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Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)

Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:04 am

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Turkish Airlines TK716
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl, India (BOM/VABB) to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport ( IST ISL/LTBA), Turkey
August 15th 2018
Departure: 0625 hours IST, arrival: 1040 hours TRT
Seat 22K, Economy Class
TC-JOA, 4.5 years old Airbus A330-303 named 'Pamukkale'
3rd flight on Turkish Airlines
6th flight on Airbus A330-300
13th flight on Airbus A330 series
Altitude: FL380, FL340, FL360
#102 on YouTube!
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INTRODUCTION
And so, in attempt to keep to schedules and consistently present to you trip reports I have the next installment of the Summer 2018 series, as I look to winding this up and moving forward. Unsurprisingly, it was Turkish Airlines back to the United States. Surprisingly, for two weeks in August 2018 TK sent Airbus A330-300s instead of the usual ex-Kenya Airways Boeing 777-300ERs. The assumption was that TK were finally going to return these back to Kenya Airways so that they could have their own expansion plans. Turns out, even now in February 2020, TC-LKA/B/C still operate for TK, and are still very much deployed to New Delhi & Mumbai.

Before anything, the story so far:

Scintillating Summer 2018: Envoy Air ERJ-175 FAR-DFW (Y, Jul '18) + BONUS Air Force One & Thunderbirds (pics + videos)

Scintillating Summer 2018 (2): American Airlines' Refurbished 777 (DFW-MIA Y, Jul '18, pics + videos)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (3): Turkish Delight! (777-300ER MIA-IST Y, Jul '18, pics + videos)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (4): Tantalizing Turkish - a missed connection? (777-300ER IST-DEL Y, Jul '18, pics + videos)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (5): Was That My Last Flight on Jet Airways?! (A330-200 DEL-BOM Y Jul '18, pics + videos)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (6): #NotJustAnotherNEO - Vistara's Premium Economy! (BOM - DEL Jul '18, pics + videos)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (7): The Final Leg Home - jetlag jetlag jetlag! (Vistara A320 DEL-CCU Jul '18, pics + video)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (8): Purple plane, purple plane! Cambodia bound on Thai's A330 (CCU-BKK Aug '18, pics + video)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (9): Fly Smart, Fly Sabai, Fly Thai Smile! (BKK-PNH Y A320 Aug '18, pics + video)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (10): Adventures of the Xian MA60! (many pics, PNH-KOS-REP Y, Aug 18)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (11): The $27 FSC - Bassaka Air's A320 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (SEVERAL pics + videos, Aug 18))
Scintillating Summer 2018 (12): My Shortest Flight on a wide body - TG A333 PNH-BKK Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (13): The Race Against Time... TG A333 BKK-CCU Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)

Like the Delhi - Istanbul flight, this is one of the last medium/long haul intl departures out of Mumbai, with TK721 departing at 0625 hours, and arriving in Istanbul at 1040 hours, in time for the USA bank among others.

In addition to a cheap fare thanks to the multi-city trick, there was also the avgeek ulterior motive to get back to the USA in Atlanta. The IST-ATL flight would be on the A330-200, a plane that TK have a very small fleet of dedicated to very long flights, and so have them refurbished. More on this in the next part.

T - 24 HOURS
TK720 on 13th August 2018 diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency. This delayed TK721 by about 3.5 hours. My layover would be 3.5 hours. Hmmm.... these are rare, but could happen and has to be dealt with. Seats were booked through TK's call center, I got my desired window seats. Once again, they were quite inhospitable, but what can you do, they seemed to have bad days 30 days apart....

I proceeded with the online check in 24 hours prior. No boarding pass issued. Hmmm, the SSSS check then?
BOM-IST
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IST-ATL
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Ah sweet, I see.
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A random flightradar24 filter search for A330-300s in Istanbul yielded an airplane just having pushed back from the new part of Ataturk Airport. Yes, TK720 had made an on time departure to head to Mumbai! Nice, nice. She would be operated by TC-JOA, a 4.5 years old Airbus A330-303 (GE CF6 engines) named Pamukkale, after the mineral rich town in western Turkey. Would've been nice to have gotten the 100th aircraft livery, but beggars can't be choosers.

