Review of Turkish Airlines flight Bordeaux Istanbul in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK1390
Class Economy
Seat 08F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 03:30
Take-off 28 Apr 15, 14:25
Arrival at 28 Apr 15, 18:55
TK   #12 out of 71 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 625 reviews
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Published on 25th July 2015
Hello everyone, I'm still very late on my schedule, but I'll try my best to write a lot of FR during those summer holiday! So here is my flight to Istanbul from Bordeaux on TK new Boeing 737-800 Economy class.


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After a rather long ride to the airport, heading to the terminal 2.

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Bag drop went well, no Online Check-in line… Now security check, and passport control

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The boarding was uninteresting… Boarding 5min late, take off on time.

Lokum and Menu given shortly after take off

As always even the simple meals on TK are absolutely delicious! Beef and Chicken!

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Now seat features

Great IFE for a 3h30 flight!

Some in-movie info

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Great legroom, seat in not very wide, A321 eco seats are wider I think.

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Large tray table, IFE remote control, coat hook

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Magazine and safety card

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My two entertainment

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Approaching Istanbul!

Landed on time, disembarking after 10min taxi to our slot

Very comfortable cabin

Our aircraft

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2 min paxbus ride

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I think I broke a new record, I pass the passport in less than 5min. It took me 30min from the plane to the harbour.

Leaving you with my hotel lobby

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Turkish Airlines

Cabin crew7.0

Bordeaux - BOD


Istanbul - ISL



A very comfortable flight to Istanbul on those brand new 738 . Cabin crew were professional but without the smile... Catering was excellent as always on TK.
A 2 hot meal choice for lunch on a 3h flight! The IFE was super easy to use and offers a large choice of media(movie, music, TV show, game, etc..).

Bordeaux is an airport and absolutely not practical airport. After the security check you have a 20 square/meter of duty free and 2 automatic drink machine... That's quite sad to have that kind of thing in a airport for this beautiful city! They really have to renovate this terminal. Once you passed the passport control you have no access to anywhere(only the air-bridge actually)!

Istanbul is a nice airport which can be super crowded some hours! I was very lucky to have almost no queue for the passport check, usually you are stuck in those lines for almost 2h! Taxi to the parking was short as the baggage claim. It's quite a mess to get a taxi, there a lot people blocking the airport exit because they're smocking in front of the doors, then there's always that men who make the rules, so you get a taxi on the other side of the walkway. Eventually I found one 2 min after! After a short cab ride I took the boat to the asian side, and had another 10min ride to my hotel. First time I went that fast out of the airport!

Thanks a lot for reading, I really hope you enjoyed this small review! Don't forget to have to my on youtube, they are usually better than my FR.

Next review online!


Information on the route Bordeaux (BOD) Istanbul (ISL)


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