FLIGHT TK41
CLASS OF SERVICE Economy
SEAT NUMBER 18D
AIRCRAFT Airbus A330-300
TAKEOFF 14-12-26 7:45 p.m.
VIEWS 1880
LANDING AT 5:20 a.m.
Yonatan Paz
The 15th March 2016

Photo review of Turkish Airlines flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul in Economy

Hi and hello back to my flight reports!

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) - YOU ARE HERE!
SA CPT-JNB Y A346
TK JNB-IST Y A333
TK IST-TLV Y A320 - http://flight-report.com/en/report-10094.html
Background:
Me and my family planned to fly to South Africa to meet friedns and celebrate a b.day for one of them. We decided to went nearly christmas, because there is a vacation from school. We used our United Miles and payed 37.5K for each direction. We hadn't so many choices to fly from Tel Aviv to Cape Town on Star Alliance, our choices were Ethiopian Airlines (TLV-ADD B738, ADD-JNB B77L, JNB-CPT SA A319) or Turkish Airlines (TLV-IST TK A332, IST-JNB-CPT TK A333). We decided to book TK flights, as we can stay at the CIP lounge, TK service is better than ET and TK flight is a red-eye flight as not as ET flight.
Turkish will start non-stop Cape Town service from November, I think that flights will be operate also on A330-300. It will cut the flight length from 13h10m to 11h.

Connection in Johannesburg Airport:
I landed at 6.20PM and my flight to IST was schelude to 7.45PM. In my opnion the airport has a good contidion but the transafer to the international terminal can be longer than excepted. The main hall at the Terminal:
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Security checks and immigration efficlency were faster than excepted.
A panoramic view:
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Durning my connection I was entered into the Duty-Free shops which are OK and I hear a call of (Mr. Paz go to gate 24 immidetaly!!!). I left everything and run into gate 24, which is a bus gate.
Our plane, TC-JNO, A330-300 from the bus window:
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Turkish Airbus A330-300 or an old Boeing 767-300ER of El Al to taking me home? I chose TK!
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Safety video:
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Seat pitch on TK A330 is tight:
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each seat has a power outlet under the seat, USB and HDMI connection:
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Cabin before taxi:
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South African A340-300 had been parking next to us:
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Before takeoff:
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Bye Johannesburg (By local people: Jo'burg)!
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I asked for coke durning the pre-meal service:
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Dinner included mashed potatos, vegetebales, sliced chicken, 2 salades, ban, cheese and a honey cake i guess. I orderd to drink orange juice and Efes beer (Turkish local beer, "Efes Pilsen", "Andoulu Efes")
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After watching one or two movies we were behind the Ecuator line, passed Nairboi and the Kilimanjaro:
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Durning the rest of the flight I tried to sleep the 4 hours until the breakfast service but I was seated next to a Danish family that their kids starting bother me and put their legs near me till I was talking to their parents….. ugly and horrible.
Breakfast service was started 1h30m before landing and included an omelette, sliced fruits, ban and some cheeses.I got water and coffe for waking up, Meal was just OK, nothing more above it:
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Landing:
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We landed at 5.15AM in Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Disembarking the airplane:
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We got a bus gate and the temparture was 0 degrees at this time….. so cold and unexceptable!
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Verdict

Turkish Airlines 

Cabin 8.0
Cabin crew 10.0
Entertainment 10.0
meal/catering 8.0
TOTAL 9.0/10

Johannesburg - JNB 

Efficiency 8.5
Access 8.0
Services 8.0
Cleanliness 10.0
TOTAL 8.6/10

Istanbul - IST 

Efficiency 7.5
Access 8.5
Services 8.5
Cleanliness 8.5
TOTAL 8.2/10

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