Review of Atlasjet flight Antalya Tel Aviv in Premium Eco

Airline Atlasjet
Flight KK587
Class Premium Eco
Seat 2D
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 1:30
Take-off 04 Aug 13, 11:15
Arrival at 04 Aug 13, 12:45
KK 1 reviews
Yonatan Paz
By 4171
Published on 15th June 2014
Hello every one,
Welcome to my return leg (I didn't took the pictures on the first leg form Tel Aviv to Antalya).

I went to a holiday with my class mate to Side, Turkey (70km east from Antalya International Airport).
We were spending our holiday at Crystal Sunset Luxury Resort Club (5 stars). The hotel is great, the rooms are bigger than another club in Turkey (I was in Turkey 7 times), there is a lot of big pools and great waterpark!!!

After 9 holiday days , we needed to back home before back to school.
I woke up at 7:30AM, when the flight was at 11:15AM. I ate breakfast and went to our minibus that took us to Antalya International Airport (1 hour journey from the hotel).

We arrived to Terminal 2 at 9:50AM. The airport was very busy, there were a lot of charter flights that brought back the tourist to Israel and Europe before the beginning of the school.

The check in counter booked me to 2D seat (Premium Economy Class)
The check in was about 10 minutes, and the passport control and the security more 15 minutes. We had 1 hour of waiting before our flight back home.

I had been visiting in the Duty-Free area, but I hadn't bought anything.

I did a little spotting:

The domestick flight: TK 73G,3 Andolujet (operated by Turkish Airlines) 738 (two more located in the end of the parking area),2 PC 738 (The second located in the end of the parking area)
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The reg. of the plane was TC-ETM
Our gate was Gate 9. Spotting from gate 9:
Air Astana Airbus A320 before flight to Almaty.
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Air Astana Airbus A320 before flight to Almaty, and Lufthasna Airbus A321 just landed from Frankfurt, Prima Charter 737-800 and norwegian (My favorite lowcost livery) 737-800 too.

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The plane hadn't connected to the jetbridge so buses was taken us to the plane.

View from the buses:

Atlasjet Airbus A321 (not our plane) was parking in Terminal 2.

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Swiss Air Lines Airbus A320 from Zurich-Kloten:

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Tupelov 154 of east-european Airline, I was very happy when I saw this guy (gate 9):

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I forgot to take a photo of our plane, but it the plane was Airbus A321, TC-ETM (18 years old!). The crew weren't nice.

My friends and I were being sitting in the Premium Economy zone (the first 2 rows). I was sitting in seat 2D.

The flight time were 1:30 hours from Antalya to Tel Aviv.

What can you see on the Exit (CIKIS) sign? :)

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The Premium Economy Class and the regular Economy Class:

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My meal (There was no choice and it were a cold meal that had pasta, vegetables, cake, chicken (No pork serve on flight to Israel), hot and cold drinks. It was a great meal for 1.5 hours of Charter flight!

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After a nice flight we landed at 12:45PM on runway 26 in Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Airport and the plane was parking at gate B4.



Thanks for reading.
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Verdict

Atlasjet

7.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment7.0
meal/catering9.0

Antalya - AYT

7.6/10
Efficiency10.0
Access5.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.5

Tel Aviv - TLV

9.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Atlasjet is the best charter airline that I ever flown.

The planes aren't the newest today, but they still comfortable for charter flights.
The meal wasn't the best, but I expected for a cup of water....
The crew weren't nice.

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6 Comments

  • Comment 111074 by
    KévinDC TEAM 3935 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this first report with us on a new company for the database. Great planespotting pics--would have been nice to see more pics of the aircraft interior, especially the seats. What does premium economy mean for this airline? Is it just more legroom or a blocked middle seat?

    Welcome to Flight-Report!

    KevinDC / Community Manager & Mod

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    • Comment 296180 by
      Yonatan Paz AUTHOR 53 Comments

      Hi Kevin,
      I have just uploaded a photo from the cabin, some of the photos of the cabin were deleted in my laptop.
      The premium economy on atlas jet's planes mean to wider seat and more legroom, like in TK 739 business class, and unlike LH/OS/LX and more.... narrow jets.

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    • Comment 296184 by
      KévinDC TEAM 3935 Comments

      Ah, much better with a pic of the cabin :-)
      Interesting that a front cabin with proper medium-haul business class seat is marketed as Premium Economy when AF, LH, BA, etc on narrowbodies fly Business class with Economy seats and a blocked middle seat. Ah, airline marketing...so difficult to understand :-)

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  • Comment 111104 by
    KL651 3427 Comments

    Thanks for this first FR and welcome.

    It's nice to have been upgraded. I guess this was pure luck as these charter flights must be operated as Y flights only.

    The service received sure is also nice for a holiday flight of this duration.

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    • Comment 296206 by
      Yonatan Paz AUTHOR 53 Comments

      Hello,
      First, thank you so much.
      The plane has 200 seat (8 economy+ and 192 regular economy), Atlas jet's charter flight planes that operated to Tel Aviv have premium economy seats onboard because the planes operated flight in Turkey all year. The service is like in the economy class but the seat in conf of 2-2, replace 3-3 in Y class.
      And yeah, I was happy when I upgraded to the Y+ seats, and I upgraded too from Tel Aviv to Antalya (the seat were 1C).

      Great service to a very short flight (1 hour air time).

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  • Comment 111470 by
    jetsetpanda 2120 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this unique report and welcome.

    Is that a mosquito on steroids on the EXIT sign?

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