Review of Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul Bordeaux in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK1389
Class Economy
Seat 26F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 03:45
Take-off 27 Jul 15, 10:50
Arrival at 27 Jul 15, 13:35
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SINner
By 730
Published on 17th July 2016
Hello and welcome onboard this last flight of my Bordeaux-Singapore trip!

You can find the previous flights here :
–> TK1390 Bordeaux-Istanbul : http://flight-report.com/fr/report/13421/Turkish_Airlines_TK1390_Bordeaux_BOD_Istanbul_IST
–> TK54 Istanbul-Singapore : http://flight-report.com/fr/report/13449/Turkish_Airlines_TK54_Istanbul_IST_Singapore_SIN
–> TK55 Singapore-Istanbul : [not reported]
–> TK1389 Istanbul-Bordeaux : you are here ^.^

On July 26th 2015, I embarked flight TK55 from Singapore to Istanbul. As this was an overnight flight, I did not report it: I slept for most of the flight.

Flight TK55 landed the next morning at 5.40AM in Istanbul. After going throgh security, I found a bar in Terminal I in which I settled. A view from inside.

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At 10AM, I went to the gate, located at the ground floor, which means we had to be bussed to the Boeing.

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Flight attendants gave a warm welcome and I sat at seat 26F.

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Boarding is soon complete: rows 25 DEF, 26 ABC DE and 27 ABC DEF are all empty! I was the only passenger at the rear of the aircraft. The two passengers seated at 25A and B moved to the middle of the aircraft.

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Pushback was done at 10.58AM, eight minutes after the scheduled time of departure.
A glimpse of a TK Boeing 777-300ER resting after a flight.

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We taxied to runway 35L.

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A TK Airbus A321 Sharklets.

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An RO Airbus A318 :

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An A3 AIrbus A320 :

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A fellow TK Boeing 737-800 :

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And a KK AIrbus A321 (AtlasGlobal, ex AtlasJet).

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Just behind us, another fellow TK Boeing 737-800 and another TK Airbus A321.

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We rolled onto the runway at 11.15AM.

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Full thrust, and take off!



Beautiful views of Istanbul while we climbed.

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We turned left towards the Black Sea.

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An hour after take off, flights attendents prepared the lunch service. We were then over Bulgaria.

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The chicken was a tad dry, but all the rest was tasty.

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Flights attendants came back for tea/coffee service. We were over Croatia.

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I didn't take any pictures of the IFE, but it worked very well. It was available from the gate in Istanbul to the landing in Bordeaux.

We arrived over Italy.

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We flew over the Alps, Parma and Chambéry.

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We arrived in France and flew over Lyon.



We began descent at 1.40PM, a bit late but nothing to worry about.



As we got closer to the ground, some turbulences came.



We aligned to runway 29 and flew over Bordeaux and Pessac.



We touched down at 1.50PM, 15 minutes behind schedule, and taxied to Terminal A.

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On se gare tout au bout, pas loin d'un Embraer 190 de KLM CityHopper.
Our gate was at the end of the terminal, next to a KLM CityHopper Embraer 190.

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Flight attendants were waiting at the exit to say goodbye. Luggages arrived 20 minutes later. Home sweet home.



BONUS

If you have a few minutes, come with me! Let's visit Singapore!

Marina Bay, the financial center.

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Helix Bridge.
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Marina Bay Sands.

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Gardens By The Bay.

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Geyland, the Muslim neighborhood during Aid.

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Clarke Quay.

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Rehearsals for the 50th Independance anniversary.

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Some local specialties: popiah, crepes with sautéed vegetables.

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Char Kway Tiao, a dish made of noodles and soya.

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Crab with coconut milk.

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And Wonton Noodles, noodles with dim sum and pork.

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This is the end of my trip to Singapore! Thanks for reading and see you soon!
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Verdict

Turkish Airlines

8.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.5

Istanbul - ISL

6.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access5.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness6.0

Bordeaux - BOD

8.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Another good flight with Turkish AIrlines. Cabin was very comfortable, especially since I had a whole row to myself. Catering was nice, maybe a little disappointing compared to the other flights. The IFE was very good and had a very large choice. Flight attendants were very nice.

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

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