Review of Sun Express flight İzmir Paris in Economy

Airline Sun Express
Flight XQ916
Class Economy
Seat 3F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 03:50
Take-off 07 May 17, 16:10
Arrival at 07 May 17, 19:00
XQ 16 reviews
Published on 10th May 2017
Hello everyone,

Here is the return flight of the XQ917 (published in my account) a week after, always a Sunday.

We leave Izmir and Cesme for Adnan Menderes airport.

Arriving at the airport, we see the interconnection of the IzBan train with the Domestic Terminal.
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We enter the International Terminal.
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The check-in hall is half occupied by its potential. Here is the schedule of scheduled flights over the next 24 hours.

We are heading for baggage check-in and boarding passes at SunExpress counters.
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After passport control and security, the Dutty Free is attacked frontally.
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Boarding pass in hand, we joined the waiting lounge for the XQ916.

The waiting lounges (half filled with the capacity of the International Terminal) and our TC-SEY.

The TC-SEY is a recent aircraft, from April 2016.
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We board on the plane, waiting for takeoff.

We take off at 4:30 pm instead of theoretical 16:10.

View of the airport south of the city, and Izmir city center, with its "körfez" (basin):

Seat spacing and seating quality, recent and comfortable.

Table and storage section recent magazines, modern:
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Cabin lighting: blue, yellow, pink and white possible.

SunTimes Magazine (with destination map at the end of the magazine), safety instructions and the SunCafe fee card on board.

Like on the XQ917, I content myself with my own music on mobile during this XQ916.
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Meals SunMenu chicken (PMIC) ordered 36h in advance minimum on the website in extra, for 14.99 Euros with 2 drinks.
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Entry, hot dish (excellent sauce), dessert tiramisu and white wine this time unlike the red wine chosen on the go way flight.

Porcelain plates are GÜRAL (reputed in Turkey). On the way, it was KÜTHAYA porselen.
The tray bears the LUFTHANSA logo :))) cf. Explanation on the report of XQ917.
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The tray is carefully arranged and optimized to facilitate cleaning.
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Some pictures seen from the air: clouds, sea, mountains.

A little later, we take coffee as a second drink. Excellent coffee in passing.
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We landed for Terminal 3 of CDG at 19:00 pile. Unfortunately we did not make a detour on the north of Paris.
I had specially chosen my seat F in order to have beautiful views but we landed "direct", without detour:

Seen on the car park of Terminal 3 and we recognize the companies usually frequenting this terminal (Vueling, Nouvelair …).

Plane posed, we take the bus for passport control entry of the territory.
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Waiting for luggage.
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Sun Express

Cabin crew9.0

İzmir - ADB


Paris - CDG



A classic XQ916 flight.
It should be noted that (a priori view of the flight history) SunExpress takes care to place recent (TC-S **) 2016 aircraft on this CDG-ADB (which is expensive for a "low cost" company).

Thank you for reading and traveling on this flight in reading :)



  • Comment 397411 by
    DiegoSS02 46 Comments

    Nice report!!! I really like ADB. It seems modern and spacious. I'm amazed by the meal. It looks tasty and it could easily be considered like a business meal. SunExpress provides a great product according to what I have read and seen. Regards!!!

  • Comment 397445 by
    SKYTEAMCHC 4721 Comments

    Merci pour le récit de ce vol retour.
    L'aéroport d'IZmir semble en effet un peu grand pour le traffic qu'il assure.
    A bord une belle cabine et un repas très bien surtout pour le prix payé : un vrai plus pour agrémenter le vol.
    Thanks for sharing this report.
    Izmir airport looks a bit too large for the actual traffic.
    On baord a nice cabin and a great meal considering the price paid !


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