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Turkish777X
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:47 pm

Quoting ist2014 (Reply 49):
hi turkish 777x
do you know why the contract has been cancelled, why they took one of it and then cancelled contract

No, I just heart that they could not agree on the terms. Could also be due to the high increase of the turkish lira. I also think that TK will only take 2 of the initially planned 3 Jet Airways A332s. I hope I am wrong on the latter, since these birds are not bad at all.
 
ist2014
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:51 am

as far as i remember they have a budget of 57 wb for 2014. If they cancel or reduce number of leased plan budget would notbe acheived.
on the other hand 220 for A332 would not be profitable (only 30 high yield c pax)
may be they can use the frame for thin long routes as an example deploying it for Jakarta (non stop) or Vietnam if they have enough range (both are tag on Sin or Bkk flights right now)
 
ist2014
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:35 am

according to www.kokpit.aero 4 LOT 788 will be wet leased and deployed on Boston route.
i saw this rumor at same site for the past 4 months. lets see
 
northstar80
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:09 am

unfortunately, nothing from kokpit.aero came out to be true in the last few months (787s, A380s, etc.). Anytime they make up a story, a TK executive comes up and denies it (those guys arent reliable either, but..)

so, when you see news originating from kokpit.aero, think twice before believing it.

(I hope I am wrong, btw, 787s would be awesome)
 
Turkish777X
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:24 pm

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 53):
unfortunately, nothing from kokpit.aero came out to be true in the last few months (787s, A380s, etc.). Anytime they make up a story, a TK executive comes up and denies it (those guys arent reliable either, but..)

so, when you see news originating from kokpit.aero, think twice before believing it.

(I hope I am wrong, btw, 787s would be awesome)

+1

BTW, latest information that I got confirms that TC-JNU will be delivered soon against all the speculation that the lease contract was canceled

[Edited 2014-03-23 05:25:45]
 
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TK105
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:56 pm

It is all quiet at Turkish Aviation lately. I suppose, you also follow MH370 story breathlessly like me.

I'm on my way to AMS and sitting now at THY Istanbul Lounge for the first time after extension. I have to say that I'm quite impressed . Kudos to TK management. Even though now it is a big space, they managed to make it a welcoming warm place. Much much better than LH or EK lounges at their home airports.

However I must warn you, it is already 50% full even after the extension.

http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p682/UmutAydinOrtana/IstanbulLounge23-3-2014_zps825dad5c.jpg

[Edited 2014-03-23 09:57:51]
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TK787
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:58 pm

Hello everyone,
As you might have noticed I have been taking a break for the last 4 months from a.net.
Thanks to LAXintl for keeping the threads up and others for keeping in touch.
I am a bit behind on Turkish aviation news but from now on I will try to participate as much as I can.

Also I have been really busy this year and after joining TK Miles and Smiles (finally!!), I flew close to 40,000 miles so far this year on TK and will qualify for Elite on my next flight. I flew a good combination of flights; both domestic and international, and TK is doing a good job but the usual problems remain.
Still almost all my flights were nearly full/on time and uneventful.

Again, thank you LAXintl  
 
ist2014
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:46 pm

hi TK787
great to see u. i was following u for the past 5-6 years, finally i joined but could not be here at the same time.
accoring to kokpit.aero rumors for wet leasing Lot 787s, maybe this timewe will see 787s(hope not only rumor)
 
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OA260
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:03 pm

Quoting TK105 (Reply 55):

Well it was badly needed and people were left standing before. I can see another lounge being opened in future if this one fills up and cant be extended again. Maybe a seperate one for Elite Plus.

Quoting TK787 (Reply 56):

Hey great to see you back . Congrats on the Elite it really eases travel through IST along with other nice benefits.
 
ist2014
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:40 pm

by the wat, TAV passport card is some thing great as well, real time saver, makes life more than easy
 
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TK787
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:59 pm

ist2014, welcome to a.net

-TK gets another used 321, TC-JMM msn 2916
-TC-JOB, latest TK 333, cn 1514, should be joining TK fleet shortly
-Pegasus receives its 4th Winglet 320 TC-DCD
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:53 am

Welcome back TK787 !

Hope all your endeavors over the last few months were a success.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
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OA260
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:05 pm

Bora Jet is to operate Summer services to RHO and JTR.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/08D642BF-EE45-4433-9B86-4088BE6C648F_zpsvxm47ua1.jpg

Link in Greek only :

news.travelling.gr

[Edited 2014-03-27 13:09:33]
 
ist2014
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:13 pm

according to kokpit.aero, TC-JDJ retired this week, i checked from web and found last flight to SAW.
tail will be used for repairing TC-JDN.
it seems that gradual phase out started, however problem I see is that 7A340 were part of 2014 budget.
I am not sure whether 57 WB budget for 2014 will be acheivable or not (unless new leases)
 
TurkishWings
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:32 pm

Quoting TK787 (Reply 56):
Also I have been really busy this year and after joining TK Miles and Smiles (finally!!), I flew close to 40,000 miles so far this year on TK and will qualify for Elite on my next flight.

After my long haul flights last week, I also just became Elite  

I used to be Elite many many moons ago when one could become an Elite member based on the numbers of flights and not necessarily on miles flown....

It will be exciting...
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captainmeeerkat
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:40 am

A question for our IST airport specialists if I may?

My wife and I are flying with TK in August (first time on TK - very excited!) from KZN to DUB. I am wondering about the transfer in IST. Is it a simple transit? Or do we have to go through security procedures?

I have tried to find information on the net but it has only confused me more.

We have 1hr 10mins to transit in IST and I am wondering if it is enough for our type of flight transfer?

Thanks for any help!  
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OA260
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:38 am

Quoting captainmeeerkat (Reply 65):
We have 1hr 10mins to transit in IST and I am wondering if it is enough for our type of flight transfer?

Arriving from KZN you will head to flight connections where more often than not its a cattle market. Its one of the weak points in the whole experience IMHO. The connection is possible if everything is on time. I have done a one hour connection but it was a rush from gate to gate. You do need to clear security at the flight connections which is what takes the time. Last time it was a free for all. ! My advice is just dont hang around.

[Edited 2014-03-28 03:08:37]
 
captainmeeerkat
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks OA260, that's what I was afraid of. Let's hope everything works out well!
my luggage is better travelled than me!
 
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TK105
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:58 pm

Quoting captainmeeerkat (Reply 65):
do we have to go through security procedures?

Today I returned back from AMS via IST. Now at IST, arriving passengers, who have international transfers, are directly disembarked to departures level at the gate ramp. I do not know if this is the policy for all international arrivals or only for flights arriving from airports with better security measures. But it certainly helps and I also witnessed that security check at arrivals level to go to departure level was completely empty.

By the way, it was another judgement day at IST. Looks like this time it is the rush for tomorrows elections  
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Turkish777X
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:20 am

Turkish Airlines received another Airbus A321-231 from AWAS/PAFCO last night. The aircraft with its new registration TC-JMM was a former Kingfisher aircraft. One additional plane is expected to join as TC-JMN within the next months, too.

Their previous config was 32J 119Y. Very premium heavy, which is quite opposite to TK's A321s.

BTW, the former two 9W A332, which arrived a couple of weeks ago, are still not in service. Any ideas?

[Edited 2014-03-30 03:21:30]
 
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RE: Turkish Aviation March 2014

Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:16 pm

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