Review of Sun Express flight Istanbul İzmir in Economy

Airline Sun Express
Flight XQ9065
Class Economy
Seat 14A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 25 Aug 15, 08:35
Arrival at 25 Aug 15, 09:40
XQ 10 reviews
By SILVER 1980
Published on 28th August 2015

This report has been added to the FLASHBACK SERIES as this FR doesn't include much detail as my regular reports. In this series of flights, I would share reports from flights that I've flown before registering this website. Just a quick reminder that I am the same human being with "turkishflyer1" on flyertalk so the reports posted can be the same as posted there.

Regular up to date reports would be continued to be shared shortly after the flight date.

Flights that I plan to share:

TK 9 Istanbul to Los Angeles ( Business ), Boeing 777-300ER / May 2012 ( click ), Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul
TK 10 Los Angeles to Istanbul ( Business ), Boeing 777-300ER / May 2012 ( arriving Dec 2019 ), Star Alliance Lounge Los Angeles ( old TBIT )
TK 2312 Istanbul to Izmir ( Economy) , Airbus A340-300 / December 2012 ( click ), Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Domestic
TK 2333 Izmir to Istanbul ( Economy ), Boeing 737-800 / December 2012 ( click ), Comfort Lounge International
LH 1305 Istanbul to Frankfurt ( Economy ), Airbus A319-100 / February 2013 ( click ), Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul
LH 456 Frankfurt to Los Angeles ( Economy ), Boeing 747-8I / February 2013 ( click ), Lufthansa Senator Lounge Z Frankfurt
LH 457 Los Angeles to Frankfurt ( Business ), Boeing 747-8I / February 2013 ( arriving Dec 2018 ), Star Alliance Lounge Los Angeles ( old TBIT )
LH 1300 Frankfurt to Istanbul ( Economy ), Airbus A320-200 / February 2013 ( arriving Dec 2018 ), Lufthansa Senator Lounge B Frankfurt
XQ 9065 Istanbul-SAW to Izmir ( Economy ), Boeing 737-800 / August 2015 ( this report )
XQ 9264 Izmir to Istanbul-SAW ( Economy ), Boeing 737-800 / August 2015 ( click ), Comfort Lounge Domestic
LH 403 Newark-EWR to Frankfurt ( Economy ), Boeing 747-8I / August 2016 ( arriving Jan 2019 ), Lufthansa Business Lounge Newark
LH 1298 Frankfurt to Istanbul ( Economy ), Airbus A320-200 / August 2016 ( arriving Jan 2019 ), Lufthansa Business Lounge B20-28
ME 266 Istanbul to Beirut ( Economy ), Airbus A320-200 / September 2016 ( click )
ME 267 Beirut to Istanbul ( Economy ), Airbus A320-200 / September 2016 ( click )

List subject to change due to photo availability, dates are estimated and changes can occur.
As these flights are reported you would be able to click on the sector to see the FR. Not reported flights would be written in italic.

Online check-in:

Was quite easy and simple but the bad thing was the seats were assigned to you by the system.

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Entering the Airport:

After a 5 minute wait at the enterance security checkpoint as in Turkey you are screened twice at airports. One for entering the airport and one for your flight.

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Quick and fastly made. It was interesting that XQ had special check-in desks for families and for passengers who needed assistance. No other airline has this service in domestic routes.

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No lounge for my first report on

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The aircraft & boarding

TC-SUV was going to operate today's flight to ADB. The boarding was made at gate 208B and on time.

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The seat was comfortable and the legroom was OK for a very short flight on a charter airline.

Some plane spotting. Sorry for the bad photo quality.

Today's XQ flight to AYT was going to be operated by Onurair.
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PC 801 to Brussels-CRL ( TC-CPB )
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Today's flights to Dalaman & Trabzon with PC ( TC-CPS & TC-CPE )
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TC-JDL getting ready for his retirement
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TC-AAO flying to AYT
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TC-DCG getting ready for takeoff.
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PC 212 to Ercan ( TC-CPM )
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Takeoff was a little bit delayed because of the air traffic but it wasn't a delay.

Intercity Racing Park

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There was no free meal. I could have ordered my meal online but I didn't and the cafe prices were very expensive.

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Water was ?7.50. In supermarkets the same water is worth ?0.50


No monitors on board, only a magazine and a duty free catalogue for international flights.

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Landing 20 minutes late of scheduled time. Airport from the air.
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Spotting at ADB

In this image;
X3685 to STR ( D-ATUQ )
4U933 to CGN ( D-AIPY )
HV322 to AMS ( PH-HZC )
HQ2057 to LIE ( OO-TCS )
4U8935 to TXL ( D-AIQR )
PC4121 to SAW ( TC-IZG )
PC2450 to GZT ( TC-IZI )

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In this image;
PC2212 to SZF ( TC-ADP )
KK21 to IST ( TC-ETM )
TK7005 to ESB ( TC-SAK )
TK2905 to SAW ( TC-JGV )
TK2313 to IST ( TC-JJG )

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TC-SNR just arrived from Warsaw
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We were transferred to the terminal by bus.
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Baggage Claim

Baggages arivved in 10-15 minutes.
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Sun Express

Cabin crew7.0

Istanbul - SAW


İzmir - ADB



SunExpress is a good choice for short destinations in Turkey and it has low fares. This flight had the half fare of TK at that hour and SunExpress is a joint venture of TK & LH.

Once again sorry for the bad photo quality and thanks for reading.

Information on the route Istanbul (SAW) İzmir (ADB)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 4 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Istanbul (SAW) → İzmir (ADB).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Sun Express avec 6.7/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 7 minutes.

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