I took a quick nap before heading for the airport. I had caught TK720 descending down through FL370 from FL330 over Pakistan. Greeeeeeeat! A repeat of last night, I thought. With all kinds of nerves, once again, I headed for the airport. Left my relatives’ place at around 3am for what would be quick drive over, seeing as most Europe & Asia bound flights had departed, the MEB3 were being checked in & security, while the domestic bank would just be opening up, keeping international empty. The 0625 hours departure, as I mentioned earlier, would be alright.

Terminal 2 is always a pleasure to be at, more so on this day: August 15th India celebrate the Independence Day, and the saffron white and green lights donning the pillars. A beautiful sight indeed. ID check was quick, and I was in the terminal looking for the check in counters.
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CHECK IN, SECURITY, IMMIGRATION
Check in opened 3 hours before departure time. It went by quick, with the dreaded SSSS showing up on my boarding pass. Oh well, I saw this coming anyway.
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Security & immigration did take a better part of 20 minutes, but nothing terrible of course. Was airside at 0348 hours IST - with 2hr37min to kill. Time for my routine of walking concourse to concourse, in addition to spotting some of the international planes too I suppose. Let the pictures do the talking...

Duty Free
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PLANESPOTTING
ET used to operate 2 flights from BOM to ADD, a combination of 737s, 777s, 787s, 350s... This being a 787 on the day
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QR557 often switches between a 777-300ER and 777-200LR, but more often than not the former
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EY205. I took this flight 14 months prior, on the B777-200LR. It was honestly one of the worst flights I have taken... :(
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The relaunched Jazeera, J9 402 to Kuwait
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Completing the Middle East Big 3 trio, the mighty Emirates A380! Dubai bound EK501, and it would go full.
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Air India had one B787-8 flying between Mumbai & Heathrow. Just the one BOM-LHR flight for them back then...
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Looking south
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Spotting & whatnot for about 30 minutes, before heading to the two domestic concourses, the one I like to call the Air India/Jet Airways concourse, and the Vistara concourse. Of course, this has changed significantly since April 2019.

Domestic: looking at this picture you'd think it is Spring 2019, just one 9W among several AIs. As I mentioned in the earlier parts, initial reports of Jet's troubles surfaced when I was in India during this trip.... But nothing cut, yet.
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Art
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(Come 2020): Grounded redefined - Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8. She was BLR bound.
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Intl & domestic 'swing' gates
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Private full service carriers of India...
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There was some more intl activity around, but I decided to take a quick nap of sorts before departure, and the long flight(s) ahead. As I saw TC-JOA pull in in the distance I knew everything would be okay.

BOARDING
As with all naps, it ended much too soon. I made my way towards gate 77 for boarding. In fact, I was a little late if anything - it was already on to the last call! I made it quick to take a picture of the A330 taking me over to Istanbul.
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.....not before some more spotting!
Mahe bound
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DMK bound 737-900ER
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Never miss an opportunity to spot an A340-300! Mauritius bound.
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AI B777-300ER, probably came in from Jeddah.
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Boarding pass
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9W A330, in happier days, with a smile on it's face...
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Ah, hello Pamukkale!
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ONBOARD
I was onboard at 0600 hours, with 25 minutes to departure. Business class was in a 2-2-2 configuration, while economy in 2-4-2, standard for an A330.
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I was a bit surprised to find the IFE to be similar as those on the leased-from-KQ 777s, and not exactly the new IFE I found on TC-JJY. No big deal though. I took my seat 22K, the cabin filled up pretty quick. It would be a full flight. Being the summer, the sun slowly started to peak through the horizon, the day got brighter and brighter: the sunset would be in Atlanta!
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The First Officer came around with an announcement - I appreciated the information I got from the cockpit before the flight itself on all 4 flights I’d have. 38000 feet, 6hr25min: this should be an easy one, I said to myself. A Jet Airways 777-300ER from LHR pulled up, VT-JET. The flagship 77W. I hoped for a better situation for the airline given the news reports of summer 2018, and boy did it all change!
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Newspapers were handed out from a cart to several passengers who requested it. Nice! The crew seemed to be in and around: nothing warm, but there to be of service. I couldn’t tell you if they flew in from IST on TK720 the same morning, or the night before and had a layover. Hmm…

