regional Pay
Replies: 22
Views: 4858

Re: AAL Rasies Regional Pay

40 bucks an hour, 80 hours a month, for a total of 3200. However you slice and dice it, that's still peanuts. Don't know about you, but I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning for that kind of money. $38400 for 960 hours of work plus an additional $35000 as a bonus. $73400 for 960 hours is an effe...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 40
Views: 7697

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

I remember commuting IAD-SEA around 2002 on 767s in busy season.
The SEA-LAX service was done with nothing but mainline, including some 757s.
Also flew SEA-JFK non stop on their Airbus service.

Jump to post
by bahadir
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK winds: likely traffic impact
Replies: 14
Views: 3461

Re: JFK winds: likely traffic impact

Is runway configuration likely to be the determining factor in making or missing a connection? My limited knowledge of JFK suggests it could play a big role (especially since short-range flights like DCA on an E75 are the worst-hit when flow control happens), and apparently there's something to tha...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 12172

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2016

Seeing all this construction I cannot help but think that TK787 should make a documentary about the whole thing and launch his directorial career :)

Jump to post
by bahadir
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 739ER's
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: TK 739ER's

TK also has other 737NGs, so it's not like there's a huge commonality disadvantage to flying the 737-900ER. As I understand it, the 739 is also cheaper to operate than the A321, because it's lighter. So, if you don't need the performance of the 321, the 739 is fine. Despite the popular belief that ...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL105 BOS-ATL: Why chronically late this past week?
Replies: 28
Views: 2989

Re: DL105 BOS-ATL: Why chronically late this past week?

You know, people have giving you the reason why this has been operating late. These last few weeks have been terrible in terms of airspace saturation, ground stops, delays, diversions and delays. The gate agents, pilots, FAs, skyclub agents get a special kick out of their lies that they tell to thei...

Jump to post
by bahadir
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 739ER's
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: TK 739ER's

The 739ERs are specially spec aircraft for TK. They are limited in the number of seats, they carry extended range tanks. They were ordered for thing and long Africa routes that A321 cannot do.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 27