With reference to the heat, I was roasted on a 739 to DAR. I asked the FA
to turn it down twice, then I asked the chef de cabin to turn it down. She said she had told the cockpit twice. ( in a 739 the flight crew control temp apparently) My wife and a bunch of other clients were also complaining, and so finally I said " call the captain here I'll complain to his face" N.she did not but kept giving us water. On arrival I spoke to the TK
station manager who said out a complaint in.
I did- formal complaint in writing, took two weeks and got a reply saying it was a sensor issue. Since that flight the last two have been just about ok.
My Dutch source and my US source tell me it's a matter of stretched aircraft , the chiller next to the APU and the distance between.
But to have the same issue on big aircraft and to have all of you confirming it makes me think it is policy. But why make clients unhappy?
My engineering and pilot sources tell me it does not save fuel/money to have a hot cabin during the cruise. And it usually is cooler down the back.
I wonder if it is the go slow that some of the staff are running. There is a dispute between TK
management and some TK
staff. i saw the guys protesting at IST
before checknin. If you strike, you are fired, so this results in aircraft being delayed on the ground, bags being left behind. Anything that can be an issue without loosing your job, the agitators are doin it. I'll ask my Turkish source about the reason behind the hot cabins... We shall see