DEPARTURE
Everything sorta ‘died down’ a little, then again I was on the airplane for only 20 odd minutes. I felt the tug push us back at 0619 hours, 6 minutes before time. Not bad! The new Turkish Airlines safety video played: the one with Lego! It has seemed to have been quite the hit with most, but I do agree with Batman (who also was my childhood super hero, so it checks out :D ): the catchy song has since been stuck to my head…
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…both GE CF6 were started up with no issue, we taxied towards Runway 27. The start up video, for those who enjoy the GE CF6 sounds! :D

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This airplane also had an onboard camera, nice nice! We were lined up and ready to go for 0637 hours, just 12 minutes after departure time. Took off westbound for a while before changing course to the northwest. It was a smooth climb up to 36000 feet.

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Take off video

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INFLIGHT
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They handed out a water bottle, as was the case with the IST-DEL flight: I have come to notice that most international airlines hand out a bottle of water on India bound and Indian departure flights. Striking!
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Cabin
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As with both Turkish Airlines flights so far however, an amenity kit was handed out: I gave the first two over to my parents for their travel needs, seeing as TK is one of very few airlines that hand this out, especially on a flight of under 6 hours in length!
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36000 feet
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Like the other 2 Turkish flights, WiFi was pretty shoddy. Horrendously shoddy. It would not load past the payment info page on all 3 occasions so far...
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In preparation for breakfast they announced that the in flight entertainment would have to be reset: I was glad they did, it was very glitchy, but then it worked just fine afterwards. Breakfast was served soon after, the options being the typical vegetarian or non vegetarian. I went for the latter with a cup of Turkish’s amazing homemade lemonade. Breakfast contained a cheese plate, some nice and lightly sweetened porridge, fresh bread (with butter & sour cherry jam) and water.
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Unfortunately however, the main course was not quite up to standard. The only thing that was non vegetarian about it was 2 very small pieces of turkey bacon in the sandwich, and some Turkish savory pastry which I liked. Overall, all the sides were good, the mains not so much. A little surprising given catering was in fact loaded up at Istanbul, Do&Co.
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Biber... Pepper... Piper?! :P
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Cheese plate was alright.
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Other sides
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Porridge was awesome! Sides > mains.
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Lemonade
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We were overflying Dubai as I dug in to the breakfast. Timely: the IFE started to work just fine! Unlike the last flight on TK, the headsets on this flight worked wonderfully as well. I decided to watch the Martian, Matt Damon at his best!
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Headphones - yay, they worked!
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Some time in to the flight I decided to take my lavatory break and stretch my legs: restroom was clean, no issues. A self service bar was set up with the usual juices, water & aerated drinks, in addition to a yogurt based drink which I thought was interesting, so I took a cup of that.
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Not a whole lot happened for the rest of the flight, lights were turned off as most others tried to catch up with sleep: my strategy was to sleep after lunch on the next flight: HO BOY WOULD THIS BE AN ERROR!

About an hour and a half before arrival: another round of service! Guess the flight westbound from BOM is just that little bit longer to warrant a snack service before touchdown: just a sandwich, and a fairly unimpressive one at that. Whatever happened to Do&Co's awesome food?!
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DESCENT & ARRIVAL
A timely announcement from the flight deck 40 minutes prior to landing: we’d be on the ground for 1030am, barring any traffic delays, with a bit of a long taxi to the parking gate.

