Review of Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul Barcelona in Economy

Airline Turkish Airlines
Flight TK1855
Class Economy
Seat 27J
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 03:50
Take-off 10 Sep 18, 14:50
Arrival at 10 Sep 18, 17:40
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Guillbcn
By 690
Published on 22nd September 2018
Hi again to this second part of my way back home from Colombia. After 4 hours walking at the old Istanbul airport and drinking some beer even it was not time for fit, it was finally time to take my flight TK1855 to Barcelona. Today I have to say goodbye to Istanbul Atatürk airport, where i've been 5 times from 2009, when I flew my first time from greece. I was quite sad again but I also wanted to arrive in my house.

My last boarding in this airport was by bus again. As I was on my final flight I started talking with a couple who were coming from Istanbul. I told them I was coming from Colombia so they were very surprised of my flights. They were asking me about "How many hours have you been awake?" or "How many flight hours you have at your back?" We were also talking with a guy who was coming home from Dhaka, Bangladesh. This flight is full of people from asia who are back home in Catalonia after a visit to their families. I saw people from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India… and some asians who were going to Barcelona probably to visit the city. But let's go with the important things. Here's a picture of the wing today. TC-LNA is the one choosen for this flight
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Equipped with PTV's but thei were very old. Coming from the TC-JND these one were a s**t and no more than ten films and some TV programs were offered only in turkish and english. So during the flight I only used the flight map. Hopefully isn't a very long flight now.
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Pushback was made and engines were turned on. Taxi to the runway was quite long because of the traffic.


Also safety video was played. I don't really like it.
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Finally we lined up with the runway and… rotate! Bye bye LTBA, I'll miss you!!
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And I will also miss those nice views from Istanbul.
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The new airport is waiting guys!
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Reaching our cruising altitude. 39.000 feet today.
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And meal was served. Pasta or beef were the options. There was also some "hummus" and chocolate cake which was incredible.
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And after lunch some coffee and time to work a little bit
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By the time we were flying over Naples, which was very nice to see
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Some storms caused some little bumps, but nothing serious. Just the seat belt sign on and ten minutes of dance.
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As I had no one next to me (the flight wasn't full) I went to the galley to request another mousse. It was really good

Nearing Barcelona
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Descent started and soon seat belt was turned on again. My trip was reaching the end. The weather wasn't the best today at home…


Airport in sight and some turn over the coast of Garraf. We will land from the south today, runway 7L
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Flaps down and on finals. I'm almost home mum!


And touchdown after some good 3 hours and 10 minutes in the air. Back home, in Catalonia, where we arrived some minutes before STA. It was raining a little bit so I couldn't take more pictures.




After parking I went to the passport controls and later I picked my bag, which was one of the last to appear. And finally, at the other side of the door my mum was waiting for me and the first thing she said was… "Peace is over for me" I think also for me! We took the L9 train to our house, another hour of trip (more than 26 totally) to our house which I spent explaining some adventures of the last two and a half months in the colombian jungle.

Thank you very much for reading. In a few days I will publish more FR as I have some other trips to make on the following days. Keep in touch, and cheers!
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Verdict

Turkish Airlines

7.4/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew6.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering10.0

Istanbul - ISX

5.9/10
Efficiency6.0
Access5.5
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Barcelona - BCN

8.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access10.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Again another great FR with Turkish Airlines.

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