Review of Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul Tel Aviv in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK794
Class Economy
Seat 15A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 2:10
Take-off 27 Dec 14, 09:20
Arrival at 27 Dec 14, 11:30
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Yonatan Paz
By 3067
Published on 29th April 2015
Hi and hello back, welcome to my flight report!

This report consists my trip to South Africa for travelling and visit friends. My schedule is as follow:
TK TLV-IST Y A332 - http://flight-report.com/en/report-9054.html
TK IST-CPT (via Johannesburg) Y A333 - http://flight-report.com/en/report-9066.html
TK JNB-CPT Y A333 (Same plane, same flight from Istanbul) - http://flight-report.com/en/report-10005.html
SA CPT-JNB Y A346 - coming soon
TK JNB-IST Y A333 - coming soon
TK IST-TLV Y A320 - YOU ARE HERE!

Leaving the plane from Johannesburg:
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I had 4 hours to burn until my flight so I entered to TK CIP lounge with my 1K UA member. I was there few times so nothing were new for me. It was a dark and rainny outside so I'm sorry that there's not spotting photos…
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I wanted to play but it was close:
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Sexy 77W:
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All you can eat:
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You can see flight radar of IST airport on a big screen:
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I left the lounge and went to my gate at 8:40AM, our gate was in the oppsite side of the Terminal, gate 210. I was pretty sad to left the lounge and back home….
Aegean A320 and more (and only) Turkish Aircrafts. How much planes did you count?
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Last photos form IST:
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My ride for today: Airbus A320 (Changed from A319), TC-JPB ex-2005.
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All passengers to Tel Aviv had to get a sign of IST airport on their boarding passes from the boarding counter, more security on the way to Israel.
I passed the boarding line as I used my 1K card as a Business Class member.
Cabin was nice and clean for 2 hours flight:
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Flight was 100% load, It was after Hannukah holiday but most of the passengers weren't Israeli/Turkish, they went to visit Israel and Bethlehem for the Christmas or doing business in Israel.
A short leg for today flight:
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It was rainny outside since 5AM:
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British A320 taxing:
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Pitch were decent. not as the tighter seats on the A330 (I'm 1.76m)
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She also wanted to arrive to Israel!
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We had been waiting for 1 hour on the taxi runway for giving an Issue for departure

Turkish 737-800:
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Atlasjet A319 special livery. You can find my FR with Atlas also to Tel Aviv: http://flight-report.com/en/report-7293.html
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Turkish Airlines A321, You can find my FR on the A321 from Tel Aviv: http://flight-report.com/en/report-7507.html
Turkish Airlines A330:
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I don't want to be on this flight, hope that Iraqian citizens are ok!!!
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Welcome neigbors from the north!
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Finally, at 10:22AM we got the issue for departuer, more than 1 being stucking on the plane!!!
Take off:


Lavatory:

Cursing over Antalya, on our way to Israel:
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Seat:
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I was full from the breakfast that I hate in the lounge so I didn't asked for that. The meal was some of cheese, chicken, vegtables and a cake. I studied for a test in Math durning flight.
Approch started:
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We landed safely on RWY 21 at 12:05PM, after 1h43m in the air. Great service again from TK.
Air Canada 787-8 from YYZ:
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El Al 737-900:
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Our plane parked at gate B8:
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Thank You for reading!

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Verdict

Turkish Airlines

8.5/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment7.5
meal/catering9.0

Turkish Airlines Lounge

9.6/10
Comfort9.5
meal/catering9.5
Entertainment10.0
Services9.5

Istanbul - IST

8.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Tel Aviv - TLV

8.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

TK is a great airline with a cheap prices. TK is better than airlines that I've flown like UA,LX,LH,OS,AR,AC,TG,LY and more. Great meals, nice cabin crew but seat pitch can be tight.
But I'll continue to fly with Turkish Airlines.
Destantions that I flew with Turkish:
Johannesburg (2 times)
Cape Town (2 times)
Shanghai
Singapore
Istanbul
Kathmandu
Lagos
New Delhi
Planes that flown with Turkish:
A319
A320
A321
A330-200
A330-300
A340-300
737-800
737-900
777-300ER

:) :) :)

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