Hello again, Turkey!
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Beautiful day innit?
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A slight northerly wind for us, meaning a slight crosswind on landing seeing as runway 5 was being used for arrivals. Slowly we made our way down, by flying the downwind for 5, giving me a fairly decent view of Ataturk Airport, and the city itself. Did have to extend downwind a bit because of traffic, but we did not have to hold prior to it.
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On final
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Was a relatively smooth landing for the most part I think, touching down after a flying time of 6hr23min in flight. Pretty smooth, a nice & quick way to get to Europe from BOM. :)
Landing video

Taxied away from the terminal itself. Not a surprise, I was mostly expecting a ramp/bus arrival. Besides, they are more fun anyway.

Is IsTaNbUl TuRkIsH's HoMe BaSe??
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Was nice to see the SQ B777-200ER: a long flight back to SIN for her!
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Heavy!
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Spotted Aegean for the first time @ MUC 2 summers ago.
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Atlas Global is also a goner now...
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Got to the stand & engines out at 1035 hours, 5 minutes before time. Of course I took my time. Did not want to spend any longer at IST than I had to...

Disembarking. Only through the front door this time.
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Thank you, Pamukkale! She'd head to Madrid as TK1859 next.
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GE CF6. Turkish have A330s with all 3 engine types.
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Finally! Spotted the A318 for the first time ever!! :D
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We were taken to a different arrivals hall, at least compared to what I had seen when coming in from Miami. 'Oh joy', I said to myself. 'Lines at transfer security.' Oh well, it was a good thing I had over 3 hours to kill in Istanbul Ataturk, before the beast of a flight to Atlanta....

CONCLUSION
Some commons themes showed up on Turkish this around, now it just had to be reaffirmed on the flight to Atlanta. The good? On time, #smoothoperation, crew were generally pretty courteous, IFE had tonnes of content despite being glitchy in the beginning. Amenity kit, even for this short a flight, was awesome. The only thing that made this flight the outlier was the food. Not sure what happened there! Ground experience at BOM was fine as always. Can I get a view and like on my 102th video on YouTube? On to TK32!

My trip reports:
2018
Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18) (video trip report)Scintillating Summer 2018 (13): The Race Against Time... TG A333 BKK-CCU Y (pics + videos, Aug 18) (video trip report)

Scintillating Summer 2018 (12): My Shortest Flight on a wide body - TG A333 PNH-BKK Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)
(video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (11): The $27 FSC - Bassaka Air's A320 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (SEVERAL pics + videos, Aug 18)) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (10): Adventures of the Xian MA60! (many pics, PNH-KOS-REP Y, Aug 18) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (9): Fly Smart, Fly Sabai, Fly Thai Smile! (BKK-PNH Y A320 Aug '18, pics + video) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (8): Purple plane, purple plane! Cambodia bound on Thai's A330 (CCU-BKK Aug '18, pics + video) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (7): The Final Leg Home - jetlag jetlag jetlag! (Vistara A320 DEL-CCU Jul '18, pics + video) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (6): #NotJustAnotherNEO - Vistara's Premium Economy! (BOM - DEL Jul '18, pics + videos) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (5): Was That My Last Flight on Jet Airways?! (A330-200 DEL-BOM Y Jul '18, pics + videos) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (4): Tantalizing Turkish - a missed connection? (777-300ER IST-DEL Y, Jul '18, pics + videos) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (3): Turkish Delight! (777-300ER MIA-IST Y, Jul '18, pics + videos) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018 (2): American Airlines' Refurbished 777 (DFW-MIA Y, Jul '18, pics + videos) (video trip report)
Scintillating Summer 2018: Envoy Air ERJ-175 FAR-DFW (Y, Jul '18) + BONUS Air Force One & Thunderbirds (pics + videos)
(video trip report)
A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (4): The Comfortable CRJ?! (UA4851 ORD-FAR Mar '18 Y)(video trip report)
A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (3): Red Eye hub-to-hub on the A320 (UA2139 EWR-ORD Mar '18 Y)(video trip report)
A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (2) - DeIcing Delays; The Big Boeing 777! (UA1995 Y ORD-FAR Mar' 18)(video trip report)
A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (1) - United Express/ExpressJet ERJ-145LR (UA4082 Y FAR-ORD Mar' 18)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (10): Frozen Fuel Truck - uncertainty ensues! (DL461 JFK-MSP, B717-200 Jan '18)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (9): BA's logo jet, the uncertainty of NYC's winter storm! (BA173 LHR-JFK, B747-400 Jan '18)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (8): The Red Eye 747! (BA142, DEL-LHR, B747-400 Jan '18, pics)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (7): Vistara's amazing Business Class! (UK778 CCU-DEL A320 Jan '18, pics & video TR)(video trip report)

2017
*NO FLIGHTS* Wobbly Winter '17/18 (6): Himalayas, Palam Air Force Museum, Heavily Delayed Rajdhani Express
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (5): Fly Smart? Not quite: The GoAir Debut! (G8128 CCU-DEL A320 Dec'17, pics & video TR)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (4): Efficient Air India! (AI401 DEL - CCU B787 Dec'17, pics & video TR)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (3): Elegantly British? (BA143 LHR-DEL B747-400 WT Dec'17, pics & video TR)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/18 (2): A British Concorde, A British Queen! (BA116 B747-400 World Traveller Dec'17, pics & video TR)(video trip report)
Wobbly Winter '17/'18 (1): Insane tailwinds to the Big Apple! (DL A319 MSP-JFK Dec '17 Y, pics & video TR)(video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (10): Software glitch'd? (SkyWest Delta CRJ-200ER, MSP-GFK, Jun '17, w/pics & video TR)(video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (9): Yet no CRJ-700 for you! (IAD-MSP UA E175, Y, Jun '17)(video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (8): A tale of 2 Etihads - electronics BANNED! (B77L/B789, BOM-AUH-IAD, Y, Jun '17)(video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (7): Jet's extended range B737 (9W472 CCU-BOM, Y, pics & vids)(video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (6): Delays galore, inefficiency ensues! (SpiceJet, B737-900ER, SG517 BLR-CCU, Y)(video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (5): Missed opportunity with Jet's A330 (BOM-BLR, Y, B73H, May '17) [pics & video TR](video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (4): Short flight on the Etihad A380! (AUH-BOM, Y, May '17) [pics & video TR] (video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (3): Elegant Etihad? (JFK-AUH, A380 Y, May '17) [many pics & video TR] (video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (2): No MD-88 for you! (MSP-LGA, DL Y, May '17) [pics & video TR]] (video trip report)
A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (1): No CRJ-700 for you! (GFK-MSP, SkyWest Delta) [pics & video TR] (video trip report)
Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho, NO flights!)
Winter Break 2016/17 (9): The Final Hop Home (AA Eagle ERJ-145, ORD-FAR, Jan '17, Y) (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016/17 (8): Ultra long haul with Etihad (AUH-ORD, Y, Jan '17) (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016/17 (7): Enticing Etihad to Abu Dhabi! (CCU-AUH, Jan '17, Y) (video trip report)

2016
Winter Break 2016 (6): My last flight on Jet Airways' ATR (GAU-CCU, Y, Dec '16) + Scintillating Sunderbans (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016 (6): My last flight on Jet Airways' ATR (GAU-CCU, Y, Dec '16) + Scintillating Sunderbans (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016 (5): Konnecting to Kaziranga (S24363 B73H CCU-GAU Y, Dec '16) (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016 (4): Take us home, Qatar Airways! (QR540, DOH-CCU, Y, Dec'16) (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016 (3): Long haul middle seat - our first flight on Qatar Airways! (QR28 MAN-DOH, Y, Dec'16) (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016 (2): Pencil Jet across the Atlantic (AA54 MAN-ORD, Y+, Dec'16) (video trip report)
Winter Break 2016 (1): The Frozen Embraer Delay - missed connection! (FAR-ORD, Dec '16) (video trip report)
Thanksgiving '16 in the Sin City - My Allegiance with N891GA, to divert or not to divert (LAS-GFK Nov '16) (video trip report)
Thanksgiving '16 in the Sin City - My Allegiance with Allegiant! (Part 1, many pictures) (video trip report)
The day I flew the world's most popular plane (GFK-FAR-CKN-GFK, C172)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 14: Delta Connection, a quick hop in the Midwest! (MSP - GFK, Aug '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 13: Super old, Super 80, Mad Dog Across the Midwest! (AA ORD-MSP, Aug'16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 12: Flying the Friendly Skies... (United Munich to Chicago, Aug '16)) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 11: Epic Lufthansa, Epic A340! (Delhi to Munich, Aug '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 10: Konnect, Lite, Delight...(S2 B73H CCU-DEL, Aug '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 9: Take me home, Vistara! (DEL-CCU, Jul '16) (video trip report)[/color]
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 8: Vistara's INAUGURAL flight out of Kolkata! (CCU-DEL, Jun '16)) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 7: Efficient IndiGo! (Mumbai to Kolkata, A320, May '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 6: Big delays, cracked windshield, angry passengers (SG CCU-BOM B73J) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 5: Air India's domestic Dream)liner (DEL-CCU May '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 4: Nearly First Class - stories of the empty A380! (LH FRA-DEL May '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 3: World's longest jet, Lufthansa's B748i! (ORD-FRA May '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 2: ChicaGO on United's A319! (MSP-ORD, May '16) (video trip report)
Summer '16 trek back home - Part 1: Sun rise onboard the long range CRJ (DL GFK-MSP CRJ-900, May '16) (video trip report)
The pencil jet(s) for spring break! (+ Iron Maiden bonus): Delta MSP-FLL-MSP, March '16 (DL1608 video trip report, DL2027 video trip report)
De-iced & Delayed, cold onboard a CRJ! (ORD-MSP-GFK on Delta, Jan '16) (ORD-MSP video report) (MSP-GFK video report)
Delta's aged B767-300ER across the Atlantic! (CDG-ORD in Y, Jan '16) (video report)
Air France's NEW Economy (B777-200ER, Bengaluru to Paris, Jan '16) (video report)
Delays and despair: stressed out in the middle seat! (Jet Airways B737 Mumbai - Bengaluru, Jan '16)
Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y) (video report)

2012
South Africa 3: 12 days in Scintillating South Africa (Kruger, Kulula and Rand Airport, Apr' 12, LONG!)
South Africa 2: Elegant Emirates Economy! (DXB-CPT, B77W, Apr '12)
South Africa 1: My first flight on Emirates, my first flight on the 777 (CMB-DXB, Apr '12)

2011
International transit with Jet Airways (BOM-MAA-CMB, Oct. '11)
Konnecting to Bhubaneswar (9W BOM-BBI-BOM, Jul '11)
Three trips between India and Sri Lanka (9W BOM-CMB-BOM: Jun '11, Jul '11, Oct. 11)
To India's Orange City: Mumbai - Nagpur - Mumbai on Jetlite & Tadoba National Park (May 2011)
My last flight on Kingfisher Airlines (and 2 other Jet flights, May '11)
 
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Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)

Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:49 am

Once again good one. In 2007 when i went to Turkey for the first time it was on board a 332. and i also visited Pammukale. have really fond memories of that place.
 
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Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)

Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:44 pm

AirIndia wrote:
Once again good one. In 2007 when i went to Turkey for the first time it was on board a 332. and i also visited Pammukale. have really fond memories of that place.

Thank you very much for giving this a read! Pammukale looks absolutely stunning. Hope to visit Turkey some day!

Cheers, CA

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